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Another CTS-V set finished up…

Just got this set polished up and shipped out.  Turned out fantastic.  We did these in a custom 4×4 twill fabric.

First time we’ve ever done a CTS-V shift knob.

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.

Few more CTS-V sets finished up

These were done in the standard 2×2 twill fabric, so they’ve got a traditional carbon fiber look.  I can’t wait to see some installed pictures so we can add them to the CTS-V gallery.

Red CTS-V set is done…

and it turned out great.  I’ll be wrapping these pieces up next week and shipping them off to their owner, so hopefully we see some installed pictures of this set real soon.

It is really hard to capture the color with a camera, but I did my best:

In certain lights, the red looks dark and almost black.

But if you catch it at the right angle, the red starts to peek through.

The center console was done in black, to compliment the rest of the red trim.

The small cover under the radio.  We’ll add the chrome tab right before we put it back together.

The radio piece.  I’m really happy with how this turned out.

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