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Trim Wrapping Question
Published by Spacelyyy
05-30-2011
Trim Wrapping Question

How much vinyl would i need (inch x inch) to wrap all my interior trims only.

I found this on ebay... http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-2...item25642c0193
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By Vesar on 05-30-2011, 02:37 PM
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I would suggest you dont buy this one because its not made by 3M. I have one
of these too and the quality-flexibility really pisses me off. Anyway i think thats
enough for doing your trims
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By e92van on 05-30-2011, 03:52 PM
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to be honest, it's not too difficult.
I did mine couple of weeks ago myself as my first diy project.
I bought mine at a local store and the guy came out to my car with a tape ruler and measured it out for me to see how much i would need. it came out to be 8 square feet. For me, it was 10$ per square foot. 8sqf was perfect size though it didnt leave much room for mistakes. It was the 3M cf wrap and personally I thought it was great material to work with. It IS not flexible to work with until you use a heatgun/hairdryer to heat it up. after heating it up, it becomes REALLY flexible and stretchy. and if you screw up, you can peel it and put it back on. Hope this helps.
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By sammy_0559 on 05-30-2011, 05:12 PM
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I have a e93 bmw 335i I wrapped my trim with carbon fiber, i used scotchprint 3m vinyl carbonfiber, awsome stuff a lil pricey but amzing, i used 60"x24"(5'X2') but i would go a little more cuz kinda had to sretch it alot for the last to rear door trim pieces, i think you need 60"X36"(5'x3'). and you will have some leftover
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By Spacelyyy on 05-30-2011, 05:20 PM
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to be honest, it's not too difficult.
I did mine couple of weeks ago myself as my first diy project.
I bought mine at a local store and the guy came out to my car with a tape ruler and measured it out for me to see how much i would need. it came out to be 8 square feet. For me, it was 10$ per square foot. 8sqf was perfect size though it didnt leave much room for mistakes. It was the 3M cf wrap and personally I thought it was great material to work with. It IS not flexible to work with until you use a heatgun/hairdryer to heat it up. after heating it up, it becomes REALLY flexible and stretchy. and if you screw up, you can peel it and put it back on. Hope this helps.
Well I have no experience in wrapping and doing this kinda project. Is it pretty simple, i saw a video, and didnt look to hard. any tips?
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By e92van on 05-31-2011, 01:14 AM
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I had no wrapping experience at all either and I have to say that it turned out really well.. I was amazed with myself. I just took off the trims using my hands. Start from a corner and gently pry towards you with your hands. (read diy for taking off the trims). when you are wrapping and need to do the corners, heat the vinyl and pinch it and bring it over to the back. If you want, I can post some pics for you tomorrow to see the finished product from a guy who had no wrapping experience before this one lol
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By Spacelyyy on 05-31-2011, 05:29 PM
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I had no wrapping experience at all either and I have to say that it turned out really well.. I was amazed with myself. I just took off the trims using my hands. Start from a corner and gently pry towards you with your hands. (read diy for taking off the trims). when you are wrapping and need to do the corners, heat the vinyl and pinch it and bring it over to the back. If you want, I can post some pics for you tomorrow to see the finished product from a guy who had no wrapping experience before this one lol
Lol, i should have no problem then, and if u dont mind i'd like to see the pics
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By fdriller9 on 05-31-2011, 06:19 PM
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You shouldn't pinch the vinyl. You should stretch it over the corner and make a 45 degree cut to relieve the stress. Then wrap it around the edge. Someone made a diy on that.

After wrapping you need to heat the vinyl to 200 degrees to "set" it so it won't peel when it sits in the sun.
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By e92van on 06-02-2011, 12:50 AM
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this is how mine turned out.. couple of tiny wrinkles here and there but over all it turned out pretty well.. good luck!
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By lucamarzana on 06-11-2011, 09:38 PM
Wow! That looks great. What kind of trim do you have under that vinyl?
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By e92van on 06-13-2011, 03:11 PM
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Thanks! I have the dark burl wood trim under the vinyl
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By pkirk on 06-14-2011, 11:35 AM
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Thanks! I have the dark burl wood trim under the vinyl
Looks great! Much better than the wood trim in a coupe, which imho should be against the law
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By MusclezMarinara on 06-14-2011, 01:35 PM
u can always buy my cf fabric wrapped trim
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By bigdnno98 on 11-18-2011, 09:40 PM
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u can always buy my cf fabric wrapped trim
I'd rather just pay you to do mine lol! I have saddle brown e92 too. Dying to get rid of the wood.
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