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Carbon fibre b pillar trims

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by floyd 1.8 turbo, Nov 2, 2009.

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    Does anyone know where i can purchase some exterior b pillar trims in carbon fibre?

    Think someone on this lovely forum had some but cant remember who??!!
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    Ebay do the stick-on type but if you want to spend a few bob then ther is a German comany that does a complete replacment one.
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    cant remember who, however if its the same car im thinking it didnt last long as someone came along and vandalised them :angrymod:
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    i had a set on my 2.8quattro got from ebay.com usa cost about £50 were stick on but were top quality
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    Sounds the same as the ones i had on my purple car. Spot on !

    Alsio to add i think they come with "C" Panel cover bits too now
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    Does the stick on stuff look any good though or does it look like cheapo halford ****?
    Any ideas on how much the proper stuff is and where i could get it from?

    Thanks fella's
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    the stick on was real carbon coverd with a protecive clear plastic rubbery coating with m3 double sided sticky tape and had c piller bit as well..ones i had looked spot on matched with the rear real carbon lip spoiler i had fitted ! wasnt some cheap ***** woulndt have put on my car if it was, id get again if i could for my rs but havent been able to find for avant yet ...fella i sold my 2.8Q to is coming to my work tomorrow ill try and get a pic
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    they are in the US aswell :p
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    Yeah man!!!! They look the business, All i need now is a carbon boot lid lip spoiler to match up with them....any ideas on where to get one??????
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    i got again from ebay.com usa e46/e36 bmw carbon lip was about £100

    did look good together
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    Ah i see, beemer one's are they?....just looked through the Audi section and couldn't find one.

    E46 and E36 one's both fit?
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    i think its e46 80% sure its one or the other not both iam sure someone will put us right very soon
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    I would have thought it would be a 46 as the boot lids on them are curved, 36's are a bit more straight

    Someone put us out of our misery and tell us!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Like this :hubbahubba:? if so PM Byzan A4

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    ras to the rescue......................again!!!!!

    cheers buddy
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    just sent Eurogear an email to query the spoiler....
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    Looks like i should have bought a few back when i bought mine.... LMAO
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    eurogear dont do the spoilers :(
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    I have just stumbled across this, I have made the B pillar trims entirely of carbon fibre. I have thought about making more, just wasn't sure how much interest there is amongst the B5ers? Here's a picture fresh out of the mold, there was a little excess resin in this one, mostly past the end of part line though.

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    Looks good!
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    I would think you will have significant interest
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    Yeah I am interested. What would the turnaround be on a pair, and if you decided to sell them, how much would you like for a pair?
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    Ok there seems to be a fair amount of interest for these in CF. I will do some costing tonight and see how much I could supply a pair. It would have to be based on a number of confirmed orders with deposits, leave it with me and i will post something up soon. As far as turn around go's! No idea, I have a full time job working 40+ hours a week so realistically I could churn a pair out everyday or two roughly.
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    will be watching this.

    Interested. What about wing mirrors?
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    Wing mirrors I'm not sure, I haven't ever seen the inside of one. The problem usually is that there will be a number of clips or mounting tabs within the mirror case, manufacturing those wont be easy in CF I myself wouldn't know how to get round this other than wrapping the original part which usually takes hours to get the finish acceptable at best. Due to the amount of time to make a pair this would make them very expensive. I will go and have a butchers at one now and see if I could make a clip over CF skin.

    The B pillars in contrast are relatively straight forward, I would use a fabricated metal piece laminated into the back of the part to attach to the car. Making a number of these would warrant buying a high quality CNC'd mold which is too expensive for 1 off's as you can imagine. The one above was made in an almost sacrificial mold, only get a couple out of it before its knackered.

    I will have tiered pricing soon for 5 ply pre preg carbon fibre B pillars which will be perfect replicas of the OEM ones in every way. I will warn you now it wont be cheap if there isn't significant interest! The tooling costs are rediculous and I have to buy this in, but shared between 10 to 20 buyers will relieve the pain.

    A bit of a side issue, does anyone have an offside OEM B pillar trim going spare? I will return it or buy it! The paint finish must be almost flawless as this will be used to create a 3D solid model from using a laser scanner, this can then be used to design the mold. Once the design is done it then be CNC machined in MDF or model board.
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    The wing mirrors is just a pipe dream a previous memebr on here was going to make me some, i even sent him some old mirrors to cover, paid the money and well, i am sure you can guess the rest..........

    Any who, price it up, i am sure you will manage a good 10 from here, depends on cost i am in for one. Let us all know, thanks again.

    PS don't let this stop you making progress on the beastly engine !!
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    Carbon Fibre is a bitch for sure if your a perfectionist! Sorry to hear about your mirrors though, be interested to know what you paid him. I will do the maths on the cost and let you know!

    Speaking of the engine, 2 large boxes arrived today with 034 motorsport tape all over them, things should take shape rapidly once the balancing is done. Bloody cold out there though and the new call of duty is arriving tomorrow!
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    Count me in, was just about to scan american ebay for the b piller trims but i think i'll hold on now, they look the nuts. How much then if we get 10 peeps interested?,

    If its hundreds then count me out!!!!!!!!!!!
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    the triangular trims on the back doors that always corrode on facelift cars would look good in carbon too.
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    I am lucky with my trims so far. I did actually just cover the rear ones on my other car as they are a pain to remove
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    both mine are gone.
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    I can't believe they chose to use steel and paint it tbh, its ****
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