A little more restoration for a poor GTR wing…

We had a customer give us a call a few weeks ago asking if we could fix his Nissan GTR wing. The customer had bought the wing used from somewhere. When he brought down the wing, as you can see in the photos, the carbon had some scratches, chips, and quite a bit of blemish in the clear coat.

It was time for us to give this wing the MAcarbon treatment. Once again, we removed the old finish and re-sprayed it, followed by a color sand and polish to make it better than new. Now this wing shines as if it came off the showroom floor!

Ferrari F50 OEM Carbon Fiber Shift Knob Restoration

Ferrari F50 OEM Carbon Shift Knob Restoration

A customer recently sent us this factory Ferrari F50 carbon fiber shift knob to see if we could rescue it and make it look like it should be fitted to a 1/2 million dollar Ferrari. We decided to take on the project, knowing that once we started, there was no turning back.

Before Pictures (you can see that the clear very cloudy and the finish has nicks and scratches all over the carbon and the stainless steel ring).

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1. The First step was the daunting task of sanding off all of the original clear that had since turned cloudy to the point where you could hardly see the chrome cavallino on top. We had to destroy the original cavallino during the process, so we replaced it with a new one from Ferrari.

Sanding the old clear off to expose the raw carbon fiber

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2. This shift knob has a stainless steel ring sandwiched between the top and bottom layers of carbon and the top where the cavallino is placed is flat, so it had to be built up with resin first. After the top resin was poured around the horse, we shaped it into a sphere.

First layer of resin over the cavallino

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First layer of resin sanded down to shape

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3. We were left with the stainless steel ring being about 1.5mm higher than the rest of the shift knob, so we had to tape the ring and pour several layers of resin over the top then the bottom with several hours or drying time in-between coats.

layer of resin poured over the top half of the shift knob…only two more coats to go on top and three more on the bottom half.

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4. When it all dried we sanded the whole knob,  including the stainless ring into shape then polished it to a perfect shine.

Final layer of resin rough sanded into shape on the top half

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DONE!!! Polished to a perfect shine and ready for the Ferrari F50

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MAcarbon sponsors CarbonFiberGear

MAcarbon has entered into a sponsorship agreement with carbonfibergear.com. CarbonFiberGear (CFG) is a blog that covers the world of carbon fiber accessories.  Although they do not cover car parts in detail, many of our customers have mentioned the CFG site. We figured that if carbon enthusiasts were to be found anywhere, it would be at a blog covering carbon in detail.  We look forward to working with CFG.

MAcarbon’s New Blog!

We’ve finally joined the modern web world and created a blog.  Here we will be keeping the world updated on what is going on at MAcarbon in terms of new products, custom projects, marketing activities and even just random thoughts.  We encourage you to post and engage with us as much as possible.

Thank you for taking the time to check it out.

 

John Borchelt

MAcarbon