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      12-11-2012, 04:09 AM   #1
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Anyone know how to wrap interior with CF fabric or know a shop that will in south fl

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I do. Do you need some pointers?
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dont do fabric, do vinyl. fabric is a bitch!!
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dont do fabric, do vinyl. fabric is a bitch!!
What he said
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Yeah I did fabric and it was a PITA! Definitely go vinyl.
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I do. Do you need some pointers?
Yea, I'm pretty bad with this kind of stuff. Probably wont even be able to figure out how to take the trim off. I can't find the DIY with the vinyl

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dont do fabric, do vinyl. fabric is a bitch!!
I actually was reading on here last night that the fabric is easier and will last longer and looks better.

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I'm scared that Ill snap something in the trim when taking it off lol.
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Piece of cake man, follow the diy on this forum and wrap your interior with 3M 1080 vinyl
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Piece of cake man, follow the diy on this forum and wrap your interior with 3M 1080 vinyl
I found a film sheet 24"x 60" on ebay you think that's enough? And do you see a DIY for vinyl wrap? I swear I only found one for the fabric one and the CF plastic trim
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Piece of cake man, follow the diy on this forum and wrap your interior with 3M 1080 vinyl
Just ordered some. god what have I done lol
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Piece of cake man, follow the diy on this forum and wrap your interior with 3M 1080 vinyl
Just ordered some. god what have I done lol
The job is easy, pm me if you get stuck.
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The job is easy, pm me if you get stuck.
Thanks man I will. The hardest part looks like it would be taking out the center trim due to all wires and connections and pulling the shift knob off
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These guys should be able to help ya out

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Thanks man I will. The hardest part looks like it would be taking out the center trim due to all wires and connections and pulling the shift knob off
There's a DIY around here that I used, can't find the link tho. Trim removal is in that thread and it's not that hard. Center console was all pull, the trim around the shifter popped up. iDrive was a cable disconnect, and then you angled the trim up and over the shifter (in N i think). It was pretty painless.

Get a large single sheet, amazon has it. I got 1080p CF from 3M. You'll need hair dryer, new exacto knife, towel/softer working surface. Amazon also has some 3M glue, in a small tube/stick form. That will help around the corners of the vents.

You lay the trim on the material, cut it's outline, then stick it. Once the face of the trim has the vynil, the corners are like xmas presents. The vinyl is plyable, flexible, so you need to heat, pull, then stick. You need to do that with the hair dryer and pull the vinyl flat, then stick it. You keep doing that until you have it flat.

Inside corners are the same concept, but they will have less material. The glue in the corners should help hold.

I've had mine for 6+ months in the FL sun, no probs so far. I took photos for a DIY, I just haven't gotten around to putting all my photos together. Here are a few.


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There's a DIY around here that I used, can't find the link tho. Trim removal is in that thread and it's not that hard. Center console was all pull, the trim around the shifter popped up. iDrive was a cable disconnect, and then you angled the trim up and over the shifter (in N i think). It was pretty painless.

Get a large single sheet, amazon has it. I got 1080p CF from 3M. You'll need hair dryer, new exacto knife, towel/softer working surface. Amazon also has some 3M glue, in a small tube/stick form. That will help around the corners of the vents.

You lay the trim on the material, cut it's outline, then stick it. Once the face of the trim has the vynil, the corners are like xmas presents. The vinyl is plyable, flexible, so you need to heat, pull, then stick. You need to do that with the hair dryer and pull the vinyl flat, then stick it. You keep doing that until you have it flat.

Inside corners are the same concept, but they will have less material. The glue in the corners should help hold.

I've had mine for 6+ months in the FL sun, no probs so far. I took photos for a DIY, I just haven't gotten around to putting all my photos together. Here are a few.

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Thanks for the input! I ordered the 1080 3m wrap (24"x60") and it was only 29.99 shipped. Should be here in a few days
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I actually was reading on here last night that the fabric is easier and will last longer and looks better.

whoever was saying that is a liar, trust me i did both, fabric first then vinyl and the two are worlds apart as far as materia/looks/durability.


fabric = year 1920

vinyl = year 2050

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Thanks for the input! I ordered the 1080 3m wrap (24"x60") and it was only 29.99 shipped. Should be here in a few days
thats not going to be enough, you needed 48"x60" if i were you i would order another 24"x60" to save time.
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what color trim do you have? I have mine already wrapped and could use a change if you want to swap
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what color trim do you have? I have mine already wrapped and could use a change if you want to swap
I have the wood one

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