also..practice on your a-pillar plastics first (the plastics that cover up the a-pillar--the ones that enclose the windshield). there a lot easier to remove and don't have the curves that the dash does. really you should just start on a piece of flat plywood, but the first car thing i would do was the a-pillars
btw: get "west systems" epoxy resin & hardeners...they're considerred the best for non-impregnated carbon fiber laying. you'll typically spend more on resin & hardener than the carbon fiber itself. it's not cheap..but still a lot cheaper than letting someone else do it.