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      03-14-2006, 11:37 AM   #1
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Carbon Fiber Veneer??

http://dragonplate.com/ecart/categories.asp?cID=12#

Has anyone ever used this material before?
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looks good, how will it look on your interrior trim?
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you can buy samples frm them (pretty cheap). I'm planning on ordering some samples to see what looks good where.
Interesting concept...
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let us know how it goes ..
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Post picks of your testing phase Moocow, thanks for the effort
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I used it to mess around with. The sticky material is pretty strong... like if u mess up..or dont get it even... it will take u a while to redo it.

The feel is kind of cheap, but the looks at a distance are good.

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Haven't seen any pics from moocow's testing on this so I just ordered the vener sample in matte and glossy.

I'll post pics as soon as it comes in.
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Ok so I got my TINY little sample. Looks very promising. It seems very pliable and easy to work with. I am sure the 3M adhesive that comes with it does a great job as I've work with it before, but have not tested sticking this to anything just yet.

Attached are photos of the glossy veneer. Beautiful - crystal clear. Unfortunately the weave is different from the OEM carbon fiber parts, but I doubt anyone would notice.

The last 2 photos are of the matte finish. Difference is far less noticeable than I thought. The matte finish does seem easier to work with as it flexes and bends much easier.

Stuff is extremely thin as you can see in the photo of it on my desk.

Now how would one go about cutting this stuff so that the edges are nice and finished?
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