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A few more quick shots of the 1 series trim before it got shipped out…

Finished polishing the 1 series trim and snapped a few more pictures of it before I packaged it up and shipped it off to its new owner.  Should be there in a few days and hopefully we can get some good installed pictures of it.

Just got a BMW 1 series set of trim in…

Just got our first 1 series set of core trim to start working on.  Here is the progress we’ve made so far.

What started out as wood was ground down to make room for the added material of the carbon fiber, epoxy, and clearcoat.

Laying out the pieces, to determine how much to cut off the roll.

We went with a 20oz 2×2 twill carbon fiber.

The fabric is taped up and cut off.

After setting the pieces up, we apply a bonding epoxy to adhere the fabric to the core.

The fabric is laid down and the weave is straightened out.

A short time later, we’ve trimmed off the excess fabric and wrapped it clean.

In a few days, after the bonding epoxy has fully cured, we’ll start applying epoxy to the surface of the pieces to give it some depth.  Stay tuned for more.

e60 BMW carbon fiber trim set is almost done…

just needs a quick wetsand and polish and it will be ready to get shipped out to the customer.   We used an upgraded 20oz 2×2 twill fabric on it, with the weave going in all one direction.  Very happy with how it turned out.

just got started with our first e60 m5 set of trim…

We’ve done a few BMW sets in the past, mostly e46 and e90 sets, but now we’re about halfway done with our first M5 set.  I’m really happy with how it is turning out so far, particularly the shifter piece.  I can’t wait to finish this set up and see how it looks installed.

We start with an e60 wood core that gets sanded down to make room for the extra material of the carbon fiber and epoxy.

After laying the pieces out on the fabric (we went with an upgraded 20oz 2×2 twill for the M5), we carefully cut it out to the appropriate sizes.

We then mix up some bonding epoxy and apply it to the pieces.

A few hours later, the fabric has been applied and the first major step on the trim is completed.  This week, we’ll start adding epoxy to the pieces to give it the gloss and depth that most people associate with carbon fiber.

 

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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