Hydro-dipping

davidhowson

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#43
Loads of different styles to choose from, not just carbon fibre.
Take a look at wicked coatings website.
I will post up some pictures as soon as i can



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davidhowson

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#48
Hi Lee
I'm going to have those done too possibly along with the air vents.
I can not fault the quality of workmanship in these parts i had back today


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leeq61

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#49
Hi Lee
I’m going to have those done too possibly along with the air vents.
I can not fault the quality of workmanship in these parts i had back today


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I'd be interested in seeing those when you do get them done - the air vents sound interesting, I'd never thought of doing them.. I've just sent them an email now for a quote. I want the carbon look to match the centre console and steering wheel carbon on my Gransport as much as possible, so I will see what they come back with.
 

davidhowson

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#51
i have the GS steering wheel on my car and this should be a really good match. My air vents went sticky so i removed the black surface but now they feel really cheap and nasty (which i guess they are). i've seen them in carbon and i quite like the look but it's more complex coating a moving part.


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#54
A few years back now when I was having my wheels refurbished they would hydro dip your wheels to look like carbon fibre so would imagine it has to be pretty tough to have it on a wheel.
 

azapa

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#55
Thanks looks wonderful! Very tempting!

If the finish applied is a two part epoxy it will be as scratch resistant as real carbon fiber, but of course not as strong mechanically.
 

D Walker

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#57
Interesting - I think the gear shift paddles were something like £570 from Australia - though they are carbon and slightly larger...
 

davidhowson

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#58
I asked about durability and was told should be very tough, obviously don't put your keys on it!
It's a really high gloss finish and difficult to take good pictures without getting loads of reflections but here's a few more fitted as a demo before I refit for real.
Any guesses how much it cost to do both pieces?



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Panicracing

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#60
Just had these back from Wicked Coatings. Excellent job. For my E63 AMG daily, car has carbon pack 2 option but not sill trims which are part of carbon pack 1. From memory genuine CF trims from MB were about £2.5k. Purchased these in black gloss from MB and sent for Hydrodip. All in cost a shade under £500. Rear diffuser and front apron to do over the summer when GS out of storage.


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