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Old 12-17-12, 08:12 PM   #1
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Default It's Winter, I'm bored, here's another CF Vinyl Wrap Thread

So I've never been a fan of my base model grey interior. It just didn't flow well with the black leather. I had though about having it painted piano black, or replace it with genuine CF, but for the time being the CF vinyl was a quicker and cheaper alternative.

I used the 3M 1080 Gloss Carbon Fiber Vinyl. I'm quite impressed with the look of it. Not too "fake" looking, though I know it looks completely different from genuine CF, it is still better than the matte vinyl.


^Old, boring, interior


^Disassembled and ready for wrapping


^Getting ready to cut it all out


^Looking pretty good


^Much nicer than the boring grey


^The glossy finish is nice looking


^As everyone says, this piece was a bit tricky around the shift gate, but with enough patience it wasn't an issue.

I just took some better pics of the completed pieces... my battery packs for my lighting were charging last night so I couldn't get very many photos in the dark garage. Don't mind the dirty floor mats.






^dramatic lighting looks pretty sweet with CF











I'm very happy with it, hopefully it'll last a while, and the good news is it is removable if I decide I want to change it up.

So far so good for the first (of hopefully many) Winter projects.

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Old 12-17-12, 08:24 PM   #2
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Looks good! I was planning on doing this either this winter or in the spring. How much carbon fiber paper did you need (sizes?)
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Old 12-17-12, 08:40 PM   #3
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I bought the 60"x20" roll and I used maybe 60% of it to do the center console and the 4 door switch covers.
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Old 12-17-12, 08:53 PM   #4
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looks great man
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Really looks good. A lot better than th base trim
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Wow, looks great. I may think of doing this now.
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Old 12-18-12, 04:24 AM   #7
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clean job done sir
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wow looks great! i wanna do this tooooooo!
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did a great job! I don't have the patience or steady hand to do this lol so more power to you
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Old 12-18-12, 05:50 AM   #10
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Hey where did you get that CF gloss wrap from? is there a link?
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nice clean install...did you use hot glue or what kind of adhesive
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Thanks guys! I'm very happy with it. I've posted a link to the eBay seller where I purchased it, they were great, took less than 3 days to show up at my door (I think they're in Texas). I've also included a link to their website where they emailed me a 10% off coupon, it looks like a generic coupon so I'm sure many people can use it.

I used the 3M 1080 CF Vinyl. They make just about ever color you can think of if CF isn't the look you are going for. I bought the 60"x20" sheet from eBay and used just over 1/2 of it.

http://myworld.ebay.com/autovinylsol...84.m1439.l2754

http://autovinylsolutions.com/3M_108...on_Fiber_Vinyl
10% off coupon code: avs1234

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nice clean install...did you use hot glue or what kind of adhesive
The vinyl has adhesive on the back. Just peel off the backing material and it is VERY sticky.
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Hey where did you get that CF gloss wrap from? is there a link?
Here is the one i bought, they are cheap!!! I bought 2 sets, but end up using only 1 set.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/120985434273?...ht_3570wt_1063

Here is my result, sorry for the crappy iphone photos.




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Looks great for a wrap. The key to making it look great is making sure the cupholder and console line up nicely. Good Job! Have you ever thought about doing the steering controls?

@amok727 Do you have anymore photos of your interior? Tan with Carbon Interior is so rare - I only know of you, me, and PlacidBoi.
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looks a lot better
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