Leasi3 wrote:UPDATE Work looks great to me and the car drove well for the 10 miles it took me to get back to work. .......................(other car:) There was some damage to the carbon fiber box in the foot well area and I was told that it was uneconomical to repair.
The entire subject of repairing these things is interesting.
Composites repair comment about airplane structures: "Airbus personnel explain that a hand-layed, wet layup patch that is cured on the repaired surface is neither appropriate nor currently approved and certified for aircraft primary structures.
"-- http://www.compositesworld.com/articles ... tes-repair
I'm just learning about how to repair major structures. (And trying not to think about what hard jolts do to battery cells....).
You can see how the long carbon fibers are woven together and embedded in resin, creating a problem.
I have to recommend that one always lease
a carbon composite structure car, since resale value plummets after accidents. Its of course true for any metal car, yet this composites thing has exceeded the ability of car repair shops to fix it right.
From what I've gathered, many times an overlapping doubler patch is applied. Though I doubt BMW would do what Lamborghini does: "However, if Lamborghini determined the damage was to a critical chassis component, it would send one of its specially trained technicians, who understands both carbon composites and the vehicle’s engineering, to fix the car. The automaker calls this elite group its “flying doctors” — there are currently only four of them, worldwide — and says they are on call 24/7/365 to travel to any location where an Aventador’s composite structure has been damaged.
" http://www.compositesworld.com/articles ... tes-repair