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Old 03-11-2011, 12:05 AM   #1
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Cool Carbon Wrapping Project: Lexus IS250 interior trim

Hey!

I've been wrapping a Lexus IS250 set for a member on this board and they've aksed me to start a build thread, so here are the pictures so far:















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Old 03-11-2011, 12:28 AM   #2
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:48 AM   #3
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Thanks! Still VERY rough. More resin and some sanding and they'll begin to take shape.
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Bill!! Thanks.

When its done it will look like this right?

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Old 03-11-2011, 08:33 AM   #6
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Bill!! Thanks.

When its done it will look like this right?

YUP! In process is never very flattering to CF parts.... They look very rough until they get to the 80 - 90% finished mark.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:08 AM   #7
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Very nice work!
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:21 PM   #9
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Thanks guys!!! Always a challenge when wrapping a part you aren't familiar with. How and where to cut vs/ fold.... etc....
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:28 PM   #11
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thanks Sal. haven't forgetten you; just don't have 2 secs to even breathe these days. So many sets to work on it's crazy!!! That's I hadn't posted in over a week!! Let me get through this and we'll talk!!
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No worries! I've been busy also and we arent ready just yet, to go on with it. I'll let you know once we are 100% I'll give you a few months to think also you know?
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:32 PM   #13
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No worries! I've been busy also and we arent ready just yet, to go on with it. I'll let you know once we are 100% I'll give you a few months to think also you know?
COOL!
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Got the trims back, took the time to look at the fine details, the parts looks stunning from FAR away. All the areas that should be left OEM color has been ruined, cut outs are rough and some areas don't have enough clear coat. Bill's service was good and kept me up to date on progress, but I'm not too happy with the work that's been done. I can't sell it to others as well.







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a member on this board has an IS250? poor guy...
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Wouldnt you still have to fit the trims inside teh cutouts, thus covering up the edges.
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In the IS250, the trim sits above the adjecent parts, so the edges needed to be wrapped....and were visible when installed...
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Got the trims back, took the time to look at the fine details, the parts looks stunning from FAR away. All the areas that should be left OEM color has been ruined, cut outs are rough and some areas don't have enough clear coat. Bill's service was good and kept me up to date on progress, but I'm not too happy with the work that's been done. I can't sell it to others as well.


Cant really expect much from a home a "DIY" kind of craftmanship. If you want high quality, you have to let the guys over in INDO, Taiwain, or China to do it. That's where most of these CF warp jobs are done.
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Work is looking very good!

I have been wraping few trims here and there and I have to say, it takes a challenge and time for these. People pay 1/3 the price to have stuff wrapped in CF and want the finish product to be 10/10. Well its not going to be 10/10 for the price you pay. Most of the time DIY parts will look 8.5 9/10

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It's funny. that Peter was local and I delivered these parts to him @ his house where he inspected them and paid me. He had no issue @ the time and I said to him that if he had ANY issues, to let me know and I would address them. This posting is the first I've heard from him in regards to the parts. The little switch areas are EASILY addressed by a sanding and re-paint. Not an issue @ all and fixed in about 2 hours.

But I've never been contacted by Peter to address ANY issues; except for now when he posts a negative review with any opportunity to fix the problem. I pride myself on doing quality work and many on this and other boards can attest to the quality and those where there have been issues and have contacted me have had their issues addressed to their satisfaction. I still extend the offer to Peter to have me address his concerns and fix the painted areas. They were factory painted to begin with and can easily be painted to a perfect match (Lexus does sell it's paint colours right? It's not a proprietary formula is it?) Orange peel which is what happened to the painted parts is a chemoical reaction between paints and does ocurr and can be corrected by sanding down to the plastic, priming and repainting. It's a simple and quick fix; not a RUINed part at all..... but thanks for taking the time to flame my work before contacting me with your concerns.

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