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      04-30-2012, 03:49 AM   #1
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Talking Another Carbon Fibre Trim thread

Well, after the many examples of people re-trimming their interior I've decided to follow suit...

I've never worked with vinyl before and I have to say that I'm quite surprised by the results! (think I've found my new hobby )

Anyway, I've got some crappy pics - hope to get a few better ones, enjoy.

Here's one of how it looked before...













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Forgot to resize those...









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      04-30-2012, 04:42 AM   #3
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Now that is an improvement with the black interior, don't think the cream suits the carbon.
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      04-30-2012, 04:47 AM   #4
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you may have just convinced me to do mine, how long it take you?
did you destroy any of the trim when removing it?
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you may have just convinced me to do mine, how long it take you?
did you destroy any of the trim when removing it?
I'll be interested to know the same

So tempted to do mine!
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you may have just convinced me to do mine, how long it take you?
did you destroy any of the trim when removing it?
I'd say roughly 4 hours in total, maybe a bit more

Didn't break one bit actually - surprised myself, it's normally the first thing that happens!

There were quite a few points where I was really worried about breaking something but the best tip I can give is....Dont be afraid. Most of the pulling off of trim is just common sense and does actually need a bit of brut strength to get it off.

Give it a go - you wont be disappointed!

P.S. Tools wise, I used a pair of plastic lever things from my boys bike repair kit (what you use to get the tyre and innertube out), they were perfect to get in the gaps between the trim and dash etc without damaging any part of the trim/dash.
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Much better, that "wood" trim is truely awful.
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Much better, that "wood" trim is truely awful.
+1 - really can't stand the brown wood trims... I used to have an E92 with dark grey poplar wood which was tasty but the brown ones just look too much like an old jag.
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that looks really good, where did you buy the vinyl from?
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Also how much did you need in the end for the job? I've seen the 3M on eBay but not sure how much to go for!
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Thats looks a good job done there, It may have something to do with my age, but i like the wood trims. anyway looks good
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Thanks for the comments guys, I'm really chuffed with how its turned out.

bought from this chap on ebay after seeing a mate get some:

http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/carbonprin...id=p4340.l2559

It's really good quality stuff, nice to work with and has the best look (of those I have seen up to now anyway). Plus he ships it in a proper protective tube so arrives in mint condition.

I ordered 1000mmx1500mm (1mx1.5m) for a very reasonable 19.99 and I've probably got half of the roll left, plenty to do the toaster and kettle with!! (gets addictive)

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That looks much better. Wood trim looks so dated nowadays. Loojs like its been done professionally too. Well done.

How much would you charge and where are you based
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That looks much better. Wood trim looks so dated nowadays. Loojs like its been done professionally too. Well done.

How much would you charge and where are you based
Cheers mate, would be happy to do yours for ya! haha, shame you'd spend more in petrol getting down to Reading from Manchester though than you would getting the stuff installed by a pro!
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anyone seen a matching vinyl for the m-sport brushed ally trim? im thinking i wouldnt have to do all my trim if I got a decent match, just the door trims and the centre console.
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Im stripping my cream interior plastics out eventually and replacing with black with cream leather inserts. Ill be wrapping my walnut trim then also.

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