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      04-18-2008, 11:12 AM   #1
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Shift Knob Vinyl good or bad?

Okay, this is nothing special and maybe someone have done it b4, but i have some vinyl left over so i just put it on my shift knob to see what it looks like. Please give me some opinions guys. Should i rip it off or leave it? Thanks in advance. btw Sorry for the dirty interior.

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      04-18-2008, 11:28 AM   #2
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Looks good!

What vinyl you use? Looks like satin black chrome.
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      04-18-2008, 11:44 AM   #3
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THanks, its matte black, i have it leftover from doing the trim. Its kinda bright when i took those pic maybe thats why they have a bit black chrome look to it. haha
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      04-18-2008, 01:52 PM   #4
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Wow, very nice, I think I may be getting something similar once I receive my car ... :-D
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looks great
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Looks pretty good.

May i ask how you did it? Im no stranger to vinyl application but no matter how hard i tried, there was always creases and folds because of the bend on the shift knob. I even tried to do 2 pieces yet it still did not work. But your looks perfect.
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Although you did a perfect job applying that, I like the original better. Maybe if it was a glossy finish instead of matte. It looks kind of like bare abs plastic to me...
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It looks decent. you can take it off when you get bored of it i guess.
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haha..I used the gloss black one to match my interior..I vinyl the chrome on the steering wheel too..
Matte black looks nice too..
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First of all thanks for all the kind word guys. Even tho who don't feel it, i respect that. because even tho i like it, i don't totally love it. Thats why i need opinions.

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Looks pretty good.

May i ask how you did it? Im no stranger to vinyl application but no matter how hard i tried, there was always creases and folds because of the bend on the shift knob. I even tried to do 2 pieces yet it still did not work. But your looks perfect.
I am no expert by any means but this is how i do it. Cut a similar size vinyl piece then apply it carefully from top to bottom. Using my thumb i slowly squeeze out all the air under it, I did that inch by inch under i reach the bottom. Then cut out the extra vinyl. Let me know if you still have any question, i will try my best to help.
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It looks decent. you can take it off when you get bored of it i guess.
exactly what i was thinking
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wow it would be nice if u had Black CF on that shiet!!!! Can someone gimmie a pic or do it
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