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      04-30-2013, 04:15 PM   #45
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I gotta say, I think every CF look that's not actually just unpainted, real CF with clear epoxy looks like crap up close, CF vinyl included. But that actually doesn't look much worse than CF vinyl from any reasonable distance.
I agree...that is why I am about to put real CF fabric and clear coat it on my interior trim. I think the plastidip is a neat idea and can be a fun project...depending what you are doing.
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I gotta say, I think every CF look that's not actually just unpainted, real CF with clear epoxy looks like crap up close, CF vinyl included. But that actually doesn't look much worse than CF vinyl from any reasonable distance.
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A flat black roof wouldn't have looked good no matter how you did it.


OP I'm going to have to agree with others, you needed more coats
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If you don't put thick enough layers, the plastidip will be a B*TCH to clean off !
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I agree...that is why I am about to put real CF fabric and clear coat it on my interior trim. I think the plastidip is a neat idea and can be a fun project...depending what you are doing.
There's a company now doing full interior trim cf overlay, though the name is escaping me. I want to say its only a couple hundo.

The dip CF might be a neat way to test drive CF trim, although then again looking at it faked so close up for prolonged periods might also drive you nuts.
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As soon As you get your vinyl job done make some pics plz i have the same color combo and i would like to see how it looks like
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This.

And its not the plastidip thats bad or ghetto..its the job.

More layers, more gloss and a spray gun would have gone a long way
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There's a company now doing full interior trim cf overlay, though the name is escaping me. I want to say its only a couple hundo.

The dip CF might be a neat way to test drive CF trim, although then again looking at it faked so close up for prolonged periods might also drive you nuts.
Sorry to high jack the thread, but if you find it let me know.

I am going to do it myself. I am going to buy a piece of trim to test it on first. A buddy of mine does some CF work, so I am going to let him teach me. The key is definitely the clear coat and sanding/polishing it. Making the finish look deep.

I had a gear shift knob once that was hydro dipped CF and it looked good, but still not the same as real CF. It just didn't have the depth to it.
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I have to agree with many of the above posts...definitely not enough coats. I dipped my kidney grilles and badge, and will be doing my trim and mesh in the next couple weeks. It has to be coated well, with proper drying(30 min) between. I did 8 on my kidneys and they look like they always belonged on the car...been through carwashes etc with no issue.

I would either use manual labor(fingers) or googone to help get it off...Sorry
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Sorry to high jack the thread, but if you find it let me know.

I am going to do it myself. I am going to buy a piece of trim to test it on first. A buddy of mine does some CF work, so I am going to let him teach me. The key is definitely the clear coat and sanding/polishing it. Making the finish look deep.

I had a gear shift knob once that was hydro dipped CF and it looked good, but still not the same as real CF. It just didn't have the depth to it.
I dug the link back up, these guys: http://ocarbon.com/products/bmw/3/e90

It looks like they're ramping up, but obviously there were lots of 3er owners looking to get cheap CF trim in exchange for being guinea pigs, so it seems they've got that product line sorted out already. Not sure when you'll be able to get it.

It's more expensive than I thought, though, $800 and they use your own trim ($400 deposit to keep your trim and exchange on delivery). Probably not outrageous considering the materials cost and labor to get it right, but if you want to learn CF layup anyway you might as well DIY. Probably 1/4 as expensive.

Edit: ahh, on the BMW link they say 'product coming soon', but it looks like on the 3series link above you can order now.
Edit2: but on the actual order page, you can only select select Audis. LAME.
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I dug the link back up, these guys: http://ocarbon.com/products/bmw/3/e90

It looks like they're ramping up, but obviously there were lots of 3er owners looking to get cheap CF trim in exchange for being guinea pigs, so it seems they've got that product line sorted out already. Not sure when you'll be able to get it.

It's more expensive than I thought, though, $800 and they use your own trim ($400 deposit to keep your trim and exchange on delivery). Probably not outrageous considering the materials cost and labor to get it right, but if you want to learn CF layup anyway you might as well DIY. Probably 1/4 as expensive.

Edit: ahh, on the BMW link they say 'product coming soon', but it looks like on the 3series link above you can order now.
Edit2: but on the actual order page, you can only select select Audis. LAME.
Thanks for the link. I ordered a DIY CF kit tonight that includes resin, CF, etc. I also bought a piece of kevlar in some color to practice with. I found a nice blue/black that might go with my car color scheme. I just need to find a "cheap" trim piece to practice with. I found the drivers side vent trim on ebay for about $35...so I might buy that as the guinea pig piece. fortunately if it works well, it will fit my car.

$800 isn't bad, considering the cost of a new BMW CF trim interior, but DIY is much less expensive. It is all about knowledge of being able to do it. I think I can do it. I should be able to start next week sometime. I will keep you posted and show pictures, when I do.
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Sorry man.....tough brake. Yet another reason to just wrap with vinyl.
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Wow

I only use plastic dip on my rims because of all the brake dust the factory paint job is way to nice to mess it up with plastic dip
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You skimped out on the coats (even tho your heard abt this about 50 times)

You should do the first 2-3 coats real light as the base and then when you see it is stick, go crazy lol just make sure it doesnt drip. I can tell you that it probably wouldnt have looked as good as vinyl tho.

This is a sign!! +4 for goo gone
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