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Old 09-26-2010, 06:23 PM   #61
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looks awesome Bill. that red is a nice contrast with the rest of the interior.
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:19 PM   #62
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I know I was also looking at all the different colors I could go with

My exterior color is Titanium Silver and the interior is Black. I took the rear seats out already and these new Recaros will be red. So the only thing left black will be the door cards I guess. More I put thought into it, I might actually go with normal Black Carbon Fiber for the trim. The red cf looks sick but the only thing holding me back is if I ever decide to play around with the interior in the future, the black will go with anything.
I think silver would go well with the black and red
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:53 PM   #63
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I think silver would go well with the black and red
It would, either black or silver. The thing is I don't have black headliner, so the gray would throw the silver off.
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:56 PM   #64
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black suede headliner hahaha there's a DIY somewhere
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:04 PM   #65
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Lol omg I need to make a progression thread I do something new every month
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:33 PM   #66
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Lol omg I need to make a progression thread I do something new every month
I did http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...481&highlight=

However, there's been quite a few upgrades since... time to update....

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Old 09-28-2010, 05:35 PM   #67
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Going to experimenting with a couple new cloths to see how they look wrapped. I think the blue kevlar (pictured below) will look awesome as will the blue, white and black cloth.











or maybe some of this????







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damn, I like that blue kevlar
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:47 PM   #69
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wanna swap??

Got to get some on order...... Just trying to determine how much of each to order......

Let's see how it looks wrapped... Interesting thing is that with my interior colour scheme (black) and the tri-colour threading going on the new parts, I could go with either blue or red in mine..... Figure out how to quick swap and I can freak people out by driving with different interior colour on a whim.....
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:27 PM   #70
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Placed my next order for fabric;

Here's samples of what's arriving this week:

Black Carbon Fibre; 2x2 twill, 3K density:


Red Kevlar/Black Carbon Fibre; 2x2 twill, 3K density....


Blue Kevlar/Black Carbon Fibre; 2x2 twill, 3K density....


Looking forward to wrapping in the blue. Think it will look amazing in the right car...... Who's going to be the first?
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:48 PM   #71
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How tall is that gear shift lever? wow...

I liked the black better, but thats just me, I like the interior to "fade away" so that the driver can focus on the drive. My zhp is black on black with black cube trim...
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Old 10-03-2010, 07:49 AM   #72
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Had the black trim in my car previously had not been my VERY first set; likely would have stayed in place. However, it was so inferior to the quality I'm producing today; I had to upgrade it.... I have thoughts of showing the car next year, so going to be finishing upgrades this winter. Ordering full Hamann kit (lip, skirts and rear) over next couple of weeks. Going to paint then put aside till spring. Need to paint front bumper as well this winter (spent all the money to buy all the painting gear for applying clear coat, might as well put it to good use)......

The coloured cf is only for the interior. Exterior and engine parts are going to be black cf only!
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:08 AM   #73
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You do some amazing work, very impressive
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Old 10-03-2010, 01:25 PM   #74
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You do some amazing work, very impressive
Thanks Wait till I get the new stuff wrapped.... Have a few pieces from the engine I need to wrap now to complete engine bay.....
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:32 PM   #75
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Old 10-03-2010, 04:36 PM   #76
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Still waiting on seats ugh!
I owed you an answer ..... wasn't sure if I could do them cleanly, but after looking @ them more carefully; I can do them.... I'll need your to do (try to find some locally).... PM me....
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:22 AM   #77
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Should have been more clear on that, I meant I'm waiting on the recaro seats to determine what color I'm gonna choose for the trim!

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Old 10-04-2010, 11:03 AM   #78
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Whew!! Had me worried there. Want to do mine now. LOL. Just; do I stay with the red kevlar for seatbacks as well, or go with standard black cf for seat backs. Will all the red be too much?
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:04 AM   #79
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No, do the red! It looks BA!
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:26 AM   #80
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I think the seats are red, so it depends on contrast or blend......
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