We’ve done a few BMW sets in the past, mostly e46 and e90 sets, but now we’re about halfway done with our first M5 set. I’m really happy with how it is turning out so far, particularly the shifter piece. I can’t wait to finish this set up and see how it looks installed.
We start with an e60 wood core that gets sanded down to make room for the extra material of the carbon fiber and epoxy.
After laying the pieces out on the fabric (we went with an upgraded 20oz 2×2 twill for the M5), we carefully cut it out to the appropriate sizes.
We then mix up some bonding epoxy and apply it to the pieces.
A few hours later, the fabric has been applied and the first major step on the trim is completed. This week, we’ll start adding epoxy to the pieces to give it the gloss and depth that most people associate with carbon fiber.