Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 08:13:33 +0000 (UTC) From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <c900nospam.apana.org.au> Subject: Re: [Saab_c900] C900 Carbon Fiber Hood Now Available!
James Sweet <jamessweetnospamail.com> writes: >I doubt that's much of an issue, carbon fiber can take some fairly high >temperatures, certainly as high as the paint on the metal hood could. >The metal will conduct and spread out the heat a bit better but even so >I haven't found the hood to get very warm even with the car stationary. I wonder if Kevin Y reads this newsgroup? Maybe he could chip in with some informed opinion on the heat-handling abilities of the C/F hood? >That said, I still think a carbon fiber hood is a bit pointless and >certainly silly looking on a C900 IMO. If I can afford one, I won't be leaving it as plain C/F. I'll get it painted either Cirrus White to match the original colour of the car, or in the blue metallic that is the current colour of the hood that I took off the blue donor car to replace the white one which has very serious structural rust issues (the latch area is now fully rusted through and looks like it's growing pimples!). Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page at | Craig's Classic Saab Workshop - Sydney .au http://lios.apana.org.au/~c900 | http://www.classicsaab.net and other URL's Email: c900nospam.apana.org.au | For Saab 99/C900/9000 Enthusiasts World-Wide! Alternate: saabonautnospaml.com | Web-forums, galleries, library, links, etc.