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Discussion in 'Model S' started by D10-Vic, Jan 21, 2017.
Anyone know where is a good place to get Carbon Fiber Parts for the Tesla?
Abstract Ocean, EVannex and RPM Tesla to name a few.... depending on what you are looking for, some of the things can be priced on the high side. I plan on buying a big sheet of 3M CF and wrapping a bunch of stuff myself.
Thanks i will take a look. the Model S has potential
As in trim pieces or body panels?
the best people for this is unplugged performance, not cheap...
they are known for their fantastic carbon fiber work and are in the same business park as tesla fremont and space x, and have even worked with tesla on projects.
what project did they work on with tesla?
Carbon Fiber Element in New Jersey. They done all of my work: nose cone, side view mirror caps, side strakes, front and rear diffusers. Great work and not as expensive as others.
Do you happen to have a photo (or two) of your car? Those are pretty much all of the things I want to CF on mine, but I'm not sure how it would really look. Thanks!
@artsci i wanna see some pictures as well.
im looking to do the side mirror and diffusers as well
Last week I purchased L and R mirror skullcaps from SC for $35 each. Carbon Fiber element quoted $400 total to skin them in carbon fiber twill pattern. I'm going for the matte finish to match the rear deck spoiler. Requested a few other quotes on the web today. I'll chime in if I get quotes from them. I watch a few you tube videos to learn more another the process. Seem pretty straight forward, but I'm sure there's a learning curb. Starter kit run about $90 for complete kit including gloves, sand paper etc.
@ZERO260 so the skullcaps you are getting is just a overlay not the actual cap?
Sorry i believe they told me that they work on prototype pieces for tesla and can get the exact same wood that tesla uses on their interiors as a result which is why their wood steering wheel upgrade is spot on.
I think it mentions somewhere that one of there SEMA cars with a custom interior is what inspired Elon to upgrade the Model S interiors.
Here's a post with lots of photos.
See this thread.
What I am doing is having CF applied to an actual tesla cap. If you look on evannex and other places you can actually buy a skin and apply it with 2 sided tape for about $120. The former is more expensive and in my oppion will look more professional. I bought the skins from Amazon but was not impressed. They were warped. I Sent them back. If I can't get the original caps off the SC said they would take them off and install the CF covered caps for me. The image with ruler is taped on. I believe the one on the red car was not taped on. Artsci can you chime in. I believe you help install the red one.
For the carbon fiber mirror caps, check out this thread. To complete the look I also added real carbon fiber skins to the center console. Here's a thread with some photos. Last but not least is the carbon fiber steering wheel. See here.
Thank you! Now that I see those photos, I'm pretty sure I saw them a long time ago when I was a lurker. lol
Your car looks great
Beautiful car, looks quite exotic compared to most Tesla's. I have to spice mine up.
I have some carbon fiber parts im going to do soon as well.
once i get them done ill post pictures
Thanks all. Appreciate the positive comments as I don't get them from my wife, who never even notices what I've done to the car. But maybe that's a good thing