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1. How do I properly install
the parts?

Installing carbon fiber parts on a vehicle requires careful attention to detail to ensure proper fitment and long-lasting performance. Here's a general guide to help you with the installation process:

  1. Gather the necessary tools and materials: Certain parts may require a set of common hand tools such as wrenches, screwdrivers, and socket sets. Additionally, make sure you have the appropriate adhesives, sealants, and mounting hardware required for your specific carbon fiber parts, which may be included with your order.

  2. Prepare the vehicle: Clean the areas where you'll be installing the carbon fiber parts thoroughly. Remove any dirt, grime, or residual adhesive from previous installations. Use a gentle cleaner that won't damage the vehicle's surface.

  3. Test fit the parts: Before applying any adhesives or drilling holes, perform a test fit of the carbon fiber parts. Check for proper alignment, fitment, and clearance. This step allows you to make any necessary adjustments before committing to permanent installation. Measure twice, install once!

  4. Follow the manufacturer's instructions: Different carbon fiber parts may have specific installation requirements. Most of our parts are fairly straightforward to install but if you have any questions feel free to give us a call.

  5. Allow proper curing time: If adhesive is used, it's important to let it cure fully before subjecting the vehicle to stress or vibration. Follow the recommended curing time provided by the adhesive manufacturer to ensure a strong bond, a few hours should be enough depending on the amount of adhesive used.

  6. Check and adjust fitment: After the adhesive has cured, recheck the fitment of the carbon fiber parts. Make any necessary adjustments to ensure proper alignment and clearance.

  7. Perform final checks: Inspect the installed carbon fiber parts for any gaps, uneven surfaces, or other issues. Ensure that all fasteners are tightened properly and that the parts are securely attached to the vehicle.

Remember, it's always recommended to consult professional installers or refer to specialized forums and resources that provide detailed instructions for your specific vehicle and carbon fiber parts. Proper installation is crucial for both aesthetics and safety, so take your time and proceed with caution throughout the process.

2. Will the parts fit my specific make and model of vehicle?

Our parts are often designed to fit specific vehicle models and have compatibility lists provided in the product description.

To ensure that the parts will fit your specific make and model, it is important to check the product details and specifications provided in our applications list. If you have any questions regarding fitment feel free to reach out to us directly and we'd be more than happy to assist you.

3. What maintenance do I need to perform on the parts?

Maintaining carbon fiber parts is important to keep them in good condition and preserve their appearance. Here are some general maintenance tips for carbon fiber parts:

  1. Regular cleaning: Clean the carbon fiber parts regularly to remove dirt, dust, and grime that can accumulate over time. Use a gentle automotive cleaner or soap and water, along with a soft microfiber cloth or sponge. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that can damage the surface.

  2. Avoid abrasive materials: When cleaning or drying the carbon fiber parts, use a soft cloth or towel to prevent scratching the surface. Avoid using abrasive materials, such as stiff brushes or rough sponges, as they can leave marks or cause damage.

  3. Wax or sealant application: Applying a high-quality wax or sealant specifically designed for carbon fiber can help protect the parts and enhance their gloss.

  4. Storage considerations: If you need to store your vehicle or remove the carbon fiber parts temporarily, take proper precautions. Store them in a clean, dry area away from extreme temperatures, moisture, and direct sunlight. Consider using protective covers or bags to prevent any accidental scratches or damage during storage.

4. Will carbon fiber aero parts actually make my vehicle more aerodynamic?

The design and purpose of our carbon fiber aero parts actually play a role in their aerodynamic performance. Our spoilers, splitters, diffusers, canards, and other aero components are specifically engineered to manipulate airflow around the vehicle. Our parts are designed and implemented in conjunction with the vehicle's overall aerodynamic profile, these parts can help reduce drag, improve downforce, and enhance stability while making your car look even better.

5. What is the difference between pre-peg dry vacuumed carbon fiber and wet carbon fiber?

Pre-preg dry vacuumed carbon fiber and wet carbon fiber are two different methods of preparing and using carbon fiber materials:

  1. Pre-preg Dry Vacuumed Carbon Fiber:

    • -Pre-preg (short for pre-impregnated) carbon fiber refers to carbon fiber fabric that has already been impregnated with a precise amount of resin.

    • -Dry vacuumed pre-preg carbon fiber involves placing the pre-impregnated carbon fiber fabric into a vacuum-seal to remove any air and ensure proper resin distribution.

    • -The pre-preg dry vacuumed method allows for precise control over resin content, resulting in consistent fiber-to-resin ratios and superior strength-to-weight properties.

    • Pre-preg carbon fiber materials are typically used in high-performance applications where lightweight and high strength are critical, such as aerospace, motorsports, and high-end automotive components.

  2. Wet Carbon Fiber:

    • -Wet carbon fiber refers to carbon fiber fabric that is not pre-impregnated with resin before use.

    • -With the wet method, the carbon fiber fabric is typically laid or draped onto the target surface, and the resin is then applied manually or with the aid of resin infusion techniques.

    • -Wet carbon fiber requires the resin to be applied during the installation process, which can result in variations in resin distribution and fiber-to-resin ratios.

    • -Wet carbon fiber is commonly used in applications where cost-effectiveness and flexibility are prioritized, such as aftermarket modifications or parts that don't require the utmost strength and weight advantages of pre-preg materials.

In summary, the main difference between pre-preg dry vacuumed carbon fiber and wet carbon fiber lies in the preparation and resin impregnation stage. Pre-preg dry vacuumed carbon fiber is already impregnated with resin and offers precise control over resin content and consistent properties. Wet carbon fiber involves manually applying resin during installation. At Monaco Motorsports most of our parts are made using the Pre-Peg Vacuumed Dry Carbon Fiber method as they are lighter in weight and higher in quality. Some of the parts that we offer using the superior Pre-Peg Carbon Fiber method are also available using the Wet Carbon Fiber for those customers who are looking to save on cost.

6. Can I install Monaco Motorsports products at home?

In short, yes you can, however it will depend on your installation experience with aftermarket parts. It is still highly recommended to install these parts at a professional shop that normally installs carbon fiber parts since they have the proper experience, tools, and material to safely and precisely install these parts on your vehicle without causing damage. If you have any questions regarding installation feel free to reach out to us directly.  

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