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Old 09-16-2009, 01:11 PM   #41
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great works of art man. I PM'd u
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Old 09-16-2009, 03:21 PM   #42
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Misc. CF fun -



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Old 09-16-2009, 04:14 PM   #43
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Are there any carbon fiber wrap that looks like it has a clear coat? I don't think I like the flat carbon look.

Also, when you detail the car, do you apply wax like it was a normal car? I may be getting a hardtop but it is in a different color. I want to wrap it with some CF. Do you think this may be hard to do?
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:15 PM   #44
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is there any way i can request a sample? like a 2" x 2" piece?
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:17 PM   #45
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Yes, there is, but it's not the same as this material that I am using. It is also almost impossible to use to wrap anything with any sort of curves to it at all with that material.

I tell all of my customers to not to wax this or any of my other matte vinyl finishes. I am waiting for a local to let me put this on their car and have a paint/body shop clear coat it. Who wants to be the first?

Wrapping the entire hardtop would be quite a challenge, and I would not recommend it for someone who isn't experienced.

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is there any way i can request a sample? like a 2" x 2" piece?
You're a local, come by and check out the material in person yourself.

I've met you at some meets before, don't be shy.

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Old 09-18-2009, 04:21 PM   #47
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Here are some pictures he took at his house (talk about a huge roof!), did his roof in cf and tinted his tail lights as well:





I'll try to get mine up soon.

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You're a local, come by and check out the material in person yourself.

I've met you at some meets before, don't be shy.

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we did? lol i dont remember. the only don i think i ever met was tiffany's friend
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dam cant edit post on my phone. i dont even have a car at the moment either. hopefully you'll get silver in one day too
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what about using this for kidney grills? my black paint is peeling and i think this would compliment my steel gray.
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it looks like CF with out the clear coat....meh....
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Old 09-19-2009, 10:38 AM   #53
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what about using this for kidney grills? my black paint is peeling and i think this would compliment my steel gray.
Sure, it'd be possible to wrap kidney grills with this as well.

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Maybe if you put a clear bra material ontop it will also give that non matte look
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Maybe if you put a clear bra material ontop it will also give that non matte look
Tried it, it doesn't work. It actually looks horrible with it on there, uneven spots, etc.

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How my material compares to your standard clear coated cf:



And here's a picture of a real cf hood that was finished in the same manner/style as the cf vinyl that I am using, just so you can see how these real pieces of cf compares to my cf material.



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Old 09-22-2009, 12:36 PM   #59
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I just picked up the last bulk/batch of this material in the entire country. So if anyone needs any, shoot me a PM and let me know.
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Good job on the application, but still looks like cheap vinyl to me....
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