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Old 11-26-2011, 09:29 PM   #21
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Good job bill. Hope all is well.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:11 AM   #22
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Looks great, dude.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:22 AM   #23
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Carbon fiber looks sweet! but I still don't understand why everyone hates on the wood grain so much? I love the way mine looks.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:24 AM   #24
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you have some real skills sir! Great job, love the quality!
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:55 PM   #25
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very nice work
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:07 PM   #26
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Looks so good honestly!!!!
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:20 PM   #27
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looks awesome keep up the good work !
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:59 PM   #28
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Thanks for all the great comments... This was my first attempt @ a e39 and I'm real happy with the result. I've just finished assembling my new vacuum bag setup which I hope will make the process even "cleaner" and have even better lines. Can't be used for all the parts and the more complex ones will still need to wrapped by hand, but for many of the pieces, they should wrap quite cleanly with the vacuum process. I have a e90 M5 interior to start this week and I'm hoping to wrap some test pieces tonight and if they come out as expected, then wrap the M5 interior using the vacuum process.....

I'll let you know how it goes..... Fabio, when are we finishing the work on your stuff??
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:12 PM   #29
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loveeeee these pieces. They look great!
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:07 PM   #30
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loveeeee these pieces. They look great!
i LOVE your ride!! Sick! Thanks for the compliment
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:36 PM   #31
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Looks good! I might have something in mind. I shoot you a PM later when i get home
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:16 AM   #32
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how much do you charge for this?
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:40 PM   #33
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awesome job....i really like the engine cover....looks unique

When you buff the pieces, do you wet sand it with 1500 grit before buffing?
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:13 AM   #34
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how much do you charge for this?
Let me know what you're interested in having done and I'll price it out for you.

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awesome job....i really like the engine cover....looks unique

When you buff the pieces, do you wet sand it with 1500 grit before buffing?
Yup. then use a mid-cut polish and then a finishing polish with appropriate pads for each solution..
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Old 02-27-2016, 08:14 PM   #35
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Where can I have this done? Or is there a DIY for this particular method in wrapping?
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Old 02-28-2016, 06:25 AM   #36
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Hi; I did a DIY several years ago but so much changed from back then to how I was wrapping those pieces from when I wrote the DIY. I stopped wrapping on 2013. I've recently moved and have yet to setup the shop to do CF work; kinda thinking I might get back into it on a small scale; certainly not to the scale I was running before with 3 people working for me and finishing 50-60 pieces/week. If I do, it will be just me and very part time... here's a video that a company has produced to sell their carbon kits which is descent in going over the process.

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There's a guy in the US that has been following my work and has sorta become my protege. Of all the guys I know of that reached out to me back in the day for assistance in learning the process I developed and used, there's one guy that I would recommend. Austin. He and I spent quite a bit of time discussing and adjusting his processes to replicate what I had been doing and he's got the understanding and more importantly the skill to do it right.

Here's his FB profile: https://www.facebook.com/HAKURYUMASTER?fref=ts

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Old 02-28-2016, 06:30 AM   #37
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Fantastic! Yeah I am so pressed on having this done. I will contact your buddy. Thanks for the reference and reply, it was very helpful!
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Old 02-28-2016, 06:37 AM   #38
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This is more than mere laying a carbon fiber cloth on a part; there's an intangible understanding that has to exist or you'll never make it look OEM (which was always my goal). I ended up wrapping for several BMW dealerships, Audi, Mercedes and Ferrari, so OEM quality was an absolute requirement! Austin has that understanding which made working with him really easy and his work was quite impressive.. I'll let him know you'll be reaching out to him... While I'm in Canada, he's on the East Coast of the US, so shipping should be easier as well..
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Perfect. Thanks!
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:22 AM   #40
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Did you by chance wrap the center pieces of your M Roadie?

I hate the painted look on mine and have have in the back of my mine having these pieces wrapped. I've seen a couple done on Bimmerforums and they looked great. I'm generally not into wrapping parts but on the Roadie it's a HUGE improvement.
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