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    Quote Originally Posted by meissenation
    There are CF twill that you can buy on ebay for about $20. I bought the sheet, it looks really good, I think it just needs a layer of resin over it to give it the finished look. I've never fiberglassed before, but I guess it's meant to take the place of the fiberglass sheets.
    CF for cosmetic purposes are tough to work with. The stuff you usually see, like hoods, and wings, are built using molds (and usually vacuum bagging). The molds are coated with a tooling gel, to aid in the removal of the plug (the piece you built) and the mold. When its popped off the mold, the tooling gel is what gives it the smooth clear finish.

    If you tried this at home, without a mold, it wont come out as well.
    Without the proper tools, CF is a pain in the a$$.
    I've tried working with CF and Aramid a few times, but as far as cosmetics go, they never came out very well. (I was still using a mold, but no vacuum bagging). I still to fiberglass now. Its cheaper and easier to work with.

    If you can get your hands on the tools, give it a shot. Any college or university that works with composite construction, like building airplane wings and fuselages, would have the proper tools.

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    I used black bumper paint for my dash and it looks exactly like the factory finish. Hold the can like 2 feet away and give it thin layers. I was playing with the finish by holding the can at different distances.

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    depends exactly what way u want to use the CF. I.e if u want to to be actual cf, then yea- Lebult is rite.
    However - if u just want a CF look - in new zealand there is a place called repco (kinda super-cheap auto type stuff) sells some stickon cf lookalike. (Think duracell or window tint kinda stuff). Looks real nice if done properly, if not- looks helluva cheap and crappy

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    Paint

    Hi,

    first off I worked in a body shop since I was 16.

    for use on dashes and other interrior parts we always used a water based paint with a laquer based clear. The rease is because if you screw up the paint it is much cheaper to fix and lays out well with one heavy coat. Just get a primer and a good clear coat. never failed us
    This post college life is a real drag

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    will get some pics of the completed dash part today for ya

    James
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    well here we go:














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