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Cutting Carbon Fiber

Can this be done? I want to cut off the chunk of carbon fiber underneath the license plate. It kinda of just hangs there and looks ugly.



Or does someone want to buy that pieces so I can get a tail tidy instead?
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You can cut and sand carbon fiber in much the same way you would cut or sand fiberglass. Mark the line you want to follow and then, using a very sharp and sturdy nife, cut the line using several shallow depth cuts. Once you are all the way though, use a sanding block with a medium grit paper to finish the edge smoothly. After that, apply a simple clear coat.

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Used a high speed fine blade back in the day, like a Dremel. Like said though, treat it like fiberglass and cover everything.
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Good advice, however, it's an F4 so Randy will be along shortly to recommend C4.....

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I cut carbon with a hacksaw, no problem, just take your time and take it easy.
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Hi, why risk damaging the CF tail tidy?

Another option is to purchase a plate bracket so your license plate actually sits lower than it currently is... thus, covering the lower part while some carbon is exposed between the plate and tail tidy light?

The local MV dealer here in DFW has them and they are actually for a BMW motorcycle... just cannot remember the specific model. If interested, send me a PM and I can ship you one. Cost is around $10.00 for the part.
Thanks for the offer. But I think I'll just pull the part and put on a Melotti tail tidy instead.

I open for offers on the CF piece if any is interested.

NOt all for nothing though. I did just use a dremel to cut up some small pieces from one of the air tube covers I pulled off. And thanks to some of the responses, I knew that I had to sand it to smooth it out.
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