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Custom red CTS-V center console started…

We just got started on some more CTS-V pieces for a customer in Chicago.  He wanted to maintain the factory look of the original door and dash pieces, but still do something that would set his car apart.  Eventually he decided to go with a red carbon/kevlar hybrid fabric just on his center console pieces.

We start with the raw fabric wrapped onto the original plastic parts.

Then gradually add epoxy resin.  You can see that the kevlar doesn’t soak in the epoxy very well, so the texture of the fabric can still be seen somewhat on the surface.  This will have to be aggressively sanded smooth after the parts are cured.

The radio face has multiple sections that will need to be drilled out by hand.  This is, by far, the most time consuming part on the set.

These will go into the oven for a post cure in the next couple of days.  After that, they’ll get trimmed and sanded smooth and ready for clearcoat.

CTS-V trunk trim teaser…

We’ve been working on a CTS-V carbon fiber trunk trim for a customer that already has a set of interior trim.  We finished it up last week and it is on the way to him.  Once he gets it installed, I’ll post some more pictures.

Here it is all finished up.

We took the original trunk trim and ground it down to make room for the fabric and epoxy.  We went with a custom fabric to match the customer’s interior trim.

At first we were just going to wrap the front of the piece and paint the bottom black.  But then we decided that would make the part incomplete and the CTS-V deserved better, so we wrapped the entire part and planned on cutting out holes for the trunk latch and the plate lights.

The customer requested that we remove the Cadillac logo, so we filled it in and sanded it smooth.  The logo can no longer be seen.

Added several coats of epoxy.

Sanded smooth and clearcoated.

And the finish product.

Quick Porsche Parts Price List

I’ve received quite a bit of inquiries for pricing on some Porsche parts, so I figured I would throw together a quick list of the more popular pieces.  Keep in mind, these prices still haven’t been finalized yet so they may fluctuate a bit in the future.  They also do not include cores or core deposits (I still haven’t been able to find a reliable core supplier yet, so that is another issue).

Discounts will be given to those who purchase multiple parts.  More discounts will be given to those who can send their parts in to be wrapped (perfect for those of you who lock your Porsche up for the winter).  It takes about 3-4 weeks to manufacture these parts, sometimes a bit longer, especially on the Porsche stuff as some of the pieces are complex.

Additional pieces can be made upon request.  If you see a part you want done made by someone else, chances are, we can do it as well.  We are a small shop (just a few guys in a warehouse out in Arizona) so we don’t have a ton of overhead and can make these parts cheaper than a lot of other manufacturers.  Because our parts are custom made by hand here in the US, we can tailor your parts to you and wrap them in whatever fabric you want, in whatever finish you want.  Silver, red, blue, you name it.  We only use the highest quality fabric (11oz or higher weight, almost every other shop only uses 5.7oz – higher weight means more individual strands of carbon, which leads to a tighter, straighter weave) and pro quality epoxies that resist yellowing over time.

If you’re interested in setting up an order or have any questions, feel free to email me at matt@ocarbon.com

Pricing:

Map covers – $425

Door pulls – $400

 

Instrument surround – $400

Ignition surround – $125

Hazard surround – $125

 

Radio – $500

 

Couple quick CTS-V install teaser photos…

You may remember the custom red and black CTS-V interior we did a few months ago and we’ve finally got a few installed photos.

Now I know these aren’t the best photos in the world (they were taken with a cell phone) but they’re better than nothing.  The owner has promised us legit photos with a real camera once the weather clears up.  The red looks a little bright in these, its a bit more dark  and subdued in person.

I’m really happy with how it turned out, particularly the center console piece.

 

First installed pictures from a 996 Porsche…

Big thanks to my friend Joey at EuroAddiction for being the first to get some parts made for his 911 GT3 as well as Angela Pappas at Fl@sh Photography for taking the time to get some pictures done for us.

These parts were made with a custom 20oz 2×2 twill fabric, which uses almost 4 times as much individual strands of carbon fiber than a standard weave.  More strands equals a thicker, tighter weave.

I’ve got more parts in the works for this car, so keep your eyes open for those soon.  If you’re interested in having parts made for your Porsche, fill out our custom quote form and we can get you setup.

Full gallery can be found here:

http://ocarbon.com/gallery/porsche/joey

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