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    CF Splitters

    They arrived about a week ago so I thought I'd start a thread to report on the quality. I think most want to know about quality issues.

    P.S. need a bot of advice on how to fit them. I know 3m tape is recommended but what about screwing them on the underside as well as the tape? And what screws should I use if this is recommended. Chapter and verse guys as I've never done this before.

    Anyway the review

    Price - paid 79.99 plus 35 postage on ebay and then had to pay customs 23 so 137.99 total

    Weave pattern - quality. Out of 10 I'll give it a 6/7. On the car it I don't think it will show up but under the right light and closely scrutinising you see that the weave seems to have been pulled and stretched to fit and it shows.

    Resin - nice polish finish but again looking along it you'll see it has raised areas but again you need to be holding it up and level with your eye. This really is a minor and not really worht mentioning but I thought I'd be thorough.

    Fit - I offered it up to the car and it fit perfectly. I'll hold reservation on this for now until I've fit it properly but it certainly looked spot on.

    Internal Finish - rough! If you fit it as it comes when you take it off you no doubt will have paint damage were it was rubbing. Tbh though I thin even if it was smooth on the inside you'd get paint damage from the constant rubbing / vibrations. My solution for this is some clear bra film cut and fitted on the car under the area where the splitters will fit

    Overall - well I'm fairly pleased. Its was from Taiwan so I expected quality issues. To be honest its probably just about there in terms of what I expected for the price. As I said, once its on the car you won't see these defects really. The thing I'll have to wait to see is whether it goes funny during the summer with the UV issues. Anywhere here are some pics. I've taken them under light and played with the angles to highlight the issues...normal pictures and you won't see it.



    those aren't scratches...just the way the light reflected




    Not cracks...just the light again

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    Is it carbon fiber ie. proper AutoClave stuff, OR? is it Carbon Fibre matting used in a GFK Gel??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bratty View Post
    Is it carbon fiber ie. proper AutoClave stuff, OR? is it Carbon Fibre matting used in a GFK Gel??
    I don't know enough about CF to be able to answer that...how would I be able to tell?...I think its the matting thinking about it.

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    Most "Carbon Fibre" advertised stuff is just the same as Glass Fibre Stuff but you use Carbon weave as the pattern.

    Looks nice but has None of the qualities of REAL Carbon fibre. With carbon fibre "REAL" the pattern (part) is calculated where weaknesses and strengths are and the patterns direction (weft/weave) is laid-up and then put into a vacum-bag and cooked in an oven (auto-clave). It is ultra light but strong where necessary hence its reputation!

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    3M tape on a clean surface is a pretty good solution. My front aero spoiler was stuck on my E93 with it and never fell off or came unstuck
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