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Formidable WGP 1124 WHP Overtake Dry Carbon Build

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Few updates. Received the car in perfect condition. Took it to APC to get the exterior PPF installed. Unfortunately they encountered a clear coat issue. I will have that addressed this week by common fibers here in Seattle. Meanwhile, I got rid of the POS Cobb accessport and Doug @ WGP reinstalled Ecutek Bluetooth. The car is daily driven. Feels strong. Enjoying every moment driving it. No mechanical issues thus far.

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What's the clear coat issue? Sorry to hear that but sounds like you're enjoying it!
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Awesome to see you driving it around! I bet you really missed it! Congratulations
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Congrats John! This is one of the most epic builds!!!
Glad to hear that Doug finally switched you to a better management system!
I hope to see this sexy carbon beast one day!
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What's the clear coat issue? Sorry to hear that but sounds like you're enjoying it!


Clear is delaminating in an area exposed very briefly to PPF. Very upset about this but it will be addressed soon.

Awesome to see you driving it around! I bet you really missed it! Congratulations


Thanks Jim!

Congrats John! This is one of the most epic builds!!!
Glad to hear that Doug finally switched you to a better management system!
I hope to see this sexy carbon beast one day!


Thanks! Ecutek is far better in terms of ease of use, practicality, data logging and sending files to Doug to review. Going to enjoy the car for awhile before upgrading again to motec.
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That’s the kind of review I like to hear👍👍👍
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Car looks insane! Sorry to hear about the clear coat issue. Should be a quick fix?
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Thanks! It’s interesting when body shops decline to work on it. The carbon specialist will evaluate and let me know this week. I’m hoping for the best!

Car looks insane! Sorry to hear about the clear coat issue. Should be a quick fix?


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Do you need to wait a bit to let the clear fully cure and harden and outgas etc. before covering it with film?  Seems like bulletproof was putting clear on this not too long ago.  Maybe it's not necessary with today's paint products.  When I worked at a high end hot rod shop years ago, they would talk about the clear needing months to actually fully cure and to wait before waxing it etc.


Edited by gc1000, 15 July 2019 - 10:55 AM.

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There are a number of things that can contribute to this. Prep, baking, curing time, but also dry carbon fiber is much harder to work with than wet carbon... which is why a few body shops have turned this down. Also placement of PPF needs to be done in a delicate manner.

Do you need to wait a bit to let the clear fully cure and harden and outgas etc. before covering it with film? Seems like bulletproof was putting clear on this not too long ago. Maybe it's not necessary with today's paint products. When I worked at a high end hot rod shop years ago, they would talk about the clear needing months to actually fully cure and to wait before waxing it etc.


Edited by Formidable, 15 July 2019 - 11:57 AM.

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I recently had to redo my Carbon and was told that I needed to wait a month before waxing it

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BP knew the car was going straight to ppf and didn’t mention anything to me about needing to wait. The build is well documented. The bumper and canards were cleared back in Dec 2018. The front lip was recently reinforced and recleared a few months ago but that portion was not touched and remains undamaged.

I recently had to redo my Carbon and was told that I needed to wait a month before waxing it

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Incompatible clear? The adhesive from the film reacted to it?

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Since BP=Overtake, and they "clear" or "matte" the Overtake parts in house in Hawthorne - have they told you which compound they use to coat?  I had all my CF products (some being Dry Carbon that have clear coat applied) parts protected and there was no problems at all...so, might want to get to the bottom of what they used, when they coated it, etc.


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Finally picked up a GoPro hero 7. This thing kicks the shit out of iPhone vids.

Interior walkthrough:


Edited by Formidable, 03 August 2019 - 07:13 AM.

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Yeah some reason the sound wasn’t coming on. Should work now.

Says video removed by user for me.


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Haha I don't know what iPhone you got lol
GoPros are cool but having to remove fisheye from every video is annoying....unless you like that.

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man! looks great!


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In7anity!!


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Thx 7!

man! looks great!


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