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Old 05-15-2013, 02:04 PM   #11
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great looking result!
did you clearcoat it or you just polish it out ?
It is clear coated, then the clear is wet sanded and buffed.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:00 PM   #12
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What kind of resin are you using to withstand the engine bay heat?
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:07 PM   #13
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What kind of resin are you using to withstand the engine bay heat?
just good ol vinylester.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:52 PM   #14
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That looks amazing. I've heard some people say that they were disappointed with the color accented weaves because they always became much, much darker after being wet out with resin, and that thought passed through my mind because of your pictures in posts 3 and 4 (especially 3!). But after a nice flow layer and the clear, the color of the red filaments (is it Kevlar or fiberglass???) come through very, VERY nicely. Looks great!
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That looks amazing. I've heard some people say that they were disappointed with the color accented weaves because they always became much, much darker after being wet out with resin, and that thought passed through my mind because of your pictures in posts 3 and 4 (especially 3!). But after a nice flow layer and the clear, the color of the red filaments (is it Kevlar or fiberglass???) come through very, VERY nicely. Looks great!
Thanks for the compliment. Up until just recently, the hybrid fabrics would darken up "alot", some of them would even loose the appearance of the fiber itself. You end up with a solid flat colored block pattern in the end instead of an interwoven fibrous reflective 3dimensional effect. This has happened to every peice of colored glass that I have ever seen. It seems as though they have changed something in the way the kevlar is dyed that lets it shine a lot more while retaining the color as well. When you see the red in the sunlight, it looks just like kandy apple red.
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:17 PM   #16
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Can you tell me where you ordered your fabric from? I'm thinking about getting some colored weave carbon soon and would like to make sure I get the same model that you did.
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Can you tell me where you ordered your fabric from? I'm thinking about getting some colored weave carbon soon and would like to make sure I get the same model that you did.
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I usualy go through US Composites in Palm Beach, if they dont have what you are looking for, you can go with Composite Envisions, their website has quite a bit to choose from.
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Great, thanks! In another thread someone said that composite envisions usually buys their colored fabric from sollercomposites.com and just resells it after marking it up, if that's true you should look into ordering from them instead to save a few bucks
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Looks very good! Would of loved to of known how the hell you didnt get any air bubbles in there!
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Is this your Camaro if not did the customer love it? The carbon work that is.. not he car....
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