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Old 08-17-2012, 12:17 AM   #15
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...and I will send you $5 for four tail light bezels!
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:21 AM   #16
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The diffuser/valance is real carbon fiber?
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:24 AM   #17
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He took his first stab at it on the 13th.

He's now an expert.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=243834
Must say, the Audi parts came out very nice....wanna make me a Carbon Concept Spoiler? I'd pay more than the $5 for that! ;-)

Nice work, seriously.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:25 AM   #18
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I took my first stab at writing a thread on the 13th. I've been doing carbon fiber and fiberglass for over a year. I am cheap and don't want to pay for that labor. If you want to save some money, buy the material and do it yourself too.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:28 AM   #19
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Must say, the Audi parts came out very nice....wanna make me a Carbon Concept Spoiler? I'd pay more than the $5 for that! ;-)

Nice work, seriously.
Thanks. I'll be updating that thread when I start my interior. I'm just waiting on more material right now. I should have it in a few days.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:29 AM   #20
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That's cool looking stuff!
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:20 AM   #21
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I've been high jacked!
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:21 AM   #22
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One more thing, I'm not trying to be an a** or act like a know it all. I'm just trying to add some extra info for everyone, that with some patience and practice you could do it yourself too and save some money.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:24 AM   #23
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Sorry bud.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:19 AM   #24
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It's all good, Just kidding, those spoilers with the diffuser is sick!
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:58 AM   #25
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How about some kind of small front flaps. The ones on the rear are nice but could really use some on front that look integrated. I would like to see what he comes up with.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:00 AM   #26
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See if he can duplicate the carbon fiber spoiler

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Old 08-17-2012, 11:45 AM   #27
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One more thing, I'm not trying to be an a** or act like a know it all. I'm just trying to add some extra info for everyone, that with some patience and practice you could do it yourself too and save some money.
I hear you (& sorry to hijack) and I'm not trying to be a jerk either, but it's a sensitive subject when someone calls your baby ugly.

You're 100% right, though. If you want to save some cash, it's always cheaper to do the work yourself, because you don't have to put a dollar value on your time. You can literally sit in front of the TV and get some of the smaller pieces done, whereas I have to bill for the labor of everything just to keep the lights on.

On the other side of that, you've got to look at how picky you are about the finished product. If you don't need something with a professional finish quality, crystal clear clear coat for UV stabilization, etc... then it's even better.

Perfect example: here's a Nissan GT-R radiator "cooling panel" (their words, not ours. ) we manufacture for a local wholesale client. As you can see, a LOT goes into the overall fit and finish of the product, down to the fine detail work of the clear coat.



You can buy this piece from JDM:Password for around $400, which doesn't include clear, doesn't pop like this piece, and isn't nearly as level. Ours is between $600 and $800, depending on the fabric selected for finish, simply because we put several additional hours into finishing the piece than they do.

That's the difference between us doing it because we love it and the lesser quality of a Chinese or Mexican manufactured competitor doing it because they need a paycheck but have never even SEEN the car in real life.

Or, and not to throw stones, a person with another full-time job doing it in their spare time.

We're proud papas, and we take the faith and confidence of our clients very, very personally. It's that kind of effort and passion for what we do that affords us opportunities to do work like this. (We're doing 35+ pieces for this project and will have a BUNCH of finished project pictures early next week.)



Teaser:




Or this, where we've done 7 or 8 pieces:



And believe me when I tell you, taking this:



And turning it into this:





And finishing with this:







...Just isn't as easy as we like to think we make it look.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:37 PM   #28
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I also would be interested in the carbon fiber spoiler.
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