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Old 03-22-2016, 11:00 PM
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Those panels looks great! Mine don't look as good as yours but the again mine were hydro dipped in a garage by some local marines haha.
Hope the car issues get worked out!
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Old 03-23-2016, 06:07 AM
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Jeez those look awesome, man...
Chad...I think we know what we're gonna do when the time comes with the interior pieces... Maybe a silver carbon fiber or something similar to OEM?

So nice.
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Maybe I will call and seek out a quote. I found there's a decent shop here in town that does hydro dipping...

Examples - Carbon Fiber - Streetwerkz Custom Coating Specialists

Question 04...with the hydrodipping... is it cleared? How so? Is the clear a film or paint? Or does the film just have a gloss like that? In short I wonder what the wear and tear is of hydro dipping items.
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From watching wheeler dealers...it's dipped then professionally cleared very thick and wet.
I think I may go this route too, man...for serious.
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I mean the interior pieces are small. I can't imagine it being *too* expensive...
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250 or less, I'd probably do it. just need to get inspired to remove the pieces.
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panels are sooo sick.. I need to do that sort of thing one of these days.
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I looked at something similar when I had a 240sx and thought burl walnut accents would look good in a clapped out crapcan. They never looked good to me. Since it's a sticker overlay, there is always a significant gap around openings and at edges where you can see the underlying plastic panel.

I'd skip it and go hydrodipped I that's as good as it seems. At least that will get you full coverage.
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those look amazing. damn
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damn. those look amazing.
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by maharajamd View Post
Maybe I will call and seek out a quote. I found there's a decent shop here in town that does hydro dipping...

Examples - Carbon Fiber - Streetwerkz Custom Coating Specialists

Question 04...with the hydrodipping... is it cleared? How so? Is the clear a film or paint? Or does the film just have a gloss like that? In short I wonder what the wear and tear is of hydro dipping items.
hydrodipping is just using a sheet of paint over a water tank and using the distributed water pressure to give it a nice and even spread, mainly for curved surfaces. they then do regular clear separate of that.

some marines in their garage did mine and they said they just did spray paint clear, high temp, on top of the hydrodip and it came out pretty great. i've been running mine for a few years and no issues with peeling or yellowing.

they only charged me about 250 for all my engine panels including the center cover. before i found them, i called some companies and most wanted $500 and upwards for all the panels, the center cover alone was being quoted at $300.

mine isn't great and not as good as the OP's, but it's good enough for me (sorry for the thread jack pic OP):


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yea that hydro dip stuff is cool but pricey as fuck. for me in NB canada theres no where to get it done. Which means I have to ship parts to the US, pay for the service, then pay to ship them back lol plus convert CAD to USD.

Basically what you got done for 300-350 would cost me 6-700
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yea that hydro dip stuff is cool but pricey as fuck. for me in NB canada theres no where to get it done. Which means I have to ship parts to the US, pay for the service, then pay to ship them back lol plus convert CAD to USD.

Basically what you got done for 300-350 would cost me 6-700
you guys are getting killed over there!

OP, those hydrodip pieces you got done look amazing. some of the best i've seen, it's going to go so well with the supercharger!!
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I understand the process of the actual dipping. Heck I hydro dipped white coffee mugs tie-dye once. Same thing. I just wasn't sure what made it so glossy.

Those look good. I'm def going to see how much it would be to do the aluminum interior pieces. And find out how hard they are to remove.
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i dont think the interior pieces are hard to remove. which pieces do you mean? all the silver trims?
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Old 03-23-2016, 11:26 AM
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i've just never looked to see how easy it is to get the door ones...
all the dash ones are clips and relatively easy.

and wow...all that nice and hard work to rattle can clear over them! WTF!
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Yes all of the silver metal pieces. The two runners on the console, the three pieces on the dash, and the four pieces on the door skins.

If the dash comes off with just clips thats good. I know the door skin pieces come off, I've had them off, but they were attached to the carbon fiber area and I don't remember if they could be broken down further.
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I hope so!
I wouldn't doubt if they were riveted or melted clip together...
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i've just never looked to see how easy it is to get the door ones...
all the dash ones are clips and relatively easy.

and wow...all that nice and hard work to rattle can clear over them! WTF!
if you saw how cheap and thin the paint sheets look dry you wouldn't be surprised. i'm sure they make a killing on this stuff. the guys i worked with had a huge book of about 100 different patterns, each sheet looked like it cost a dollar haha. rattle can did the job!
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melted clip together...
This.

That's why I was wondering if any of the guys who have wrapped these pieces had a thread somewhere.
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well, meant to also mention that they look great!
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The silver door pieces are attached to the fake CF trim and can't really be broken down further IIRC. I swapped mine fake wood to the fake CF of a nother car. They come off the door panel with like 10 screws but the silver trim and wood/fake cf are 1 piece.
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^

I had a feeling. So what are guys who wrap them doing? Just cutting and tucking?
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^probably. I really like those CF skins that buddy just got on his black TL-S. so nice. Pricey tho. I thought about getting them wrapped. Gotta do something with them lol
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Yup, cut and tuck. I wrapped some of the fake wood/CF in 3m di-noc and just used an exacto and a credit card to cut and tuck it in between the silver trim and where the wood ended. Wasn't hard just tedious.
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If Honda would give us a group price of like 250...I'd buy some new oem ones and have them cleared ahead of time...
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Hmmm. So how tf could we get those pieces hydroed? Can they tape off parts of a piece we don't want done?
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So that's a no go. Damn.
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You fucking noobs...


why hydrodip when you can PLASTIDIP!


thank me later
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Those panels look great!
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Great look panels those!
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Sorry for the derail today 04
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Sorry for the derail today 04
I was thinkin the same thing, this thread was clean up until this afternoon
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Hey, sometimes you're the bug and sometimes you're the windshield!
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Hey, sometimes you're the bug and sometimes you're the windshield!
Add this to the long list of Jeremy quotables
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