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      08-29-2012, 06:47 AM   #23
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I like it. Try eBay no 260918478735. From the us but ships worldwide.
Thanks. There are a few places in American selling it. I could buy a roll for $60 shipped but I think I would also get stung with import tax. I have no idea how much tax would cost.

I could get it from here for $60 or $33 delivered snail mail (+tax) but delivery is upto 3 weeks!


I've bought some metallic samples on eBay from a seller in Slovakia. The brushed titanium and brushed steel look a similar colour to the gloss antracite so fingers crossed.

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      08-29-2012, 11:05 AM   #24
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Here you go, you can see some shots here:

http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/c...tomatic/704336
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      08-29-2012, 03:01 PM   #25
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Thanks gchild,

I'm looking at the photos using my phone do I can't see them too clearly. It goes really well with the cream leather. I'm not so sure it would look right with my black leather. It does look good though. I think silver dash and door strips with a matte black centre console would look good.

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      08-29-2012, 05:06 PM   #26
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I also did the surround around the air con controls to give it a continuous flow to the centre console. I think it worked well and glad I did.

Take your time to get the colour combo and application correct for your liking.
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      08-30-2012, 03:46 AM   #27
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finally a pic with 'beige and black'!

have been wondering about doing this for a while... haven't really felt the CF look, but this matt black look, with black floor mats helps offset the beige overload...

can see a project coming!
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      08-30-2012, 11:57 AM   #28
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dont trust myself doing this, can anyone recommend a company that can do this?
I'd probably travel anywhere.
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      08-30-2012, 12:21 PM   #29
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dont trust myself doing this, can anyone recommend a company that can do this?
I'd probably travel anywhere.
I was the same. It's not too hard and very satisfying once done.

Never again will I be put off buying a car because of the trim! Just wrap it!
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I found that my piano black interior was getting marked too easily (any excuse) so I wrapped it with CF black bought from ebay. Used the 3M stuff, slightly more expensive than some others but has a really good reputation and was genuinely very easy to work with.

Took me the good part of a day to do the whole car but I'm chuffed with the end result, and I am USELESS at this type of thing. Like everyone else says, just take your time, practice on a simple piece and it'll be worth it.

Anyway here's a pic:


Looks kinda blue in this pic because of the flash, the first image is a more accurate representation of how it actually looks.


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      08-30-2012, 03:19 PM   #31
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I see you managed to do yours with the chrome strip on the ashtray showing. I would prefer to do that on mine. Was that hard to do?

CF seems to be very popular.
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I see you managed to do yours with the chrome strip on the ashtray showing. I would prefer to do that on mine. Was that hard to do?

CF seems to be very popular.
Wasn't too hard... Had to heat, heat and re-heat to get it to press down on the edges properly to see the shape of the strip. Then just slowly cut around using a craft knife. If anything cutting around the ashtray trim was harder!
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      08-31-2012, 03:21 PM   #34
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That looks nice. How do you keep it clean though?
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how easy is it to take off the trim bits? Every time I've had to take trim off in the past I've got myself into a pickle and broken tabs.
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      08-31-2012, 04:27 PM   #36
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how easy is it to take off the trim bits? Every time I've had to take trim off in the past I've got myself into a pickle and broken tabs.
There's a how to

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137527
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cheers dan, should've searched sorry
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That looks nice. How do you keep it clean though?
Best way is to use an off cut to gently brush it. Has been no problem to maintain.
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I see you've also replaced the shift selector and gaiter with the bmw performance versions - nice, I'm waiting for one to be delivered.

Here's my Carbon Centre Console. I chose not to wrap the centre console or the dash trim, but will wrap the door trims.
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Oh, I like the gloss carbon effect - where did you get that from, please?
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BMW Performance range (carbon fibre) expensive though.

I also purchased a carbon gloss vinyl di-noc 3m sample and there is absolutely no comparison, the real stuff is way superior.

As the saying goes - you get what you pays for.
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You mean Cyprio's car? Pretty sure that's genuine carbon...

I got my samples over the weekend, got to say the gloss and matte cf di-noc is pretty similar, not as much in it as I expected. I've ordered enough to do my interior now, should be here by weekend hopefully
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This is a really interested mod that's got my juices flowing!

How do you think a red/dark red would look on the door trims and dash, and maybe a black CF on the centre console? I have black leather seats.
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I used matt black for contrast against cream. Came out much better than expected.

I didn't find ash tray too hard. Just use a sharp blade and steady hand. I found the long dash bit hardest as I went sparingly on the vinyl so had to stretch it a lot.
What was the matt black you used? Any links?
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