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Richard Edge

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Post Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:59 pm

trying to source coloured carbon fibre, advice?

Hi all...does anybody know of a supplier for coloured carbon fibre like the red and blues etc. seen them for sale on ebay but they are just too expensive.

any help would be great THANK YOU!!



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Gary Birch

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Post Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:40 pm

Not sure what colours but know APA do some colours

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Post Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:41 pm

Re: coloured carbon fibre

I know Amari have started selling carbon fibre mate. As to which colours they do I'm not sure on that one. As for the cost as far as I'm aware it's not the cheapest materiel anywhere.
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Post Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:58 pm

Hexis does red and some others, APA i am sure does too.
you will find both their details on the UKSB toolbar

https://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=38498


as for cheap, sorry mate, but cheap and proper wrap films does not go together. nor should you be charging cheap for your service.
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Post Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:25 pm

The "veyron" blue from Hexis is a very nice colour, and has a bit of a pearl effect in the sun. Looks great on a black car.
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Post Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:04 am

id phone hexis,
they have a new chrome, lime green and yellow carbon fiber amongst others...id say the chrome is the most expensive material ive ever bought tho....
ask for samples
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Robert Lambie

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Post Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:32 am

is it actually chrome carbon Cheryl?
i will have to request some samples, sounds good!
though i recon there will be a catch because even the 3M chrome which is the only true cast chrome i know of requires it to be mounted onto another wrap to aid installation because its not actually recommended as a "wrap" as such, even though often used as one.

worth a call anyway to see whats available. thanks.
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Post Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:55 am

Its kind of metallic but not like proper chrome vinyl. They are also working on a chrome wrap film as well though.
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Richard Edge

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Post Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:12 pm

Thanks for you help...spoke to hexis and they sent me samples next day. seems like a really good product!

The samples sent are of there wrapping vinyl and are just big enough to cover things like a phone. which is gonna be a nice way of testing!

looking forward to getting these on my website and selling them!

Thanks again guys!
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Post Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:47 pm

Hi There,

What about a clear carbon fibre that will go over any colour to create the same effect?

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Post Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:18 am

I bought enough to do my roof and bumpers and bits and bobs... I like the sheen of it...hopefully it wraps as well as the black...its in the same range. They said the chrome they are developing will be coming out later this year or early next...and that was going to cost even more! the proof is in the pudding. Just need to schedule some time to do my own .........
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Post Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:21 am

Cameron Steer wrote:Hi There,

What about a clear carbon fibre that will go over any colour to create the same effect?

Regards

id try it out...could be interesting as a laminate over digital print..
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Post Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:20 pm

Cameron Steer wrote:Hi There,

What about a clear carbon fibre that will go over any colour to create the same effect?

Regards


So is this something that is available Cameron or are you just doing a bit of market research to see if there would be a demand for such a film??
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Post Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:58 pm

Hi Martin,

Orafol do it although we dont keep that one, il ask for some A4 samples and get Rob to post what he thinks.

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Post Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:34 pm

Send me a few metres Cameron and I will do a review for you :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

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