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2012Tuxedo 01-10-2013 03:41 PM

Looking into dipping exterior parts in carbon fiber.
 
I am looking into dipping the rear valance, front spoiler, and rocker panels in carbon fiber. Getting a quoat from a friend that has a dipping vat, I dont like the cheap looking plastic, what do you guys think about the carbon fiber dip? The car is tuxedo black.

erogers10287 01-10-2013 08:36 PM

Sounds like it would look awesome, but expensive! Let me know how much he quotes you.

2012Tuxedo 01-10-2013 09:47 PM

I am going to get a couple quotes. one of my best friends father in law owns a local shop with a dipping vat also. I hope one of them gives me a good deal. I am also going to paint the door handles and mirror covers.

Slo86GT 01-11-2013 07:04 AM

It looks sharp, but please stop saying you're "dipping it in carbon fiber", it sounds hokey to people who really appreciate the awesomeness that is true carbon fiber.

You're getting an aqua dip with a carbon fiber look layover applied.

Grats for that, it should look pretty awesome.

frinesi2 01-11-2013 07:14 AM

How do you dip something in carbon fiber? Is this some new carbon nanotube fabrication process I am not aware of?

slybarman 01-11-2013 07:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frinesi2 (Post 4535157)
How do you dip something in carbon fiber? Is this some new carbon nanotube fabrication process I am not aware of?

LOL. I was wondering the same thing when I saw the thread title.

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BetaDnB 01-11-2013 07:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slo86GT (Post 4535142)
It looks sharp, but please stop saying you're "dipping it in carbon fiber", it sounds hokey to people who really appreciate the awesomeness that is true carbon fiber.

You're getting an aqua dip with a carbon fiber look layover applied.

Grats for that, it should look pretty awesome.

Thank you. [thumb] [cheers]

e30og 01-11-2013 11:01 AM

why not just do vynil? isnt that cheaper and easier? (and reversible)

BetaDnB 01-11-2013 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by e30og (Post 4535373)
why not just do vynil? isnt that cheaper and easier? (and reversible)

Weight savings. Hydrographics are way lighter than vinyl.

RonMaiden 01-11-2013 11:10 AM

It's a Focus,I doubt a few onces is going to alter it's performance. I'd go with whatever is cheaper and more durable in the long run.


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