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    Carbon Fiber Tailight panel.....'.simulated look'

    Interesting website for those 355 owners who want the 'look' of the carbon fiber tail panel...
    from alsacorp.com..........FX stick on carbon fiber sheeting and many many more incredible laminates, decals, paints etc

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    Re: Carbon Fiber Tailight panel.....'.simulated look'

    They have some cool stuff.
    I like their laminates.


    This is some what related,
    I'm about to be able to do water transfer printing.
    Water transfer printing uses a large tank of water to transfer ink onto the surfaces of rigid forms. complex 3D objects can be decorated with a large variety of patterns and styles. Like carbon fiber.
    Just so you know how complex, it is used a lot to camo guns.

    We just got our huge tank unloaded.
    We did a test on a sportbike wind screen and it turned out really neat. We used a carbon fiber film.


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    Re: Carbon Fiber Tailight panel.....'.simulated look'

    Mark.. any pics of the stuff you've done.. I've always wanted to see how it was actaully done.

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    Re: Carbon Fiber Tailight panel.....'.simulated look'

    I'll try to remember to take a pic of the windscreen.
    This stuff is crazy. You cut the amount of film you need, place it in the tank and the film itself disolves leaving the ink floating in the water, then you dip what you are covering in and it attaches to it. Crazy I tell you. (I left out a few steps to save confusion)

    We've only unloaded the tank and it's just sitting there, so little time.
    We did the windscreen at training in Miami.
    I'm so ready to start playing with this stuff.
    We have a guy waiting on us who wants us to camo his sport bike.
    They'll never find him when he wrecks!
    I've done the camo vinyl in the past and this is a different ball game.

    The colors are endless because you can do a base coat first, which shows through most of the time.
    Just like when you use different colored primers...


    I'm starting to ramble, I'm going to bed.....

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    Re: Carbon Fiber Tailight panel.....'.simulated look'

    This was a clear windscreen.




    You can see my fingers through the fiber,
    So what ever base coat you use it will show through.



    Here is a close up pic.

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    Re: Carbon Fiber Tailight panel.....'.simulated look'

    Would you be able to print that on my Ferrari rims?

    If so, is it very costly?

    That carbon fiber look would be a trick set up on a car?

    Dave
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Tailight panel.....'.simulated look'

    What would price be to use the water transfer (simulitated carbon fiber) for the rear tail lite grill on a F-355 ferrarti? thanks larry

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    Re: Carbon Fiber Tailight panel.....'.simulated look'

    Quote Originally Posted by wlc
    What would price be to use the water transfer (simulitated carbon fiber) for the rear tail lite grill on a F-355 ferrarti? thanks larry
    Good question wlc!

    Another question is how durable is this stuff to the outside elements (rain, gimme, salt etc)???* I like to drive my car(s) so I don't plan to keep them as a garage queens...Did this stuff come off with time or does it stay on for years (forever does not apply here)....I personally does see many applications of this stuff where parts have to be dipped in a tank of water!*

    I'm more interested in the laminate carbon fiber sheeting from Allsa which looks like can be applied to ANYTHING and is flexible and thin...Has anyone used this stuff on their cars and if so can you please post photos here.....Thanks in advance.

    http://www.alsacorp.com/products/she...shfx_show2.htm

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    Re: Carbon Fiber Tailight panel.....'.simulated look'

    On the durability once it has been applied a clear coat is applied over it.*
    So it is as durable as an automotive painted finish.

    We have been so busy with our regular shop we have just gotten our tank installed and wired up yesterday, so we do not know yet, how much time will be involved with doing this kind of work.* Let me see if I can come up with some kind of dollar amount, at least something to get started with. Maybe we can do some kind of introductory pricing to help us kick this thing off.

    I'm ready to start using this system, I see carbonfiber mirrors in my future.
    Heck I wish I would have known about this stuff earlier, I would have done my whole dash in it!

    These two wheels were done by the water transfer process:




    Here is the link to Alsa who is doing the same water transfer:
    http://www.alsacorp.com/products/wat...r_prodinfo.htm


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    Re: Carbon Fiber Tailight panel.....'.simulated look'

    The wheels look very nice (I personally like the first one but don't care for the second).....The drawback I see is the cost involved since ALL the parts have be send out to be done correctly and professionally....Have you done any parts using Alsa's cabron fiber stick-on sheeting method??

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