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Has anyone thought of going through with a carbon wrap design for the hood and mirrors ? Opposed to getting the factory options ?

 

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Thought about it, briefly, but decided it wasn't a good idea because the whole panel isn't wrapped (which, even though it's not real is kind of the point isn't it, to give the impression the panel is made out of carbon fibre).
 

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In the photo it looks too shiny. The original idea with the 1970's 124 Abarth's matte black hood was to reduce sun glare for the driver.

I might be dead wrong, but the carbon fiber look has been such a longstanding trend that I have this vibe that it will start to look dated soon.
 

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Agree. Maybe it's because of the cars I see it applied to, but it always looks try-hard (but fail) to me. I'll do exposed carbon fibre when it's exposing real carbon fibre. Keep the Abarth hood authentic I think. Don't think that matters if it's a wrap or paint though.
 

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Was never really a fan of the carbon fiber design as it just doesn't look as clean as a solid color to me. Maybe it'll work if the roof was also carbon fiber to complete the look but that won't be happening.
 

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In the photo it looks too shiny. The original idea with the 1970's 124 Abarth's matte black hood was to reduce sun glare for the driver.

I might be dead wrong, but the carbon fiber look has been such a longstanding trend that I have this vibe that it will start to look dated soon.
Because now it's being used everywhere and by everyone it will definitely get dated. The sun glare reduction is something I haven't thought about before though, that could make some sense there !

Agree. Maybe it's because of the cars I see it applied to, but it always looks try-hard (but fail) to me. I'll do exposed carbon fibre when it's exposing real carbon fibre. Keep the Abarth hood authentic I think. Don't think that matters if it's a wrap or paint though.
I've definitely been more about not faking the funk. I would rather go with a matte black vinyl, ideally matte black paint though.

But real carbon, I have a strong love for it. But even at that, I would probably try to get that red and black twill to give it a bit more pop ?
 

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124 Carbon Hood Wrap.

Carbon doesn't suit the character of the 124, IMO. Matte black looks sporty and timeless.
Have a Southern California quote for a matte black vinyl wrap for hood and trunk for $330. and an extra $80 for a red wrap on the lower front bumper.
Can't do any pictures as I have yet to find a Red Abarth AT loaded.
 

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I'm not a fan of the faux carbon fiber wraps, but love the look of a real CF part. That said, what I'd love to find is a true CF hood, but flat style without the bumps. That either in matte black or painted to match would be perfect on my car.
 

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Has anyone thought of going through with a carbon wrap design for the hood and mirrors ? Opposed to getting the factory options ?

The Dealer did the exact wrap to my car before I purchased it. I guess it worked because it caught my eye at once. It looks good on the pearl white...
 

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Interesting that the dealer went for the carbon fiber wrap opposed to just the matte black? Did they tell you about it first and ask you if you wanted that option or did they just go ahead and do it in carbon?
 
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