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I personally know [email protected] Eurodyne through the Bimmer forums - he is a great guy.
I have also personally seen these products at Bavarian Exclusive - a bimmer shop in Brea. The wrap looks superb...you can essentially wrap anything in this CF weave.

I'd be interested in this as I am a CF whore.
 

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Specifically, I would like to cover some of the hard plastic bits on the dash and back panel.
 

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Carbon fiber veneers make carbon fiber appear as valuable as a cheap plastic chrome accessory. This is wallpaper for cars. These veneer products make me hesitant on placing any real carbon fiber bits in my interior. In a few years, even the cheapest of cars will have faux carbon fiber everywhere on an OEM interior. On the other hand, the industrial texture creates a nice blending element between the plastic and metal interiors, so to each his own.
 

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Ordering tonight. Will post pics of completed work to admire or poke fun at. :D
 

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Ordering tonight. Will post pics of completed work to admire or poke fun at. :D
PM me with the secret to contacting those guys. Their web form didn't work and no reply to my e-mail either. :shrug:
 

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I actually ordered this stuff about a month ago. The look is ok but i don't think that it's all that close to a CF look. I covered my airbag, binnacle, steering column and those little panels on each side of the dash. I ended up removing it all because I didn't like the look. It definitely has a fabric look and IMHO if you have any CF parts, it doesn't look right ( I have CF door panels). The quality of the "fabric" is good and it stretches so that you can make sure there aren't any bubbles. Make sure you use a high quality, tacky adhesive otherwise it will bubble and come off.
 

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Did you take any pix?
No but i still have some of the wrap on one of my little covers. I'll take a pic and post it so you can see it. If you look at that thread, you'll see some BMW installs. On those cars, it fits in but I think with the interior that we have, it looks a little out of place. Then again, what do I know :shrug:

Also, some advice: If you have any question on if you're going to like it or not, do a couple of small pieces. Getting the adhesive off is a major PIA.
 

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PM me with the secret to contacting those guys. Their web form didn't work and no reply to my e-mail either. :shrug:
I sent off an email this evening. I'll just wait and see.

No but i still have some of the wrap on one of my little covers. I'll take a pic and post it so you can see it. If you look at that thread, you'll see some BMW installs. On those cars, it fits in but I think with the interior that we have, it looks a little out of place. Then again, what do I know :shrug:

Also, some advice: If you have any question on if you're going to like it or not, do a couple of small pieces. Getting the adhesive off is a major PIA.
Thanks for the feedback! I was hoping someone would chime in with some personal experience with this stuff. I'm going to give it a shot. My intent is to practice on a couple of non-Lotus bits, and if it looks okay, I'll go for it on my Elise. If it looks like crap, then I will use the remainder of the material to cover an old cabinet in my garage. :D
 

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Keith here's their phone number off their business card: 909-869-8007


Here are some pics of one of the panel that I haven't taken off yet:



Here's the a comparison of real CF fabric and the wrap:



Unfinished CF and the wrap look close but when you resin it, it looks a lot different. I think that if you did only the CF wrap it would look good but mixing the 2 just didn't do it for me. But again, that's just my opinion.

If anyone is wondering (or even cares) why I have a roll of CF in my garage, I've been giving a shot at making actual CF trim cover pieces for our car to cover up the hideous faux perforated leather. Being a perfectionist it's going to take me some time to get the technique down and I'm sure someone will have it done before me, lol. But as soon as I get the first set done to my liking, I'll post pictures for you guys and see what you think.
 

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I also like the matte better but would the wrap look more realistic with clear-coat applied after installation. I tried something similar with those cheap vinyl stuff you find in auto stores. Thank god its not in my lotus but my other car. It's actually started to bubble up where I didn't apply any clear-coat.
 

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well be happy to know the stuff your putting on your lotus is on every other ricorz civic, nissan se-r, 350z, 240sx, Ive seen it on everything. The kiddies are going crazy with it because of how cheap and realistic it looks.
 

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well be happy to know the stuff your putting on your lotus is on every other ricorz civic, nissan se-r, 350z, 240sx, Ive seen it on everything. The kiddies are going crazy with it because of how cheap and realistic it looks.
And the point of your comment is? Not sure about everyone else, but I could give a rats ass about what you think. Have a good day!
 

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fake carbon isnt for me
Except for weight savings benefits, REAL CF isn't for me! I just had my Prototype Composites CF Cup Roof painted body color!
 

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And the point of your comment is? Not sure about everyone else, but I could give a rats ass about what you think. Have a good day!
whoa... somebody is a little touchy about the "fake Carbon" their throwing on a Lotus.

Congrats with that buddy.

Have a nice DAY! :lol:
 
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