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Old 12-21-2011, 03:16 PM
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I have a silver GL Flow that i would love to dye a carbon fiber pattern into. I think it would look pretty sweet if i could get it to look just like carbon fiber! Has anyone ever done this? What does anyone think would be the best way to do/attempt this? I don't think it would be hard to cut...mostly strait lines, but would prob'ly be a bitch to weed. Just think how cool it would be having someone ask if they started to make discs out of carbon fiber! Pictured is the disc i would use. Thanks.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:23 PM
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Interesting idea. It would suck to cut (by hand) and weed.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:38 PM
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I have a flow that looks identical to that... I have thought about it on multiple occasions as well
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It would suck to cut (by hand) and weed.
Yes, but the pattern i would use is all strait lines. The hard parts would be weeding, & the removing after dyeing all the little rectangular pieces.
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Easiest way to do it:
Get WOVEN fiberglass cloth and soak it in black dye, then let it sit on the disc over night.

Harder way: cut a ****load of little strips of vinyl and weave them on the disc, then airbrush the dye on.

Hardest way: Make a disc out of Carbon Fiber.
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Yes, but the pattern i would use is all strait lines. The hard parts would be weeding, & the removing after dyeing all the little rectangular pieces.
I wouldn't want to cut it.
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Yes, but the pattern i would use is all strait lines. The hard parts would be weeding, & the removing after dyeing all the little rectangular pieces.
you would need a whole lot of very, very small pieces and lots of shading on each one to make it look like anything other than just a grey/black checkered pattern. The beauty of carbon fiber is the depth of it, so you really don't want to go with just flat lines overlapping each other.
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you would need a whole lot of very, very small pieces and lots of shading on each one to make it look like anything other than just a grey/black checkered pattern. The beauty of carbon fiber is the depth of it, so you really don't want to go with just flat lines overlapping each other.
I'm thinking of not dyeing it so dark so that some of the "texture?" of the GL plastic shows threw.
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Knew a guy who painted fake carbon fiber on his car. It looked pretty good, but for a disc it would need to be airbrushed.

He used one of those pads that you put in the bottom of your silverware drawer. Kind of a foam "checkerboard" mat you lay down. He used spraypaint with silvers and blacks to make it work, and clearcoated over it. He had some trial and error work he played around with to make it look right before he put it on the car, but damned if it didn't look like carbon fiber from a few feet away.

Even up close, it looked pretty cool!

Don't know if this would translate to airbrushing dye, but...
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Certainly don't dye the black completely opaque, but GL will take a pretty dark dye and still show some of the luster through it. I did a blue river with black dye and got a nice purple luster out of it.
If this is what you're going for, you'd probably be best off with the fiberglass mat method.
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