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Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 5:13 pm
by Dr. FrankenRex
Straight up blast. The paint won't be the most hard wearing, but should suffice. Just needs the visits touching up every soften as they get 'interacted' with lol

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 6:02 pm
by Yorindesarin
Fair enough. I'll still probably check out the cost of hydro dipping everything. Planning to have the car off the road in winter if I can so dismantling things could be done before it gets too cold. :p

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 6:10 pm
by Dr. FrankenRex
That's fair dos. Winter project is hopefully to try my hand at carbon skinning.

Hydro dipping just looks meh after you've got your hands of real CF... Lol

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 6:41 pm
by Yorindesarin
Lol. Fair enough! Someone I know once posted on facebook about the fact people strip out a cars interior to go faster etc and then conviently plaster everything thats left in CF wrap.. Seems pointless in that scenario. :p Not sure I'd want all my A pillar plastics etc in CF unless I retrimmed absolutely everything to match.

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 6:50 pm
by Dr. FrankenRex
It really is to each their own. The headliner fabric weighs a bit too ;-) lol

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 6:56 pm
by Yorindesarin
I don't doubt your efforts are going to look awesome. :P If I had the skill and inclination to sit and retrim everything I would want to match up. I'd most definitely get it done. Also as a side note the car throttle series with your R3 was one of the reasons I ended up liking the 8 even more. So, thanks! :p

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 6:59 pm
by Dr. FrankenRex
Haha, yeah, well I've got a kid on the way, so driving time in the 8 will go down for sure. Come the new year I should have a little bit of time to tinker though :thumleft:

And thanks, glad you liked it!

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 7:06 pm
by Yorindesarin
Ooft congrats! Don't you mean driving the 8 to get them to sleep will increase? ahah. What child doesn't love braps.

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 7:07 pm
by Dr. FrankenRex
It's more the fumes :lol: don't think they'll ever wake up! :shock:

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 7:09 pm
by Yorindesarin
Ah yeah thats a fair point ahah.

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:42 am
by Dr. FrankenRex
Fabric is ready, parts are painted... Perhaps today I shall fit the Charcoal Grey Alcantara to my headliner... :D

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:41 am
by warpc0il
One of the guys I worked with had the headliner, dash, console, parcel shelf, etc of his Mk2 rally Escort done in black "flock".

It looked really good and was much more even than I expected from a process that was done in-situ using a process that involved glue and an electrostatic gun loaded with finely chopped fibres.

However, less than a year later the car was off the road to have the entire interior removed as the flocking had started to shed and it was triggering his wife's asthma and even make him itch.

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:42 am
by Dr. FrankenRex
Good chat. This isn't flock :thumleft:

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:01 pm
by Dr. FrankenRex
Still needs to be fitted to the car, and there's a couple of wrinkles in it, but overall a good job jobbed I reckon!

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:46 pm
by Neilparry
Dr. FrankenRex wrote:Still needs to be fitted to the car, and there's a couple of wrinkles in it, but overall a good job jobbed I reckon!
So what dye did you use.
Looks pretty good


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Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:14 pm
by ChrisHolmes
warpc0il wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:41 am
One of the guys I worked with had the headliner, dash, console, parcel shelf, etc of his Mk2 rally Escort done in black "flock".

It looked really good and was much more even than I expected from a process that was done in-situ using a process that involved glue and an electrostatic gun loaded with finely chopped fibres.

However, less than a year later the car was off the road to have the entire interior removed as the flocking had started to shed and it was triggering his wife's asthma and even make him itch.
"Flocking hell"

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:53 pm
by Dr. FrankenRex
Neilparry wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:46 pm
Dr. FrankenRex wrote:Still needs to be fitted to the car, and there's a couple of wrinkles in it, but overall a good job jobbed I reckon!
So what dye did you use.
Looks pretty good


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Coated it with a sheet of alcantara fabric :thumleft:

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:57 am
by New Duke
How long did it take you? I'm on a mission to make mine ever more black... and you keep leading the way!

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:30 am
by Dr. FrankenRex
Including time to remove it it probably took about 3 hours.

This doesn't include the time taken to paint the interior plastics to match, though.

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:02 am
by MARKTHOMASBRAND
Good job on the headliner Dan 8)

My car has a dark (Black ) headliner & I like it :thumleft:

Regards,Mark.

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:12 am
by Dr. FrankenRex
Thanks Mark.

As said a few posts ago I converted my old 192 to a black headliner and it just makes the cabin feel a much comfier place to be. Couple it with the LED interior lights and it makes the RX8 interior that little bit more up to date. Shows just how well it has aged if you ask me (even the S1 looks quite modern compared to other JDM machinery of the era).

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:04 am
by MARKTHOMASBRAND
Have seen 2 VR S1s in Corfu so far this week :)

Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:06 am
by GreySilver Beast
MARKTHOMASBRAND wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:02 am
My car has a dark (Black ) headliner & I like it :thumleft:

Regards,Mark.
Likewise =D> :thumleft:

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:00 pm
by Dr. FrankenRex
Bit of a sneak preview of the zorst plans. Operation FrankenZorst is well under way!

Re: Dr. FrankenRex's Monster! The VR R3 Grimme ælling

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:19 pm
by V8 Power
They look good!