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      02-03-2017, 12:22 AM   #1
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Wrapping Side Skirt Extensions Carbon Fiber

So I'm in love with all things carbon fiber. I want to get side skirt extensions that are carbon fiber but the only ones I see on the market start at 500$. I was looking at these http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E90-E92-...-/360955673553 and it says they come unpainted black. I assume leaving them unpainted would look really bad.

My question to those with wrapping experience is, would it be possible to attain a carbon fiber look through vinyl wrap and if so is there a recommended vinyl wrap e90post would recommend??

Sorry if the question seems strange I'm not very used to wrapping/cosmetic mods.
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Yea I guess you can do that, try searching ebay for Wu 5d/4d cf vinyl wrap. Bought twice from Mark wu, excellent service and fast shipping. Great looking deep weave and shiny/glossy look. Maybe someone else can chime in their opinion.

But just FYI I'm actually about to take my interior wrap off lol, I've had it for almost 2 years now I think...held up well and looks good but at the end of the day its not the real thing, maybe just save up the $500 and do it right the first time
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      02-03-2017, 12:45 AM   #3
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00MJ...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Bought this and it's amazing quality, did my interior and side mirrors.

If you wrap the side skirts it shouldn't be an issue , you just need a loooong amount of it and will be left with a lot of excess lol
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and it says they come unpainted black. I assume leaving them unpainted would look really bad.
Assuming they're polyurethane, it'd be pretty easy to sand them down, paint them, and clear coat them yourself. I know you said you love carbon fiber but just giving you another option!

As far as wrapping, there are some good wraps, do your research on different ones. Most companies will send out small samples to you for a few bucks so IMO thats not a bad idea to see the texture and finish. I used 3M 1080 series, but that was for my interior and wasn't carbon fiber, but I was pleased with the product.
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I would use a thicker and more durable wrap for something so close to the ground.
I installed gloss black skirt extensions last week and I'm thinking about wrapping mine too. Keep this thread updated if you end up wrapping yours!
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@Eat92nuggets has done it. He can advise.
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Assuming they're polyurethane, it'd be pretty easy to sand them down, paint them, and clear coat them yourself. I know you said you love carbon fiber but just giving you another option!

As far as wrapping, there are some good wraps, do your research on different ones. Most companies will send out small samples to you for a few bucks so IMO thats not a bad idea to see the texture and finish. I used 3M 1080 series, but that was for my interior and wasn't carbon fiber, but I was pleased with the product.
What are some good matte black paints that you would recommend
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I made an aluminum lip and wrapped it in CF vinyl. You can see it in my build thread.
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