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Carbon Fiber Funnel Scavenger Hunt

Want to win our carbon fiber funnel?  We’re giving it away to the first person who can win our little scavenger hunt.  First person to post the correct answer in response to this post on our Facebook page will get the funnel.  Only one guess per person, so make your first guess count.

Ready to play?

Clues:

  1. We’re looking for a number.  It is a number between 1 and 1652.
  2. I have personally posted this number somewhere on the internet.
  3. Chances are, I posted this number on the oCarbon Facebook page, in the oCarbon blog, or on a major forum we sponsor (www.audizine.com, www.euroaddiction.net, www.ctsvowners.com, and www.cadillacforums.com).
  4. This number can be found in an image I personally posted.
  5. This image was posted in the last 3 months.
  6. The number takes up the majority of the image.
  7. The image contains a lot of the color red.
Good luck!

 

We’re giving away this carbon fiber funnel…

A few months ago, there was a pretty funny post on Audizine involving a funnel (I’m sure a few of you know what I’m talking about).

To celebrate what has become an inside joke on the forums, we went ahead and made the worlds best carbon fiber funnel and we’re giving it away to one of our Facebook fans.  It is guaranteed* to speed up your oil change times, as well as improve your engine’s performance.

We’re not sure how we’re going to give it away yet, so we’re looking for ideas.  Should we have a funnel themed photo contest?  Another random drawing?  Maybe you’ve got a better idea on the fairest way to give this bad boy out.  If so, post up your ideas on our Facebook page and let us know what you think.

*not a guarantee

 

About halfway done with this B6/B7 blue set…

Really hard to get good pictures of this fabric to show the true colors.

At certain angles and in certain lights, the blue fabric almost looks black.  If you look close you can catch a hint of dark blue:

But then at other angles you can really see the blue:

Another custom CTS-V trim set underway…

Now that I’m an official vendor over at CadillacForums.com it’s the perfect time to do a full write up on the production of a CTS-V carbon fiber set of trim from start to finish.

This particular set is going to be pretty custom, with red carbon/kevlar hybrid fabric being used on the main trim along the doors and dash and a 5HS black fabric being used on the center console.  It is a pretty daring combination, but it should look amazing once installed in the car.

This is the OEM trim in its original form.  The doors and dash are a fake printed “carbon” and the center console is a gloss plastic.  No idea why GM choose to cheap out on materials for such a cool car like the CTS-V, but this trim is perfect for getting wrapped.

First, the center console pieces are scuffed up so the fabric has something to grip to.

The fabric being used on these pieces is a traditional black carbon fiber that has been woven in a 5HS pattern.  This fabric runs vertical in appearance.

Getting the pieces laid out on the fabric so the correct sizes can be cut.

Same treatment for the door pieces on the red carbon/kevlar.

Once the fabric has been cut, a thin coat of bonding epoxy is applied to the pieces.

Getting the center console taped up and the same bonding epoxy is applied.

Now the fun part starts.

After an hour or so of trimming a lot of excess fabric, the pieces are finally starting to come together.

These pieces look bright red now, but once they are wetted out with epoxy, they’ll turn a much darker red that shifts in color depending on how the light hits it.

Same process on the center console pieces.

That is it for now.  The bonding epoxy needs a day or two to cure, but once the fabric is secure to the pieces I can start adding epoxy to them and they’ll really start to take shape.

I’ll post more updates in the blog later this week.

Our first set of Porsche pieces are finished…

I made these pieces for a former Audi customer of mine.  He was one of the first Audi’s to get a set made in the 20oz 2×2 twill (probably the first B6S4 owner to have it done).  2 years later, him and I are good friends and when he sold his B6S4 and stepped into a 911 GT3, I knew I’d have to make some parts for it.

These parts are just the first few of many that I’ll be making for him.

Up first is the radio surround.

Followed by the map covers for the doors.

Hazard surround.

Last, but not least, the ignition surround.

We’ll have many, many more parts for this particular Porsche in the coming weeks, expect a full photoshoot and new product pages in a month or two.

 

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