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Carbon Fiber Quarter Windows? by American Exotic
Started on: 10-07-2012 02:44 PM
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Last post by: mptighe on 08-26-2013 03:45 PM
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Report this Post10-07-2012 02:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for American ExoticClick Here to Email American ExoticSend a Private Message to American ExoticEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My drivers side quarter window on my GT decided to crack in a couple locations and I'm not a fan on how she looks. I would love to purchase a rear quarter scoop but the budget will not allow that right now. I needed a quick fix to finish out the car show season and hopefully have enough money saved up by Christmas, I can buy my scoop. So my fix ended up with me purchasing a 2 foot by 5 foot sheet of carbon fiber car wrap on Ebay for $15. Installed it today and I actually like it more than I thought. It gives it a modern look. Some of todays supercars have real carbon fiber installed and I love that look. Installation was fairly easy as long as you have something to smooth out the bubbles as you lay it in place. The carbon fiber wrap is thick enough where it does a good job of covering all the cracks in the window and are not noticeable. I think overall it's a love it or hate it fix. Not real sure how to post pics. If someone will allow me to email them , then put a picture up of my car, that would be appreciated. Let me know what you think, LOVE IT or HATE IT. I'm a big boy, I can take it, thanks.
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Report this Post10-07-2012 03:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for skuzzbomerSend a Private Message to skuzzbomerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I can upload them...

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Report this Post10-07-2012 03:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for American ExoticClick Here to Email American ExoticSend a Private Message to American ExoticEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks, I sent you the pics.
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Report this Post10-07-2012 05:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierogtlt1Click Here to Email fierogtlt1Send a Private Message to fierogtlt1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Waiting for pics.
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Report this Post10-07-2012 05:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for deezilSend a Private Message to deezilEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If skuzz has a problem hosting them send them to my email dsinks @ att.net
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Report this Post10-07-2012 05:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for D3M6BClick Here to Email D3M6BSend a Private Message to D3M6BEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I always felt that the 1/4 windows would be a great location to do a ram air scoops for the engine bay

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Report this Post10-07-2012 09:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for American ExoticClick Here to Email American ExoticSend a Private Message to American ExoticEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Here are the pics...

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Report this Post10-07-2012 09:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for deezilSend a Private Message to deezilEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Good deal you got them em up!!


I like it...


I plan on blacking out a set of the Junk Khines a friend gave me after one of them came off. I Am just going to stripp the paint and scuff the back really well and bond them with 3m urethane.

Then I'll do what you did with gloss black Hexis vinyl.
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Report this Post10-07-2012 10:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for American ExoticClick Here to Email American ExoticSend a Private Message to American ExoticEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yea, I thought the same thing . The gloss black would blend perfectly with the car. If you do it right, it looks like it's supposed to be there. I guess I've always liked the carbon fiber look and figured I'll give it a shot.
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Report this Post10-07-2012 10:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DementiaClick Here to Email DementiaSend a Private Message to DementiaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I can dig it, sure better than cracked windows.
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Report this Post10-07-2012 10:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for American ExoticClick Here to Email American ExoticSend a Private Message to American ExoticEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks, just noticed first pic looks a little off. Not sure what happened there.
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Report this Post10-07-2012 11:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Big PaulClick Here to Email Big PaulSend a Private Message to Big PaulEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Those look great! Overall your car is amazing. Like a mirror!
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Report this Post10-08-2012 08:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for American ExoticClick Here to Email American ExoticSend a Private Message to American ExoticEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey, I try! It's pretty easy when the car comes out maybe 2-3 times a month. Thanks a lot
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Report this Post10-08-2012 09:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for deezilSend a Private Message to deezilEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I just ordered my sheet of gloss black vinyl.

I can't wait to do the same thing to mine!
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Report this Post10-08-2012 11:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Meatstick62Click Here to Email Meatstick62Send a Private Message to Meatstick62Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by deezil:

I just ordered my sheet of gloss black vinyl.

I can't wait to do the same thing to mine!


Make sure to post pics of what that looks like. I'm thinking I may try that on mine. I was going to paint them but I think the vinyl may do a better job at hiding cracks.

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Report this Post08-25-2013 11:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for racingforthesonSend a Private Message to racingforthesonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just wondering if anyone else did this.
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Originally posted by racingfortheson:

Just wondering if anyone else did this.


I've made these out of real carbon fiber for people in the past but in all honesty, today's newer carbon fiber vinyl looks great and for a fraction of the cost.
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Report this Post08-26-2013 03:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mptigheSend a Private Message to mptigheEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by IMSA GT:


I've made these out of real carbon fiber for people in the past but in all honesty, today's newer carbon fiber vinyl looks great and for a fraction of the cost.


Any pics? What was the cost?
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