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Carbon Trim for her Birthday

Carbon Trim for her Birthday

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Bigadz

Original Poster:

385 posts

50 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Well, yesturday she turned 70(,000 miles). So for her birthday at the weekend I am going to remove and re laquer the carbon trim which has begun to peel in places.

Before I break anything, can anyone tell me how to safely remove the carbon trim around front pillars and rear screen??

Thanks.

This pic was taken at almost exactly 70k.. smile




Edited by Bigadz on Tuesday 2nd October 15:22

V8s ONLY

214 posts

100 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Er,who turned 70? and exactly 70 what?

scotty_d

6,761 posts

96 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Looking good Adz but you have lost me at the 70 parts as well. lol

Hows Fatherhood going mate? Getting much time to get the cerb out?

Bigadz

Original Poster:

385 posts

50 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Come on guys, 70,000 miles smile

Scotty believe it or not we are still waiting for that bit, seems so long ago that we saw you guys now thinking about it! She is due on Saturday. Will be another thing to love alongside the Cerb smile

Not getting out as much as I want to be honest, hope there will be enough good days left between now and the end of the year for some more of that. Saw another great pic of yours in front of some lovely looking house - you are spoilt for good photo spots up there!

Edited by Bigadz on Tuesday 2nd October 15:06

V8s ONLY

214 posts

100 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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I was thinking 70 years and 70 mph hence the questions.
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Bigadz

Original Poster:

385 posts

50 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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I suppose when you say that it doesnt make sense when you read it - lol. I'll edit it....

scotty_d

6,761 posts

96 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Wow Chatsworth seems so long ago now lol. Good Luck for Saturday bet you guys can't wait.

Bigadz

Original Poster:

385 posts

50 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Can anyone offer any suggestions on removing the trim safely? Must be a few out there who have re laquered theirs?

gruffalo

4,498 posts

128 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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I picked the laquer off, IMHO it looks much better naked.

Cavey

488 posts

133 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Top tip! Have been looking at my peeling lacquer wondering what's involved in replacing it. No need!

Boatbuoy

1,499 posts

64 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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gruffalo said:
I picked the laquer off, IMHO it looks much better naked.
It may well look better but Carbon deteriorates in direct UV light. Of course this takes a period of time and will be prolonged if your car is lucky enough to live in a garage. The lacquer not only protects against this but also prevents water getting into the material which wont help!

Cavey

488 posts

133 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Well that's burst that little balloon then! Can you varnish it if you take the old lacquer off?

vroom

616 posts

186 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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wow, my old cerbera from 8 years or so go!

Glad to see 'Lucky 7' is alive and well

Happy days

900T-R

19,768 posts

159 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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That pic is lovely - gorgeous colour! thumbup

Bigadz

Original Poster:

385 posts

50 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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vroom said:
wow, my old cerbera from 8 years or so go!

Glad to see 'Lucky 7' is alive and well

Happy days
Vroom, you a previous owner!? Good to hear! Did you put the plate on it? How did she treat you.

She is doing very well, I try to run her once a week, got the 12k coming up at the end of the year.

Thanks 900T, I was lucky to find one in this colour, although the Cerbs like mighty fine in many others too.

Yeah I think I will try remove and re laquer, just wondered if they are clipped in or bonded?

pmessling

1,810 posts

105 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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You can do it still on the car. Mask around it properly, wet and dry to remove any flaking carbon. Be very careful as its very easy to start sanding the carbon itself. Then apply lacquer to it. More layers the better. Can always polish it after or depending how many layers of lacquer something like 1500 wet and dry and polish to finish.

Bigadz

Original Poster:

385 posts

50 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Okay, might be more trouble to remove I suppose, thanks for that. Can always flatten orange peel effect after with a bit of wet sanding as you say.

Jimbolian

246 posts

42 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Mine are being re-done as part of a full respray and color change. You could try Adrian at TVR Central for advice on getting them relacquerd.

http://www.centraltvr.com/products/Cerbera/

Or DIY style, maybe sand them down and use the lacquer & kit supplied with these?

http://www.carbonmods.co.uk/products/carbon-fibre-...

Good luck!