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Anyone see last nights show?

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Carbon Dipping | Carbon Fibre Alloys | Customise Your Car | Wicked Coatings

Quite fancy getting the alloy interior inserts done. Wonder what it costs
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Carbon fibre looks gash unless it's real, structural carbon fibre, integral to the car or its components.
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Seriously Sean, this stuff looked awesome & very very real
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Got to agree this was the best 'fake' carbon fibre i have seen.
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Seriously Sean, this stuff looked awesome & very very real
I saw it, it looked fake.
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I'm looking for a place that does a skinning process with actual carbon weave for my dash inserts so it goes with the real carbon mirrors and gear knob. Not much response from my posting recently, though. This process is the old "cubic" transfer one known as "timberlex" which was used in the nineties by Ford etc.It lacks the depth of the real stuff .
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It's looked fine IMHO. I bet if you didn't know that it was fake, 99% of people would not even think about it bent fake.

Just think of any other car with "carbon" dash inserts.

Just imagine sme of the engine bay parts dipped

Cost wise it was about 170 for the lot tha they did, so not bad.
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My other Brera with the horrible plastic inserts got the 3M carbon skin fitted professionally. Looked & felt awesome but bubbled & peeled on the first hot day.

The dipping process is vey different as it's baked on.
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I saw this and thought it looked good as it had depth too it, or seemed to. Had been thinking about wrapping my interior door pulls as there a bit rough and bought both carbon and matt black wrap, trouble is the carbon wrap is a bit chavvy now, spoilt by youths with corsa's etc
Having said that I thought the run out 159 ti with gloss carbon dash did look good....
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I had this done on the centre console parts of my GTV. The four separate parts cost 120 to do. Everybody that has seen it says it looks good on the GTV. My son, a build technician at Aston Martin says it is very difficult to tell in situ that it's not the real thing.

If it's left as a matt finish there is a feel to the weave pattern and it's cheaper than having the multi coats of lacquer applied and polished. Anyone that likes the look of carbon fibre would not be disappointed. Whether it would match existing stuff on the car is an unknown.

SR, if you want to see some samples we have some at my work which is in Shilton, 10 mins from you. PM me if you want to call in.
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I had this done on the centre console parts of my GTV. The four separate parts cost 120 to do. Everybody that has seen it says it looks good on the GTV. My son, a build technician at Aston Martin says it is very difficult to tell in situ that it's not the real thing.

If it's left as a matt finish there is a feel to the weave pattern and it's cheaper than having the multi coats of lacquer applied and polished. Anyone that likes the look of carbon fibre would not be disappointed. Whether it would match existing stuff on the car is an unknown.

SR, if you want to see some samples we have some at my work which is in Shilton, 10 mins from you. PM me if you want to call in.
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Didn't see the program but did they dip the alloy wheels Si on the show car?

I wonder how durable it would be compared to foiltec coatings?
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They did interior bits only but showed previously dipped wheels
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I personally do not like it, but being around lots of real carbon (bikes) frequently, the painted, clear foil and lacquer process these dip guys used does look authentic
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