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sirloin
06-01-2005, 01:16 PM
hey guys. im about to finish my kicks and i want to cover them in carbon fiber instead of carpet or vinyl...anyone know where i can jsut get cheap cover? and if anyone had any pix that would be great too thx

denver

req
06-01-2005, 01:18 PM
www.ebay.com

sells it for quite cheap. just use it like you would fiberglass, but use ONE LARGE PIECE (you MUST get it as smooth and even as possible, its quite dificult with many curves)

and epoxy it in place.

MAKE SURE the surface is BABY smooth to begin with.

sirloin
06-01-2005, 01:23 PM
are you serious..****t here is no easy way huh. **** that *****. any other options?

sirloin
06-01-2005, 01:24 PM
acutally is there any place local? would a craftshop have it?

req
06-01-2005, 01:37 PM
prolly not.

ive never seen it local. anywhere.

sirloin
06-01-2005, 01:41 PM
tha'ts not good at all. hmm..i guess imma just do it vinyl or something. cause to lazy to go buy it and then wait. so imma just make it nice and smooth and then vinyl it.

i was wondering though for kicks? does it matter how big or small it is? i mean when making a kick what matters most? i know for subs it's the size of the box, ported, sealed, or what not, but what makes a good kick?

DOHCrazy
06-01-2005, 01:55 PM
You can usually CF patterned vinyl at fabric shops. You could cover your kicks in that. It wont be real, but most people couldnt tell.

bcarpenterfhl
06-01-2005, 07:59 PM
TAP Plastics is local for me...i dont know about any of their other locations.

MetalMaxima
06-02-2005, 07:03 AM
You can actually order a variety of woven carbon fiber materials from uscomposites.com.

Top-notch customer service and products, I highly recommend them!!!!

http://www.uscomposites.com/Images/cf/cf48350.jpg

http://www.uscomposites.com/Images/cf/cf19750.jpg

http://www.uscomposites.com/Images/cf/cf5530.jpg

MetalMaxima
06-02-2005, 07:04 AM
Oh, and here is the link to the website w/ the carbon fiber...

http://www.uscomposites.com/carbonpage.html

sirloin
06-02-2005, 10:21 AM
that is some seriously enpsensive stuff. so basically it goes on like fiberglass right?

MetalMaxima
06-02-2005, 12:11 PM
Yes, it does, but I would have to agree with Req in that it should be SUPER smooth prior to adding the cf. Make sure you have your stippling technique down well prior to adding the cf. Just keep in mind that you will have to sand the resin glaze off and paint it with a clearcoat.


It is expensive, but I think the price would be well worth it for such a custom peice.

MetalMaxima
06-02-2005, 12:14 PM
www.ebay.com

sells it for quite cheap. just use it like you would fiberglass, but use ONE LARGE PIECE (you MUST get it as smooth and even as possible, its quite dificult with many curves)

and epoxy it in place.

MAKE SURE the surface is BABY smooth to begin with.

I don't think it would be too hard once the mat is soaked... :crazy:

sirloin
06-02-2005, 12:33 PM
that is true..but i think im going to use something cheap to cover it first. to see how the imaging is on components first. i dont want to make super nice *** enclosures but sound liek crap. ill prolly test it out in the middle of june or something. ill let you guys know how it goes. once i get everything together..thx for all the help!