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Originally Posted by MrCLOS View Post
Very very nice! This is in my to-do list as well... I like how you chose to do it all the way through and not just the fascia. Make sure they do a very high temp clear coat on it.

I started here with a 2K high temp ceramic coat... hopefully the engine bay won't cook it.


Why would i need high temp clear for interior parts?

That looks amazing!
 
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I know you and i have been talking about this for some time. I finally just got around to it. I have two guys that i can refer. oCarbon that is doing this job priced right!



Ok. Thanks. I took a look at their web site. I'll reach out to them to see whether we can work something out. With a complete carbon fiber center console, I believe my interior will conform to my original vision.
 
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That wont be an issue. Its going to look factory However i did keep my top ski slope just in case and bought a damaged one on ebay that i sent to have covered. The other two panels are relatively cheap to find if i need to go back to OEM.
got ya! It's gonna look brilliant I'm sure.
 
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Originally Posted by anton28 View Post
Why would i need high temp clear for interior parts?

That looks amazing!
You may be right, it can be overkill. Property of Materials was not my forte at Engineering School.

I did this about 10 years ago in my first amg and after a while, the heat wrinkled the trim on the edges (dashboard/windshield area).

I was thinking about another added benefit in doing this... the extra CF layer closes the gaps all around. It is not a bad idea to add some extra padding in there. I'm about to take the whole thing off just to chase a rattle on the center console.

I'm sure I'm not the only one... Here is a SS of the service record on my car. The previous owner complained about it as well...

 
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Wrapping interior panels

I'm going to do something similar with mine... However I am a bit concerned that using a wrap or other material might just create a problem with buttons getting stuck in and not popping back out again. The alternative option is to get them done, not with a wrap, but using a water transfer printing method (just Google it!). This way there's no chance of buttons sticking. Plus it's cheaper than a real carbon wrap, though slightly more expensive than vinyl wrap. And I think it looks a bit better from what I've seen.

Cheers, Mark
 
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Originally Posted by Markchip View Post
I'm going to do something similar with mine... However I am a bit concerned that using a wrap or other material might just create a problem with buttons getting stuck in and not popping back out again. The alternative option is to get them done, not with a wrap, but using a water transfer printing method (just Google it!). This way there's no chance of buttons sticking. Plus it's cheaper than a real carbon wrap, though slightly more expensive than vinyl wrap. And I think it looks a bit better from what I've seen.

Cheers, Mark

First of all this looks like ****. Sorry but true. You do this hydro dipping BS to your honda not an Aston Martin. With that said, when reall carbon is applied properly, you will not have any issues with fitment. Your installer will compensate for extra material added and sand down excess accordingly.
 

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Agree. Hydro dipping doesn't belong on an Aston; it's not a Ricer for chrisakes.
 
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Before clear and after clear. These will get sanded down and shot with matte clear in a few days and then they'll be done. They sure look good in gloss, made me thing twice for a second about going matte but I cant steer away from the factory look.
 
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Wow they look great. I like the gloss look also. Not much different than the gloss piano black I have now. This might have to be my next project.
 
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Outstanding!
 
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Wow: outstanding indeed!
 
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Carbon parts

They look amazing, you'll have to upload some pictures once they're fitted back into the car. How come you didn't do the gearshift surround ?

I do hate the fact that the centre console, sat nav area and gear stick surround are all slightly different materials and colours.
 
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Those look great!
 
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They look amazing, you'll have to upload some pictures once they're fitted back into the car. How come you didn't do the gearshift surround ?

I do hate the fact that the centre console, sat nav area and gear stick surround are all slightly different materials and colours.
Because mine is an automatic
 
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Originally Posted by EZ Cookin View Post
Wow they look great. I like the gloss look also. Not much different than the gloss piano black I have now. This might have to be my next project.
I love gloss piano black. I was going back and forth between that and matte carbon. Decided to go with something less glossy and a finish that matches my door handles. I hate how the interior of the DBS has 4 different variations of silver accents. This way things will be much more uniform.
 

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