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Old 02-25-2010, 10:07 PM   #1
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Default Progress pic of my CF NACA duct

After I cut the hole, I still have to attach it and bondonto gaps, sand and paint
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This reminds me....I gotta finish mine too. Too bad mines not carbon.
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Looks good. You should have made it bigger.
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Yeah I wish I go the 4" one instead of the 3" but it doesn't look as bad in person, it will still flow enough air for the intake I think.
Cspence go work on it so we could all do that meet by apr/may.
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hey you didnt let the cutting tool go wild on your paint, nice job. I've done two and both times I've slipped once and it made me a sad panda.

I had to cut the 4" down and make it .5" shorter, it's still larger than your 3" but it was too long and hit the headlight when mounted.
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The paint is a little messed up and there's a little section that I cut a little too much, but a little touch up paint, some wet sanding and a new clear coat will make it look nice I hope.
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Looks good, where did you pick it up?
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...some wet sanding and a new clear coat will make it look nice I hope.
I'm pretty sure the NAs had single stage paint (no clear coat) except for the metallic colors. If the rest of your car is single stage then I wouldn't bother clear coating the lid.
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I bought it of some dude on CR...
My car was re-painted by the previous owner so I'm not sure if it was CC or not

here's a pic from today, glued it on with PL
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Yeah I wish I go the 4" one instead of the 3" but it doesn't look as bad in person, it will still flow enough air for the intake I think.
Cspence go work on it so we could all do that meet by apr/may.
I've rocked the car without the headlight lid long enough. It definitly would'nt stop me from going on a cruise
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Looks great! You did a smooth cutting job on that lid.
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He got it off me.
Looks great btw!

You can get em at mckinney corp website for like $40-50 per duct
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Well you motivated me. Ran out to lowes and picked up some adhesive and glued mine on....bout time I finished that project anyways, thanks!
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He got it off me.
Looks great btw!

You can get em at mckinney corp website for like $40-50 per duct
Yeah thanks man
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Whats the website to buy these ducts?
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I think I would have put the lip of the duct on the outside to cover the curvy/not smooth cut. Otherwise it looks pretty good. Larger would be more win.
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Filled it with bondo
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Sanded
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Taped and ready for paint
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How did that PL adhesive do for you....I used it on mine last night and today when I was checking on it I noticed that it was basically lifting off my naca duct. After 18 hours of curing I was able peal it all off in one huge sheet. I'm not sure what the problem was...I mean I roughed everything up and cleaned it with acetone prior to application. Maybe its the type of plastic my duct is made out of. O well, I am redoin it right now with epoxy. Yours is comin along good though!
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Really? I used that stuff on everything, I basacly did the same as you scuffed it up, acetone and applied.

Got the black on
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