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#41 BoostedS70

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 06:59 AM

I make carbon fiber part's for everything from volvos to lambos. carbon is definatly very tricky to get it to look good and last. i cant imagine doing it with out a spary booth some heat or some good way to vacuum bag. the end result realy comes down to the quality of the composites used epoxy, clear coat, sealer etc, the teqnique and the actual skill and care of the person making the piece's. im sure lots of you have seen the carbon fiber on some ricey acura or honda and it looks yellow in the sun thats because the sealer is failing and it turning yellow from the heat of the engine and the sun. the weave or the pattern that the carbon fiber makes also tends to look very bad and the lines tend to curve and are not perfectly parallel. the reason is the parts tend to be mass produced at a cheap price 500$ or less and sold on flebay or some ricer website. they use really cheap composites to turn a profit, and that causes the yellowing, fading, and chipping and ther is really no attention to detail that goes into each individual piece. the clear me and my boss use is 400$ a gallon we use only the best materials and composites and each piece is individualy wraped or molded and then goes threw a 10 step process to finish product. the finished pieces are beautiful the clear looks thick and perfectly smooth while the weave is perfectly straight. its nice someone started a thread about this i was in the process doing it im glad to see what you guys are looking for and plan on doing a production run of some volvo parts. bigger parts hoods bumpers will be on a made to order basis and smaller pieces mirrors shift knobs etc will be on the shelf ready to go. we are in the process of moving but i will post some pics on here. i will be offering the first run of carbon parts in the early spring. ther will be different weaves to choose from along with different thread counts and colors. thanks
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:52 PM

I was just playing around in VADIS last night, and came across how to take off the roof in a 98 V70, and they want you cutting it out and welding it back in for reinstallation, not glue/rivets.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 04:18 PM

We use an adhesive called plexis at work on our aerospace applications.....that stuff will stay, promise.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:51 PM

I make carbon fiber part's for everything from volvos to lambos. carbon is definatly very tricky to get it to look good and last. i cant imagine doing it with out a spary booth some heat or some good way to vacuum bag. the end result realy comes down to the quality of the composites used epoxy, clear coat, sealer etc, the teqnique and the actual skill and care of the person making the piece's. im sure lots of you have seen the carbon fiber on some ricey acura or honda and it looks yellow in the sun thats because the sealer is failing and it turning yellow from the heat of the engine and the sun. the weave or the pattern that the carbon fiber makes also tends to look very bad and the lines tend to curve and are not perfectly parallel. the reason is the parts tend to be mass produced at a cheap price 500$ or less and sold on flebay or some ricer website. they use really cheap composites to turn a profit, and that causes the yellowing, fading, and chipping and ther is really no attention to detail that goes into each individual piece. the clear me and my boss use is 400$ a gallon we use only the best materials and composites and each piece is individualy wraped or molded and then goes threw a 10 step process to finish product. the finished pieces are beautiful the clear looks thick and perfectly smooth while the weave is perfectly straight. its nice someone started a thread about this i was in the process doing it im glad to see what you guys are looking for and plan on doing a production run of some volvo parts. bigger parts hoods bumpers will be on a made to order basis and smaller pieces mirrors shift knobs etc will be on the shelf ready to go. we are in the process of moving but i will post some pics on here. i will be offering the first run of carbon parts in the early spring. ther will be different weaves to choose from along with different thread counts and colors. thanks

Glad I could be so helpful. Thanks for the tips, I intend on constructing a large vacuum bag set up, and building a small spray booth as well, but ovens or large heat sources are way outta my budget for now. And for the parts I make for myself they will be painted or vinyl covered so I dont care how the weave or clear looks (I can save a ton of money by making these parts functional and sturdy, instead of paying for a company, who wants the weave and resin to be show quality, to make it for me) , on smaller pieces I would use the high end resin, clear, and straighten the weaves.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:28 AM

I was just playing around in VADIS last night, and came across how to take off the roof in a 98 V70, and they want you cutting it out and welding it back in for reinstallation, not glue/rivets.


how do you suggest to WELD graphite?
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 01:19 AM

how do you suggest to WELD graphite?


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:21 AM

I would be very interested on a carbon fiber SUNROOF DELETE for my S70.

- 110% waterproof
- perfect fitment
- great quality
- plug n play install (no modifications)
- be able to bring it back to stock with no modifications.

It'd be nice to get rid of that unwanted, excess weight. For future track days, canyon runs and for better gas mileage.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:43 PM

how do you suggest to WELD graphite?


Lol, I think I was on my phone when I wrote that. Either way, I was totally not thinking about the new roof being carbon fiber....






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