My interior makeover project is finally complete! First came simple, convenience focused mods like my Droid integration and my radar detector hardwire. Next I started to want to change the look of the interior and went with RS4/Rs6 Pedals, LED Interior lighting and then I got really lucky and scored a set of platinum silver B6 S4 Recaro seats. And now, I present the final modification that makes everything work together well – my one-off, first-of-it’s kind 5HS carbon fiber trim by oCarbon.
As teased several times in the oCarbon blog, 5HS is a new offering by oCarbon that looks a little different than your typical carbon fiber trim. It is really hard to capture it, because in different lighting it can look totally different – it has incredible depth and shine, and the ultra wide weave will vary from bright silver to gloss black depending on the angle and the amount of lighting hitting it. The clearcoat is super glossy, probably nicer than anything on the exterior of my car. Given that I was the prototype set for 5HS fabric from oCarbon, the wait was a little longer than usual…but it was totally worth it. Matt at oCarbon is a true artist – laboring intensely over each part to make sure they meet his extremely high standards, far beyond the detail that you or I could ever notice. Given oCarbon is somewhat local to me, I had the pleasure of meeting the oCarbon team and checking in on the progress on my set throughout its various stages – and like I said, I view these trim pieces as nothing short of artwork, especially knowing the amount of work that went into them. Here are a few close-up shots to really detail how unique this version of carbon fiber is (again, really hard to take good pictures of given the glossy finish and my crummy camera, so bear with me)…the headlight switch:
A few of the door panels:
A few more random snaps I took:
I really like how the carbon fiber trim is a bit more subtle then my brushed aluminum trim before it…it’s one of those modifications you see, then do a double take and realize how its custom yet doesn’t scream at you or look over-the-top. The carbon fiber trim also accents the platinum silver seats well, making no one part in the interior grab too much of your attention:
My view on the way to work each morning:
The rear ash-try cover:
View the rest of the pictures I took here: http://picasaweb.google.com/nick.roshon/CarbonFiberTrim#
To contact oCarbon and have them build your very own custom set of carbon fiber interior trim, visit oCarbon.com or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hopefully I will have more pictures to post soon if I can find someone with a good DSLR camera to help me out!