CF Interior.....

Discussion in 'Interior' started by actolex, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. actolex

    actolex New Member

    Finally decided to tackle the interior of my new project and tried my hand at covering the wood dash pieces with CF. I know it's not for everyone, but I'm going for a sporty look.

    I used Magical Carbon from Senko http://youtu.be/uU9deH-xgUE


    The stuff is fairly easy to use....similiar to DNoc, but don't get this confused with the 3M crap. This is real CF with adhesive backing. I wrapped the pieces first and covered all the curves and contours.

    After it set, I applied 3-4 coats of clear enamel to fill in the texture since out of the box, Magical Carbon has texture to the surface. After that, I knocked it down with 320 grit, then applied about 3-4 more coats, knocked it down again with 320, applied a final 2 coats, and then hit it with 1000 grit. Then I polished it with body scrub, then polish, then.....WOW.....high gloss with deep dimension and detail.

    It's a little time consuming, but for a fraction of the cost of custom carbon, it's a very inexpensive alternative. I bought the XL sheet for a couple hundred bucks and covered all wood panels with the one sheet.


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  2. OG

    OG Active Member

    came out great.
     
  3. BAHC

    BAHC New Member

    that looks great.
     
  4. Dajap

    Dajap Member

    Wow!
     
  5. Rodneyc77

    Rodneyc77 New Member

    does look really good Mark... Good job...
     
  6. speedaddict

    speedaddict bippu cowboy

    :biggthumpup:
     
  7. icenpinki

    icenpinki New Member

    wow looks great!
     
  8. chik-n-little

    chik-n-little Member

    Nice and sporty...
     
  9. Schnitz

    Schnitz Active Member

    Came out way better than any other carbon interior I've seen.
     
  10. VIPStyleCars

    VIPStyleCars Guest

    I like it! great job Mark!
     
  11. VIPanda

    VIPanda New Member

    Wow... that looks amazing
     
  12. actolex

    actolex New Member

    Why did I post this in the Exterior forum???? Must be too many hours working!!!!!
     
  13. L3GDKANG/JDM-KANG

    L3GDKANG/JDM-KANG New Member

    Damn I should send you some of my external pcs and have you do them. Those came out really clean man. Keep up the work!
     
  14. Juzzo

    Juzzo VSC Super Moderator

    Really nice out come :biggthumpup:
    Been thinking the past few years of doing my interior pieces similarly, spray glue - carbon matt - resin - finish with sanding/polishing. This is gonna get me do mine faster =)
     
  15. revtek_gs3

    revtek_gs3 New Member

    Looks really good...like you had them dipped. Which car is this for?
     
  16. actolex

    actolex New Member

    I was going to dip, but it's expensive and does not have the depth that this real CF has.

    The pieces will go on my SC430.
     
  17. Why33

    Why33 New Member

    :biggthumpup:
     
  18. icenpinki

    icenpinki New Member

    Stop holding out Mark.. Lets see some updates of that bad boy!
     
  19. actolex

    actolex New Member

    :pat:

    Not much to update....my builder went AWOL for a month, but hopefully back in the saddle. Everytime I get into a big build, someone drops the ball, and it's not me....
     
  20. Mrs.Rodriguez

    Mrs.Rodriguez New Member

    This looks really good! I think I am going to try my hand at this.
     

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