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carbon fiber sail panels? by TD37
Started on: 04-29-2011 01:23 AM
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Last post by: ALJR on 04-29-2011 12:42 PM
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Report this Post04-29-2011 01:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for TD37Click Here to visit TD37's HomePageClick Here to Email TD37Send a Private Message to TD37Direct Link to This Post
Is there anyone here that does CF work and considered making sail panels? I'm thinking about covering my sails (notchie) in the new 3M DI-NOC CF vinyl but I really don't like using fake carbon. I would think CF sails would look pretty sweet, especially on a fastback even though it would be tougher than the notchies. Kinda like Audi R8's with the carbon sideblade.

Any thoughts?

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Report this Post04-29-2011 02:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTDirect Link to This Post
Are you talking about just the actual glass or the whole assembly including the frame? I don't own a notchie so I have no idea how the sails are put together.
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Report this Post04-29-2011 02:29 AM Click Here to See the Profile for skuzzbomerSend a Private Message to skuzzbomerDirect Link to This Post
Too much exposed CF and things get... tacky.
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Report this Post04-29-2011 06:54 AM Click Here to See the Profile for donnie072003Click Here to visit donnie072003's HomePageClick Here to Email donnie072003Send a Private Message to donnie072003Direct Link to This Post
Jimmy at fiero fiberglass is selling a CF look sail panel now. Its not real CF though cost would be through the roof for the real stuff.
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Report this Post04-29-2011 10:12 AM Click Here to See the Profile for TD37Click Here to visit TD37's HomePageClick Here to Email TD37Send a Private Message to TD37Direct Link to This Post
I'm thinking just making the inside piece that is normally acrylic (i think) in carbon. Making the whole assembly including frame would be rather difficult but I think just the curved insert wouldn't be very difficult at all. I think sail panels in raw carbon would look really nice.


The inside shiny panel with the SE on it is just a piece of acrylic that is attached to the frame with double-sided tape; replace that with a nice carbon fiber panel would be gorgeous!!!
"Too much exposed CF and things get... tacky." Actually too much exposed FAKE carbon fiber gets tacky. . .

is this tacky? . . .

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Report this Post04-29-2011 10:39 AM Click Here to See the Profile for infinitewillSend a Private Message to infinitewillDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by TD37:

"Too much exposed CF and things get... tacky." Actually too much exposed FAKE carbon fiber gets tacky. . . is this tacky? . . .


I think it is a matter of personal taste. I think it looks tacky, but the automobile's design is quite nice. Then again, I am sure it was done more for weight savings on the above and not merely the OMG effect.

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Report this Post04-29-2011 12:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for XysterSend a Private Message to XysterDirect Link to This Post
I have to agree with TD37. Fake or on who cares components (such as fuel doors) = lame.

Koenigsegg CCXR Edition = truly awesome. But I'm not sure if the CF has anything to do with it.
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Report this Post04-29-2011 12:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ALJRClick Here to Email ALJRSend a Private Message to ALJRDirect Link to This Post
I think inner GT qtr trim would look nice in CF...
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