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Old 09-16-2003, 06:50 PM
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Carbon Fiber Tonneau Cover

What do you guys think about a Carbon Fiber Tonneau cover for your truck??
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Old 09-16-2003, 08:25 PM
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sounds interesting.. but how expensive would it be to make? And how would it stand up to abuse compared to fibreglas?
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Old 09-16-2003, 10:38 PM
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I saw them and liked them. My thought was that it would collect much more dirt due to the design/texture. Harder to keep clean, I went with a regular one just for that reason.
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Old 09-17-2003, 02:52 PM
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I don't think so... Since the Carbon Fiber Cover would have a clear coat finish on it (PPG) It would probably attract dirt/dust just the same as a Fiberglass Cover.
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Old 09-17-2003, 05:38 PM
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Originally posted by Check_your_Six
I don't think so... Since the Carbon Fiber Cover would have a clear coat finish on it (PPG) It would probably attract dirt/dust just the same as a Fiberglass Cover.
exactly what I was thinking. That's how CF hoods stand up to dirt, because they have a clear coat on them
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Old 09-17-2003, 10:00 PM
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My bad guys, I was talking soft tonneau. Sorry...
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Old 09-18-2003, 02:57 AM
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I think that the carbon fiber would be nice but much more expensive than the fiberglass. Although the weight diference I think would not be that tremendous, well not enough to justify the extra cost anyway. Your probably only looking at maybe 20-25 lbs lighter than the fiberglass. I have been looking at the Versacover tonneau lately (I think it and undercover are the same) made of ABS polymer and weigh only 50 lbs or so and this I do believe would be much lighter than even the carbon fiber. The only downside I can think of is that they have a slight texture to them which would make them look a little funny if you painted it unless there would be someway to smooth out that texture.
In case you want to check out the cover here is the link.
www.versacover.com
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Old 05-12-2005, 10:00 AM
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I am going to do just that using the least expensive carbon fiber I can find, right now it is about $17yd but the weight savings will be a great deal as the CF is much stiffer than the FG, the finish will be glass smooth and clear to show the CF weave, that is one reason I want to use it.

I am going to do some mirror covers first to make sure I like the way it looks on the blue first. and may even make some nerf bars that way too!
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