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Another 20oz set finished…

I’m liking this fabric more and more as I continue to complete sets with it.  This is the 4th overall 20oz set I’ve completed (two B5 sets and this is the second B6/B7 set).  The thicker fabric has a much tighter weave.

A few pics of some custom pieces for Coran…

Few pics of the first of many pieces for Coran’s B6 A4.

First up are the seatbacks.  These are all cleaned up and ready for clearcoat.  I’ll be dropping them off at a bodyshop to be clearcoated later this week.  They are just too big for me to handle the clearcoating on my own and need to be done by a professional.

Close up of the groove in the seatback.

These last few pics are of the airbag covers located in the seats.  They just need to be wetsanded and polished and will be ready to go.

I’ve got a bunch more parts being made for Coran.  You can check out the progress of his car in this thread over on Audizine.

Couple of 11oz and 20oz comparison photos…

It’s been a while since I’ve had some time to make some blog posts (I’ve been sick the last few weeks) but I have a bunch of stuff to post over the next week or two.

Lately, I’ve had some customers ask me about the difference between 20oz and 11oz 2×2 twill.  I took a few photos of some B5 pieces side by side for comparison (I’ve also included a 6oz silver, because I don’t use 6oz black fabric anymore).

First and foremost, I’ll explain the differences in the weight.  The weight itself is the actual weight of 1 square yard of the fabric.  A heavier fabric will have a thicker bundle of fiber and is generally considered more attractive.  The thicker the bundle, the tighter the weave (6oz fiber tends to have gaps between the bundles because they are so skinny).  In the simplest terms, a 20oz fabric will have almost twice as much individual strands of carbon as an 11oz fabric.

Here are a couple of close up side by side shots of the 11oz and 20oz pieces.  You can see how much thicker the bundles are on the 20oz compared to the 11oz.

Couple more close ups of the 20oz.

Compare the thickness of the bundles on the 20oz to the thickness on the 6oz silver.  A side note about the silver: it is basically aluminum powder coated fiberglass, and not real carbon fiber.  I hate working with it, as the aluminum makes it very stiff and brittle which makes wrapping it around complex curves very difficult.

Last up I have a teaser of a 9oz plain B5 set that I’m working on.  It has more of a checkerboard pattern, where as the twill goes in a diagonal direction.

A new B8 A4/S4 gallery added…

Just got a few pictures from David of his B8 beltline trim installed.  I still have a few more pieces to finish up and get them sent off to him, so I’ll be adding more pictures to his gallery once he gets the shifter piece and the vent/MMI pieces.

Full gallery with a few more pics here

Couple quick D2 A8 teaser shots…

Someone bought the production D2 A8 set yesterday, so I started wetsanding and polishing some pieces from it (it worked out kind of nice because I’m currently wetsanding and polishing about 10 other things).  Unfortunately, the owner has an S8 and this set was made for an A8L, so some of the pieces will need to be remade.  I figured since it was going to take a while before the owner got his completed set, I’d polish up the dash pieces for him real quick and send them to him so he had something to check out while the last few pieces were being manufactured.  I think he’ll be pretty happy with them.

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