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    Default Complete Carbon Fiber door panels*C4 Corvettes*

    okay guys, since there are limited parts and vendors for C4 Corvettes.
    I am .
    and I have decided
    to take my artistic abilities to the next level.
    I have taken on the challenge.
    My Red door panels come off.
    I am making my own Carbon Fiber door panels.


    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...mageID=7266892
    just like my custom crafted 1967 London cab and my home made Carbon Fiber Hash marks.
    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...mageID=7266910

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    Did you use vinyl with a carbon fiber pattern for your hashmarks, or did you actually use carbon fiber? I look forward to seeing pics of your finished door panels.

    Jason

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    vinyl w/ CF pattern.
    but door panels will be actual CF.

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    Default Update on Carbon Fiber door panels

    okay guys today i prepped the mold.
    my off day started with a visit to Home Depot to purchase some supplies.
    scrub and wash the mold.
    repairs done on cracks, here and there.
    now the putty is drying up. I am gonna go to the gym.
    after the cracks are dried and firm, I am gonna clean it more, sand it down some more.
    I will keep you informed about the carbon Fiber graphite application.
    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...mageID=7601266

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    Sounds Cool!

    BTW, do you realize in a couple pics your front drivers side wheel and passenger side wheel are on the wrong side?

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    no wonder the car has been driving better..
    just kiddin, I did not even notice that, it just went on unnoticed...
    that is great, now I have a reason to dismount the wheels, remove the tires, and installing 4 tire pressure sensors.
    And make sure that not only sensors are placed properly but wheels also.

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    okay, today I ordered some supplies from US Composites.
    1. 2 yards of carbon fiber graphite twil 2 X 2
    2. 6oz of hardener (simply b/c i cannot wait till 7o deg. temp and I dont have a baking oven, so I need to add extra hardener to dry quickly)
    3. 1 quart of Polyester resin Silmar 249
    4. black tint
    5. surface wax
    total cost w/ shipping =$120.00
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    now I am going back outside to complete the right side vinyl hash marks (CF).
    go to Home depot and buy grit 100 sand paper, cups, brushes & latex gloves- and begin to get the mold ready for the supplies.
    *more pics will be uploaded as we apply the CF*

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    This is so cool! I can hardly wait to see more pics!

    WHILE YOU ARE MAKING THE MOLD, PLEASE SAVE THE !
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    I believe it should just take more time in preparation, such as sanding and ensuring surface prep.
    The actual laminating process is not so difficult, only the drying time.
    TIME, TIME and Time is what I dont have of so much.
    Just like, it took me longer to paint the darn fence w/ a piant brush then the actual Corvette on painting "frontier Moment"
    My Photos Photo Gallery - Photo 37 of 157 by NY - MySpace Photos

    1-the hardest part was to ensure the brush is fine and pointy as the the last stroke application before dipping into paint and prior to applying it on canvas.

    2-remixing paint to get same shade and hues as last mix in palette-acrylics paint dries up in less than 2 minutes

    3-how to create a dark shade on color-without Black tube(black tube not to be used for shades)

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    Corvette Action Center members. I have begun to strip the entire interior down, while at it, I was just looking at a few items.
    It occured to me to get CAC members participation, opinion on interior design.
    vote is open till March 28th 2009. * or when I have my supplies.
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    the car has red interior.
    dash bezels are in carbon fiber finish.
    door panels (upper part in Carbon Fiber & lower part w/ carpet and speaker housing w/ speaker)
    need to get some vote here.
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    1. Door Sill
    (a) aluminum polish
    (b)carbon fiber
    (c) factory red

    2. door panel inserts
    (a) factory black
    (b)aluminum polish
    (c) carbon fiber

    3.lower dash panel
    (a) factory red carpet over trim pcs
    (b) Carbon Fiber
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    just write #1 and select a, b or c
    #2 and se;ect choices and same for b
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    Thank you for your participation.

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    OK...how about stainless steel doorsills and SS panel inserts?
    Are we talking a brushed finish, mirror finish or turned. HEY! Once you open that design door I'll make your head spin! I'm dying to see those CF panels!!!

    And BTW, 99% of the time my answer to your question when there is a choice will be Carbon Fiber! Every car I own I use the panels and now you are inspiring me to price the CF again for some custom work!
    Of course my next question to YOU will be what COLOR weave carbon fiber?

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    You mean stainless steel door sills? The look is great, but if it is heavier than the factory plastic sill?
    How about this? keep factory door sill w/ a brushed aluminum plate mounted in center of sill w/ logo.
    or the door sill can be CF w/ aluminum plate mounted in center.
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    only 1 thing to keep in mind. factory interior is red.
    I am keeping red interior- b/c my rear carpets are good. no need to spend money.so to keep things matched, I guess my purchase option for front is limited to RED
    all i need are set of front carpets( driver/passenger, doors, console sides, and lower dash panels).
    red factory seats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GO_VETTE View Post
    1. Door Sill
    (a) aluminum polish
    (b)carbon fiber
    (c) factory red

    2. door panel inserts
    (a) factory black
    (b)aluminum polish
    (c) carbon fiber

    3.lower dash panel
    (a) factory red carpet over trim pcs
    (b) Carbon Fiber

    Can you post a picture with these pieces pointed out. If we are thinking of the same parts, I think 1(a), 2(c), and 3(c), but I could be wrong.

    Also, I have noticed from your many threads that you make a lot of carbon fiber pieces. Do you make extras for selling? Not sure how you make your molds, but would it help you get your money's worth if you used them more? (hint hint)

    Can't wait to see photos of the finished pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GO_VETTE View Post
    You mean stainless steel door sills? The look is great, but if it is heavier than the factory plastic sill?
    How about this? keep factory door sill w/ a brushed aluminum plate mounted in center of sill w/ logo.
    or the door sill can be CF w/ aluminum plate mounted in center.
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    only 1 thing to keep in mind. factory interior is red.
    I am keeping red interior- b/c my rear carpets are good. no need to spend money.so to keep things matched, I guess my purchase option for front is limited to RED
    all i need are set of front carpets( driver/passenger, doors, console sides, and lower dash panels).
    red factory seats.
    Carbon fiber sills with aluminium/or stainless plate with logo!!! I'm drooling!

    How about a red/black carbon weave?

    Personally I think the stock GM colors boring in that EVERYTHING seems to be a monochrome. I like contrast. For instance I use the black floormats instead.

    Seemingly contradictory to my previous statement though.... I found the stock black speaker grills and top holders ugly and cheap looking since they seem to highlight something that doesnt need it and painted them grey as well as used chrome on the window switches and knobs.

    However, in your case some aluminum speaker grills on the carbon fiber door panel would be amazing!

    Anyway You seem to have what the art world calls the "Discriminating Eye" and its gonna be cool no matter what!

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    YES! I agree the chrome door speaker grill would defintely look awesome.
    The top half of the panel in black CF.
    the bottopm half w/ red carpet (GM factory red) and the speaker cover in chrome.

    who did your window and door switches chrome? how much did they charge?
    Now that leaves us w/ the door sill.
    The door sill red w/ black weave? let me imagine it or if not pencil it in, color it and see how it looks.
    what is your opinion on console cover? just plain red?

    have you seen in Mid Americas catalogue the finish line collection upholstery?
    I do like it. Do you think that by having a finish line collection console cover would be off the line. (mismatched from all else)?

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