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Old 03-25-2013, 08:11 PM   #2651
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well you don't have to use vacuum bagging, when i want to do something quick with minimum excess resin i wet lay my CF and i put the peel ply on top, then i use the breather cloth to absorb the extra resin, the peel ply will prevent you from damaging the weave pattern. All you need is epoxy that will let you enough time to work on your piece... at half the curing time you remove the peel ply.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:19 PM   #2652
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well you don't have to use vacuum bagging, when i want to do something quick with minimum excess resin i wet lay my CF and i put the peel ply on top, then i use the breather cloth to absorb the extra resin, the peel ply will prevent you from damaging the weave pattern. All you need is epoxy that will let you enough time to work on your piece... at half the curing time you remove the peel ply.
Oh! Thanks, I might have to try that.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:58 PM   #2653
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What do you guys use to trim your carbon pieces once cured? Also what is your edge smoothing process? Thanks!
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:04 PM   #2654
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Dremel with a cutoff wheel.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:11 PM   #2655
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What do you guys use to trim your carbon pieces once cured? Also what is your edge smoothing process? Thanks!
For cutting, i find that a cutoff wheel works best, be very careful though, carbon fiber dust is VERY dangerous and will make any exposed skin itchy... I recommend a 3-M mask, cover all, gloves and safety glasses.

For edge smoothing, it depends of the part, the best is to make your piece so you don't have any (folded ends)... But i have used split brake line hose and plastidip too.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:34 PM   #2656
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For cutting, i find that a cutoff wheel works best, be very careful though, carbon fiber dust is VERY dangerous and will make any exposed skin itchy... I recommend a 3-M mask, cover all, gloves and safety glasses.

For edge smoothing, it depends of the part, the best is to make your piece so you don't have any (folded ends)... But i have used split brake line hose and plastidip too.
Just tried my hand for the first time with a buddy last weekend. We wound up trimming with tin snips when the piece was about 2/3 cured. I'm trying to figure out how to make folded edges if im making a new piece (not wrapping something)?

Only thing i can think of is wrap another top layer once the piece is out of the mold/ template?
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:59 PM   #2657
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As i said it depends of what you're trying to do, you can do some kind of rib with balsa, core, even vinyl tubing... If you're doing something flat you can use cardboard, foam, etc. As a core and wrap around the edge, you will have something stiffer with fewer layers of carbon.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:45 PM   #2658
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Thank you for the tips.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:42 PM   #2659
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This is awesome. Can I get a build list and steps?


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I could not find a catch can that looked decent on the market, so I made one. I have an AOS prior to the can so I don't have any fluid in it yet. I might not be as pleasing to look at with a bunch of oil in it. We'll see.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:15 PM   #2660
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No, it's got some clearcoat with UV protection. It's not vacuum infused, just laminated. I was thinking of ways to vacuum infuse it but couldn't think of a way since this was my first attempt with carbon fiber. It's more for looks than anything.
Do you have a write up or setups? A guide that you sort of followed? I attempted this a few years ago, and while I'm decent with composites, carbon was pretty new to me. Did you use spray adhesive first?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:51 PM   #2661
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^just watch the videos on youtube, it's fairly simple...
Also depends if you want to make a part out of CF or if you just want the look
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:27 AM   #2662
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in a way it was after applying the first coat, even after sanding, the paint still ran a bit rather than stick so I had to improvise. After that, each coat I applied stuck and the clear coat cleaned it up.
You can still noticeably tell at least in pictures but I thought it looked cool it gave it character cause it didn't really look like drips. To me it just looks cool I guess. I love it.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:18 AM   #2663
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might not be the most "unique" but definitely don't hear too much about it.

i'll be mocking up my td04 turbo setup on my 2.5 RS today, pics to follow.
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:55 AM   #2664
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blurry but looks cool



the biggest hurdle of the install, how to get that up pipe to connect.


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Old 04-06-2013, 02:36 PM   #2665
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blurry but looks cool

the biggest hurdle of the install, how to get that up pipe to connect.

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You're going to have to either notch the cross member or get a legacy turbo or a turbo GC cross member (assuming this is going into a GC or GF chassis). I notched the cross member during my swap and welded in some supports, probably would have been easier to just buy a factory one.
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:40 PM   #2666
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this is my 04 RS so its a GD. im probably either getting a GD turbo crossmember and front sway, or having custom up and down pipes made
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:52 PM   #2667
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Those are grids.

XXR's look nothing like those. Neither do the varr's, or the volks.
Just saying grids have thinner spokes. Xxr522's look exactly like that. Not to mention changing the offset would change the look of the spokes. And the wider rim.
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:12 PM   #2668
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How would two wheel with a different number of spokes look identical?

Grids have 6 spokes, 522s have 7 spokes...
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:35 PM   #2669
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Combo of custom stuff, my shift knob from WC Lathe Werks, docking station integration for my Zune into the dash head unit and the holster for the pistol by the gearshift.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:33 PM   #2670
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That cell phone docking location would drive me nuts being by my knee...
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:27 PM   #2671
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Combo of custom stuff, my shift knob from WC Lathe Werks, docking station integration for my Zune into the dash head unit and the holster for the pistol by the gearshift.
I used to have a similar setup until my zune finally bit the dust. Could hear it spinning for a while and then it just pooped the bed
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:43 PM   #2672
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I used to have a similar setup until my zune finally bit the dust. Could hear it spinning for a while and then it just pooped the bed
My iPod from 2004 has been through 3 HDD's already because I'm too cheap to replace the damn thing

Alcantara hand brake lever, last time I've seen one offered was for an M3/5.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:17 PM   #2673
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My iPod from 2004 has been through 3 HDD's already because I'm too cheap to replace the damn thing

Alcantara hand brake lever, last time I've seen one offered was for an M3/5.
Where do u get that material!?
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:15 PM   #2674
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That cell phone docking location would drive me nuts being by my knee...
It's actually not bad at all, gives a good line of sight so I can glance down at it without any glare. Doesn't interfere with my driving position at all. And for the other zune guy, I'm on my second HD as well but I really hate apple and theres not much aftermarket support for anything else.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:25 PM   #2675
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Where do u get that material!?
Carbon6 from NSX forum. 20% cheaper than JPM.
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