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    oCarbon.com - CTS-V carbon fiber interior trim production




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    Hey Guys,

    This is only the second non-Euro forum I'm a member of, so I figured I'd spend a few moments giving a little bit of information about what we do over here at oCarbon. For the last few years we've been manufacturing carbon fiber trim for various high end European cars, mostly Audis, with a few Porsches and BMWs in between.

    What we do is take an original part, like the trim for example, and wrap it in real carbon fiber (none of that fake 3M vinyl sticker stuff over here), apply epoxy, sand it smooth, clearcoat it, and buff it to a gloss. We like to use an OEM part to ensure an OEM fit by maintaining all the original tabs and clips. It also keeps the costs manageable by not having a full replacement carbon part.

    We focus mainly on interior trim, but have branched out into other parts like b-pillars and mirror caps and things of that nature. If you guys have ideas for parts you'd like to see, feel free to ask me and I'll see what I can do. For now though, I'm going to focus on doing a few sets of interior trim and getting those perfect.

    I haven't finalized pricing for the CTS-V trim, but I'm going to make a few sets at a discounted price of $800 while I get final pricing sorted. I'd like to do these sets in a few different fabrics and finishes and get some good installed pictures for my website. I'd expect the price to be $1000-1200 in the future. We don't have any extra CTS-V sets of core trim to wrap yet, so you would have to send us your trim to make the parts. In the future, if we are able to get some extra sets of core trim, we'd be able to make a set for you while you keep your trim if you provide a core deposit.

    If you're interested in having a set made, feel free to email me at [email protected] with any questions you've got or to setup an order.

    You can also check us out on Facebook as well, and follow all of our custom pieces: http://www.facebook.com/ocarbon

    We've already done one CTS-V set for a former Audi customer of mine (which you can check out here) but I figure it would be cool for you guys to see how we make a set of trim from start to finish.

    Check out the full writeup in our blog:
    CTS-V Carbon Fiber Trim Production - Part 1










    That's just the start of the set. I'll get some epoxy on these parts in the next few days and they'll really start to come together. I'll be sure to post future updates in this thread.

    Looking forward to making more CTS-V parts!
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    The epoxy has been added to the pieces. After this cures we can start trimming and sanding the pieces smooth.

    More pics and info here





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    How will the fitment be with the added thickness of the carbon and resin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil_V View Post
    How will the fitment be with the added thickness of the carbon and resin?
    Just like OEM. We take steps to account for the added materials.


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    That shit is hawt!
    2016 Radiant Silver V3, [email protected] with a 1.51 60 foot
    my mods: flex fuel (E45), Weapon X CAI, and tune

    red V2- [email protected] on the corn best mph 139 1/4 108.6 1/8 (sold)
    silver V2 - [email protected] on the spray (sold)


    my GM High Tech article:
    http://www.superchevy.com/features/1...th-a-car-seat/

    See the videos at:
    http://youtu.be/IoFYM3NNli4

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    Wow that looks very nice! The lower front splitter pieces would be nice done like that.

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    Do you sell direct or have a dealer network. I'm in either way
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    tuned (me) Inching towards 800rwhp

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Innovations (PhxTriode) View Post
    Do you sell direct or have a dealer network. I'm in either way
    Everything is hand made to order by us in house. This lets our customers pick what fabric and finish they want and it also lets us keep the quality high. There are a lot of low end Chinese carbon fiber parts out there that use the cheapest possible grades of fabric and epoxy that starts to yellow after a few months. Anyone that has seen a cheapo Honda carbon fiber hood knows exactly what I'm talking about.

    It takes a little bit longer and we have to wrap an OEM part (which means we can't stock the pieces), but the end result is always worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Everything is hand made to order by us in house. This lets our customers pick what fabric and finish they want and it also lets us keep the quality high. There are a lot of low end Chinese carbon fiber parts out there that use the cheapest possible grades of fabric and epoxy that starts to yellow after a few months. Anyone that has seen a cheapo Honda carbon fiber hood knows exactly what I'm talking about.

    It takes a little bit longer and we have to wrap an OEM part (which means we can't stock the pieces), but the end result is always worth it.
    Plastics in the steeringwheel could benifit from your work as well
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    New Era/Whipple CAI
    NGK/NTK wideband
    KDI HX and 29gpm pump
    Icebox (soon)

    tuned (me) Inching towards 800rwhp

    Complete LED interior conversion
    LEDs under doors
    LED Trunk
    LED plate

    Custom plate "VADE" (to fade, or to vanish)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Innovations (PhxTriode) View Post
    Plastics in the steeringwheel could benifit from your work as well
    apsis does these for the vette, and they look nice. the v would really finish off the look.
    2016 Radiant Silver V3, [email protected] with a 1.51 60 foot
    my mods: flex fuel (E45), Weapon X CAI, and tune

    red V2- [email protected] on the corn best mph 139 1/4 108.6 1/8 (sold)
    silver V2 - [email protected] on the spray (sold)


    my GM High Tech article:
    http://www.superchevy.com/features/1...th-a-car-seat/

    See the videos at:
    http://youtu.be/IoFYM3NNli4

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Innovations View Post
    In.
    Email me at [email protected] and I can get you a quote.

    Quote Originally Posted by KD Innovations (PhxTriode) View Post
    Plastics in the steeringwheel could benifit from your work as well
    I have a customer right now who is going to have those made, he is trying to have the original plastic pieces sourced and sent to me.

    We can pretty much do anything as long as it isn't too complicated. I'm trying to find some B-pillars as well right now to wrap.

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    very nice! looks sharp!

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    I have a spare steering wheel....

    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Email me at [email protected] and I can get you a quote.



    I have a customer right now who is going to have those made, he is trying to have the original plastic pieces sourced and sent to me.

    We can pretty much do anything as long as it isn't too complicated. I'm trying to find some B-pillars as well right now to wrap.
    2016 Radiant Silver V3, [email protected] with a 1.51 60 foot
    my mods: flex fuel (E45), Weapon X CAI, and tune

    red V2- [email protected] on the corn best mph 139 1/4 108.6 1/8 (sold)
    silver V2 - [email protected] on the spray (sold)


    my GM High Tech article:
    http://www.superchevy.com/features/1...th-a-car-seat/

    See the videos at:
    http://youtu.be/IoFYM3NNli4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil_V View Post
    I have a spare steering wheel....
    I'd only need the 3 plastic bits. I'm sure they can be removed somehow.

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    Here are some pictures of another CTS-V set we just started in a more traditional black 2x2 twill fabric. It is the classic carbon fiber look that everyone knows and loves.





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    Some pictures of our first set installed. This was done in a custom 4x4 twill fabric.

    Full gallery can be found here







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    looks really good, but why didn't you do the black that houses the radio and what not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domsz06 View Post
    looks really good, but why didn't you do the black that houses the radio and what not?
    Customer didn't ask for it.

    We have another set in production (the red carbon/kevlar set) that has the center console in black carbon fiber.

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    God that is sweet. I think I got half a chub.
    2016 Radiant Silver V3, [email protected] with a 1.51 60 foot
    my mods: flex fuel (E45), Weapon X CAI, and tune

    red V2- [email protected] on the corn best mph 139 1/4 108.6 1/8 (sold)
    silver V2 - [email protected] on the spray (sold)


    my GM High Tech article:
    http://www.superchevy.com/features/1...th-a-car-seat/

    See the videos at:
    http://youtu.be/IoFYM3NNli4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil_V View Post
    God that is sweet. I think I got half a chub.
    Is it carbon :-)
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    Stainless works 2" primary 3" cat back
    New Era/Whipple CAI
    NGK/NTK wideband
    KDI HX and 29gpm pump
    Icebox (soon)

    tuned (me) Inching towards 800rwhp

    Complete LED interior conversion
    LEDs under doors
    LED Trunk
    LED plate

    Custom plate "VADE" (to fade, or to vanish)

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    Couple of teaser shots of the center console being worked on:



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    This was my set. It looks unreal in person. I opted to keep the center black as I didnt want to go overboard with the carbon. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. At night with the trim lighting it looks badass

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    All sanded up, these will be clearcoated in a few days and will start to look like a finished product:



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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Couple of teaser shots of the center console being worked on:


    is that 4x4 weave or 2x2?
    2016 Radiant Silver V3, [email protected] with a 1.51 60 foot
    my mods: flex fuel (E45), Weapon X CAI, and tune

    red V2- [email protected] on the corn best mph 139 1/4 108.6 1/8 (sold)
    silver V2 - [email protected] on the spray (sold)


    my GM High Tech article:
    http://www.superchevy.com/features/1...th-a-car-seat/

    See the videos at:
    http://youtu.be/IoFYM3NNli4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil_V View Post
    is that 4x4 weave or 2x2?
    Neither, it's a harness satin weave. The particular harness satin weave is 5HS:

    http://ocarbon.com/blog/tag/5hs/


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    hey matt can you add ctsvowners.com also on your page?

    since you are a vendor here also.. Thanks
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    Looking forward to seeing the center stack surround installed!
    2016 Radiant Silver V3, [email protected] with a 1.51 60 foot
    my mods: flex fuel (E45), Weapon X CAI, and tune

    red V2- [email protected] on the corn best mph 139 1/4 108.6 1/8 (sold)
    silver V2 - [email protected] on the spray (sold)


    my GM High Tech article:
    http://www.superchevy.com/features/1...th-a-car-seat/

    See the videos at:
    http://youtu.be/IoFYM3NNli4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil_V View Post
    Looking forward to seeing the center stack surround installed!
    x2, hopefully they can get really close to match all the other carbon on the inside
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    Quote Originally Posted by NORCAL SS View Post
    hey matt can you add ctsvowners.com also on your page?

    since you are a vendor here also.. Thanks
    Not sure what you mean, added where? I don't think I have any forums in any prominent places on my website.

    Quote Originally Posted by Evil_V View Post
    Looking forward to seeing the center stack surround installed!
    Should have that all clearcoated over the weekend (so I should have a bunch of updated pics on Monday). It will need a few days to cure and its getting shipped to Canada, so it might be a week or two before I have any installed pictures of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Junkie View Post
    x2, hopefully they can get really close to match all the other carbon on the inside
    It won't be close to the original fake carbon pieces.


 
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