The technique of carbon lamination is becoming very popular. If we don’t talk about carbon bonnets, newly designed wings or spoilers, the much preferred option for customers is the carbon lamination . This technology allows us to do the most complex parts, small parts and basically ANY part in carbon. By sanding down few mm of the original surface, a carbon sheet is applied and the part is clear-coated up to 3 times. This technique is not only cheaper than fabricating a mould for a standalone carbon part but also and probably more important, 100% fitment accuracy is assured as the original factory parts are used. Parts like air vents, key ignition rings, gear knobs, handbrakes etc become beautiful carbon parts using this technique. If you own a Porsche or even a Lamborghini, you may be familiar perhaps with this method as those manufactures and selected others, are using exactly the same practice in their factories.
For carbon lamination / coating you can choose any colour to perfectly match your car interior or even exterior colour scheme.
Available finishes: high gloss or matt
For interior we would recommend gloss finish due to its durability and exclusive appearance.
Most popular finishes are:
CARBON Black – gloss plain
CARBON Black – gloss twin (standard)
RED | GOLD | BLUE | SILVER CARBON
CARBON FIBRE CLEAR FINISHES
CARBON FIBRE BLACK – GLOSS FINISH
CARBON FIBRE BLACK – MATT FINISH
CARBON FIBRE SILVER – GLOSS
CARBON FIBRE SILVER – MATT
CUSTOM COLOUR – Red in gloss finish
Carbon lamination process
Step 1. Surface Preparation & treatment
Every lamination process starts with the surface treatment. Every part gets degreased and sanded down approx 2 mm to make room for the carbon fibre sheet and provide the best rough and even surface for adhesion.
Step 2. Masking of surrounding parts
In the next step all the parts which will not be laminated in carbon will be masked off. A delicate and important task which makes the re-assembly of the OE part easy.
Step 3. Carbon Application
After applying the right adhesive by hand, the carbon sheet is carefully wrapped around the part. This is an important step and only the most skilful hands can do this task without any or very minimal distortion in the carbon.
Step 4. Cleaning and trimming
After the carbon was applied together with the resin, the residue is cleaned up and the excess carbon is trimmed off. Again here a continuous monitoring is crucial to minimise any possible distortion in the material.
Step 5. First Sanding
After the trimming being done, the first layer of the clear is sanded down and then polished out. In this step any uneven lumps are getting removed and the surface is prepared as smooth as possible for the second lacquering.
Step 6. Second Lacquering/coating
The part is getting a second layer of coat to increase durability and scratch resistance. This is an important quality step. If you ever came across poor quality carbon this step was very likely left out.
Step 7. Final Sanding and Polishing
After the 2 nd coat the part is sanded down again and polished to shine. The surface is extra smooth, you have a nice thick layer of protective coat and the gloss factor is achieved.
Step 8. Re-assembly
The finished carbon part is now ready to be re-assembled with the original parts.
Step 9. Final Inspection
A final visual inspection determines any defects of the final product. In case found they will be corrected.
Parts are ready for delivery to customer.