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'05-'09 fiberglass vs carbon fiber Tiger Racing hoods?

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Anyone know the weight difference between the fiberglass and carbon fiber versions of the '05-'09 Tiger Racing hoods? Trying to decide on which way to go for a dual-use street and track car. I hear the fiberglass version is better finished and if the weight difference isn't too great, that's probably the way I'd go.
 
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Langley, BC
my 2014 carbon hood did a moon mission when I forgot to latch it other day, went about 20 ft in the air. Surprised there isn't more damage, I've patched her up and it will live another day - Fiberglass version wouldn't have had the same fate.
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Houston, TX
BTW The gelcoated carbon hood is clear carbon on the underside except around the edges...
Love the look!
Thanks, Stangra. How would you characterize the finish of the top of the carbon hood? Does the weave show through the paint or does it finish smooth, like your original hood?
 
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25 min. to 1½ hrs. from Sonoma (ugh... traffic!)
Thanks, Stangra. How would you characterize the finish of the top of the carbon hood? Does the weave show through the paint or does it finish smooth, like your original hood?
There is a barely perceptible weave when catching the light just right, I didn't even notice it at first glance. Since I'll be priming/painting it anyway I don't think it'll take much to hit it with a coat of primer/filler and block it smooth first though.
 

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