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Old 05-29-2010, 03:32 PM   #46
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You think the rear deck lid and centre console could be done?
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:58 PM   #47
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[quote=Sickbimmer;1424249]You think the rear deck lid and centre console could be done?[/QUOTE

Yup! I use 50" wide rolls. A quick measurement of rear deck is around 47" so I can use a single wide piece. I have enough here @ the moment to do both. Then need to order more material.


Had quite a few requests for rear decks. Hadn't thought of that initially. Might do mine as well.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:28 AM   #48
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Interested in learning about the sanding process and how much time-effort into that part. That's usually the pain in the azz. I use to make quite a few fibreglass custom pieces for audio audio installs that I use to paint or cover in leather/vinyl/etc. The sanding part was alway a dirty dirty job and NOT good on the lungs if you were not wearing a mask. It also took the MOST time. I remember this extended cabin 4x4 I built a fibreglass enclosure rite into the extended cab (inside the truck) and sanded it IN the truck.......... f-ing brutal. Did it outside in the heat of the summer...........

Nice work BTW !!
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:09 PM   #49
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Interested in learning about the sanding process and how much time-effort into that part. That's usually the pain in the azz. I use to make quite a few fibreglass custom pieces for audio audio installs that I use to paint or cover in leather/vinyl/etc. The sanding part was alway a dirty dirty job and NOT good on the lungs if you were not wearing a mask. It also took the MOST time. I remember this extended cabin 4x4 I built a fibreglass enclosure rite into the extended cab (inside the truck) and sanded it IN the truck.......... f-ing brutal. Did it outside in the heat of the summer...........

Nice work BTW !!
Some one who knows my pain!!! Actually, I've invested in a top notch mask, since I've also been painting as well recently (compressor-based; not aresol can) and it has ALOT of fumes/suspended particles. The eary sanding is the worst; cause it's done dry and the fibres get into everything. I wear a mechanics coveralls when I dry sand and a mask. The wet sanding which is done after the epoxy is done, isn't too bad cause there's little "dust" floating around.

You're always welcome to drop by and check it out. Doing a set as we speak. Also found a new use for my industrial dremel tool; it has a flexible extension which i'm finding is perfect for the cutting and grinding tools I'm using..... I'll trade your fibreglass experience (need to "fill gaps" in aftermarket spoiler); for my in CF....

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Old 07-11-2010, 10:08 PM   #50
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New Parts I'm wrapping.... Got some time in between wrapping for others to add a couple more pieces to my collection.... So I present (NOT QUITE COMPLETED) Engine ECU Cover and Battery Terminal Cover.... They are ready for final sanding and then clear coating (tomorrow night)....

Also included is a pic of a genuine BMW strut brace being wrapped for someone... wrapping top and bottom and leaving sides original brushed aluminum. Should look AWESOME!....

After these pieces are done, going to tackle the centre console (section that runs between seats) and maybe the mirrors and/or rear licence trim piece (above rear licence (contains tailights).....







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Old 07-12-2010, 09:17 PM   #51
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Any word on a rear deck covering?
I would be interested in getting mine done, or a swap.....
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:20 PM   #52
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wow, you're good, i tried this couple times SOOOO much headache, i'd never even think about doing it again.
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:03 AM   #53
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Any word on a rear deck covering?
I would be interested in getting mine done, or a swap.....
Rear deck covering is possible. I need to "pre-treat" the deck by covering it in a layer of epoxy providing it a flat surface to adhere to.....

Got another rear deck to do as well.... Let me know as I'm going to be ordering new cloth shortly...

PM me and we can discuss.
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:06 AM   #54
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wow, you're good, i tried this couple times SOOOO much headache, i'd never even think about doing it again.
Well, I'm here to the rescue then.... Send me your pain (I mean parts) and I'll wrap them..... LOL With each set I discover better ways of doing a process.... Dremel tool for instance has a long rubber flexible attachment to use for precise work; not used when I originally bought for drywall and reconstruction; now the PERFECT tool for grinding and sanding bits used for finishing...... Outline my cuts with painter's tape now to keep cloth from shfting and stop fraying of the pieces.... all stuff learned along the way and reviewing each project for ways to improve.....

Going to explore vacuum wrapping for moire complicated parts....

A real car does have 3 pedals; gas, brake and a dead pedal (just ask Ferrari).....
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:17 AM   #55
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Great work! If the next car i buy has wood grain, i'll bring the parts to you so you can fix the uglyness!
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:38 AM   #56
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Man, you are doing an awesome job Bill! Awesome work!
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:36 PM   #57
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Thanks!!! ACtually getting better with each wrap (unless I wrap when drunk; not a good idea) see the weave on the batt cover/???? It looked good when I was wrapping

Thankfully I didn't start drinking till after the client's work was done. Was bored waiting for it to dry and got an idea , let's wrap some funky parts..... Guess I'm gonna be looking @ that for awhile.....

Thankfully its a small part sorta outta the way......
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Actually LIKED the wood grain when I bought the car, but as I started to mod I found the wood grain didn't fit with the direction I was taking the car.......wood grain is my fav to wrap too cause it has a metal backing plate, much easier to work with than the plastic pieces used instaed of woodgrain.
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:54 PM   #59
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Really makes me want to get some carbon fiber in my car. Looks hawt!
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:12 PM   #60
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Really makes me want to get some carbon fiber in my car. Looks hawt!
You should start with a e30 repair manual first, then worry about carbon fibre, just sayin'
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