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    Yesterday, 02:52 PM
    Do we have any good attorneys on here? Please contact me.
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    Yesterday, 02:34 PM
    As the GT350R is a car with a track emphasis it makes sense to see it in action out on the track. And what better track than the storied Laguna Seca to see the GT350R strut its stuff? Ford managed to get Laguna Seca all to themselves and invited journalists out to test the new Shelby GT350R. Sadly, FordBoost's invitation was apparently lost in the mail. Check out the GT350R lapping Laguna Seca and turn up the speakers. The car looks incredibly composed and fun to drive. It is also interesting to note how Ford coned off areas of the track to protect the automotive journalists from themselves. Who can blame them?
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    Today, 12:18 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Troubled.
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    Yesterday, 05:49 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum NMS.
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    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Brent.
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    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    radr, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Today, 06:35 AM
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  • RW Carbon's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 PM
    Too many potential carbon fiber buyers are confused when it comes down to which particular type of carbon fiber is used over another. Lets first break down the different categories of Carbon Fiber Woven Fabrics.. 1. 2×2 Twill Weave The 2×2 twill weave is by far the most common carbon fiber fabric used in the automotive industry. This fabric type follows a distinct diagonal pattern. When you think about a 2×2 carbon weave look at it as a pattern that goes over two intersecting warps and under two (hence why it is called 2×2). This makes the fabric more pliable and looser. That means it can be applied more easily because it can be stretched to curves and contours with fewer complications. However, this also means the applicator needs to handle the weave more carefully than a plain or 1×1 weave as it is simple to leave slight distortions in the weave. 2. Plain (1×1) Weave The plain or 1×1 weave is the second most used fabric type in the auto industry. As you would expect it is given its name (1×1) because it looks more like a checker board where the weave pattern goes up one and down one. Plain weave is then a tighter knit fabric and is easier to handle without making any distortions. On the down side the tighter weave makes it more difficult to drape the fabric over the mold; making this type a second favorite choice for most manufacturers. RW Carbon offers both carbon fiber weaves in certain items we sell. The majority of products only come in 2×2 twill weave but for our BMW M3 and M6 owners we offer 1×1 or 2×2 which give them the option to match their carbon fiber roof. Other or Less Common Weaves The majority of carbon fiber parts and accessories are made using these two types of weaves mentioned above. However, there are others out there such as: Satin weave, harness weave, fish weave and unidirectional. All of these are just different weave patterns for carbon fabric. In almost every automotive application 1×1 or 2×2 weave is superior in looks and construction which is why you rarely will hear these other weave types. Only custom or unusual carbon fiber requests will require weaves like these. Unidirectional weave is where almost every fiber is aligned in the same direction. This kind of weave is only held together by the occasional strand of either carbon or polyester running across the fibers at a 90 degree angle. This kind of carbon fiber is best used where all the force is aligned in one direction, such as in an archery bow and arrow. Unidirectional Carbon Weave So which weave pattern makes for the strongest fabric? Contrary to popular belief, the 1×1 or plain weave is actually weaker then the 2×2 or a 4 harness satin weave (4×4). This is because as the carbon fibers are put under strain or tension, the fibers want to pull straight but cannot due to the repeat of the pattern. Each fiber is forced over and under one another. Therefore, that tension will eventually shear apart the fabric, leaving a 2×2 with more tensile strength than a plain weave. Now that you have an understanding of carbon fiber weave types, next is to discuss the major types of carbon fiber cloths. In the auto industry there are 2 popular types of cloth, wet and dry prepreg. 1. Wet Prepreg Cloth Wet pregreg cloth is the most popular method for carbon fiber Front Lip Spoilers, Rear Diffusers and Trunks because it tends to be easier to manufacturer. All that is needed is a precisely measured amount of resin or epoxy that is then poured over the fabric, making the fabric “wet”. This type of carbon can either cure in room temperature or like most they need to be baked. 2. Dry Prepreg Cloth The dry prepreg cloth or otherwise known as “Dry Carbon” is very similar to wet prepreg as they both utilize resin or epoxy to adhere the fabric. However, unlike the wet version, the epoxy used for this cloth type has dry properties and is impregnated into the cloth. This step guarantees there is no excess epoxy, which gives it that “Dry” appearance (Most of our products are then given a clear coat to protect the weave). This method requires further steps to be taken; each layer needs to be “squeeged” and the amount of resin used must be very precise or the item will become too tacky. Once the aero parts are molded it requires baking for several hours at a temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit. This is why dry carbon parts and accessories tend to be more expensive when compared to wet carbon cloth. Why would I pay more for a Dry Carbon Aero Piece? The answer is quite simple. Dry carbon is able to create the same tensile strength as wet carbon fiber but it weighs substantially less. So for all your auto enthusiast looking to track your car and shed some weight, dry carbon is a must! If you have any further questions about carbon fiber weaves or fabric please email RW Carbon at info@rwcarbon.com CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL ARTICLE
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    Today, 12:12 PM
    For anyone who has carbon fiber on their car or wants to add some but are unsure of the proper upkeep, please check this article out. It is extremely helpful to keep your carbon fiber parts and/or accessories looking like new. Preventative Maintenance With all the new super and hyper cars being released with loads of carbon fiber, the demand for that look on our daily drivers is increasing. Luckily, carbon fiber does not require as much care as the exotic cars they come on. All of RW Carbon’s carbon fiber parts and accessories are finished off with a clear coat which gives them a protective layer and a beautiful glossy shine (most carbon fiber products come with a clear coat, but there are different levels of clear coat quality. The better the quality the longer the product can last). The clear coat used on our carbon fiber products is softer than that used on the paint of your car. Due to this, your carbon fiber products will need more upkeep to keep them looking new. The more time and care you give to your CF products the longer they will last. When washing your car go ahead and wash your CF parts with automotive clear coat safe soap and water. For extra protection we highly suggest you wax your products either with a spray wax (if you are in a rush) or apply a nice coat of polish and/or carnauba wax (recommended). Due to the softer nature of the clear coat, a polish will get rid of any fine scratches and the carnauba wax will seal the clear coat. This will protect it from moisture permeation and harmful UV rays than can cause fading, cloudiness and yellowing. If you live in an area with extreme weather conditions, we recommend taking more time to maintain your CF parts. To ensure the best care for your carbon fiber item(s) RW Carbon also recommends that you polish and wax each part by hand. A machine or orbital in untrained hands can apply swirl marks into the clear coat. At RW Carbon we use a microfiber wax applicator pad and towel. For the wax itself we use Meguriars Scratch-X, Deep Crystal Polish and Carnauba wax, but any reputable name brand wax will work just fine. Corrective Measures If the damage is already done, there are steps you can take to get your carbon fiber parts looking like new again. If there are surface scratches, fading, cloudiness or yellowing occurring, then roll up those sleeves. You will want to use a high grit polish or rubbing compound in order to grind off the top layer of dirt and grime. Although it takes longer, we recommend doing these steps by hand with an applicator pad, to avoid rubbing too much of the clear coat off or making swirl marks. Once you have spent some time cleaning up the clear coat with the rubbing compound, use a clay bar kit to pull off additional impurities. After the clay bar kit, you can now start with the waxing process. First you will need a cleaner wax, then a light polish and finish it off with 1-3 coats of carnauba wax. Give each coat 5-15 minutes to dry before rubbing it off and 5-15 minutes in between each coat. For additional information and steps to care for your carbon fiber parts and accessories please visit our "Step by Step How to Care for my Carbon Fiber Guide." View the original article by Clicking Here If you have any further questions about carbon fiber maintenance and upkeep please feel free to PM me or email me at info@rwcarbon.com
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    Today, 01:11 PM
    Mibugu started a thread For Sale: FS: Cobb AP V3 for N54 in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Hello Bimmerboost, Up for sale is a slightly used Cobb AP V3 for the N54 engine. Included is the accessport unit, OBD cable, carrying case, and additional (blue) faceplate. Sorry, no mounting accessories. Unmarried upon shipping. Price is 550 shipped OBO. Thanks!
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  • RW Carbon's Avatar
    Today, 01:13 PM
    CLA owners, Upgrade the rear of of your Mercedes CLA250 or CLA45 AMG with this RW Carbon Fiber Trunk Spoiler. Each one is hand crafted using real 2x2 carbon fiber and then given a clear coat to ensure it looks this great for years to come. Each one is quality checked at our facility in Southern CA and is backed by our fitment and quality guarantee. To View the RW Carbon Fiber Trunk Spoiler for the Mercedes CLA Click Here Feel free to PM me with questions or ask for forum pricing for this CLA CF Trunk Spoiler Please contact a carbon fiber specialist for any questions regarding this rear diffuser. 714.328.4406
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    Today, 10:59 AM
    Hey MuhammadWe: :text-welcomewave:
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    Today, 10:13 AM
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    Today, 01:00 PM
    CLA owners, Upgrade the rear of of your Mercedes CLA250 or CLA45 AMG with this RW Carbon Fiber Diffuser. Each one is hand crafted using real 2x2 carbon fiber and then given a clear coat to ensure it looks this great for years to come. Each one is quality checked at our facility in Southern CA and is backed by our fitment and quality guarantee. To View the RW Carbon Fiber Diffuser for the Mercedes CLA Click Here Feel free to PM me with questions or ask for forum pricing for this CLA CF Rear Diffuser Please contact a carbon fiber specialist for any questions regarding this rear diffuser. 714.328.4406
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    Today, 01:41 PM
    Welcome rhombus, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 02:02 PM
    Xearom3 replied to a thread For Sale: '08 135i - Salvage Part-Out in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Located in GA. I meant trying to find a properly fitting box or something to contain it for transport via UPS/Fedex will be fun lol.
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  • RW Carbon's Avatar
    Today, 02:02 PM
    C Class owners, Give your Mercedes C250, C300 or C350 a full aero package upgrade with the help of some CF parts. Each one of our CF products for the W204 are hand crafted using real 2x2 carbon fiber and then given a clear coat to ensure it looks this great for years to come. Each one is quality checked at our facility in Southern CA and is backed by our fitment and quality guarantee. Feel free to PM me with questions or ask for forum pricing for any of these W204 CF Parts. Carbon Fiber Front Lip Spoiler for 2012-2014 Models Click Here Carbon Fiber Front Lip Spoiler for 2008-2011 Models Click Here Carbon Fiber Arkym Style Diffuser for 2008-2011 Models Click Here Carbon Fiber Big Fin Diffuser for 2012-2014 Models Click Here Carbon Fiber DTM Style Diffuser for Sedan Models Click Here Carbon Fiber DTM Style Diffuser for Coupe Models Click Here If you want to view more Carbon Fiber Parts or Accessories for your Mercedes W204 C Class Please Click Here Please contact a carbon fiber specialist for any questions regarding these carbon fiber parts. 714.328.4406
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