McLaren Help..

McLaren Help..

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mikey k

12,619 posts

171 months

Tuesday
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TB993tt said:
mikey k said:
Dirty little secret of the car industry that!
Most CF you see is a veneer on a composite or plastic substrate to enable them to extra some more coin from.
It is heavier than a full autoclaved CF piece.
All CF is not what it seems wink
Errr....... well Mclaren CF parts are lighter than Mclaren palladium plastic parts, I've weighed them. If you want to know specific differences please ask.
If you read what I put wink
MOST McLaren parts are autoclaved and then painted or lacquered. So yes they are light.
The CF in my Merc and Lotus are not.
They are plastic with a CF matt "veneer" and lacquered which is the case for most of the CF parts you see (other than McLaren)

TB993tt

1,840 posts

196 months

Tuesday
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mikey k said:
If you read what I put wink
MOST McLaren parts are autoclaved and then painted or lacquered. So yes they are light.
The CF in my Merc and Lotus are not.
They are plastic with a CF matt "veneer" and lacquered which is the case for most of the CF parts you see (other than McLaren)
Too hasty smileJ







Edited by TB993tt on Tuesday 30th June 23:35

isaldiri

7,010 posts

123 months

Tuesday
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TB993tt said:
mikey k said:
Dirty little secret of the car industry that!
Most CF you see is a veneer on a composite or plastic substrate to enable them to extra some more coin from.
It is heavier than a full autoclaved CF piece.
All CF is not what it seems wink
Errr....... well Mclaren CF parts are lighter than Mclaren palladium plastic parts, I've weighed them. If you want to know specific differences please ask.
Interior CF bits that everyone obsesses about for the CF look are almost always per what mikey k says in his post...

davek_964

6,732 posts

130 months

Tuesday
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I'd be quite upset if I discovered that my carbon tub is actually a plastic tub with a carbon veneer. wink

jtremlett

859 posts

177 months

Tuesday
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davek_964 said:
I'd be quite upset if I discovered that my carbon tub is actually a plastic tub with a carbon veneer. wink
Especially if it was just as you'd slid off the road and were connecting with a tree! Not that you'd have very long to be upset if that were the case.

Rocketreid

252 posts

27 months

Tuesday
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mikey k said:
If you read what I put wink
MOST McLaren parts are autoclaved and then painted or lacquered. So yes they are light.
The CF in my Merc and Lotus are not.
They are plastic with a CF matt "veneer" and lacquered which is the case for most of the CF parts you see (other than McLaren)
Just went out and checked my Exige Cup 430 which is full of carbon. Seems the same as the Mac!!

SFO

4,804 posts

138 months

Tuesday
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I think the carbon steering wheel and centre console on Sport Series is just a thin layer of carbon on top of the standard part ..

TB993tt

1,840 posts

196 months

Tuesday
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isaldiri said:
Interior CF bits that everyone obsesses about for the CF look are almost always per what mikey k says in his post...
Yeah I Just realised I meant to quote this below not Mikey's post smile

Bertrum said:
Ex McLaren here, weight will be the standard car, so no options, also no carbon options as most are heavier than the standard ‘plastic’.

All of the demo cars would be optioned so expected to be heavier. Good luck finding a totally standard one to check.

cashewnut

31 posts

6 months

Wednesday
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Ever felt like screaming!!!!!!!

Anyone on here a member of the McLaren Owners Club UK ?

Having joined the club last night I cannot get on the Facebook page. The link is telling me its broken. I have emailed admin who were very helpful last night but still cannot get to use the Facebook page. Have not had any more response from admin so just wondering if anyone knows another way of accesing Facebook.

So frustrating as car was due to be delivered today but got a call from McLaren yesterday saying it's not ready.

Hope this not a sign of things to come.

Thanks for any help!