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      06-19-2007, 11:56 AM   #1
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Carbon fiber roof?

Is the carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) same as carbon fiber?

From what I read, the E92M3 roof is CFRP, so it is not really carbon fiber?
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      06-19-2007, 12:28 PM   #2
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The carbon fiber that is reinforcing the plastic is what makes it carbon fiber.
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      06-19-2007, 01:07 PM   #3
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Anyone concerned about the CF yellowing with age?
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Anyone concerned about the CF yellowing with age?
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Please explain..
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      06-19-2007, 03:31 PM   #5
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Anyone concerned about the CF yellowing with age?
I'm pretty sure BMW will use a quality clear coat for a 70k car.
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its the same CF roof on the M6 and it has yet to yellow with age. the roofs are very high quality! and its a 50-60k car not 70k check your sources.
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The carbon fiber that is reinforcing the plastic is what makes it carbon fiber.
Thank you.

I searched further and found same explanation on the web

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-carbon-fiber.htm

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Have any CSLs yellowed?
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      06-20-2007, 03:20 AM   #9
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Anyone concerned about the CF yellowing with age?
we make PIR sensors, they used to turn yellowie after a couple of years, from what i remember the manufacturesr mixed in a UV inhibitor which stopped it, also double glazing windows used to turn yellow, PVA windows but now all are made with uPVA utilising the inhibitor, i am sure BMW will be using something similar in the paint or the material
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we make PIR sensors, they used to turn yellowie after a couple of years, from what i remember the manufacturesr mixed in a UV inhibitor which stopped it, also double glazing windows used to turn yellow, PVA windows but now all are made with uPVA utilising the inhibitor, i am sure BMW will be using something similar in the paint or the material
Yeah I would hope so.
This is definitely a kick ass feature of the car if done right.
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