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Old 12-30-2021, 05:27 PM   #1
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Carbon fiber mirror covers suck Azz

I'm tired of the covers I hate how they don't cover the whole mirror. Bought the wife all black mirrors for Christmas on ebay so I took hers to use on mine. I'll pull my covers off and do another set to sell. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have them sanded and clear coated with 2k clear w hardener.

No one will ever make real replacement ones it to evolved removing the glass, taking them apart, and reusing the guts,
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Old 12-30-2021, 07:19 PM   #2
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From what I understand, making something like this entirely out of carbon fiber is really, really hard to get right in terms of fit and finish. Carbon fiber parts deform a bit as they cool after they are manufactured.

The cost is gonna be pretty insane if you want something that won't fall off... I wouldn't be surprised if one side costs a grand if something like that got R&D'd and made.
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Old 01-07-2022, 12:10 PM   #3
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Nicely done! Cant wait to see the finished product. That was my grip too but luckily my mirrors on the ZLE are black so its not that bad. I agree no one makes one that completely covers the entire mirror. Thats because a lot of these US vendors (not all) purchase their cf products from China (aliexpress) and rebrands them as theirs. I've ordered cf parts from one company and I've ordered them from aliexpress. Same exact stuff down to the double sided tape where you peel off the red film that says 3MM rather than just 3M
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Old 01-07-2022, 12:45 PM   #4
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You can't just hand lay carbon fiber like its fiber glass. It has to be vacuum sealed tight with a machine when it's applied.
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Old 01-07-2022, 01:12 PM   #5
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You can't just hand lay carbon fiber like its fiber glass. It has to be vacuum sealed tight with a machine when it's applied.
Really ?


My friend the only reason a vacuum is pulled is to make sure it doesn't lift and it stays n place in the mould, squeeze multiple layers together, and to ensure the lightest and strongest part using the least amount of resin.

This process is skinning and has to be done on a complicated part that you don't want a taped on cover.

Since this is a skin
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Old 01-07-2022, 01:14 PM   #6
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I just finished sanding last night thuis is with it wet w water tomorrow I'll cut excess material off where it mounted to car then I'll spray with clear.
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Old 01-08-2022, 08:17 AM   #7
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Not to shabby I really like how there no more 2 piece mirror now
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Old 01-08-2022, 08:58 PM   #8
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I really like it, I wish I had the time, skill and patience to do this!
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Old 01-08-2022, 11:31 PM   #9
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Very nice work EDFHOBBIES!
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Old 01-12-2022, 08:12 PM   #10
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Got 1 installed.. just no time ever to finish projects it seems..
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Old 01-12-2022, 08:53 PM   #11
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They turned out phenomenal!!! Good stuff bro
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Old 01-18-2022, 11:48 PM   #12
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Wow those turned out great! Weird that it’s not a factory option as it would match the wing and hood. My brother did something similar on his Silverado. He wrapped the trunk and roof w V-weave carbon. Then he proceeded to ruin it by tinting the resin too dark. You cant even tell it’s carbon unless you look at it from inches away. Apparently that’s how he wanted it but it looks the same as it did before bc the truck is black.
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Old 01-19-2022, 08:35 AM   #13
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About to make 2x more ad sell
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Old 03-10-2022, 02:52 PM   #14
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About to make 2x more ad sell
Following up on your beautiful carbon mirrors. Are you going to sell them?

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