Hydro-dipping

Caldy999

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#3
Well I went ahead and am well pleased. No doubt the purists will moan ..... I'll try for a better picture using a camera instead of an iPhone.

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Gp79

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#5
Does look good, will look at getting the door card silver trims done as with everything else carbon they look out of place.

What was the cost and company?
 

Caldy999

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#7
Does look good, will look at getting the door card silver trims done as with everything else carbon they look out of place.

What was the cost and company?
I used Michael at NorthEastCustomCoatings based on the TVTE in Gateshead.
The photo doesn't show the very high gloss of the finished article. Overall cost £250.

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#8
Yea, We hydro dipped all that horrible looking ali interior trim on an Alfa 8C Spider a couple of years ago!

Dave
 

Zep

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#10
It looks even better in the high res pics, very tempted. I'd like to do the silver trims on the doors but I would need to check the carbon weave pattern - I am concerned the weave on the GS interior parts is slightly different from that which is prevalent today and if there is a difference would cause me brain ache.
 
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#11
It looks even better in the high res pics, very tempted. I'd like to do the silver trims on the doors but I would need to check the carbon weave pattern - I am concerned the weave on the GS interior parts is slightly different from that which is prevalent today and if there is a difference would cause me brain ache.
It was re done in a nice old light English wood grain!


Dave
 

Panicracing

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#13
Had my interior door trims on the GS done a few years ago in carbon fibre. Brilliant job done by wicked coatings in Poole. They've been around a few years and their work is first class. Sent pictures of the other CF parts in the car and they matched up spot on. Cost was about £120 then, they are actually doing some parts for my AMG Mercedes now. Normal turnaround is about 2 weeks. Will post some photo's in the week.

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Zep

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Had my interior door trims on the GS done a few years ago in carbon fibre. Brilliant job done by wicked coatings in Poole. They've been around a few years and their work is first class. Sent pictures of the other CF parts in the car and they matched up spot on. Cost was about £120 then, they are actually doing some parts for my AMG Mercedes now. Normal turnaround is about 2 weeks. Will post some photo's in the week.

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This is good to know, thanks. Wicked Coatings were the outfit that did the Wheeler Dealers Range Rover stuff I think.
 

Panicracing

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This is good to know, thanks. Wicked Coatings were the outfit that did the Wheeler Dealers Range Rover stuff I think.
Yes they were. Some time back now. They were one of the first company's to do it. Quite a few around now. Some good and some bad. I've been told it's very difficult to master and takes a lot of practice to be 100%. I've seen some really poor work over the years. I'm very choosy who does work for me, especially when it comes to cars. To many people out their rushing jobs and not worried about quality.

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Caldy999

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#16
That looks really good. You reckon it passes muster on interior trim, even with an obsessive's eye For flaws?
It's certainly more than good enough for under-bonnet trim. The weave is nicely aligned and the gloss finish superb. I suppose you could request a sample sheet to check that the weave matches your existing trim.
 

Felonious Crud

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#18
Thanks. A car I don’t have yet has a piano black trim which, in carbon, would look phenomenal.

I’ll get the car first, but am very pleased that a decent carboniser (?) can do a good job.