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Carpark dings?

Just a quick question: How does carbon body work respond to carpark dings? (not that it's a likely issue for me in the near future... unfortunately..)
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I would have thought it will similar to damage on my carbon mountain bike-obviously it won't dent, most likely just scuff the paintwork and may crack or chip the lacquer.
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AutoSpeed - Carbon Fibre and its Repair

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The reparability of CFRC depends largely on the vehicle maker’s procedures and recommendations.
Some adhesive product makers have developed procedures for repairing CFRC used on cosmetic panels,
but structural parts made with CFRC will require replacement if damaged.
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The outer panels are not made of carbon fiber only the chassis and it is clothed in plastic panels on top
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It's SMC. >UP-(MD+GF)70< to be exact. Not prone to dings, and it's easily repairable if damaged.
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The Motorvogue 4C at Boughton House had a heavily scuffed inner sill due to a steady procession of 300 or more interested parties getting in and out of the driving seat.
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Would it be easier to maintain the black paint or the white (pastel) paint?

black would definitely require the latest headlights though as other wise it would look too plain.
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Sheet Moulded Compound can be difficult to repair if cracked.
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SMC is what they make truck panels out of!
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This is what Alfa has to say about repairability.

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Exactly not simple as in say getting a chips away or dent devils man round. Its not most sophisticated material in the world but cost effective in these type of applications, having said that its currently used on Range Rover tailgates and other higher volume products, one of the first passenger car applications I can think of is Fiat Tipo.
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That sounds like it would need a really good knock to crack it. Old-love on the carpark opening her door on it will likely just be a scratch.

Can I get my giulietta rear quarters made of this stuff? Openin doors on it seems to be a local past time...
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Exactly not simple as in say getting a chips away or dent devils man round. Its not most sophisticated material in the world but cost effective in these type of applications, having said that its currently used on Range Rover tailgates and other higher volume products, one of the first passenger car applications I can think of is Fiat Tipo.
Yeah my Ewok has plastic boot bits and door cladding.

Citron AX had plastic boot 'n' bonnet.
The previous Clio had flexible wings.
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Renault use Noryl GTX on some fenders which is a conventional injection moulding polymer, SMC is a thermo formed sheet material
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Renault use Noryl GTX on some fenders which is a conventional injection moulding polymer, SMC is a thermo formed sheet material
Ford Kuga too!
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https://www.sabic-ip.com/gepapp/Plas...pplication=All
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