: oCarbon.com - CTS-V carbon fiber trunk trim group buy



matt@ocarbon
10-23-12, 03:46 PM
We've had some interest in having a group buy on the trunk trim piece, so lets see if we can get one going.

Price: $400

Price with 5 buyers: $350 (14% off)

Price with 10 buyers: $300 (25% off)

Core Deposit: $65

Because this is a replacement part, and not a cover, we require a $65 refundable core deposit. This is added to the price and is refunded to you if you decide to return your original chrome trunk trim back to us. This price might go down a bit if we're ordering 10 cores. If that does happen, any discount will be refunded to you.

Shipping: $15 anywhere in the US, $25 to Canada, $40 international.

Interested?: Send an email to matt@ocarbon.com with your name, address, the model year of your CTS-V, and if you're a sedan/coupe. Invoices will be mailed out at the 10 buyer price regardless of how many buyers we've got at that point. Once we hit 10, I'll order the cores and can get started. Be sure to spread the word so we hit 10 quickly.

Lead time: Figure about 3 weeks from when we get the cores. How quickly we get the cores depends on how quickly we hit 10 paid buyers.

Group buy participants:

1) tkracing (PAID)
2) Candyblueta (PAID)
3) skunker (PAID)
4) PUFF (unpaid)
5) Humps (unpaid)
6) Saleen09 (unpaid)
7) crusty (PAID)
8)
9)
10)


Pictures of the trunk trim:

http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/ocarbon-0727.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/ocarbon-0728.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/ocarbon-0721.jpg

http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/blog-3778.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/blog-3779.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/blog-3782.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/blog-3783.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/blog-3780.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/blog-3781.jpg

tkracing
10-24-12, 12:52 AM
Count me in for 2x2 weave.

matt@ocarbon
10-24-12, 06:41 AM
Count me in for 2x2 weave.

Shoot me an email with your info and I'll get you setup.

matt@ocarbon
10-31-12, 02:26 PM
Few installed pictures, I'm waiting to get more from a bit further away and from an angle as well.

http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/ocarbon-0727.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/ocarbon-0728.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/ocarbon-0721.jpg

matt@ocarbon
11-02-12, 01:03 AM
Only 3 more people needed until we hit the maximum discount.

DRL650
11-04-12, 07:13 PM
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matt@ocarbon
11-04-12, 07:56 PM
?????????

Did you have a question? The pictures are of the bottom of the piece, to show its a full replacement part.

matt@ocarbon
11-09-12, 01:39 PM
3 more spots. Lets get this filled.

Has No Left
11-11-12, 08:49 PM
How hard is it to remove the existing chrome strip?

matt@ocarbon
11-12-12, 02:34 AM
How hard is it to remove the existing chrome strip?

Not 100% sure yet. I think its only held in with 3-4 bolts. I'd assume you just need to remove the trunk liner and unscrew the bolts. I'd guess it was pretty easy and didn't take long.

tkracing
11-12-12, 03:49 AM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2009-cadillac-cts-v-appearance-mods/236075-rear-chrome-molding-replacement-question.html


How hard is it to remove the existing chrome strip?

tkracing
11-16-12, 11:27 AM
Matt do you think we will get these done this year? Looks like this is all we are going to get for the GB so is it possible to get these going?

matt@ocarbon
11-16-12, 11:29 AM
Matt do you think we will get these done this year? Looks like this is all we are going to get for the GB so is it possible to get these going?

Yup, I've already moved forward on and ordered the cores. Should be here shortly so I can get started.

SoCalCTSV
11-16-12, 01:11 PM
Count me in. PM me with payment instructions and options. Are there options?

matt@ocarbon
11-16-12, 01:17 PM
Email me at matt@ocarbon.com with your name, address, and vehicle specs. I'll email you back with some options.

tkracing
11-16-12, 02:07 PM
Matt,

Can you incorporate a decal with the CF? Thinking either a small "V" emblem or maybe "cadillac". Just a thought..

something like this...

100001

matt@ocarbon
11-16-12, 02:09 PM
Matt,

Can you incorporate a decal with the CF? Thinking either a small "V" emblem or maybe "cadillac". Just a thought..

something like this...

100001

Probably not. I'd probably be breaking copyright law by adding a logo of that nature. If it's something you really want I can ask my lawyer about it.

tkracing
11-16-12, 02:21 PM
lol... yeah forgot about that.


Probably not. I'd probably be breaking copyright law by adding a logo of that nature. If it's something you really want I can ask my lawyer about it.

matt@ocarbon
11-18-12, 12:35 PM
Only one more spot left.

1) tkracing (PAID)
2) Candyblueta (PAID)
3) skunker (PAID)
4) PUFF (PAID)
5) CTSV_Jim (PAID)
6) SoCalCTSV (PAID)
7) Humps (unpaid)
8) Saleen09 (unpaid)
9) M3RCIFUL (unpaid)
10) crusty (PAID)

matt@ocarbon
11-20-12, 10:44 AM
One spot left. If you haven't paid your invoice yet, please do. I will be ordering another batch of cores soon and need to know whos in or out.

M3RCIFUL
11-21-12, 02:44 AM
I'm really thinking about this but I'm on the fence due to me wanting to see a more distant shot of the rear end.

matt@ocarbon
11-21-12, 12:42 PM
I'm really thinking about this but I'm on the fence due to me wanting to see a more distant shot of the rear end.

I don't anticipate getting better photos until I start shipping out some of the group buy orders. Probably will not have any more pics until after this group buy is closed.

M3RCIFUL
11-21-12, 01:03 PM
Blah...damn it. Count me in. I'm a sucka for carbon fiber.

matt@ocarbon
11-21-12, 01:19 PM
Blah...damn it. Count me in. I'm a sucka for carbon fiber.

Email me (matt@ocarbon.com) with your name, address, and vehicle info and I'll get you setup.

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Boom, we're at 10. If you haven't paid your invoice already, please do so.

CTSV_Jim
12-04-12, 03:38 PM
How close are we to shipment?

Thanks

matt@ocarbon
12-04-12, 03:58 PM
How close are we to shipment?

Thanks

Depends on when you paid. I think the first few people should have theirs ready pretty quick. Some of the later people I just got cores for, so we're still a few weeks away while I manufacture them. No firm ETA yet, but I'll post some pictures and get a better ETA of the progress next week.

matt@ocarbon
12-05-12, 04:57 PM
Just got the second batch of cores in. Won't be much longer for most people now. Will get some more progress pictures shortly.

Still have a few open slots left, since not everyone in the original 10 paid up.

http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/ocarbon-4508.jpg

SoCalCTSV
12-05-12, 10:48 PM
If they don't come for Xmas, I better get me something else from Santa.

matt@ocarbon
12-06-12, 12:51 PM
If they don't come for Xmas, I better get me something else from Santa.

Can't make any promises, but we'll try.

matt@ocarbon
12-14-12, 04:16 AM
Few in production (next to a center console in progress). Won't be much longer before a few are finished up and ready to ship out. These just need to be sanded smooth and clearcoated. More pics to come shortly.

http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/ocarbon-4628.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/ocarbon-4629.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/ocarbon-4630.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/ocarbon-4631.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/ocarbon-4632.jpg

BigDog001
12-22-12, 05:38 PM
Hey I just sent you a private message about availability

tkracing
12-23-12, 12:38 PM
Any idea when these will be shipping?

Thanks

matt@ocarbon
12-23-12, 12:41 PM
Should be really soon, we have a few in the final stages right now.

SoCalCTSV
01-13-13, 02:29 PM
Should be really soon, we have a few in the final stages right now.

How's it coming?

tkracing
01-15-13, 11:24 AM
Matt... Any updates on the GB. Thanks

matt@ocarbon
01-15-13, 11:49 AM
No updates yet. These were supposed to be clearcoated last week (and finished by now), but unfortunately Arizona has been experiencing a hard freeze with temps in the 20s-40s, and thats just too cold to clearcoat (its the coldest its been in 25 years, apparently). We aren't used to this kind of weather, and usually have pretty poor results when we try and clearcoat when its colder.

Fortunately, its supposed to be back in the 70s by Thursday, so I'm hoping we can shoot the clear on Thursday or Friday and I can get some more pictures of the first batch of finished pieces.

Purevil
01-19-13, 01:19 AM
I just sent you a mail to see if u have space for one that may have backed out or for another group order. Let me know if u don't receive it!

Scott C.

matt@ocarbon
01-24-13, 08:07 PM
Update!

Finally was able to clearcoat the first few of these badboys and they turned out awesome. Still need to be wetsanded and polished, but we're in the home stretch for a lot of them now (you might be able to see a few specs of dust here or there in these pictures that will get buffed out).

I don't know whos is whos at this point, but these first few that are finished are for coupes, the sedans will be a bit longer. So if you're a coupe and you paid early, yours will be out the door and on the way soon.

Onto the pictures:
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ocarbon-5000.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ocarbon-5001.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ocarbon-5002.jpg
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http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ocarbon-5004.jpg
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http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ocarbon-5006.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ocarbon-5007.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ocarbon-5008.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ocarbon-5009.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ocarbon-5010.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ocarbon-5011.jpg

We've got a bunch morei n the pipelines as well...

http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ocarbon-4945.jpg

SoCalCTSV
01-25-13, 02:41 AM
Awesome! I'm a Coupe.

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BTW how well does this match the 3M Di Noc pattern?

tkracing
01-25-13, 11:46 AM
Cool they look good. Match my splitters and everything else.

matt@ocarbon
01-28-13, 06:51 PM
Few more pictures of everything in the sun. FedEx will start emailing tracking numbers shortly:

http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ocarbon-5151.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ocarbon-5152.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ocarbon-5153.jpg
http://ocarbon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ocarbon-5154.jpg

SoCalCTSV
01-29-13, 08:33 AM
Awesome!


Any thoughts on doing the front lips?

tkracing
01-29-13, 09:36 AM
Awesome!


Any thoughts on doing the front lips?

Versus has them and their on sale...

http://www.versusmotorsport.com/#/item/advan_designs_09-12_cadillac_cts_carbon_splitter/

SoCalCTSV
01-29-13, 11:34 AM
Versus has them and their on sale...

http://www.versusmotorsport.com/#/item/advan_designs_09-12_cadillac_cts_carbon_splitter/

Hard to tell but are those stock pieces covered in CF?

tkracing
01-29-13, 12:02 PM
Hard to tell but are those stock pieces covered in CF?

No they are larger than stock. Like D3's

Sorry to hijack your thread Matt.

SoCalCTSV
01-29-13, 12:20 PM
No they are larger than stock. Like D3's

Sorry to hijack your thread Matt.

I'm already dragging my stockers on my driveway when I pull out.

tkracing
01-29-13, 12:25 PM
I'm already dragging my stockers on my driveway when I pull out.

Dam your are low... I have D3 comp's and never scrape.

SoCalCTSV
01-29-13, 02:02 PM
Dam your are low... I have D3 comp's and never scrape.

Stock. Driveway and gutter suck.

tkracing
01-31-13, 10:16 AM
Matt did FedEx send out tracking #'s yet? Maybe I wasnt in the first batch?

matt@ocarbon
01-31-13, 02:34 PM
Matt did FedEx send out tracking #'s yet? Maybe I wasnt in the first batch?

Nope, not quite yet. The bottoms were still a little lumpy. Hoping to have it wrapped up this weekend (I think you're first in line since you were the first person who paid). Its going in the order of the updated list in the group buy.

turbol15
02-01-13, 12:25 PM
what other pieces do you CF?

matt@ocarbon
02-11-13, 10:56 AM
what other pieces do you CF?

Mostly just interior trim pieces. You can check out a gallery of some of those pieces here: http://ocarbon.com/gallery/cts-v/adrian

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That being said, someone in the group buy emailed me and expressed some concern about the duration of this group buy (which is totally understandable, its taken way longer than we anticipated). If anyone has any similar concerns and wants to get a refund, just shoot me an email at matt@ocarbon.com and I'll get that taken care of for you. I still can't make any promises about how quickly we'll get the next few pieces out, as they are still coming along slowly, but they are getting finished and getting shipped out.

At the end of the day, I'd rather have a few people mad at me for being late on a part than mad at me for sending out a poor quality part, so I'd like to take the time to make sure its done right from the start. I do appreciate you guys that are being patient, hopefully a quality part will be worth the wait. But if anyone else is having hesitations, just shoot me an email and I'll get you a refund, no problem.

BigDog001
02-11-13, 08:14 PM
Mostly just interior trim pieces. You can check out a gallery of some of those pieces here: http://ocarbon.com/gallery/cts-v/adrian

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That being said, someone in the group buy emailed me and expressed some concern about the duration of this group buy (which is totally understandable, its taken way longer than we anticipated). If anyone has any similar concerns and wants to get a refund, just shoot me an email at matt@ocarbon.com and I'll get that taken care of for you. I still can't make any promises about how quickly we'll get the next few pieces out, as they are still coming along slowly, but they are getting finished and getting shipped out.

At the end of the day, I'd rather have a few people mad at me for being late on a part than mad at me for sending out a poor quality part, so I'd like to take the time to make sure its done right from the start. I do appreciate you guys that are being patient, hopefully a quality part will be worth the wait. But if anyone else is having hesitations, just shoot me an email and I'll get you a refund, no problem.

Matt -- looking for mine to be great quality!

SoCalCTSV
02-11-13, 08:41 PM
Waiting patiently.

ENVIOUS V
02-11-13, 10:02 PM
If there happens to be another group buy on the carbon fiber trunk trim. I would like to be the first on the
next list ready to pay up front...

SoCalCTSV
02-26-13, 11:31 PM
Waiting patiently.

Hello?

srt10ss
02-27-13, 01:23 PM
Matt,

How far down the list am I?

Brian

matt@ocarbon
02-27-13, 01:39 PM
Matt,

How far down the list am I?

Brian

Shoot me an email with your order info. I'm having to redo the list as several people have been issued refunds, so the queue is a bit messed up at the moment.

SoCalCTSV
03-10-13, 05:28 PM
Any update Matt? April?


I don't care if its June but seems a little ridiculous we have to beg for an update.

matt@ocarbon
03-10-13, 05:46 PM
Any update Matt? April?

We've got 3 coupes without backup cameras done, and a few with backup cameras that will be done shortly. And a handful of sedans both with and without that are nearing completion.


I don't care if its June but seems a little ridiculous we have to beg for an update.

Email is the best way to get ahold of me for updates. I can usually get back to you within a day or two, unless its a weekend then its going to be a bit longer. I currently have about 200 unread emails to go through, and that takes some time. As much as I'd love to be able to respond to every email in a quicker fashion, its much more important for me to work on parts so I can get them finished and out the door.

And as always, if anyone is tired of waiting, they can always shoot me an email for a refund. We've issued quite a few on this deal and have no problem issuing more.

SoCalCTSV
03-10-13, 06:45 PM
I already did. Last week.

matt@ocarbon
03-10-13, 06:59 PM
I already did. Last week.

Looks like you emailed me in Friday. I need more time to get back to you, especially if its over a weekend. You would have received a response this evening or tomorrow morning. I'm away from my desk all day working on parts so I don't have the luxury of responding to emails as the come in.

tkracing
03-10-13, 08:53 PM
If it helps for those who are waiting.... I got a chance to see the finished product and install it. Quality and fitment was excellent. Looking forward to getting mine.

HUGN*RDS
05-13-13, 11:28 AM
Hey guys I think this is the most appropriate place for this.

My 09 V does not have “Cadillac” insignia scribed into the rear chrome trim piece on the trunk (above the license plate, right side). I was driving the other day and saw a regular 08+ CTS with the insignia on the piece though! I was super jealous..

Can anybody in this thread point me in the direction of the rear trunk trim piece with “Cadillac” on it, whether you have one for sale yourself or not, or advise me as to where I can find one? I tried searching for this little tid-bit but I couldn’t come up with any results.

Thanks!