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Re: I added a little bit more carbon fiber to the car

Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:29 pm

mark13 wrote:...If I could get the Leaf body color in a rattle can, I would do that in a second ...
Paintscratch.com has the LEAF colors in cans.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: I added a little bit more carbon fiber to the car

Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:59 pm

I painted my wheels black, as well, but no stripe on mine. I like the carbon fibre, too!
2013 lease ended, purchased a red 2015 SL Premium from Ray Ishak at Magic Nissan. Good deal + rebates + $7500 tax credit + no sales tax = Leaf for Sentra money.

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Re: I added a little bit more carbon fiber to the car

Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:31 pm

I just ordered some red carbon fiber and Im going to try to CF the wheels with the red ..If that does not work out I may try that paint company..

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Re: I added a little bit more carbon fiber to the car

Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:13 pm

I finished the hood ,door handles,rocker panel..Im finishing up the window frames..I did one wheel in red carbon fiber..Intersting in how the red wheel shows up much better then the black wheel,not that it looks any better,just bigger..

I decided to paint all 4 wheels leaf red..Im also thinking about printing out the outline of a red leaf and puting it on the hood...

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Re: I added a little bit more carbon fiber to the car

Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:54 pm

I saw a Porsche completely wrapped in black material with checkered flag details this weekend at Cars & Coffee in Irvine, CA.
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Re: I added a little bit more carbon fiber to the car

Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:22 am

I love that checked vinyl on the porche..If they come out with a red and black checked CF Ill change the hood..

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Re: I added a little bit more carbon fiber to the car

Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:46 pm

mark13 wrote:I just finished painting my first wheel ..

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What kind of paint did you use? Did you leave the tires on and mask them off or remove them? Did you paint all 4 eventually or go another route? How's the paint holding up?

Sorry for all of the questions... I don't really like the stock wheels, but with some paint and pin stripping, they look so much better!

Thanks for sharing!!!

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Re: I added a little bit more carbon fiber to the car

Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:52 pm

Ill have to update my pics...I experiment with differnt colors,2 tone wheels and solid colors..I also painted one wheel with X Metal red,its a shiney mirror finish, and I bought some matching red body color paint and I painted a wheel to match the car..Dam its hard to take all the paint off the wheels when Im done :lol:

I decided I like black wheels with the red car..I would prefer different wheels, but Ill stick with these for now..

My next attempt will be to put the black carbon fiber over the face of the wheel with black paint in the back ground..

I saw where someone posted a pic of a black and white Leaf from Japan,thats my goal,that looks great..I also plan on covering the hatchback in carbon fiber...I need to finish the wheels first tho..

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Re: I added a little bit more carbon fiber to the car

Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:39 pm

anyone come across vinyl that looks like a solar cell?.. it would look nice on the roof.

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Re: I added a little bit more carbon fiber to the car

Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:37 am

I added a CF dash,identical cutout to the woodgrain..I also added one black CF wheel..If the black carbon fiber wheel does not show up well enough,Iill go with red...The stock wheels to me does not look that great in black for the simple reason they turn invisible,I like to see the wheel...

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