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.