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Old 03-14-2019, 04:38 PM
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what is the difference between carbon flash and hydro carbon?? my GS is going to have carbon flashing hood stripe and mirrors.Which goes better or just which is better as it will be on the splash guards
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:50 PM
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Carbon flash is a metallic flake black. Gorgeous color.

Hydro carbon is bootleg carbon fiber. Looks fake is fake
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You'll want Carbon Flash to match the rest of the car.

However the factory splash guards are textured (slightly rough) plastic, they are not painted. Thus you would need to sand them smooth before applying paint or doing a hydro-dip carbon-fiber finish.
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Thanks. Sounds like carbon flash is the way to go. Going to order ACS XL splash guard and was wondering about the finish
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Originally Posted by FRED HAMBLE View Post
Thanks. Sounds like carbon flash is the way to go. Going to order ACS XL splash guard and was wondering about the finish
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Fred,
Funny you just posted this. I just came into the house after installing my carbon flash XL rock guards on my black '19 GS. They look great. I will try to take a few shots when I have the car back outside
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Fred, I fixed your thread's title for you!

I think GM/Chevy is trying to fool everyone with Carbon Flash. Like Ace said, Carbon Flash is simply Black Metallic.

Unlike Ace said, Hydro Carbon Fiber is a dip. Yes, it's fake. It doesn't look bad, though. Here is an example of Hydro Carbon Fiber.....


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I love the CF on my black 17 GS M7.
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Originally Posted by Vette Ski View Post
Fred,
Funny you just posted this. I just came into the house after installing my carbon flash XL rock guards on my black '19 GS. They look great. I will try to take a few shots when I have the car back outside
Rich
Considering the ACS XL rock guards as well. Looking forward to your pics. Donít want something that looks too big.
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Originally Posted by Steven Bell View Post
Fred, I fixed your thread's title for you!

I think GM/Chevy is trying to fool everyone with Carbon Flash. Like Ace said, Carbon Flash is simply Black Metallic.

Unlike Ace said, Hydro Carbon Fiber is a dip. Yes, it's fake. It doesn't look bad, though. Here is an example of Hydro Carbon Fiber.....


Mr steven aka mr carbon fiber lol. Im actually surprised YOU even have a hydro carbon part. That part does look alright tho. I wouldnt use it on any exterior part though.
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^^^ Ace, I think you're right about the Mr. Carbon Fiber. When I started modifying my engine bay in 2013, no Carbon Fiber pieces were made yet.

It doesn't look bad, in my view.

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Here is a pic XL ACS Rockguard.
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That looks pretty darn good.
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Originally Posted by ZO6 cracker View Post
Here is a pic XL ACS Rockguard.
Do you have a pic of the rear XL rock guard?
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Here is a side shot. You should be able to see it on a big computer screen better than on your phone. Lol.
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Thanks for the pics!! any chance of a pic from the side to see how far they extend out! U bought them From ACS??
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Yes there from ACS. I don’t have a pic standing directly from the back. I think this is the best one I have.

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That's a beautiful pic, and I see another puzzle in the mix!


Making jigsaw puzzles of beautiful cars is what I do when not driving them.
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