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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.

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.

 

Check out this custom red A3 set we’re working on…

It is only the second A3 set we’ve ever made, and it just happens to be made out of red carbon/kevlar.  We’re also doing the A frames that surround the shifter, but those are going to take a bit longer.

Stay tuned for installed pictures.

 

 

Some red and blue pieces clearcoated

We were able to get the two custom carbon kevlar sets we’ve been working on clearcoated today.  Very happy with the results.

Before we start, the pieces look almost matte as they have been sanded down to 800 grit to make a nice, smooth surface for the clear to adhere to.

Only going to need a little bit of clearcoat for these sets.

First up in the booth are some ashtrays.

Look at that shine.

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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