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Old 08-17-2012, 08:00 AM   #26
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See if he can duplicate the carbon fiber spoiler

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Old 08-17-2012, 12:45 PM   #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, 01:37 PM   #28
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I also would be interested in the carbon fiber spoiler.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:46 PM   #29
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I laugh when I hear people talking that the costs are insane. To do any production Carbon fibre work there are huge mould costs and R&D. You cannot do it yourself on an important piece, that is pretty funny stuff.
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I laugh when I hear people talking that the costs are insane. To do any production Carbon fibre work there are huge mould costs and R&D. You cannot do it yourself on an important piece, that is pretty funny stuff.
If it weren't inappropriate, I'd hug you right now after what you said.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:05 PM   #31
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U get what u pay for, great work guys i will be a customer when some of this comes out, it all looks great.....
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Old 10-03-2014, 11:34 PM   #32
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Old thread but I am reeeally looking for that Carbon fiber rear spoiler from the Black Carbon Edition Camaro with the insert.

Is it available to buy anywhere? I need it for my ZL1. Period!!
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Old 10-26-2014, 03:12 PM   #33
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See if he can duplicate the carbon fiber spoiler
I want this!!!
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Old 10-26-2014, 06:04 PM   #34
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I want this!!!
You are definitely not alone! So do I!
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