Thursday, September 9, 2010

Kia Cerato Forte Body Kit

After months of inaction on the Cerato Forte front, we finally replicated the OEM kit and boot spoiler, in addition to another high mount spoiler application.

OM replica application with OM replica spoiler

SQ replica spoiler application

The plug (in layman terms - the part with which we utilize to make a mould to allow future duplication of the part) was just of a terrible, terrible quality. Many manufacture fibreglass body kit parts, but very few are capable of fabricating quality fibreglass body kit parts.

The Chinese character in the pictures is an allusion to the marketing material of the manufacturer of this particular part. It means to "dazzle" or to "boast". They have indeed dazzled us with their inept manufacturing processes and their product quality. Do be careful when purchasing bodykit parts people, especially for those that reside in Singapore. A body kit should serve you well for an extended period of time, not fail the minute the sun comes out or when you accidentally graze the curb.

The air void that is seen in this picture is just unacceptable. Gelcoat is just a thin layer of filled resin that when consolidated well with subsequent layers of glass or other reinforcements, results in a pleasing surface that prevents print through of the reinforcement. The defect as seen above will surface when the air between gelcoat and subsequent layers of reinforcement expands due to heat and ruptures the thin gelcoat layer. There is also an inordinate amount of filled resin utilized to allow for easier fabrication of the part, at difficult to consolidate areas. This will lead to brittleness of the composite part.

Areas that are covered with the rust coloured compound are areas where we had to fully resurface the part. A quick look at the pictures will reveal the extent of just how bad the surface of the part was when we received it.

The little red dots are pinholes that we've filled. After coating, these pinholes will show up as surface defects after some time. There are more bubbles in their part than a bottle of champagne.

Conclusion: EPIC Bodykit Fail!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Toyota Wish ZGE Applications

We've managed to replicate, as well as develop, some applications for the latest incarnation of Toyota's Wish multi-purpose vehicle.

ML-A application for X and G spec vehicles

ML application for S spec vehicles

Nissan Silvia S15 Bonnet Application

Still one of the most popular vehicles used for the sport of drifting, the enduring design of Nissan's last S platform still wows spectators both on and off the track. Our bonnet application will ensure that the wow factor is taken up a notch!

S15 Bonnet Application

Civic FD Spoiler Application

Recently, we replicated this spoiler application for the Civic. The design is fairly distinctive and will definitely help to accentuate your Civic's exterior appearance!

MDL Replica Spoiler

Friday, April 9, 2010

Mazda RX-8 '09 FE3S Application

Got our hands on a nice looking splitter the other day for the new RX-8. More parts to come hopefully.

NSP Replica Front Lip

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Volkswagen Touareg Application

It's not very often that we get the chance to replicate kits for Volkswagens. This kit adds serious flair to the Touareg.

NSL Replica

Friday, March 5, 2010

Custom Airwave featured in Hot Stuff

To those that are not in the know, Hot Stuff is Singapore's preeminent tuning and automotive periodical. A while back, Oliver's Honda Airwave was featured in the mag and here's the article for your viewing pleasure.

Oliver has since given his vehicle a makeover. As soon as we get new pictures, we'll post them up here.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Mazda MX-5 Custom Bodykit

We recently customized an application to fit the MX-5. We just wanted to share the pictures with all MX-5 enthusiasts but do note that since it is a custom kit, we will not be able to reproduce the kit without having the vehicle physically present at one of our workshops.

Custom MX-5 Bodykit

Friday, January 29, 2010

Toyota Estima ACR 50/55, GSR 50/55 Conversion Application

Horror of all horrors. We've just noted that we've not told the world at large about our conversion kit for the Toyota Estima... Better late than never though.

Should you have an X or G spec Estima and wanted to convert it to look like an Aeras vehicle, we're the people you should be calling! Kit is comprised of front and rear bumpers, together with an 8 piece door panel set.

Aeras Replica Conversion Application

Monday, January 25, 2010

Subaru Legacy Applications

Subaru's mid-size offering. One wonders why the market for mid-size sedans is dominated by Accords and Camrys when Subaru's product is similarly stunning. Curvy in the right places with aggressively styled headlamps, coupled with Subaru's trademark horizontally opposed boxer engines, the vehicle managed to win Subaru's first Japan car of the year award shortly after it was launched.

Subaru Legacy Sports Grill Application

Subaru Legacy Spoiler Application

Subaru Legacy V-Lip Application

Friday, January 22, 2010

Subaru Impreza GH/GRB Applications

The popular hatchback has seen quite a following here in our region. Here are some of our newer applications for the Impreza.

Subaru Impreza CS Bonnet Application

Subaru Impreza VRS Replica Spoiler Application

Subaru Impreza GH IN-A Application

Subaru Impreza WX Replica Bumper

Subaru Impreza CSV Bumper Applications

Subaru Impreza SI Replica Roof and Boot Spoilers

Subaru Impreza Roof Diffuser Application pictured with SI Replica Spoiler coated with CFB-101 Carbon Fibre Print

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Kismas 09 Auto Airbrush Workshop

It has been a long and arduous journey. We've had the rug pulled out from under our feet so many times in previous shows that we've really gotten used to 2nd, 3rd, 4th and even 5th place. On many occasions, the outright favoritism was blatant and palpable with some really farcical evaluation from the judges. We were all getting really tired with the constant indignity.

Then we got wind of a show that would be judged by some experts from Australia and Indonesia some 350 kilometers away at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil. We got our game faces on, and we're happy to announce that we took back first place in the Open Xtreme Modified Challenge!

Kudos to the organizers at Kelab Autoshow, the judges, the participants, and not forgetting all the wonderful visitors that made the show simply awesome!

Remember to check your tire pressure folks, especially when embarking on road trips.

The venue. The National Stadium's track and field arena at Bukit Jalil.

Panoramic view of the venue. Our car was on display at the right foreground.

Proud owner Fibre Siow giving the thumbs up.

Pictures taken a day before the show before the crowds came. Very conducive for photography.

Last ditch effort to ensure the car is flawless before the show.


The engine bay. Tricked-out RB25DET.

Definitely a crowd-puller.

Random hotness :)

The LED-lit water tank with bubble curtain.

Our LED door panel. We witnessed jaws dropping every time when we turned on the juice :)

Carbon fibre meter panel frame.

Activate only when severely pissed off.

Interior with lots of woodgrain goodness.

Steering wheel with LCD monitor. Wonder whether it's a first!

LCD monitor at rear right door panel.

Rear audio-visual setup. We redefined loudness at the show!

Accessories, lights and sound system in their full glory!

We WON 1st Place in the Xtreme Modified Challenge!

An ecstatic Fibre Siow receiving the prizes from judge Andre Mulyadi from Signal Kustom Built, Jakarta.

Camwhoring on stage... From left to right: The scribe - Aylwin; The groupie - Qiang; The boss man - Fibre Siow; The technician par excellence - Kae.

Elvis has left the building. We should too. It's way after midnight.

Giving the phrase from 'ear to ear' new meaning.

Staunch supporter Steven, who stayed with us throughout the show and beyond. Brought us to the most awesome assam fish-head curry stall at 2am.

Getting plastered at 4 in the morning.

Last group photo before we headed back South.

My dish is deeper than your dish.

Rest-stop toilet break.

North-South highway, Malaysia. Till next time Bukit Jalil!