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Old 11-28-2009, 09:47 AM
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I did the newer pressed CF vinyl last year. I went with silver and black. You are right about keeping it clean. It takes a little more elbow grease to get everything out of the pattern. Not that big of a deal though. I suspect that the off white would require more attention when cleaning compared to colors though. But it does look great.....
Can you send me some pictures, I am also trying to get some ideas on how I want to have mine done.

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Can you send me some pictures, I am also trying to get some ideas on how I want to have mine done.

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Here are a few. Nothing fancy....clean and simple.
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Looks very nice thanks for sharing.
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looks great!
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:11 PM
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Haven't used mine yet but it was a cheap enough process to which I wouldn't mind redoing every 5-6 years....

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I dont have a pic, but here is a quick video of mine. sun pad is not done yet, and carpet is shot. but I just got the seats in. Sunpad is going to shop next week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SF0jifKjqQ
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There's a new Carbon Fiber vinyl that a friend of mine did for a customer a few months ago. It is a much smoother vinyl and seemed to have really good definition to it. It was in his Marine Revolution vinyl book from DLT Upholstery Supply in Detroit. You might want to check it out and see if it would work
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We had our fountain vinyl redone 3 years ago. At the advice of who did the work we had them do a mixture of carbon fiber and non carbon fiber. Their suggestion was to not use the carbon fiber in "high traffic" areas or areas that get lots of rubbing or wear because the carbon fiber will show the wear in its color. ex seat bottoms, bolster corners that people lean on or rub against etc. The did ours with standard white vinyl, with silver carbon fiber highlights. I have noticed the carbon is harder to clean, but I have limited amounts of it so its not that bad.
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my pics
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They had also suggested that some colors were harder to clean than others in the CF variety. Sorry I dont reme,ber which ones they were.
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Rob, A certain AT I know , the carbon fiber is impossible to clean the pattern catches everything.
The carbon fiber I got is different , very easy to clean.
This is a link I have saved with the coating :

http://spradlingvinyl.com/brands/permaguard


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