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Old 02-06-2011, 05:27 PM   #1
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Cool 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:


Below are the parts I'm going to be wrapping being prepped:








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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:
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:30 PM   #2
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oh snap

The 1x1 makes the lines look more straight also.

your always doing cool stuff!
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:32 PM   #3
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Lovin' it too!! wait till I start the Honda CBR600 complete set!!!
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:31 PM   #4
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Nice! Who's the lucky owner?
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:02 PM   #5
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Nice!

But I don't see anything from HPF (Horse Power Freaks) in there?
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so no problems getting adhesion ?

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Old 02-07-2011, 11:51 PM   #7
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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

Haha I'm just messing around though.
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:34 AM   #8
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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!!!

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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!!??

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so no problems getting adhesion ?

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

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

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......
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Awesome.

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

Did you finish the ferrari parts?
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Almost done on Ferrari parts. Really need to get them finished. Like 95% there.... This weekend for sure!!
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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:




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















They're getting closer. A couple more coats of resin, wet sanding and they'll be ready for clear coat!!!!
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Looking great man, keep up the good work
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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.......
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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!!





















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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