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    New carbon or not?
    on: December 22, 2020, 01:32:53 pm
    December 22, 2020, 01:32:53 pm
    Hope all is well with everbody.
    Decided to go for some new carbon bits. However due to the cost did this instead. Carbon from Tecspray in Aberdeen. Amazing results and at an amazing price. Let me know what u think?
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    https://cdn.img.s1000xr.uk/exhaust-cover.jpg
    https://cdn.img.s1000xr.uk/hugger-1.jpg
    https://cdn.img.s1000xr.uk/side-panels-2.jpg
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    Re: New carbon or not?
    Reply #1 on: December 22, 2020, 04:08:37 pm
    December 22, 2020, 04:08:37 pm
    Look really good... Is that carbon wrapped then lacquered ? ...

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    Re: New carbon or not?
    Reply #2 on: December 22, 2020, 07:09:09 pm
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     :0461: Very impressive, how’s it done and cost pls?

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    Re: New carbon or not?
    Reply #3 on: December 22, 2020, 07:42:05 pm
    December 22, 2020, 07:42:05 pm
    That looks good, I'd get more carbon for mine if it wasn't so expensive.

    Phil
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    Re: New carbon or not?
    Reply #4 on: December 23, 2020, 12:22:16 am
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    Does look great, looks like paint dip to me? This is done in a tank of water with a transfer for want of a better explanation. Have a look on the tube it's fascinating.

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    Re: New carbon or not?
    Reply #5 on: December 23, 2020, 11:06:02 am
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    Yip, totally correct there Molsal.
    Paint dip, lacquered and then polished. Same thoughts here as regards, expense of carbon parts. Total price for all parts dipped was £70.
    Thanks to Graham at Tecspray in Aberdeen.
    Well worth it. Speaking with Graham, the only issue you have is with parts that have decals. Just waiting on the spring clips from BMW now to put parts back on bike. Invisible patterns arrived today, so a bit of work to keep me busy over the festive season.
    All the best and here's hoping 2021 will be filled with loads of ride outs.

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    Re: New carbon or not?
    Reply #6 on: December 23, 2020, 12:01:57 pm
    December 23, 2020, 12:01:57 pm
    That does look great indeed. I understood the carbon film applied thru dipping is much more thin than wrapping, and thus very susceptible to scratches and wear. Is the lacquering standard, or optionally added as a protective layer? Wrapping does not look that great seen from close by at  the pointy bits, simply impossible to get rid of the excess material without visible  lines and edges. I can imagine thin film dipping gives better visible results.  And I've been quoted double for wrapping at 3 shops for just the side panels.
    The worst panel to me is the (2020) black tank panel.. PDS 70 is silly cheap, but their website doesn't give much info. Did that include the lacquer and polishing as well? I mean polishing those parts takes  at least one hour at least? Re the decals, yes the raised bit apparently shows behind wrapping as well. So you would see the outline of the decal, but not the decal itself. The quote I received did include new printed (copy) decals. I saw one, and the color was a bit off. But the BMW original decals are in excess of pds 80 or so (each side), and that's internet pricing. I will search again for local dipping, last time I could find none within a 100mls

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    Re: New carbon or not?
    Reply #7 on: December 23, 2020, 10:06:49 pm
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    Evening Salem,
    Yip, £70 pounds all in. As you see them all is what was included for the small price. Well chuffed with results. There are tiny spots where a little too much lacquer applied. But that would be being very picky to say the least.
    All in all the best £70 spent so far.
    Although just got the invisible patterns and they were £100 delivered for the full kit as such. Used this company a fews time before and always great quality and perfect fit, giving yourself a bit of time to apply correctly.

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    Re: New carbon or not?
    Reply #8 on: December 24, 2020, 10:59:10 am
    December 24, 2020, 10:59:10 am
    *Originally Posted by Mab1067 [+]
    ... Although just got the invisible patterns and they were £100 delivered for the full kit as such...

    Looking really good. Impressed.

    Gotta ask - what are invisible patterns?

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    Re: New carbon or not?
    Reply #9 on: December 24, 2020, 03:09:13 pm
    December 24, 2020, 03:09:13 pm
    Invisible patterns just the name for the company that do the panel paont protection. Been using on all previous bikes. Clear thin file plastic. Tough as old poots and prevents any stone chips on panel and on all leading edges. Very good product in my opinion. Bit tricky to apply but worth it.
    Dont even notice it is on. Bike got to be very clean before hand as bloody annoying if youve left any dust or grit behind.