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matt@oCarbon
05-27-2010, 11:20 AM
More pics and info here (http://ocarbon.com/blog/2010/05/couple-of-custom-b5-sets/)

Some shots of a few custom B5 sets I've been working on. First set has a plain weave.

http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/b5plain-001.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/b5plain-002.jpg

Few shots of a twill piece side by side with a plain piece:

http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/b5plain-006.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/b5plain-007.jpg

Second set is a silver texalium set (which is basically fiberglass that has been powder coated with aluminum):

http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/B5tex-001.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/B5tex-005.jpg

kf3506
05-27-2010, 11:44 AM
Very nice!

AdamGT
05-27-2010, 12:17 PM
How much more does the Texalium trim go for over standard CF?

Are there any performance benefits to this advanced material? Just kidding! I've been looking for something to brighten up my interior and I think this looks great. Reminds me of Silver Surface Graphite from my RC car days.

matt@oCarbon
05-27-2010, 12:22 PM
How much more does the Texalium trim go for over standard CF?

Not interested in doing any more silver sets at the moment, the require too much work. Maybe in another month or two when I get caught up on my current orders I'll consider it. I'd suspect it would add $200-300 to the price, just because of how much more time it takes.

onemoremile
05-27-2010, 03:58 PM
Tex takes more time? It should work the same as fiberglass since it is fg with an 8 angstrom thick coating of aluminum on one side. You can also use turn it over and use the ghetto gold side.

matt@oCarbon
05-27-2010, 04:13 PM
Tex takes more time? It should work the same as fiberglass since it is fg with an 8 angstrom thick coating of aluminum on one side. You can also use turn it over and use the ghetto gold side.

It's much more rigid than fiberglass because of the aluminum powdercoating. Turning it over to would defeat the purpose as it would just be a white colored fiberglass instead of silver, and would still be just as rigid and difficult to work with.