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nachos23 02-06-2011 06:27 PM

Carbon Wrapping Project: e46 HPF AA M3 Engine Parts
 
Hey;

Just started a new project; an AA Supercharged e46 HPF M3!! Doing many of the engine pieces; including intake manifold!!.

Just started, so only a couple wrapped so far, but I've cut the cloth and prepped the remaining pieces. So after the Superbowl tonight I might wrap another couple of pieces.

I'm doing this in a 1x1 weave which I'm really enjoying. The tighter 1x1 weave provides a more "sturdy" cloth which feels slightly thicker and I'm finding quite nice to wrap with.

His engine bay before the wrapping project:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...ctureHPFM3.jpg

Below are the parts I'm going to be wrapping being prepped:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0205-00523.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0205-00520.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0205-00524.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0205-00525.jpg

First wrapped parts pictures:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0206-00528.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0206-00529.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0206-00527.jpg

I'll be posting new pictures as I wrap new pieces through to completion. Will also post installed pictures as well to complete thread...... :clap:

canuckder 02-06-2011 06:30 PM

oh snap

The 1x1 makes the lines look more straight also.

your always doing cool stuff!

nachos23 02-06-2011 06:32 PM

Lovin' it too!! wait till I start the Honda CBR600 complete set!!!

Jon@Bimmersport 02-07-2011 06:31 PM

Nice! Who's the lucky owner?

T.Dot_E30 02-07-2011 07:02 PM

Nice!

But I don't see anything from HPF (Horse Power Freaks) in there?

dcramer 02-07-2011 08:20 PM

so no problems getting adhesion ?

Dave

doogee 02-08-2011 12:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T.Dot_E30 (Post 1479759)
Nice!

But I don't see anything from HPF (Horse Power Freaks) in there?

Yeah I had no idea HPF and AA had a collaboration kit :P

Haha I'm just messing around though.

nachos23 02-08-2011 02:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jon@Bimmersport (Post 1479756)
Nice! Who's the lucky owner?

Guy out of California, Quite a few M3s down there and have already wrapped a few. First FI though!!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by T.Dot_E30 (Post 1479759)
Nice!

But I don't see anything from HPF (Horse Power Freaks) in there?

That's what he had said; not sure what is HPF myself (now that I take a good look at his pictures). Maybe he calls it a HPF compatible setup!!??

Quote:

Originally Posted by dcramer (Post 1479777)
so no problems getting adhesion ?

Nope! Properly prepped parts and good resin designed for this type of application.

Dave

Quote:

Originally Posted by doogee (Post 1479827)
Yeah I had no idea HPF and AA had a collaboration kit :P

Haha I'm just messing around though.

New thing dude!!! Just announced. He was ahead of the "curve"... LOL Going to find out why he said it was a HPF......

new member 02-08-2011 12:56 PM

Awesome.

You always take on these nice projects. Really interested to see how the intake mani turns out.

Did you finish the ferrari parts?

nachos23 02-10-2011 08:53 PM

Almost done on Ferrari parts. Really need to get them finished. Like 95% there.... This weekend for sure!!

nachos23 02-13-2011 01:46 AM

Time for an update. Urgent family matters took me away from wrapping for a few days. Expect updates to Mercedes set and finishing the RHD e46 coupe set as well in next couple of days. Just m3 updates for the moment:

Intake Manifold - Part 1; Intake Tubes:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0212-00553.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0212-00550.jpg

ECU Cover
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0212-00547.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0212-00546.jpg

M3 Valve Cover
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0212-00543.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0212-00544.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0212-00537.jpg

Part 2 of Intake Manifold tomorrow and finish 2 remaining pieces: Xenon cover and Secondary Air pump cover......

nachos23 02-21-2011 08:26 PM

Updated Pictures!

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0221-00574.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0221-00573.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0221-00577.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0221-00578.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0221-00579.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0221-00580.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0221-00582.jpg

They're getting closer. A couple more coats of resin, wet sanding and they'll be ready for clear coat!!!!

Taunto 02-28-2011 03:28 AM

Looking great man, keep up the good work

nachos23 02-28-2011 03:34 AM

thanks... much further along now. Had to get the Mercedes parts finshed as the guy was in town from the US for the weekend and wanted to pick up his parts and carry them home with him!!!

check out the Mercedes C63 thread for final buffed and polished pictures.......

nachos23 03-05-2011 03:00 PM

Time for an update.... Parts are ready for wet sanding.... The intake has already been sanded to 220 wet; next 400 and 800 and then clear coat...... Finally 100, 1500 and 2000 wet, buff and polish and they're ready to go!!

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0305-00669.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0305-00668.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0305-00661.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0305-00662.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0305-00663.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0305-00664.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0305-00665.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0305-00666.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0305-00675.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0305-00674.jpg

After I finish this post, I'm picking up a new expansion tank and EGR/Oil separator assembly and associated hoses, heading over to my mechanic buddies garage and replacing those items. Expansion tank has small pin hole leaks (4 tiny pinholes spraying water) and have loi leaking from separator valve. Not bad, considering the car had 260,000km and those a re factory original parts being swapped out!! Going to be busy tonight I guess......


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