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Old 10th June 2009, 09:16   #91
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i think there is no difference between carbon fibre sheet and cloth,when u get the roll of carbon fibre its cloth like.you can spread it on the mould and apply the requisite resin.
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Anyone has done an installation on their dashes and trims in Bangalore? Appreciate if someone can give some pointers to a guy or guys who can do this. Thanks in advance!
carbon fiber cloth is a raw material to be used for production of parts, where as CF sheets are already prepared cloths ready to go, they have adhesive backing which can be contoured in any shape and pasted. In bangalore evo has installed couple of mautos CF SHEETS, if you want to coat your interiors with CF you can send the parts to Mauto , they will coat and send you back but takes a week time. The cost will work out half of these sheets and looks better.
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carbon fiber cloth is a raw material to be used for production of parts, where as CF sheets are already prepared cloths ready to go, they have adhesive backing which can be contoured in any shape and pasted.
So, essentially cloth are CF sheets without adhesive backing?

If I just acquire cloth, how difficult it is to convert them into sheets and who can do it?

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So, essentially cloth are CF sheets without adhesive backing?

If I just acquire cloth, how difficult it is to convert them into sheets and who can do it?
we are looking next to putting a composite manufacturing unit making CF parts is very hard, and also cf cloth is expensive, and you dont get raw materials in small quantities, unless.. you order a ton of every thing I believe..
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we are looking next to putting a composite manufacturing unit making CF parts is very hard, and also cf cloth is expensive, and you dont get raw materials in small quantities, unless.. you order a ton of every thing I believe..
Actually, a friend is returning from Swiss and he's got hold of 36" x 36" CF cloth. So, just wanted to check the feasibility of the next steps here

By the way, he quoted 40 Swiss Francs, that's about 35 USD approx.

So, it's better to get CF sheets right?

Edit - @West, I got ur PM, thanks!

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Actually, a friend is returning from Swiss and he's got hold of 36" x 36" CF cloth. So, just wanted to check the feasibility of the next steps here

By the way, he quoted 40 Swiss Francs, that's about 35 USD approx.

So, it's better to get CF sheets right?
I think to make CF sheet you need to use atleast 3 layers of cloth, so for 1 sq ft sheet you need 3 sqft cloth. It would work out that 600 rs /sq you need just cloth, where as coating will cost you around 1000 rs/ sqft finished
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Thanks west!

I'll contact my local mechanic and seat accessories guy and see if he has any experience in working with the sheets. Accordingly, I'll decide whether to source or not to from Switzerland.

If not, Hyderabad is the only option
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I sourced this from Chennai GP road Chennai. Pasted it on my rear licence plate trims and some on the dash and doors! I painted a coat of clear over it to stop it from fading away gradually!
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I sourced this from Chennai GP road Chennai. Pasted it on my rear licence plate trims and some on the dash and doors! I painted a coat of clear over it to stop it from fading away gradually!
Please post the pictures.

Cost? Who did the installation and finishing?
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Please post the pictures.

Cost? Who did the installation and finishing?
Forgot to upload image! anyway here it is.

Installation did by myself, clear coated from a local garage.
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why would you want to make real carbon fibre look like those fake carbon fibre look vinyls ??? the matte look would have been more authentic !
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why would you want to make real carbon fibre look like those fake carbon fibre look vinyls ??? the matte look would have been more authentic !
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I sourced this from Chennai GP road Chennai. Pasted it on my rear licence plate trims and some on the dash and doors! I painted a coat of clear over it to stop it from fading away gradually!
adding to green horn ,, it wont last long,from chipping if airlock is gone. sticker doesnt do good with clear.
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i think there is no difference between carbon fibre sheet and cloth,when u get the roll of carbon fibre its cloth like.you can spread it on the mould and apply the requisite resin.
While it is similar to glass fibre, there's a lot more to it. Else, I'd be running CF bonnet, boot and rear doors in my car.
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While it is similar to glass fibre, there's a lot more to it. Else, I'd be running CF bonnet, boot and rear doors in my car.
yes, rightly said nitrous, glass fiber is a heavy material and takes lot of resin inside, so it can hold to surface, CF is something very different when it touches resin, it simply doesnt stay on the surface, very hard to keep on the surface resulting in lot of air bubbles. .and ofcourse sanding the surface is entirely a different story. You need to work your A.. of to get it to mirror finish... LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS .....AND .... OF WORK
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why would you want to make real carbon fibre look like those fake carbon fibre look vinyls ??? the matte look would have been more authentic !
I had matte finish hood, i peeled of the sticker just 2 days back! The looks is Authentic but they are very prone to scratches!
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I had matte finish hood, i peeled of the sticker just 2 days back! The looks is Authentic but they are very prone to scratches!
How much did the CF look-alike cost you? Any contact info to get the same from Chennai?
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