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Old 09-27-2012, 08:16 PM #1
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Carbon Fiber Spire

Got my spire a few hours ago & couldn't help myself to add a personal touch. Before anyone ask, no there are 0 performance gains and the weight added is probably less than the weight of a single paintball. Just wanted to do a cosmetic change to personalize it a bit. I will add to this thread of a personal hopper review after it gets some field time this weekend. I was previously using a Pinokio as well as a fully upgraded Vlocity Junior. Sorry, wont be able to compare it to a rotor as I have never owned one but it looks promising.

Anywho the materials needed for this are

1) 3M Di-Noc Carbon Fiber Vynl
2) Heat Gun or hair dryer
3) Straight edge razor blade
4) Patience

I will most likely do the rest of the hopper sometime next week but im a day away from leaving for the weekend to get some paintball in so that will have to wait until next week. I kind of like the two tone w/black bottom but I look forward to getting the bottom section finished at least to see how she looks.

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& a pic of the workhorse after a makeover

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Old 09-27-2012, 08:47 PM #2
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man that looks good. How do you get such clean lines and keep the vinyl from wrapping over itself on an awkward bend or corner.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:56 PM #3
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man that looks good. How do you get such clean lines and keep the vinyl from wrapping over itself on an awkward bend or corner.
A little heat and patience goes along way keeping the lines clean and wrinkle free. With a little heat applied you can stretch the material quite a bit, just gotta be careful not to over stretch it and ruin the pattern
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:26 PM #4
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that's badass. why don't you carbon fiber wrap the trigger? it would be even more badass.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:40 PM #5
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Looks great!
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:53 PM #6
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That's awesome. I'd be too afraid of messing something up to do that.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:19 PM #7
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:30 AM #8
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that looks great how long did that take ? roughly
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:22 PM #9
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Awesome.....Looks amazing. I would say great job but that wouldn't be enough. Wish I had your patience.
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:43 PM #10
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that looks awesome!!!

although personally i would have done the accents on the gun not the body, but thats just me
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:20 PM #11
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I'd keep the Spire just the way it is, the amount of carbon fiber is perfect
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:15 PM #12
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Wow man that looks awesome.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:51 PM #13
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:36 PM #14
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could i send in my z2 to get it done like that
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:11 PM #15
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:43 AM #16
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i want a carbon fiber gun too can u make any gun carbon fiber?
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:48 AM #17
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That's looks so sick!!
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:48 PM #18
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Great job digital sol i think I am going to try to wrap grey parts on my BL VIC V2 T-rex (red skull) & dye rotor.When i get it done i'll post link
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:15 PM #19
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Great job digital sol i think I am going to try to wrap grey parts on my BL VIC V2 T-rex (red skull) & dye rotor.When i get it done i'll post link
Sounds good!

BTW: It held up great to the paint abuse, took plenty of hopper and gun shots over the weekend at a scenario event without any issues. Paint just wipes right off.

Also hopper worked amazing as expected, it hasn't been put through any real test such as heavy downpour followed by swamp crawl's but for a nice weather weekend I had 0 jams, consistent feeding and quiet operation.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:36 PM #20
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More misc pics, nothing crazy.















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Old 10-09-2012, 02:16 AM #21
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