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Old 02-28-12, 01:32 PM   #31
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nice! great work!!!
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Old 02-28-12, 01:37 PM   #32
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Sweet write up!
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Old 03-01-12, 10:53 AM   #33
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I've been wanting to learn to do this. Thanks to the great write up it gave me the motivation and insight to do so. I ordered my supplies and have the other things I need. A buddy gave me the window switch as a spare. Hopefully this weekend ill start it. Ill post pics when im done. If all goes well I have a few pieces ill be doing.
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Old 03-01-12, 05:11 PM   #34
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I've been wanting to learn to do this. Thanks to the great write up it gave me the motivation and insight to do so. I ordered my supplies and have the other things I need. A buddy gave me the window switch as a spare. Hopefully this weekend ill start it. Ill post pics when im done. If all goes well I have a few pieces ill be doing.
looking forward to the results.
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Old 03-01-12, 05:46 PM   #35
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wowzers, awesome job! I might attempt this in the near future!
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Old 03-03-12, 01:19 AM   #36
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Looks great. Thanks for taking the time to write it up. Question -- where did you get your extra set of trim pieces? I don't think I'm daring enough to try this out on my originals.
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Looks great. Thanks for taking the time to write it up. Question -- where did you get your extra set of trim pieces? I don't think I'm daring enough to try this out on my originals.
Ebay has lots.
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Nice work man!
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Old 03-04-12, 09:54 PM   #39
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hey i got a good question.. can you do mine? =) ill pay you not joking
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Great job on a true do it yourself project. Thanks for sharing!

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nice work! good diy! wish i could do this
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hey i got a good question.. can you do mine? =) ill pay you not joking
I appreciate the offer, but I have a full time job, and a part time business that occupies much of my time.

I savor the free time I get.
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Good write up. I did the same on my car except instead of painting the edges of things, I actually wrapped the parts around the edge, which honestly is the source of 90% of my frustration with getting it perfect every time. CF is not all that forgiving!!

So far I've done the center console and switch plates. Up next is the more challenging dash vents. I don't have much time to work on it so I'll post it when I'm done.

one tip I can offer up - instead of putting down epoxy and waiting for that small time period where it's tacky enough to stick down the CF, I have switched up to a 5 minute epoxy. The method you have is fine, but when you start wrapping around the edges as I've done on mine, there has to be a fair amount of tack otherwise you'll end up with lifted surfaces which cannot be reworked.

Also, for those who attempt this, don't cheap out on the epoxy. Get good, marine grade quality epoxy, such as that offered by West systems. It will have less tendency to yellow over time. Cheap epoxy will turn yellowish very quickly. Also, it is of great help to get the west systems pumps so you don't have to fuss with a scale. The pumps dose out the right ratio of resin to hardener. If anyone is trying this and gets frustrated, feel free to hit me up and I'll see how I can assist.

I can't emphasize enough to try this on some stuff you don't care about first, because if you screw up, and you most likely will the first time, it's a PITA to do any amount of rework.

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Great Write Up but what parts are these?
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