Carbon Fiber Addicts Anonymous Thread

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  1. AceOne

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    Interior so far... IMG_20180107_140256.jpg
     
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    Looking good! You took your airbag apart too?!? Vinyl right? What brand / color? I got like 20 different samples of blue trying to match DIB, then I just went with 3M 1080 Satin Mystique Blue. Close enough, and it wouldn't reflect/blind in the sunlight.
     
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    It came out, not that popular of an option I guess, only available on Premiums too. I've only seen it once in person.
     
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    I actually painted all the Chrome trim and lots of other interior parts with DIB base/Clear Sherwin Williams paint. No vinyl in my car but I have my graphics guy make all the exterior yellow decals in vinyl since we remove and clean and buff the paint for major events regularly. I even painted the tiny chrome tips on the window switch buttons and trim. IMG_0657 email.JPG IMG_20180107_135658  small.JPG IMG_20180107_140557 small.JPG
     
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    That is so amazing!!!!! And here I thought I was the only one crazy enough to do all the detail work. IMG_0800.JPG IMG_0917.JPG IMG_1592.JPG IMG_0841.JPG
     
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    Those small parts look real familiar! Nice job on the wrap. Painting them was the only way I could get the perfect match for DIB
     
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    Hi everyone! My name is AmericanV8Guy (Nick for the ladies), and I too am a CF addict.... IMG_6068.jpg IMG_6070.jpg IMG_6386.jpg IMG_5747.jpg
     
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    Where did you mount the studs for your Aerocatch latches? Would you mind sharing a pic? Can't figure out where I want to put mine...
     
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    CF hood, front fenders, trunk lid, and spoiler installed. Yes, they are CF, and yes, I did want them painted to match the rest of the car. Still need to finish the stripes.

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    Those look like they are positioned over the Radiator support brackets. The stud is usually mounted to those brackets. Didn't work for my Vented Anderson Composites hood though.
     
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    I’ve had the hood for a while now, but can’t think of a good place to mount the catches to. Mine's the EB on the right, for clarification. The GT350 belongs to a coworker. BC27DBF8-D725-4DBC-9345-FC6AD2E55BE3.jpeg
     
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    You are correct. The studs are in fact positioned over the radiator support brackets. And I too was also going to add that this location may not work on other hoods, as the design of different hoods may require alternate solutions/placement.
    I do almost everything myself when it comes to my car (as well as with the help of a few friends on occasion); but having to cut a hole into my brand new CF hood and align all of the hardware perfectly was not something I was ready to do. These (or other hood pins, but hood latches are a little more secure IMO) are a MUST for any CF hood. I only drove my car with my new hood once on the freeway, when I noticed it flexing due to the air pressure buildup in the engine bay. I brought it down to the local performance shop that I like and he did an excellent job with the cutting/mounting. Here are a few pics for placement, BUT AGAIN, these mounting points worked for my cowl hood, and may not work for other styles of hoods. IMG_6327.jpg IMG_6328.jpg IMG_6329.jpg IMG_6330.jpg IMG_6331.jpg
     
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    Welcome to all the new members!

    Nice hood latches, come to think of it I haven't seen any old school hood pins on a S550
     
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    Just scroll up a little on this page to post 189.
     
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    Sometimes I need help. Thank you
     
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    Looks nice. Where did you get the chrome trim accents? I probably just didn't look hard enough on eBay/Ali but could never find anything for the PP gauges or AC vents. I got internal rings on the AC vents and Cfiber overlays for the black covers, but nothing for the chrome outlines.

    I like the shift boot one, I got a CFiber overlay for it but it doesn't cover the whole thing.
     
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    I took everything apart and and scuffed up all the chrome parts then painted them with Deep Impact Blue paint. Base/ Clear coat just like the outside of car.
     
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    We all do sometimes. That's why I come here.
     
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    While I wouldn't consider myself an addict just yet, I did just order one of the following:
    • Ford Performance Shift Knob Carbon Fiber With 6-Speed Pattern V6/EcoBoost/GT 2015-2019
    The subwoofers in my car also have carbon fiber diaphragms which look pretty neat.
     
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    I think we all have pre-18 cars in here. You may have to be the first and let us know.
     
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