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Old 09-16-2012, 01:52 PM   #18
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No more ABL. I don't like it anyway so no big deal to me.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:00 PM   #19
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How'd you get the center A/C vent trim out without removing the dash?
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:44 PM   #20
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How'd you get the center A/C vent trim out without removing the dash?
I have a 2012 and there is a leather piece in the middle that comes out. The AC trim is connected to that.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:52 PM   #21
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:28 PM   #22
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How'd you get the fabric to drape down into the large holes in the A/C register? I'm going to have large holes like this to deal with in my console insert. Looks good so far.
You just let it drape down into the holes. Remember, I cut the extra cloth out with my dremel once it has hardened.
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:49 PM   #23
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:41 PM   #24
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What type of bonding epoxy did you use and what type or resin?
I was thinking of doing this but with fiberglass resin and 3m adhesion spray. (first testing it on a sample.)
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:11 PM   #25
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What type of bonding epoxy did you use and what type or resin?
I was thinking of doing this but with fiberglass resin and 3m adhesion spray. (first testing it on a sample.)
I used a thin epoxy resin. The same as what I use to coat the CF. If the fiberglass resin is a polyester resin, I would not reccomend it. Based on what I have read, polyester resin is more brittle than epoxy based resin and if it cracks, it "spiderwebs" out.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:15 PM   #26
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okay so you use the same stuff you get the gel coat effect with to make it stick to what you are applying it to. correct ?
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:48 PM   #27
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okay so you use the same stuff you get the gel coat effect with to make it stick to what you are applying it to. correct ?
Yes.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:22 AM   #28
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Dude you made a lot of progresss, I've been working on mine for a couple of months. Lol

Yours is turning out great
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:30 AM   #29
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Dude you made a lot of progresss, I've been working on mine for a couple of months. Lol

Yours is turning out great
Thanks! I appreciate it. I hope I can finish up this weekend.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:50 AM   #30
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Me too, I'm also doing my rear diffuser, I already did the a pillars and some mouldings
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:08 PM   #31
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I want to thank the Op for his help and guidance on my cf project. Hats off to you. When I do mine cf job I will also post
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:10 PM   #32
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I want to thank the Op for his help and guidance on my cf project. Hats off to you. When I do mine cf job I will also post
No prob bud. I'll be posting more tonight and hope to finish this this weekend.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:13 PM   #33
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I want to thank the Op for his help and guidance on my cf project. Hats off to you. When I do mine cf job I will also post
OP is awesome. i have asked a ton of questions and he was kind enough not to send me to hell lol. i plan to do my own DIY when i buy the materials.
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:55 AM   #34
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Here we are now, weekend three of my carbon fiber project. I spent a lot of time sanding the parts and they still weren't good enough for clear coat, so I added two more layers of epoxy.

I have gotten several PM's regarding this project asking about what materials are needed. This first picture is of the epoxy that I use and other accessories. I use just a cheap paint brush, paper cups to mix the epoxy in, a popsicle stick to stir the epoxy, and a gram scale that I confiscated off of some criminal.

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Now on with adding the epoxy.
I taped off the sides of the parts that I didn't want to add epoxy to. I did this to make it a bit easier to clean those areas, as if I did not tape it off, I would have to grind down or sand the edges all over again and I spent several hours sanding last weekend.

Once all of the pieces were masked, I laid it all out and began to measuer out the epoxy. I first measured out the resin, then it in half and added that amount of harder. As you see in the next pic, I poured out about 72 grams of resin so I would add 36 grams of hardener to that for a total weight of 108 grams.

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Next I brushed on the epoxy. I put on a pretty thick coat and was having trouble with a lot of bubbles. I think it would be better to use thinner coats, but I am planning to wet sand the parts again before I clear coat, so I'm not terribly worried about the dimples from the popped bubbles. Now here are the parts after the two layers of epoxy. I will now let them cure overnight and tomorrow I will sand them with 800 grit sandpaper in preparation for clear coat. I then hope to clear coat on Sunday!

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Again if anybody has any questions just ask and I will try to answer it the best that I can.
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