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    Hiya, managed to finally finish my Overnight Sensations project the other day.

    I made a pair of the TMs and a pair of the MTMs, finishing both with a carbon fibre wrap. They sound awesome! Like really, really, really awesome. Big props to Paul, for his great designs, helpful writeups and willingness to reply to emails :D
    Only running the MTMs at the moment, via a DTA-100a (I need more amps! :o)

    Here's a couple money shots of the finished product, but you can see some more and most of the build in a Picasa album over here.



    Last edited by revans; 09-05-2011, 05:51 AM.

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    They look awesome. I'll have to check out your thread to see how it was done. I like the look so much I many try them on my surround sound speaker build.
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      Re: (Faux) carbon fibre Overnight Sensations set

      WOW!!! That's a really cool finish.

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        Re: (Faux) carbon fibre Overnight Sensations set

        Originally posted by revans View Post
        Hiya, managed to finally finish my Overnight Sensations project the other day.

        I made a pair of the TMs and a pair of the MTMs, finishing both with a carbon fibre wrap. They sound awesome! Like really, really, really awesome. Big props to Paul, for his great designs, helpful writeups and willingness to reply to emails :D
        Only running the MTMs at the moment, via a DTA-100a (I need more amps! :o)

        Here's a couple money shots of the finished product, but you can see most of the build in an album over here.




        Cool execution. Very cool image.

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          Re: (Faux) carbon fibre Overnight Sensations set

          Hell yea! Those have a look that just draws you in.

          So, what's "faux" about the carbon fibre finish? Or did you use the real sheets of carbon fibre? I know someone on here tried to do a carbon fibre finish on the Overnight Sensations before and had technical difficulties that wouldn't allow him to finish (to my knowledge, anyway)
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          • #6
            Re: (Faux) carbon fibre Overnight Sensations set

            It's a vinyl that looks alot like CF... good job looks pretty sweet.

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              Re: (Faux) carbon fibre Overnight Sensations set

              I love alternative finishes. Especially this one. Well done, sir.
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                Re: (Faux) carbon fibre Overnight Sensations set

                Thanks for the complements

                Originally posted by Paul Carmody View Post
                So, what's "faux" about the carbon fibre finish? Or did you use the real sheets of carbon fibre? I know someone on here tried to do a carbon fibre finish on the Overnight Sensations before and had technical difficulties that wouldn't allow him to finish (to my knowledge, anyway)
                Like greywarden said, it's essentially a glorified sticker that looks like carbon fibre (really, really glorified though :D) More specifically, it's 3M Scotchprint 1080 Wrap in the black carbon fibre colour. If you look in the linked album, you'll see the big sheet I bought of it.

                It's a really good, quality product. I think it's typically used on cars (bonnets, trim etc.). It actually has a bit of texture and the look can be quite changeable in different light. I guess it must be good if you thought it might be real carbon fibre ;)

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                  Re: (Faux) carbon fibre Overnight Sensations set

                  That`s a sweet finish bro. What did the roll of that CF wrap cost you?

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                  • #10
                    Re: (Faux) carbon fibre Overnight Sensations set

                    I read the title of the thread and was anticipating something far less attractive. THose look great, good job!

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                      Originally posted by Dave_W View Post
                      I read the title of the thread and was anticipating something far less attractive. THose look great, good job!
                      +1!

                      Great job!
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                      • #12
                        Re: (Faux) carbon fibre Overnight Sensations set

                        Originally posted by videsh View Post
                        That`s a sweet finish bro. What did the roll of that CF wrap cost you?
                        The 3M wrap was $85NZD ($70USD) per metre and I got 1 metre (roll was 1.5m wide). Which was cheaper than a nice glossy paint job or decent veneer would've have been for me.

                        Also, I was actually originally going to get 2 meters, as I couldn't figure out how to fit all the pieces onto 1x1.5m - until I found this awesome cutsheet optimiser. For free software it's really, really good, some of you guys might find it pretty handy.

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                          Re: (Faux) carbon fibre Overnight Sensations set

                          Sexy. I really like the look of the CF with the cone color.
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                            Re: (Faux) carbon fibre Overnight Sensations set

                            The 3M website shows it available in several other colors/finishes like metals, colors, and even different colors of carbon fiber. I think the black and white carbon fiber mixed could make a pretty sweet finish.

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                              Re: (Faux) carbon fibre Overnight Sensations set

                              http://www.vinyldecals.com/wrap-viny...ilm-vinyl.html
                              Seems to get expensive quickly. But still, saves a whole bunch of time compared to a high-quality veneer or paint job.
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