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Soni's Avatar DIY- Trims wrap with CF fabric
Soni
12-18-2008
1. Cut the fabric to the size of the trims...(make sure the wave direction are all go same way before you cut, and make sure you leave about 1" longer on all sides of the trims.
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By UdubBadger on 06-25-2009, 01:51 PM
i wrapped my aluminum... no biggie. if you don't like it you can always pull it off, sand it down and paint it silver again.
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By JaysE9ty on 06-25-2009, 01:59 PM
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i wrapped my aluminum... no biggie. if you don't like it you can always pull it off, sand it down and paint it silver again.
Good thinking...never though of sanding it down and paint it to silver again...thanks for the advice..
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By UdubBadger on 06-25-2009, 02:06 PM
or you can paint it gloss black or any other color for that matter... semi gloss black looks sick and I'm rockin it on my center console right now
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By JaysE9ty on 06-25-2009, 02:36 PM
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I think Im gonna wrap it...since I have the fabric...
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By UdubBadger on 06-25-2009, 02:45 PM
i just meant if you DON'T like the fabric... which I'm sure you will. I get compliments from everyone on it wherever i go... the car wash, my SA at the dealership, burger king, even the pharmacist at walgreens was like 'whoa, that looks sick' (he told me he had an e46 M3... of course he does). You'll like it...
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By JaysE9ty on 06-25-2009, 10:06 PM
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i just meant if you DON'T like the fabric... which I'm sure you will. I get compliments from everyone on it wherever i go... the car wash, my SA at the dealership, burger king, even the pharmacist at walgreens was like 'whoa, that looks sick' (he told me he had an e46 M3... of course he does). You'll like it...
now I just need to find time and slowly wrap my trims...
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By Kiemyster on 07-03-2009, 07:29 PM
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where to buy the fabric? the first link posted in pg 1 is expired
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By vtec96 on 07-08-2009, 03:44 PM
how many yards do you need for E92 with iDrive?
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By E92-Lighting on 07-08-2009, 03:54 PM
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where to buy the fabric? the first link posted in pg 1 is expired
right here

http://www.e92-lighting.com/catalog/...YARD-21-1.html all colors too
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By E92-Lighting on 07-08-2009, 03:54 PM
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how many yards do you need for E92 with iDrive?
1 yard
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By Soni on 07-08-2009, 04:10 PM
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how many yards do you need for E92 with iDrive?
1 yards if you don't make any major mistake....I would get 2 just in case, if at the end you got some extra fabric, either sell it locally or look around to find things that you can wrap with.....seen people wrap their laptop, their arim rest, and even a jacket....
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By lawjilei on 07-15-2009, 09:47 PM
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Astray cover piece

For the ashtray covers, how did you take off the metallic piece on top of it and put it back on?
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By Soni on 07-16-2009, 08:44 AM
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For the ashtray covers, how did you take off the metallic piece on top of it and put it back on?
DIY link for the Ashtray
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By pruettfan on 07-20-2009, 11:32 AM
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Thanks for the DIY on this. I was going to spend 700 bucks on a CF trim kit but after seeing this it is a no-brainer to do this instead. I ordered 4 yards before I read that I only need 2 but that will be ok, I will keep some extra just in case. I live in AZ so it will be interesting to see how it holds up to the heat out here. I will report my experiences.
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By E92-Lighting on 07-20-2009, 12:11 PM
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2 yards should be enough, anything extra can be used for any other purposes as well
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By Soni on 07-20-2009, 12:48 PM
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Thanks for the DIY on this. I was going to spend 700 bucks on a CF trim kit but after seeing this it is a no-brainer to do this instead. I ordered 4 yards before I read that I only need 2 but that will be ok, I will keep some extra just in case. I live in AZ so it will be interesting to see how it holds up to the heat out here. I will report my experiences.
In hot weather, maybe you should use different adhesive. Also, make sure you get all the air out. If there is air in between your trims and the fabric, when it get hot, air will expand and there where you start getting air bubble.
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By pruettfan on 07-21-2009, 03:26 AM
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After reading the 3M adhesive catalog I decided to go with super 77 initially and make sure I like the way the car looks. The products that have higher temp ranges are pretty much going to permanently bond the plastic and fabric so if you use one of them you better be sure this is what you want. I have the new Crystalline tint on all windows including the windshield so my car temps are greatly reduced but I will likely exceed the 120 degrees on occasion so we shall see. Worst case scenario is that I will have to do the project twice. I have plenty os fabric and the techniques are similar to covering a model airplane which I have done for two decades so that will be fine.

I will do an update as I gain more experience with this project in this climate. Can't wait for the fabric to arrive so I can get to it.
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By achal on 07-21-2009, 08:47 PM
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where did u got u r fabric..looks very nice!
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By achal on 07-22-2009, 04:51 AM
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I have Cinnamon interior which color CF will look good any suggestions and also what is leather CF?
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By achal on 07-22-2009, 11:57 AM
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r u guys using the 3m super 77 spray adhesive?
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By Malbolge on 07-22-2009, 12:12 PM
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r u guys using the 3m super 77 spray adhesive?
that's what i used.
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By achal on 07-23-2009, 08:09 AM
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has anyone used this http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=320374481525

is it good and same as others?
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