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Old 03-07-2011, 09:15 PM   #6381
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I am thinking we should make these in a type of plastic and sell them for a lot less...

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-25...ucts-pair.aspx
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:16 PM   #6382
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:26 PM   #6383
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Im doing it, and the yellow high beams
do quad xenons!
i had to do the quad tfx retrofit with 55w ballasts. my inner lights are 3000k; my outer lights are 4300k.

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I am thinking we should make these in a type of plastic and sell them for a lot less...

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-25...ucts-pair.aspx
sounds like a plan.

....

i have been staring at this pic for a while (i am sure i posted about it before...but still staring at it when i can):



the above is 2x2 twill weave. i can't wait to get mine in 1x1 plain weave....hopefully, it will arrive at the shop by the first week in april....
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:26 PM   #6384
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I'm thinking I'm gonna buy a welder this summer and have some fun with making exhausts and ****. Anyone wanna have some strait pipes made??? I wanna make a copy of brads exhaust going into quad tips
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:28 PM   #6385
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do quad xenons!
i had to do the quad tfx retrofit with 55w ballasts. my inner lights are 3000k; my outer lights are 4300k.



sounds like a plan.

....

i have been staring at this pic for a while (i am sure i posted about it before...but still staring at it when i can):



the above is 2x2 twill weave. i can't wait to get mine in 1x1 plain weave....hopefully, it will arrive at the shop by the first week in april....
That is beautiful!!!! Maybe I'll have to start playing around with cf too. Anyone know where to start???
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:31 PM   #6386
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I'm doing it in my garage.
I wanna do minneeeee
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:35 PM   #6387
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That is beautiful!!!! Maybe I'll have to start playing around with cf too. Anyone know where to start???
there are a lot of diy writeups on cf overlay on the web.
there is a guy on e46f (i think his s/n is nacho23 or something like that) who started doing it. he might be a person to ask.

for large quality pieces, autoclave cf is the only way to go. the tools needed for that are ungodly expensive. true autoclaved cf includes such things as oem csl roof and diffuser.

the key with overlaying cf is prep...and patience. and then using a really good clearcoat on top. most cf just has a gel coat on top. over time, that tends to allow moisture to get inside and cause a "milky" haze to form. also, gel coat tends to yellow/discolor.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:50 PM   #6388
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and with cf, you can do serious overkill....

on my car, all exterior cf is black 1x1. engine bay cf is black 2x2. interior cf is silver 2x2 (texalium).

old shot of my engine bay:


my new custom steering wheel (design by me but work all done by one of gt's sponsors and his "connection"):


my oem csl roof:


my mirror housings:


my side grills:


my front grills:


my oem csl diffuser (purchased 2 and sold 1):




my hood washer grill (i came up with the design/look and had an oem one custom overlaid...as pictured, unfinished since it needed to be sanded):


my battery terminal cover (pictured as unfinished with need for final sanding):


my oem fan shroud:



my secondary air injection cover/top:


my coolant reservoir cap:


new radenergie engine cover to replace my vorsteiner one:


i got a few more new cf pieces but no pics. oem m5/m6 knob was recently ordered and sent off to be overlaid in silver 2x2 cf....
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:50 PM   #6389
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there are a lot of diy writeups on cf overlay on the web.
there is a guy on e46f (i think his s/n is nacho23 or something like that) who started doing it. he might be a person to ask.

for large quality pieces, autoclave cf is the only way to go. the tools needed for that are ungodly expensive. true autoclaved cf includes such things as oem csl roof and diffuser.

the key with overlaying cf is prep...and patience. and then using a really good clearcoat on top. most cf just has a gel coat on top. over time, that tends to allow moisture to get inside and cause a "milky" haze to form. also, gel coat tends to yellow/discolor.

I don't wanna overlay, I want to make actual double lay cf.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:56 PM   #6390
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I don't wanna overlay, I want to make actual double lay cf.


Go back to school and join the FSAE team

You gotta have huge metal molds that you then bake the carbon fiber into that shape. You cant do it in your garage easily.

This video goes over a really fancy way to do it, but the basic idea is the same. At KU FSAE they dont use an interior bladder or a huge press, but the bake the parts in a vaccume oven.

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Old 03-07-2011, 09:58 PM   #6391
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Go back to school and join the FSAE team

You gotta have huge metal molds that you then bake the carbon fiber into that shape. You cant do it in your garage easily.
good point.

mrgremillion09, take a look at the pics of my oem csl diffuser. there is no overlay on the outside or inside onto a "structure". the piece is completely cf. to do that, there are a lot of tools/machines needed. the skill level required is quite high (i am in no way saying it is unobtainable).

for your reference, here are a few more pics of the oem csl diffuser i sold recently:
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=339921
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:22 PM   #6393
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naw...she is getting a little closer to insane though, i think.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:24 PM   #6394
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:32 PM   #6395
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Im just talking about starting to learn.
go for it!

....

i commented on this earlier in this thread but thought i would bring it back.

here are some pics i posted in my build thread:








here is a reply that was posted some time afterwards in that thread (post #168):

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this might be a stupid question, but are those black brake calipers just covers to go over the stock calipers?
to which i replied the following:

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no, they are not. i had a bbk before with alcon monoblock calipers and zcp rotors. that was replaced with what you see now which is the full brembo gt bbk setup:

fronts are 355mm crossdrilled floating rotors with anodized hats, 6-piston monoblock calipers

rears are 345mm crossdrilled floating rotors with anodized hats, 4-piston monoblock calipers

the calipers came in black from brembo but they were fully repainted in satin black with the brembo logo and lettering painted in silver.
i am in no way knocking on Dominic.G., but for some reason, i still find his reply post...amusing...somehow. that's all.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:56 PM   #6396
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lol caliper covers... I feel like painting mine black though. would help with the look. 330 brakes are big enough to pull it off

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Old 03-07-2011, 11:02 PM   #6397
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lol caliper covers... I feel like painting mine black though. would help with the look. 330 brakes are big enough to pull it off

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i've painted quite a few sets of brake calipers black. it makes them look "nicer", not to mention they are easier to keep clean and pristine.

go for it.
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What kind of paint should I use? Will auto-parts store high temp caliper paint suffice? Does that even exist, I havent exactly looked lol.

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They make caliper painting kits I think
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lol $16+ $8 ship

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