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Old 04-15-2011, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Frank Castle View Post
Reading comprehension FAIL. Pretty sure it has been mentioned in this thread that each product discussed to this point is not real carbon fiber, but rather cloth or vinyl textured to produce the appearance of carbon fiber. There will be no loose strands, or "hairs", with any of these products. Carbon Fiber, like anything else, can be done tastefully or to the extreme. Ultimately, it is a matter of personal preference.
Still going to be very tacky IMHO, and unless it is done to a very high level is going to look like crap.

CF on a race car or a airplane is cool, on a 25 year old car, not so much.
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http://www.hydroimaging.com
Another option vs. an actual carbon fiber wrap. Hydrographics are what car manufactures use to achieve the 'fake' woodgrain on your dashes etc. Hydrographics don't just look like cheap wood either. Carbon fiber wrap covered in a clearcoat for protection. Might be more practical than having CF hairs surrounding your comfortable interior.
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by BPG_Austin View Post
http://www.hydroimaging.com
Another option vs. an actual carbon fiber wrap. Hydrographics are what car manufactures use to achieve the 'fake' woodgrain on your dashes etc. Hydrographics don't just look like cheap wood either. Carbon fiber wrap covered in a clearcoat for protection. Might be more practical than having CF hairs surrounding your comfortable interior.
Any idea of the costs involved. It looks very nice. I think I saw this process used on a bike build on American Choppers. I think if you want gloss and a nice long lasting CF look this may be the way to go. Problem is it's not as reversible as Vinyl print CF material. Looks much better though. IMHO
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:21 PM
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Actually, I'm not up to speed on costs for this. I think I saw a thread on the 944 forum for a member doing it?
I do know a bit of the process. After parts are dipped with the coating they are pulled out, dried and clearcoated. The parts will have a smooth, very durable finish when done.
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by blown 87 View Post
Still going to be very tacky IMHO, and unless it is done to a very high level is going to look like crap.

CF on a race car or a airplane is cool, on a 25 year old car, not so much.
Pretty sure that Paul offers, or will offer, the new window switches and carputer in carbon fiber. Must just be an option for the "Ricers".
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:10 PM
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The beauty of living in a vaguely free country with private ownership of cars (heard a story on National Proletariat Radio this morning about Cuba still not allowing the private sale of cars newer than 1959- WTF, isn't that little Communist experiment over yet? ) is that everyone gets final say in the look of their own ride. To my strict constructionist eye, CF has no place in a 928, it was never part of 928 DNA. But Paul wouldn't bother offering it if others didn't love the look, so who am I to say? Live and let the free market live.
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Frank Castle View Post
Pretty sure that Paul offers, or will offer, the new window switches and carputer in carbon fiber. Must just be an option for the "Ricers".
Must be.
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There is a very fine line between tastefull c/f additions and making me want to gouge my eyes out.
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:39 PM
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There is a very fine line between tastefull c/f additions and making me want to gouge my eyes out.
My thoughts exactly. Which seems to be the same thoughts amongst all the vehicle manufacturers that currently offer carbon fiber accents - or aluminum, or wood, etc... A little bit goes a long way.
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:46 PM
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Many of todays super cars parts are made from CF. If CF had been usable for manufacturer when the 928 came out. I'm sure our cars would have come with that option being considered a super car.
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:59 PM
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CF is a millenium thing. I know it came out into public use technically before that, but its a post 2000 thing.

I completely agree with Rob E

The 928 was designed in 1970. The 70s high tech items were aluminum. Castings and body parts in aluminum were out of the world cool at that point. If there are any changes to the 928 it should be something that shows more aluminum. Its needs to be done tastefully in 928s as the center console will blind you if you choose the wrong finish of aluminum (I have seen it).
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:08 PM
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Does anyone think a 2ft x 4ft sheet would cover the shifter surround trim, ashtray, H-trim Rear AC and door vent trims?

I am going for it at a price of $60. However, if a 1'x'4' would cover it, I'll do it at half the price!

EDITED: I forgot the rear AC trim

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Fun discussion! Weird thing is, I agree with almost everything! But I've been working on my John Deere hydraulics last couple of days, so maybe I'm being blinded by the bling, errrr, science here. I like the CF look in moderation, just like I like the aluminum bits, I think Porsche woulda used it, but then again they didn't, it's my ride means my mods, degustibus non fiberundum est, etc etc. I've thought of using some, I've thought of Alcantara, I've thought of a 308. That's the fun of this stuff to me. Preserve Kermit, but treat a DD anyway you like. Now, "There is a very fine line between tastefull c/f additions and making me want to gouge my eyes out. " is too much for me, but this one statement does seem to me to sum up how I feel about it.

A totally useless post, I know, but that's the way it goes some days.
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:43 PM
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I agree. I have seen excessive uses of CF in interiors and that is something I wish to gravely avoid.
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:57 PM
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It is a careful balancing act...you need enough to make the interior look cohesive, like everything goes together, but to much, is well...TO MUCH! I have the CF covers for my Paul/Hans window buttons and when I go with the center console carputer I will do all that surround type stuff in the same CF and see how that looks... hoping for the best. Then I might need to add a few more CF bits to balance things out, but I don't think so... I think that will be JUST ENOUGH!
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