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Based in Italy, I'm awaiting several decals and will post pics on the quality and such for the window switches and the three dash menu buttons behind the wheel, plus some QV triangles.


Very cheap, about $5 per decal! They have various options, so I've gone with the 196 and 3M given they looked more like matte carbon than the "4D/5D".

This place seems to be the ONLY option for the MiTo pulled window switches... Strange given Koshi has covered the DNA but not this nor the eventually sticky hazard button. Come on Koshi! Give us carbon hazard and window replacement, at least covers!
 

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Based in Italy, I'm awaiting several decals and will post pics on the quality and such for the window switches and the three dash menu buttons behind the wheel, plus some QV triangles.


Very cheap, about $5 per decal! They have various options, so I've gone with the 196 and 3M given they looked more like matte carbon than the "4D/5D".

This place seems to be the ONLY option for the MiTo pulled window switches... Strange given Koshi has covered the DNA but not this nor the eventually sticky hazard button. Come on Koshi! Give us carbon hazard and window replacement, at least covers!
Did your decals arrive?
 

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Did your decals arrive?
Not yet... I feel the issue is the Italian Poste:
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This says that it is in transit, "Pronta per la consegna, 2/7/2020 11:41pm" is basically when I ordered... But there's some crazy dates in regards to them "working on it"...
I swear, Italy has always been appropriately lax after Julius Ceasar, but holy shit have most of the new generation of Italians really proven just useless. Hats tilted millissimo grazie to all Italians still keeping the flame of craftsmanship or really exploring new technologies.
 

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Not yet... I feel the issue is the Italian Poste:
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This says that it is in transit, "Pronta per la consegna, 2/7/2020 11:41pm" is basically when I ordered... But there's some crazy dates in regards to them "working on it"...
I swear, Italy has always been appropriately lax after Julius Ceasar, but holy shit have most of the new generation of Italians really proven just useless. Hats tilted millissimo grazie to all Italians still keeping the flame of craftsmanship or really exploring new technologies.
Don’t worry too much, my decals eventually turned up from Poland, nothing made sense on tracking, seemed to be going around Poland for weeks then suddenly dropped through my door, tracking just gave up.
 

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Don’t worry too much, my decals eventually turned up from Poland, nothing made sense on tracking, seemed to be going around Poland for weeks then suddenly dropped through my door, tracking just gave up.
I hope so! I'd really like to give these a try. Otherwise I'll have to paint them matte black or wrap them in alcantara asap. I just don't understand why all interiors insist on grey plastic for trim, painted anyways, why not ask what color?
 

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"Pronta per la consegna, 2/7/2020 11:41pm"

This was actually yesterday. July 2nd 11:41 pm, probably Italian time. It looks like they started working with the order on June 9th. What does it say after consegna?
 

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Ok, here it is... Arrived via snail mail
First the DNA Selector: surprised that the "name brand" 3M didn't seem to have as good laser cuts as the "196", and the "fiber" size of the 3M is larger than the OEM Real Carbon Fibers, so I chose the 196.
Idk if the pictures are enough to show the actual look, but ends up as a surprisingly nice, embossed leather/etched look for the otherwise plastic OEM.
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Here's the finished stuff... NOTE(!) That the 196 fiber weave "direction" is "to the left" as the OEM carbon is "to the right" and the 3M follows (but with different sized weave) the OEM. I liked/preferred the pattern shift and homogeneous weave size the 196 gave. Eventually I will decide on either all carbon or copper/brass/Titanium 3D printed switches and gut the OEM to replace them. For now, I'm happy.
Also, yes, I have the full Koshi carbon console, but because of DNA/Hazard/Window controls utter lack of fitment, I'm still debating wether to wrap the lower OEM in alcantara and some red stitching, or modify the Koshi carbon piece to properly fit the modules. I am going for an all carbon feel, especially in five or ten years down the road this will turn into a full street-legal track car once a magical drivetrain appears from all this Cosworth/Freevalve/HCCI/Forged Internals goodness trickles into one "perfect"-enough, reliable, high-rev, operatic flat six to swap in.
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And then the window switch... I'm happy with it, actually. Again, I went with the 196 to match, and again also had the better laser cuts. The large "cover" decal was the hardest of all the cuts to align right, and the sides of the "finger valley" are still exposed "sticky" plastics, but as heat melds it on, I feel it will age well.
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You went to the effort of removing all the parts should of just hydrodipped them atleast then it’s gloss and looks real


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You went to the effort of removing all the parts should of just hydrodipped them atleast then it’s gloss and looks real


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I'm not a fan of hydrodipping, also that I would have to send out and the car is my daily. Koshi makes a real carbon cover for the DNA, but not the windows and hazard (why not, Koshi/ @MADNESS Eric @MADNESSAutoworks ???) Which would have been an instant buy in matte if they add a window control cover/replacement and a hazard button frame cover/replacement.

Anyways, as all decals go, I really don't expect this to last long, so it's just a bridge to fully 3D printed replacements...

Now to decide if I keep all carbon, raw/brushed Titanium, skeletal copper/brass, or just wrap it in a thin alcantara.
 

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I'm not a fan of hydrodipping, also that I would have to send out and the car is my daily. Koshi makes a real carbon cover for the DNA, but not the windows and hazard (why not, Koshi/ @MADNESS Eric @MADNESSAutoworks ???) Which would have been an instant buy in matte if they add a window control cover/replacement and a hazard button frame cover/replacement.
Hello OriginalForza,

The decals do look good.

In regards to the window control replacement, Due to the smaller and more unique market of the 4C some items haven't been made available in Carbon Fiber.

The shape of the window and hazard switches may have a lot to do with there not being a full carbon fiber piece as of yet.
The cost for development, production, and inventory could take months if not years to recoup due to there being less 4Cs on the road than say the Giulia.

With that said, should a manufacturer produce carbon fiber window controls we will certainly begin carrying them.

If there is anything else we can help you with in the future please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly.

Thank you again.
 

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What’s in your radio spot?
It's the aircon controls, I customized an NA miata (you can see the process a bit in a thread "show us your one off and custom") unit, but decided to stop as you see it and instead build one from an NB miata unit due to improved function and easier CNC machined knobs. I am still deciding on either a thin, translucent piece of black marble or a 3D printed skeletal face, which will lend a more artesenal "watch like" piece, like either an MTM/Bell&Ross or a Corum/Hublot.
 

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Hello OriginalForza,

The decals do look good.

In regards to the window control replacement, Due to the smaller and more unique market of the 4C some items haven't been made available in Carbon Fiber.

The shape of the window and hazard switches may have a lot to do with there not being a full carbon fiber piece as of yet.
The cost for development, production, and inventory could take months if not years to recoup due to there being less 4Cs on the road than say the Giulia.

With that said, should a manufacturer produce carbon fiber window controls we will certainly begin carrying them.

If there is anything else we can help you with in the future please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly.

Thank you again.
I'd understand the window controls, since the only other FIAT to share the module is a base 500, but the very easy/uncomplicated hazard sleeve/frame is shared in as many models as the DNA Selector, which Koshi sells the very detailed cover for because of what I'm imagining is that very reason.
If koshi would develop and sell a cover to match the DNA Selector, then the two "silver-plastic" items would be matching the rest. Then, a decal or simply leaving the window controls as is black, the console will certainly begin to match if a customer buys any single carbon thing...(?) It makes sense that if Koshi made the DNA covers, why not also make the hazard button cover?
 
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