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      04-14-2012, 07:28 PM   #1
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3M vinyl wrapped my trim

Two weeks ago I wrapped my wood trim in 3M scotchprint brushed steel. I could not stand the wood trim my 335 came with and I couldn't justify spending $500+ on aluminum trim. 3M makes such quality vinyl that it doesn't even pay to go out and buy new trim. Overall, I think it looks much better than the wood trim. The brushed steel has a brushed feeling to the touch, however, isn't as cold as real aluminum would be. It also has some flakes in the paint that show in the sun but I personally think it adds a nice effect. Here are some pictures I took during the process..





I still have enough of this stuff to possibly cover two interiors. If any members are interested I could always show you this stuff in person and either sell the rest off or offer to wrap your trim. Let me know what you guys think!
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Where in jersey are you from? I have a bunch of this same stuff and was kinda nervous about doing this myself since i dont have the patience
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Looks brilliant mate! How did you do it? Hairdryer technique?

What was the hardest part?
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From what I can tell from the pictures I think the color looks better than the factory alum color. I always thought the factory trim was a little too bright.
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Where in jersey are you from? I have a bunch of this same stuff and was kinda nervous about doing this myself since i dont have the patience
I'm in Garfield, Bergen County area. Patience is key with this stuff! PM me if you have any questions.

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Looks brilliant mate! How did you do it? Hairdryer technique?

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Hairdryer and patience. The hardest part was doing the door trims since they have bends at both ends.

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From what I can tell from the pictures I think the color looks better than the factory alum color. I always thought the factory trim was a little too bright.
I like the factory aluminum because it's actual aluminum. I could do without the price tag though.
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I have this exact vinyl in mine too and I love it. I didn't wrap it myself though...just couldn't find the time.
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wow, nice job! now do mine!!! lol
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oyea, I would do the steering wheel too, be the first to do it in aluminum!
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looks amazing bro

how much would you charge to do mine if I have the 3M vinyl
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Thanks guys!

I still have enough to cover two interiors if anyone is interested. Just shoot me a pm.
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Nice job bro!

I'm from Garfield too and I wrapped my ugly trim too but in silver cf
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Nice job bro!

I'm from Garfield too and I wrapped my ugly trim too but in silver cf
What color interior? I was wondering how it would look..
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Wow I'm impressed.

Never seen this car around town
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ugh if i could find alcantara, i would have you do it ina heartbeat
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id even trade you my oem alum trim..if you could find or wrap me some alcantara wrapped trim.
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cf vinyl done

got this done yesterday. found a guy on the forums around central NJ. did GREAT JOB. pictures aren't too good.
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ugh if i could find alcantara, i would have you do it ina heartbeat
I have no idea where you could even find any.. Maybe a fabric store? Idk. Good luck man!


That carbon fiber looks amazing.. Di-Noc??
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I have no idea where you could even find any.. Maybe a fabric store? Idk. Good luck man!


That carbon fiber looks amazing.. Di-Noc??
yah, prob online, nowhere local for sure, i saw a thread the other day who wrapped his in the marketplace and i fell in love, considering everything in my car is essentially going to be alcantara when im done, i love it. def not for someone who's messy, lol! maybe that carbon fiber is a good route in the end..anyone wanna trade for some aluminium lolll
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I have no idea where you could even find any.. Maybe a fabric store? Idk. Good luck man!


That carbon fiber looks amazing.. Di-Noc??
yah, prob online, nowhere local for sure, i saw a thread the other day who wrapped his in the marketplace and i fell in love, considering everything in my car is essentially going to be alcantara when im done, i love it. def not for someone who's messy, lol! maybe that carbon fiber is a good route in the end..anyone wanna trade for some aluminium lolll
I could wrap my trim in carbon fiber then trade .. I would love to get the performance steering wheel with matching triple color stitched shifter boot and parking brake
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I could wrap my trim in carbon fiber then trade .. I would love to get the performance steering wheel with matching triple color stitched shifter boot and parking brake
lol i have an mtech tristitched w custom alcantara fs and funny you mentioned that..i may or may not be getting that in soon i want to get that wrapped all in alcantara too, im crazy for the stuff.

if you really wanna wrap my trim though, shoot me a pm man. im trying to find out where BSW gets their alcantara from. ive always thought the alum was too bright for me, if you wanted to straight trade for something id be interested in, id do it.
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I could wrap my trim in carbon fiber then trade .. I would love to get the performance steering wheel with matching triple color stitched shifter boot and parking brake
lol i have an mtech tristitched w custom alcantara fs and funny you mentioned that..i may or may not be getting that in soon i want to get that wrapped all in alcantara too, im crazy for the stuff.

if you really wanna wrap my trim though, shoot me a pm man. im trying to find out where BSW gets their alcantara from. ive always thought the alum was too bright for me, if you wanted to straight trade for something id be interested in, id do it.
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