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Old 07-30-2006, 06:04 AM   #16
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That looks like it would be for display purposes only, cause you'll just be covering it with a body later. my $.02
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Old 07-30-2006, 06:43 AM   #17
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How much weight does it add? Is it thicker...it looks it. If it is you just changed all your roll centers
Then again it adds a bit of lower chassis weight and thus lowered it's center of gravity (cg) which could be a benifit to handling (after setup). But you got to admit it looks really nice.
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Old 07-30-2006, 08:08 AM   #18
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Very snazzy. You can tell thats gonna get scratched up
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Old 07-30-2006, 08:36 AM   #19
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Throughout the polishing process, is the flatness of the chassis retained? I think that could cause bigger problems than a roll center issue, if your bulkheads dont sit flat on the chassis anymore.... but still looks great!
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Old 07-30-2006, 09:24 AM   #20
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Lots of people I know do this mod without any disappointment. Everybody are very satisfied with the result. It gives CF more strength. The layer is hard to scratched. I was taught this mod by Mugen team driver. He done this with every of his car. And yes, we race it, not just for display.
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Old 07-30-2006, 09:26 AM   #21
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I thought it was clear coated with a urethane and not just polished, the surface looks deep. But you're right in the last pic the motor mount does not appear to sit flush to the chassis.
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Old 07-30-2006, 09:32 AM   #22
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Looks very cool...

How much did it cost?
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Old 07-30-2006, 11:56 AM   #23
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There was a guy a while back that knocked all the sheen off his CF and gave it a matte look. It was very nice to look at as well.
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Old 07-31-2006, 12:32 AM   #24
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Well, its not cheap. Cost me about $70 bucks and I waited for 2 weeks. So, most people only do on their brand new kit. I forgot to mention, it can also help prevent gliching cause by CF too .
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How does the car go together now?

Might just be the light bending but the layer looks fairly thick. Do the decks still fit squarely? How did they treat the countersinking? Just left it? Or do the screws take material away when they're put in?

Interesting finish.. looks great by the way!
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Looking very nice, i however think your screen name should be changed from Bing to Bling.

car looks very nice and will definately give it a go on my next chassis
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Old 07-31-2006, 04:26 AM   #27
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Do the decks still fit squarely?
Yes

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How did they treat the countersinking? Just left it?
They treat the same.

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do the screws take material away when they're put in?
NO, the coat is hard.

The only place they didn't do the treatment are the bottom of the upper deck and the bottom of the main chassis. They said because theres no point to do those areas.
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Looks nice! Did they do both sides of the shock towers?
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Looks nice! Did they do both sides of the shock towers?
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Is there any performance gain in doing this?
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