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post #71 of 71 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by kismetcapitan View Post
keep in mind that HP carbon is heavy. That beautiful gloss...that's many coats of lacquer. And if you don't think paint makes a difference...Ferrari used paint coats so thin on the carbon fiber bodied F40 and F50 that up close, you could see the weave, and it looked pretty crappy. But it saved weight - several kilograms IIRC.

"race" carbon is both lighter and cheaper, but it won't have that sexy deep gloss look. But if you're serious about shaving weight, and don't mind having dull-appearing carbon, than race-spec carbon bits are the ticket.
^ my man is correct! DRY carbon is where it's at. Super strong, super light and super dull. Haha.

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