E90Post
 


Viva Performance
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Cosmetic and Lighting Modifications (exterior/interior) > Brushed Graphite di-noc vinyl



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-12-2012, 10:58 AM   #67
JDLM
Banned
JDLM's Avatar
United_States
43
Rep
3,277
Posts

Drives: 2009 335i Sedan
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kansas

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by research View Post
I think I'll first search for matte black wood texture and perhaps that'll do the trick...

My local dealer is offering installation and sale, but won't sell material only. So I need an online source that'll ship to Europe like Sonic did ship my CF fabric few years ago.

See my link below for burnt wood effect dash (it's a Jaguar XF concept):
Yeah I am not sure how that was done (it's a concept meaning 1-off) you could easily get a print shop w/ a high-def printer to do this on 1 sheet in a repeating pattern (same process as a vehicle wrap)



Quote:
Originally Posted by cbecker33 View Post
Any idea what size sheet I would need to wrap the door (front & rear) and dash trims pieces on an E90 (I'm not doing the center console)?

-Chris
No I don't I am sorry (I would guess 4-6' worth)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rollinstone157 View Post
Who's your 3M dealer?? I want to try and find some of the more exotic Wood Di-Noc patterns (fine-line esque dark wood...yesss) but I have no need for hundreds and hundreds of square feet of said material.
I went to 3M directly (I have a semi-business) so they talked to me sent me samples (the samples are worthless for anything other than getting a look/feel at product)

You can order however much that you would like, they don't have a whole lot of wood. It sounds like you will need to do the same as I advised above
Appreciate 0
      03-12-2012, 01:06 PM   #68
asdfg
Private First Class
2
Rep
142
Posts

Drives: E92 M3 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (5)

they look good
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2012, 03:47 PM   #69
jrdnlc
Captain
jrdnlc's Avatar
United_States
8
Rep
637
Posts

Drives: E90 328i
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA

iTrader: (3)

Anyone know what will hold up better in the heat? Di-Noc or 1080 Scotchprint? I fell in love with that Burshed Black Aluminum.
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2012, 04:13 PM   #70
rollinstone157
Brotographer
rollinstone157's Avatar
United_States
26
Rep
1,701
Posts

Drives: 2010 328i xDrive Sedan
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: NJ, USA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by rekd View Post
Anyone know what will hold up better in the heat? Di-Noc or 1080 Scotchprint? I fell in love with that Burshed Black Aluminum.
Di-Noc I would say, but if you're wrapping interior trim, I wouldn't be too worried about it.
__________________
Reviews -|- HPB "Ultimate" LED Interior Kit -|- Noyka Cornering Bulbs -|- HPB 20W AE [OLD] -|- LUX H8 V4 -|- New Reviews Pending Vendor Approval
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2012, 04:16 PM   #71
cbecker33
Second Lieutenant
3
Rep
213
Posts

Drives: 335i
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: StL

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rollinstone157 View Post
Di-Noc I would say, but if you're wrapping interior trim, I wouldn't be too worried about it.

I test wrapped the small dash piece in the brushed graphite DI-NOC. The first 80 degree day it pulled away at the corners. It was my first try so your mileage may vary.
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2012, 04:20 PM   #72
ECSTuning
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
ECSTuning's Avatar
United_States
175
Rep
6,142
Posts


Drives: Independent Tuning Specialists
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ohio

iTrader: (18)

Send a message via AIM to ECSTuning
Quote:
Originally Posted by rekd View Post
Anyone know what will hold up better in the heat? Di-Noc or 1080 Scotchprint? I fell in love with that Burshed Black Aluminum.
The new 1080 is deigned by 3M to be used as an exterior wrap, while at the same time the Di-Noc has been proven to last over time (for most people). I'd probably go for the 1080 as it's slightly thinner and there for easier to work with.
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2012, 08:59 PM   #73
oshusttoley
Captain
7
Rep
677
Posts

Drives: 2008 335i sedan
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New Jersey

iTrader: (0)

got mine done last sat...past 3 days been really!!! hot plus car black on black....no pealing or anything (di-noc)...was nervous tho
__________________
// JB4 ISO // Running Meth // Full FBO // E85 user //
Appreciate 0
      04-20-2012, 07:10 PM   #74
rbtamms
Major
rbtamms's Avatar
Philippines
21
Rep
1,418
Posts

Drives: 2011 E90 and 2013 F25
Join Date: May 2011
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2011 328i  [0.00]
Well done...I want to do mine as well...
__________________
Appreciate 0
      05-17-2012, 07:32 AM   #75
E92Monstah
E92 OCD
E92Monstah's Avatar
1
Rep
142
Posts

Drives: 2014 BMW 328i Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Alexandria, VA

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
Man, Auto Vinyl Solutions did it to me too. I wrapped my dash trim and it lloked really nice, but I thought it was a bit light. Comparing samples, it looks like they sent me Brushed Titanium. While it still looks good, I'm pissed that I paid for Brushed Steel and didn't get it. I'm not going to peel it off and start over. I guess I'll just find another vendor next time!
__________________
2014 328i Sedan / Sport Line / Black Sapphire Metallic
2011 128i Coupe / Jet Black (Wife's car)
2008 328i Coupe / Jet Black (Sold)
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2013, 12:15 AM   #76
jimbojsb
Mthusiast
0
Rep
47
Posts

Drives: 06 Z4MR TiAG + Red
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austin, TX

iTrader: (0)

Old thread, but this might be useful

Been doing alot of research on wrapping interior pieces on my E38, and this thread comes up alot. I have some scrap extra trim pieces so I wrapped one with a sample of each of my "candidates". I tried samples of 3M Di-Noc and ScotchPrint. Here's what they look like against black interior in moderate sunlight:



Close ups here: http://imgur.com/a/YB7WQ

Additional notes:
- scotchprint is significantly thinner and way more susceptible to over-heating when applying
- scotchprint shows imperfections on the surface where as the di-noc rarely does. This was especially visible over the cracks in the outer finish on the pictured wood trim
- Di-Noc is harder to work with on compound curves
- Di-Noc black carbon fiber has a blue-gray hue under direct bright light, especially LED light
- Scotchprint black carbon fiber looks cheap compared to the di-noc

My top 3 of the set were brushed titanium, black CF dinoc, and graphic CF dinoc. If the brushed titanium were available in the dinoc material (and according to 3m, there is something similar, but I can't find anyone who will sell me less than the whole $1000 roll), i'd get that, but as it is, I'm going with the graphite CF dinoc

Last edited by jimbojsb; 02-22-2013 at 12:20 AM.
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2013, 10:04 PM   #77
Agent11br
Captain
Agent11br's Avatar
United_States
11
Rep
924
Posts

Drives: E90 335i
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Birmingham, MI

iTrader: (22)

Garage List
This pic is money. Thanks for sharing with all of us!
__________________
07 E90 335i TiAg/Black 6MT
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2013, 11:39 PM   #78
constantchange
New Member
constantchange's Avatar
United_States
0
Rep
23
Posts

Drives: 2012 E92/335i coupe
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Los Angeles, Ca.

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Try stickercity dot com.
__________________
2012 Space Grey Metallic 335i Coupe/M Sport Package/35% Front/5% Back Llumar CTX Window Tint/19" silver 5 spoke rims/M3 lip spoiler...
Appreciate 0
      02-23-2013, 02:03 AM   #79
Karrion28
Enlisted Member
Karrion28's Avatar
1
Rep
34
Posts

Drives: 07 E92 328i 6MT
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tampa Florida

iTrader: (0)

For anyone that has the problem of the vinyl peeling around the corners: try using the 3m 94 adhesive promoter.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-3M-Tape-Ad...328642&vxp=mtr

Just apply in the areas that need that extra stick. (Corners, and around the vents)

This is great for those who live where its hot most of the time. I have used this because my interior is all black, and don't want the heat from the sun to loosen up the vinyl over time.
Appreciate 0
      06-07-2013, 12:14 AM   #80
MasterWang
Captain
22
Rep
813
Posts

Drives: 335i e92
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lawrence, KS

iTrader: (2)

Anyone know where I can get the brushed graphite vinyl now?
I've been looking everywhere, but can't find any!
Appreciate 0
      06-07-2013, 08:03 AM   #81
cbecker33
Second Lieutenant
3
Rep
213
Posts

Drives: 335i
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: StL

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MasterWang View Post
Anyone know where I can get the brushed graphite vinyl now?
I've been looking everywhere, but can't find any!
How much do you need? I have some.
Appreciate 0
      06-11-2014, 03:16 PM   #82
austinla335d
Captain
United_States
11
Rep
691
Posts

Drives: 2011 335d
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA

iTrader: (1)

To revive this old thread... I applied the 1080 brushed steel this time last year, and around my vents and in other places it began to peel back. Around my start/stop button it is wrinkling. It looks tacky but two months ago it looked OEM.

Two things to note:
1) Whatever you use, whatever conditions you live in, use the 3m 94 Primer in a can (not the pens). The pens have hardly anything in them and many people complain of the pens drying out almost immediately.

2) Di-Noc holds up to wear/tear better, but is slightly harder to work with. With that said, it is not at all hard to work with if you watch videos or read up on feedback. There is an "instruct able" on how to apply Di Noc CA-421, the dry carbon, which applies to all vinyls. It had great tips that really help.

As a side note, I have the gray interior, and the front dash pieces and center console are Di-Noc CA-421 carbon, but my arm rest trim pieces are still the brushed Steel 1080 because Carbon would look goofy/cheap. It is a very nice match for gray interior E90/E92's because of the black/gray center console and dashboard, vs. the all gray door panels. If this makes sense or is useful to anyone, I'm more than happy to post pics when I'm back in town. Very worthwhile to know the two points above before ordering, though!
Appreciate 0
      08-21-2014, 04:43 PM   #83
335m
Captain
24
Rep
914
Posts

Drives: AW e92 335i M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Austin Texas

iTrader: (1)

Thread revival

So I cannot find the di-noc 3M ME-379 "Brushed Graphite" anywhere

Anyone know if there are any sellers still available? Brushed Steel is too dark and Brushed Aluminum is too light.

Besides I think Di-Noc brushed looks much nicer than the 1080 series.
__________________
2011 e92 335i: Alpina B3 // BC BR Coilovers // BMS Performance Intake // Cobb AP3 // PSS // VMR v810 // VRSF CP // VRSF DP
Appreciate 0
      11-30-2014, 06:00 PM   #84
MasterWang
Captain
22
Rep
813
Posts

Drives: 335i e92
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lawrence, KS

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 335m View Post
Thread revival

So I cannot find the di-noc 3M ME-379 "Brushed Graphite" anywhere

Anyone know if there are any sellers still available? Brushed Steel is too dark and Brushed Aluminum is too light.

Besides I think Di-Noc brushed looks much nicer than the 1080 series.
I don't think you can buy Brushed Graphite anymore.
I'm thinking about selling my trim set wrapped in brushed graphite though if anyone is interested. I have non-idrive e92 and looking for OEM brushed aluminum.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:07 PM.




e90post
e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST