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Pre preg (dry carbon) ISF Engine cover ...Mounted and working on release

We just finished the top side mold for the engine cover, now working on the backside tabs to fasten it with. The mold needs to cure in the oven for a few more days, then some test parts with pics. The current profile is smoothed out the ridges between the blocks on the cover and the carbon fake weave will be smoothed out. In addition to carbon we can make them in texillium(silver carbon ugh I hate to say that) red, blue and carbon kevlar weave. its all super light aerospace grade stuff, so I hope you guys dig it. Then the real aero parts will roll out.

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mold should be popping out parts shortly
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you should make an IS300 one too =)
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Looking real good Fig, keep us updated

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Nice Work Fig!! Looking good so far..

I assume you sanded off / blocked off the fake looking weaves on half the OEM cover... ??!!

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Yeah its all smooth and I will be adding some aluminum accents. The mounting is the trickiest. I will stop by tomorrow and get an update on the schedule.

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They are still slammed with production of ski boots and Ducati parts. I will keep ya posted. here are cam pics of the high gloss mold.
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dam fig. why couldnt you live near me?
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Drumm roll please....
first part out of the mold. They were short on material so this one is actually backed with "spreadtoe" high modulus carbon as the second layer.

total weight 18 oz.

I need to trim and then figure out how I will do the mounting.




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You guys can't afford it............LOL



Nice work Figs, price point yet?
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Nice work Figs, price point yet?
It depends on what needs to be engineered for mounting. My original price point was $500. I am on track for that right now I think, maybe lower. If there enough demand then I can spread the cost of the mold out.

Also note that I will be adding an "F" Figs badge, and two decorative woven aluminum plates in the "gill" sections of the cover. It will be quite the piece when done

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Great work, can't wait for final product. I am sure a lot of people will get this, don't forget to post on Clublexus as well and lexus IS-F forums for more support.
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$500??? Good luck with that one
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