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      07-28-2006, 02:58 PM   #1
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Thumbs up DIY carbon fiber door pillars

well I got the carbon fiber door pillars from bimmian.com they are $80

first get some alcohol and applied to the door pillar let it dry for like 2 mins

then get a old sock or a old cotton towel, so you can trow it away b/c the smell of the 3M adhesion promoter, is not going to go away.

apply the 3M promoter to the door pillar and let it dry DON'T TOUCH IT !! it take like 4 mins to dry you can try to do one side first and then the other one

peel the 3M protective paper slowy ( if you do it fast the paper may break and you have to remove it)
start from the botton, and work your way to the top if you ness up peel it imidiatly, and do it again, ones it dry you can't removed.

went you place it right apply presion with your finger.

repeat this process for each door pillar.
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      07-28-2006, 07:28 PM   #3
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Hi Calvin,
Thinking about the CF pillars. But i need to find out first from you if the CF pieces noticeable at edges after installation?

How well is the edges fitment to the door pillars? I meant does it looks fake upon looking at first glance? Or they just blend so smooth over the pillar edges without telling that they are actually add-ons?

Thank you for reading. Preferably, could you take some close-up pics on the edges on your ride?

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yeah, taht's my worry too, I've been holding off on them for that exact reason

though, I'm thinking of another alternative, getting those pieces painted to match body color
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Thinking about the CF pillars. But i need to find out first from you if the CF pieces noticeable at edges after installation?

How well is the edges fitment to the door pillars? I meant does it looks fake upon looking at first glance? Or they just blend so smooth over the pillar edges without telling that they are actually add-ons?

Thank you for reading. Preferably, could you take some close-up pics on the edges on your ride?

Many thanks
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yeah, taht's my worry too, I've been holding off on them for that exact reason

though, I'm thinking of another alternative, getting those pieces painted to match body color
nope, i dont think painting them in body color is nice. but the gloss black on the M-Sport package appear in bmwexecutive's thread looks real nice indeed.
what ya' think?
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is a perfect fit they look great, they look like a OEM door pillars nobody will notice that is a add on if you don't tell them.

they product quality is is real canbon fiber no a cheap immination or a sticker.

for $80 is one of the best exterior mods that you can get. it really change the look of the car, it make it stand out :rocks:

I love then you will not be dissaponted.

another mod that I did is the xenon int, it looks great is a most have mod
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nice!

i have them on my jet black too.........
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is the CF door pillar sold by Fucy@fusionwerks the same as those by Bimmian.com? they all come with 3M adhesion promoter?
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I got mine from Jeff Fucy@fusionwerks and mine fit and look PERFECT, so if your worried about fitment, dont worry because they look great.
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mine's black, so yeah, that's along the line of my thinking

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is a perfect fit they look great, they look like a OEM door pillars nobody will notice that is a add on if you don't tell them.

they product quality is is real canbon fiber no a cheap immination or a sticker.

for $80 is one of the best exterior mods that you can get. it really change the look of the car, it make it stand out :rocks:

I love then you will not be dissaponted.

another mod that I did is the xenon int, it looks great is a most have mod
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nice!

i have them on my jet black too.........
do you have any pics? I have jet black, want to see how it looks...
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I got them for $60 from a member up here. Look great. What I did was cleaning the door pillar with windex and then put the CF pillar on.
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hey you got Arctic as well? post some pics wil' ya? mine is arctic as well with chrome window trim. wanna see how it looks from far and up close...hehee....
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Wheres the best place to get these?

eBay is ~88 bucks
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hey you got Arctic as well? post some pics wil' ya? mine is arctic as well with chrome window trim. wanna see how it looks from far and up close...hehee....
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Picture took by members last time. Kinda far. I haven't taken any since I put them on.

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Not bad...

Which ones were these? Where did he get them for and how much?
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Picture took by members last time. Kinda far. I haven't taken any since I put them on.

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if i get my pillar spray painted in High Gloss black, what 'ya think?
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if i get my pillar spray painted in High Gloss black, what 'ya think?

Would be a pain in the ass to keep clean. Even bigger pain in the ass than it is now...
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Awesome! Thanks for the DIY Calvino, now I know exactly how to apply my CF pillars. Will post pics once completed.
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