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      09-10-2012, 07:47 AM   #1
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Made my own Carbon Fiber License Plate Frame

Here it is.
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      09-10-2012, 07:49 AM   #2
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Cool, nice job.
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wrap?
No.

That's dry carbon.

Looks good! You made it? Do tell!
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wrap?
Nope. Real 6 layers of pre-preg carbon fiber, and a clear coat on top. The company that I work for, makes composites parts for aircraft, so I have access to all composite materials.

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No.

That's dry carbon.

Looks good! You made it? Do tell!
The first peace is always harder to do but If I do another it will fair easy. I was going to do a DIY guide but I figured not everyone has access to materials, vacuum, +350F oven, ....

I made a shit of carbon fiber (6 layers). For this I used a thick aluminum shit as base and vacuum bagged it at 29 inches mercury. Oven cured it under full vacuum for 2 1/2 hour at +300F.

Then I used the old plastic license plate frame as a tensile and traced it on top of the carbon fiver shit that I had just made. Used some tools from the shop to cut it, sent to the paint department and a buddy of mine gave it a clear coat .
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you have access to carbon fiber and the machines to shape it and all you made was a flat plate frame? jk

looks great!
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I will take one Carbon Fiber roof for a 2010 e90 Please!!
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you have access to carbon fiber and the machines to shape it and all you made was a flat plate frame? jk

looks great!
When I had my mustang I did a CAI tube out of carbon fiber too
The thing is that it is very time consuming to do the first part. If the part you want to make is not flat, you have to create a tool/mold of the that part first and that's a lot of work to just make one part and not use it anymore.
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Here is a piece I'm doing for my friend's RC airplane.
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Here is a piece I'm doing for my friend's RC airplane.
Can we be friends?

Yeah, I've seen how you have to make the mold to lay the carbon into then vacuum it. Looks like fun!
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I will take a CARBON FIBBBA F1 STYLE BIG FINNED DIFUUUZOOOR NAOOOOOOOOOO!


Plate looks good man, go sell em and make money!
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you have access to carbon fiber and the machines to shape it and all you made was a flat plate frame? jk


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wow, that looks great
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Thanks guys. here are some shots..

By the way, have you guys used Mothers Synthetic Wax? It is great and the easiest to apply/remove. Only one coat and it shines..
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nice clean job! so lucky you have access to cf and the equipment to mold/cut/cure/clear/etc everything!! I made a cf splitter sheet once and damn that shit was time consuming and difficult... especially when doing it in a garage with no equipment hahah

just fyi, next time you make more cf stuff, try to keep the weave clean and diagonal. right now the "diagonal weave" ended up going vertical so it's sorta awkward looking.
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