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Old 05-15-2006, 03:11 PM   #121
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Bimmerblvd, I have a Hamann rear add on that is being installed and am curious if I could use this on the part of the add on that surrounds the exhaust...


also, how do you fanatics think this would look?

(not my car but im using it so you can get an idea what i mean)

Do you think it would hold up to the heat?
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Old 05-15-2006, 03:39 PM   #122
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Does anyone have the measurements of the panels without the BMW stripes on the Engine Covers? I may want to cover it with these sheets but I'd like to get the full measurement first. Just don't have easy access to my car right now...
I'd be willing to bet that those sheets will yellow/discolor in no time. I'd also wonder how well the adhesive will deal with the heat of the engine bay.

I've got a set of CF engine covers that were a wet lay up and the resin/clearcoat has yellowed. It wouldn't be that noticable if it wasn't for the high quality pieces that I have under the hood that haven't discolored.
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Old 05-15-2006, 03:58 PM   #123
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Fair enough but I plan on using the sheets offered at http://www.robotcombat.com/marketplace_carbonfiber.html

I've had their sheets before and they VERY high quality. The adhesive is EXTREMELY durable and I've looked at the data sheet they provide directly from 3M about the adhesive being used. It'll certainly withstand engine temperatures. As for yellowing, the epoxy they use (MGS epoxy resin) is rated without heat-treating (whatever that is) up to 140 degrees. I don't think the engine covers get that hot. Because after a long hard day of driving, I can still touch the plastic covers and, if it got any hotter, the plastic wouldn't stand up and we've never heard of those falling apart, have we?

This stuff ain't your standard "tuner" stuff. Surprisingly, I think its extremely high quality and worth a shot!
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what would you think of covering the black plastic strip that lines the bottom of the rear bumper
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OK, this stuff I'm talking about is definitely cool but it has its limitations. I tried using the Silver variety to cover my interior trim. I was surprised without how much it was able to bend, however, it has its limits. I was able to bend it in such a way so as not to crack the CF and to make it stay smooth but I think it held its place just because it was inside. I think if you start putting this stuff on the exterior exposed to the elements aaaand making bends, it'll either come off or look crappy. I think CF sheets are really meant to be indoors.
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Bimmerblvd, I have a Hamann rear add on that is being installed and am curious if I could use this on the part of the add on that surrounds the exhaust...


also, how do you fanatics think this would look?

(not my car but im using it so you can get an idea what i mean)

Do you think it would hold up to the heat?
What are you talking about? You say you have the add on, but you want the part the surrounds the exhaust??? Heat is NOT a problem with the Hamann add on. It's specifically designed for BMW's therefore, it's not an issue.
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Werd. That's what my question was intended for. I want silver cf for the roof.
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What are you talking about? You say you have the add on, but you want the part the surrounds the exhaust??? Heat is NOT a problem with the Hamann add on. It's specifically designed for BMW's therefore, it's not an issue.

I think he was refering to the heat effecting the carbon fiber sheet he plans to put on the black portion shown in the picture.
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Fair enough but I plan on using the sheets offered at http://www.robotcombat.com/marketplace_carbonfiber.html
Holy cow You really research your stuff don't you?

Let us know if you give it a whirl and how things turn out.
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Its funny because thats the website that comes up first on Google when you type in "Carbon Fiber Sheets" which was all the research I did. I then looked at what adhesive they used and the epoxy they use for the clearcoat. All information on their site. Then some more google searches and I had the temperature and adhesive-level reports in front of me.

I've actually ordered from them before. It takes a bit of time to ship (ie 2 weeks or so) but when it arrived it was well packaged and the weave is 100% flawless. No kinks whatsoever. I used it on my trim for a while and it looks good. Not excellent but like a 7-8/10 i'd say. The thinest version is still not something that can make multiple turns which covering the interior trim requires. So, I'm thinking about using it on the engine covers. I just need to take measurements to see how much I'd need. The only downside is that the edges of the sheet don't finish off like a fully wrapped item does, if you know what I mean. For example, I was thinking about wrapping my washer fluid thing in this but the edges will look cheap. Now, I'm thinking about 1) covering the engine cover partially and 2) fashioning my own covers to go in the upper left and right corners of the bay. With these sheets, of any thickness, you gotta keep it simple.
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I guess this died last year... N E updates people?
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