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Old 07-29-2006, 08:40 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Mirrorlike Polish Treatment on CF

This is what I bring back my '05 Pro4 from the shop after treatment. I don't know what they've done, but its nice. Can you tell the difference on CF?
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Old 07-29-2006, 09:00 PM   #2
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Is that just a polish job. That does look very nice.
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Is that just a polish job. That does look very nice.
You can't polish normal CF. There is not enough resin on top of the weave to polish it. It looks like it got a nice coat of clear lacquer or poly (automotive clear paint).
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They painted it with clear urethane and wet sanded and polished like you'd do on a car. No one uses laquer anymore except for furniture makers.
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Very nice looking. High quality looking car ya got there.
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They painted it with clear urethane and wet sanded and polished like you'd do on a car. No one uses laquer anymore except for furniture makers.
I'll have you know that I ONLY use lacquers.. And a respirator and an open doorwall and a 25 inch box fan and...

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Old 07-29-2006, 09:55 PM   #7
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Very nice looking. High quality looking car ya got there.

It sure can ++ double up the quality of the car and it won't scratch or crack. I plan on doing my upcoming 415MRE and MTX-4 too.
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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
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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 add some to the bottom
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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
Do you really think 0.1mm thickness and 0.1g weight (or less) can make any difference. I don't think so.
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it all depends on your skill level and level of the competition. In certain places on certain levels it will make a difference.

looks cool though.
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Very sharp polish job .....
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I'd be too scared to drive it and ruin it...
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As much as it looks great as a shelf queen, I do wonder, why bother, sorry dude, not being down on the idea.
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