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Old March 6th, 2006, 04:37 PM   #1
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carbon fiber crazy!

yea, i've gone carbon fiber crazy.

as many of you know i wrapped my V2 in carbon fiber to enhnace the cold air intake and had plans for a cf engine cover. i'll go ahead and post all the pics for those who didn't follow.

TL engine cover + stock V6 cover:



stock V6 cover modified to "extend" TL cover and ready to be fiberglassed together:



partially finished fiberglassing:



ok, jump ahead to laid carbon fiber and 1st layer of epoxy:



i dont know why this pic was saved in 488px width:



finished and trimmed!:



closeup:





and about damn time, i'm DONE (u can see my carbon fiber V2 ):



OK and then I had some more scrap pieces of CF and i figured I make my infiniti center caps into cf too:

center caps that came with my M45 wheels:



removed attached emblem:



carbon fibered:



DONE:








BTW, my radiator cooling plate project was scrapped because I didnt use the correct epoxy/hardner ratio and it turned out a mess. I may take it up later when I get more CF.

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Old March 6th, 2006, 04:39 PM   #2
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OH my thats hotttttttt
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nice work!
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Old March 6th, 2006, 05:00 PM   #4
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Good job Lookin clean under there.
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Old March 6th, 2006, 05:01 PM   #5
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beautiful, i wish i had the skill to work with cf.
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Old March 6th, 2006, 05:02 PM   #6
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nice i wish i had ur skillz... i want the CF look on my car too but i had the "fake" stuff LOL
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Old March 6th, 2006, 05:12 PM   #7
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Wow that looks really clean
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Old March 6th, 2006, 05:23 PM   #8
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thats look real clean. good job
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Old March 6th, 2006, 05:34 PM   #9
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Cool! Not too sure about the center caps though..
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Old March 6th, 2006, 05:54 PM   #10
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that's some crazy work
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Old March 6th, 2006, 06:11 PM   #11
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Old March 6th, 2006, 06:38 PM   #12
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Finally Joe! I like it very much! Now do mine
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Old March 6th, 2006, 07:06 PM   #13
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great work bet you'll be getting ALOT of request to custom wrap now
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Old March 6th, 2006, 07:19 PM   #14
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hey thanks guys! you dont like my center caps andy?? owell, i like them better than with infiniti emblems.

robby, actually, i havent gotten any requests... which is good since i like to do this on my spare time and i've been working on it for months now.
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Old March 6th, 2006, 09:15 PM   #15
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wow...how much to do mine? lol
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u have the m45 wheels on your accord? Do you happen to know the offset of the rims and full spec?
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Old March 6th, 2006, 09:31 PM   #17
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wow...how much to do mine? lol
haha, sory bro, it's priceless!


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u have the m45 wheels on your accord? Do you happen to know the offset of the rims and full spec?
OEM M45 Sport wheel:
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Old March 6th, 2006, 10:40 PM   #18
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post a DIY.
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shoot I want those rims but the offset is too high. how much did u get them for?
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post a DIY.
Kiet, I really had no methodology of it. I just did lots of research on the net. I can say that I bought T300 twill weave CF fabric from http://www.solarcomposites.com/ and also West Systems 105 epoxy resin and 207 hardener. I bought the dispensing kit to ensure right mixing ratio. They have all sorts of composites including colored CF, kevlar, and hybrids. Their customer service is awesome. There are many methods to lay carbon fiber. Vaccum bagging seems to be most popular but I did not go that route.

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I just mixed the epoxy, coated the engine cover with it, laid the CF, and coated it several more times. I let it cure for about 2 days then I sprayed it with a high temp clear coat. I then trimmed it, sanded the edges, and polished the cover. That was it.

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shoot I want those rims but the offset is too high. how much did u get them for?
1200 with tires shipped. it would be pretty flush but I'm using 245 tires so it sticks out just a tiny bit. like.. a couple centimeters.
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that sounds like a good enough DIY instruction... when you polished the cover? did you hand polish or machine and with what?

btw, thanks for the help.
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when you go around the dips and corners, doesn't it cause the carbon fiber to wrinkle? How would you get around that? for example: how did you do the area around the oil cap? thanks.
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when you go around the dips and corners, doesn't it cause the carbon fiber to wrinkle? How would you get around that? for example: how did you do the area around the oil cap? thanks.
the carbon fiber fabric is a weave, therefore it isnt as stiff as materials such as leather or paper. you can change direction with the fabric quite easily, but for areas such as the hole for the oil cap, it will require slits in the fabric and then some overlapping of the cf in order to form into the hole.
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that sounds like a good enough DIY instruction... when you polished the cover? did you hand polish or machine and with what?

btw, thanks for the help.

polish by hand. it's nothing formal. I do it just to enhance the shine. I use floor polish!
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Old March 7th, 2006, 05:37 AM   #26
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HOT DAMN that looks good Joe!!

Are you going to be doing the radiator cover at all? That would bring EVERYTHING together perfectly. I like the wheels caps too. Good work all around!
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Old March 7th, 2006, 09:38 AM   #27
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I doubt that it would stick out on my car. i drive a Gs400 so stock wheels are 17x8 I thought the m45s would have been wider like 9 but I guess I will probably go staggered setup when I find the ones I like.
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it would look much better if u put the infinity emblems back on the cf overlay.
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Old March 7th, 2006, 11:39 AM   #29
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but he has a honda.
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Old March 7th, 2006, 01:46 PM   #30
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Nice DIY project.
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