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DIY: CF Fabric add'l
Published by cyphr
12-30-2008
DIY: CF Fabric add'l

After you have read up on how to remove your interior trim located here: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=interior+trim and have read Soni's DIY on how to apply the CF Fabric here: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=interior+trim you'll feel ready to tackle your own cf fabric project.

A number of people have started this project but have run into problems with stretching, overlapping, and wrinkles around the corners. The main objective of this DIY is to describe exactly how to turn a sub-par corner wrap into a perfect corner.

Essentially we will be going from here:




To here:



Let's begin:
After you have sprayed your adhesive and attached your fabric, you should have something like this.



Now, take your razor blade and make your first incision 1/2" away from the edge of the trim.



Continue this incision all the way around.





Oops! As you carefully fold the corners you may end up with something that looks like this. Obviously, this looks horrible and will look even worse once the trim is installed.



Now, make your incisions exactly as follows.



This should alleviate the tension in the fabric and allow you to achieve a much better fit when tucked in.



This process takes some time to perfect and it's much better to go slowly and get it right the first time than to have to start over.

Final product.











And installed.

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By winnibago on 12-30-2008, 09:12 PM
nice work!
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By lyjw88 on 12-30-2008, 09:26 PM
very nice write up!
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By yamazaho on 12-30-2008, 09:56 PM
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Quick question, did you also spray the back of the trim also? Did you spray it ALL or just the edges???? Thanks.
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By Nebster on 12-30-2008, 10:34 PM
whered you get the vinyl?
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By Malbolge on 12-31-2008, 02:43 AM
thank you man, that's brilliant.

And your advice about taking time and getting it right - really really worth listening to. I think quite few people skip this bit and are eager to finish. your trim looks OEM right there on last shot (nice wells lights too!).
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By PaulBailey@ltbmw on 12-31-2008, 04:03 AM
Nice!
Thanks for the DIY
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By Soni on 12-31-2008, 09:32 AM
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nice add'l DIY. As I mentioned on step 5 in my original DIY post, you need to cut the 4 corners as showed above by OP. BTW, to OP, your've done great job on the wrapping
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By Soni on 12-31-2008, 09:35 AM
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Quick question, did you also spray the back of the trim also? Did you spray it ALL or just the edges???? Thanks.
you just need to spray enough to get the fabric wrap.
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By Nebster on 12-31-2008, 09:56 AM
looks great, how did you do the two mechanized pieces, did the silver piece come off?
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By Soni on 12-31-2008, 10:07 AM
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looks great, how did you do the two mechanized pieces, did the silver piece come off?
Are you referring the 2 silver pieces on the ashtray covers? If yes, here is the link how to take them off: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=186739
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By uberschnell on 12-31-2008, 10:15 AM
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Please guys, keep these coming! Thank you
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By rubber_ducky on 12-31-2008, 10:28 AM
great job on the DIY. Very thorough and the finished product looks top notch.
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By cyphr on 12-31-2008, 02:34 PM
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nice add'l DIY. As I mentioned on step 5 in my original DIY post, you need to cut the 4 corners as showed above by OP. BTW, to OP, your've done great job on the wrapping
Thanks, couldn't have done it without your initial DIY!

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you just need to spray enough to get the fabric wrap.
Yep, I sprayed about two quick coats on the backside to get it to wrap.
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By jlstyle on 12-31-2008, 05:08 PM
This got to be one of the hottest mod you can do on interior.
I'm sure I'll do this as well once I get bored with my wood trim
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By Soni on 01-01-2009, 07:00 AM
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This got to be one of the hottest mod you can do on interior.
I'm sure I'll do this as well once I get bored with my wood trim
for sure
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By allstar8 on 01-01-2009, 09:19 AM
nice....
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By yamazaho on 01-01-2009, 01:37 PM
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Did it....

Well I decided to do my wrapping through the new years night and man it wasn't no easy task to be honest. But I still recommend those who is still NOT SURE to DIY this or to have the vendors doing this, DO IT YOURSELF!!!! It does NOT worth your money to spend $350+ for them to do it when you can produce the same result yourself in the end. Wrapping itself is not the hardest part, but removing all the trim pieces properly. It was my first time doing this and took me ~6 hours to wrap all pieces (I know it's nuts but I like to finish what I started, plus I got watch the reply of Chick-fil-A Bowl and watched LSU kicked Georgia Tech's ass. ).

Fabric from Jo@ED. Quality is great guys.



I used 3M super 74 instead of 77.



Result:



(I later smoothed out the wrinkles toward the bottom of the picture, it's not that hard to fix)





Thanks Soni for answering my questions and cyphr for posting all the pictures. Yes my fingers are hurting as F%#K right now but it's well worth it.
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