E90Post
 


 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Cosmetic and Lighting Modifications (exterior/interior) > Question On Carbon Fiber



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-26-2013, 02:27 PM   #1
Brisk
Private
 
Drives: 2008 335xi
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Posts: 62
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 BMW 335xi  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Brisk Send a message via Yahoo to Brisk Send a message via Skype™ to Brisk
Question On Carbon Fiber

Hi,

Sorry if this has been asked many times but I can't seem to find an answer. I'm thinking about getting some carbon fiber parts for my car and I've read something about carbon fiber dulls or yellows over time or bubbles in direct sunlight. Is this correct?

Will OEM carbon fiber parts from BMW have this same effect?


Thanks
Brisk is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-26-2013, 02:38 PM   #2
marcus321
Lieutenant
 
Drives: e92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Raleigh, NC

Posts: 565
iTrader: (0)

Cheap carbon fiber parts will. I wax my carbon fiber parts just like any other part of the car with paint. I know people who part there m3s in direct sunlight for the last 5 years day and night and the roof still look brand new.
marcus321 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-26-2013, 04:52 PM   #3
insane79
Major
 
insane79's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 lci
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Earth

Posts: 1,083
iTrader: (0)

i guess in cf, you pay for what u get?
insane79 is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      04-28-2013, 12:29 PM   #4
1QuikWS6
No 55mph
 
1QuikWS6's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 E92 328iX N51 3-Stage
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Blitzburgh, PA

Posts: 4,310
iTrader: (80)

Garage List
Cheap Clear Coating is what yellows over time - quality CF parts such as OEM have a high quality UV Resistant Clear Coating. I have never seen OEM CF yellow or bubble...

And I would hope that the high end aftermarket CF vendors such as Vorsteiner, etc, also use the same quality clear - especially at the prices they charge - yes, as always, you get what you pay for
__________________
2009 328ix E92//SGM//ACS Roof Spoiler//MTech Aero Lip+Trunk Spoiler//M3 Side Skirts//CF Roundels+Grilles//M3 Novillo Interior//Perf Shift Lever+Boot//MPerf DCT Wheel//M3 GT3 eBrake Handle+Boot//ACS Pedals//M3 Mirrors//LCI Tails w/LUX Rev//DTEC V7 AE+MTec 6000K D1S+HPB HID 6000K Fogs//HPB LED Interior//RPI Scoops//CF Euro Airbox+Underhood Hsgs//K&N//BMW PE//MTech Rear Bumper-iS Sport Diffuser//CF Strut Brace//Vishnu OFT//BMW 193M's+Kumho 4X
1QuikWS6 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-03-2013, 02:43 PM   #5
ACEE
Average Car Exceeding Expectations (ACEE)
 
ACEE's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 335i e92
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Baton Rouge, La

Posts: 3,424
iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2007 e92  [3.50]
no matter what CF I get I always get my paint guy to re clear coat it. Especially if its a front lip or hood, he uses a different clear coat and to help with rock chips or what not.
__________________
MSport front// CPS Front lip// M3 Side Skirts// Custom M3 (non wide body) rear bumper// VRS Type 1 Rear Diffuser// ACS style roof spoiler// AC Schnitzer Pedals// VRSF FMIC// Simota CF Intake// Magnaflow Axle Back// AccuAir/UAS airbags// 20" Vossen CV5 // Vredestein Tires// Custom sound sytem // BUY MY VOLKS
ACEE is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:29 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST