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Re: Pz center cap interest?

Post by Keke » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:34 pm

Look what's come out of the oven!.
The R&D continues!
Im onto method number 3,
These have had a quick bake just for the glue and the carbon to settle.
The carbon cloth isn't exactly like the originals, so I'm continuing the hunt for the exact, because I want these to be a perfect match.
Ive already spent a decent amount of money time and money, but i think it will be worth it (hopefully!)
I think I will have it cracked in the next couple of weeks.
This might shock people, ive thought long and hard about price, so ive settled on £140 a set,
The parts involved are surprising costly considering,
Actually using OZ centre caps!.
But I think its a bargain considering the amount of time that goes into them.
You can either buy a full set of used, faded, horrible set off ebay, or it's half the price of the new ones off ebay.
I won't take any orders until I'm happy with what ive produced, but please show your interest , as the more of you that want them the more there is a chance of price drop! Image

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Re: Pz center cap interest?

Post by v-rex » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:35 pm

Ok just to confirm £140 for four right? So £35 each? Sounds good to me. I'm definite for 4 dependent on you getting the carbon to match.

I'll probably want more for spares. Just thinking how many more. Is this something that can be done anytime ie if I find I've lost some and need some more ? Or will it be group buy style one shot? Thanks!

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Re: Pz center cap interest?

Post by Keke » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:54 pm

v-rex wrote:Ok just to confirm £140 for four right? So £35 each? Sounds good to me. I'm definite for 4 dependent on you getting the carbon to match.

I'll probably want more for spares. Just thinking how many more. Is this something that can be done anytime ie if I find I've lost some and need some more ? Or will it be group buy style one shot? Thanks!
Haha, yes for 4!.
Ideally I would set up a group buy, but these are basically hand made indervidually, so answer to question is I would make a big batch to order, as the decals and center caps on their own cost a fair amount, but im sure I'll make some spares.


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Re: Pz center cap interest?

Post by Keke » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:01 pm

Just thought you lot might be interested in what levels I work to,
Im one of the head boat builders at spirit yachts, so if there are any keen sailers amongst you with loads of money, come give me a shout!

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Re: Pz center cap interest?

Post by warpc0il » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:14 pm

Keke wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:34 pm
Look what's come out of the oven!.
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I see what you did wrong there...
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Re: Pz center cap interest?

Post by v-rex » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:27 pm

Ok I'll go for 6 caps, giving me a couple spare. If they look like the originals but don't delaminate etc then more than worth it imo. Good luck with the prototyping!

Don't know too much about yachts, only Sunseeker as they had a showroom near where I worked, but I see spirit yachts gets very good prose so I am sure the workmanship will be top notch.

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Re: Pz center cap interest?

Post by Keke » Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:43 pm

Woop woop, new cloth arrived!
This is as close as I can get,which is pretty much band on.
Watch this space....... ImageImage

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Re: Pz center cap interest?

Post by Proactive » Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:23 pm

Would be interested in a full set, let me know cost and availability please
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Re: Pz center cap interest?

Post by v-rex » Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:34 pm

Keke wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:43 pm
Woop woop, new cloth arrived!
This is as close as I can get,which is pretty much band on.

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I think you've accidentally posted pictures of the original PZ caps you were copying from ? :thumright:

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Re: Pz center cap interest?

Post by Keke » Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:54 pm

v-rex wrote:
Keke wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:43 pm
Woop woop, new cloth arrived!
This is as close as I can get,which is pretty much band on.

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I think you've accidentally posted pictures of the original PZ caps you were copying from ? :thumright:
It is!, I im just showing how close the carbon cloth is to the original.
in my previous attempts, I was not happy with the Carbon cloth I used, as It wasn't the exact weave, but what I've just bought, im really happy with

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Re: Pz center cap interest?

Post by v-rex » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:10 pm

Keke wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:54 pm
v-rex wrote:
Keke wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:43 pm
Woop woop, new cloth arrived!
This is as close as I can get,which is pretty much band on.

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I think you've accidentally posted pictures of the original PZ caps you were copying from ? :thumright:
It is!, I im just showing how close the carbon cloth is to the original.
in my previous attempts, I was not happy with the Carbon cloth I used, as It wasn't the exact weave, but what I've just bought, im really happy with

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Oh I was joking. I thought they were the new reproduction ones. Lol.

Certainly looks like a lot of care and attention to the end product so I'm looking forward to seeing them!

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Re: Pz center cap interest?

Post by Keke » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:15 pm

v-rex wrote:
Keke wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:54 pm
v-rex wrote: I think you've accidentally posted pictures of the original PZ caps you were copying from ? :thumright:
It is!, I im just showing how close the carbon cloth is to the original.
in my previous attempts, I was not happy with the Carbon cloth I used, as It wasn't the exact weave, but what I've just bought, im really happy with

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Oh I was joking. I thought they were the new reproduction ones. Lol.

Certainly looks like a lot of care and attention to the end product so I'm looking forward to seeing them!
Haha,
Well I wasn't sure! So I thought I'd be more clear.
Fingers crossed I the next post will be with what I've made, and i can start posting them out.
I think these will add value to any set of oz wheels With faded or missing caps.
Its all about keeping our rx8's in prime condition

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Re: Pz center cap interest?

Post by v-rex » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:18 pm

Definitely. I have mine but they are faded and looking forward to putting your new ones on. Think they really make a difference to the PZ alloys.

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