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      01-12-2014, 03:17 PM   #23
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I was going to wrap mine and decided to painted my alloy trim in gloss black.
With alloy trim, flat it with a 600 wet and dry paper and then used an etch primer to ensure a good paint adhesion otherwise it will just peel off, once that had been done its just a matter of applying the gloss black around 4 coats and then a flat with 1200 w/d paper with a little soap being very careful not rub through the gloss paint finish and then a light rub with farecla g10 polishing compound, here are the results.
If anyone needs any wrap I have approx 8 metres x 4 inch 3m gloss black wrap tape available to buy pm if me interested.






So you polished by hand?
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      01-13-2014, 03:34 AM   #24
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yes! you have to achieve a good finish from the can, no runs ect then light rub with 1200 w/d and light polish with a compound.

When I'm doing small parts like this I make up a little oven from a large cardboard box, make a hole in the side to fit a small hair dryer, pre-heat and put the parts inside to dry.
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gaza01,
yes! you have to achieve a good finish from the can, no runs ect then light rub with 1200 w/d and light polish with a compound.

When I'm doing small parts like this I make up a little oven from a large cardboard box, make a hole in the side to fit a small hair dryer, pre-heat and put the parts inside to dry.
With all the dust in my garage they'd come out looking like a pair of Yetti Boots if I tried that
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      01-13-2014, 02:52 PM   #26
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With all the dust in my garage they'd come out looking like a pair of Yetti Boots if I tried that

just like mine then an absolute tip!
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My CF wrap doesn't look too bad either, not as prone to scratches as paint etc.

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When it comes to scratches nothing can be worse that the brushed ally
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teaser of mine, and yes I know most wont like it . one thing is for sure its a one of a kind

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I'm not sure I'd want the felt roof look in my car
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I'm not sure I'd want the felt roof look in my car
it looks like suede in the daylight until it catches the light then the glitter shows up, as I said its one of a kind and not everybody will like it but that's what modifying is about I don't like carbon faker so had to find something differant
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      01-17-2014, 10:56 AM   #33
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My aluminium trims are being sent to that company that was on wheeler dealers episode that Carbon Dipped a Range Rover set of interior trims. Looks good as far as I can see, high gloss finish....I will post up pics once I get them all back...
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there is a place in Lancashire called dip this that does it and quoted me 180
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Yes this place is Wicked Coatings near Bournemouth...
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Yes this place is Wicked Coatings near Bournemouth...
Can you post the details of them (website / telephone)?
I guess I will send it to them for CF as well.
Thanks.
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http://www.wickedcoatings.co.uk/
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Thanks. Does anybody know what sort of price do they charge?
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They are charging me 270 for all interior aluminium trims and the steering wheel plastic trim too...
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I was going to wrap mine and decided to painted my alloy trim in gloss black.
With alloy trim, flat it with a 600 wet and dry paper and then used an etch primer to ensure a good paint adhesion otherwise it will just peel off, once that had been done its just a matter of applying the gloss black around 4 coats and then a flat with 1200 w/d paper with a little soap being very careful not rub through the gloss paint finish and then a light rub with farecla g10 polishing compound, here are the results.
If anyone needs any wrap I have approx 8 metres x 4 inch 3m gloss black wrap tape available to buy pm if me interested.






Damn, this is exactly what I was planning on doing.
I just know that it'll take me longer than a weekend to complete, and I can't drive around with a dismantled car lol.

Great job tho
MUCH better looking than a vinyl wrap.
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This is the place in Lancashire that corasdad referred to, looks interesting

http://www.dipthis.co.uk
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This is the place in Lancashire that corasdad referred to, looks interesting

http://www.dipthis.co.uk
just round corner from me and I have a spare set of metal trim hmm
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sure this is a guy on the forum

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shadys-Car...item5d47a87d2c
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