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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 Soni on 07-23-2009, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by achal View Post
has anyone used this http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=320374481525

is it good and same as others?
I know few members have bought some from ebay and end up having issue during wrapping. The material was too thick that couldn't wrapped around the corners. The ashtray lip wouldn't open and close properly. Why rick yourself with ebay seller meanwhile you can get them here with e90post vendors? Yea it maybe cost few bucks more when you compare with ebay, but at least you know the fabric will work and vendors got to pay vendor fees...
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By mds82 on 07-23-2009, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Soni View Post
I know few members have bought some from ebay and end up having issue during wrapping. The material was too thick that couldn't wrapped around the corners. The ashtray lip wouldn't open and close properly. Why rick yourself with ebay seller meanwhile you can get them here with e90post vendors? Yea it maybe cost few bucks more when you compare with ebay, but at least you know the fabric will work and vendors got to pay vendor fees...
they are using pictures from your post too... i would report them to e-bay right away.
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By achal on 07-23-2009, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Soni View Post
I know few members have bought some from ebay and end up having issue during wrapping. The material was too thick that couldn't wrapped around the corners. The ashtray lip wouldn't open and close properly. Why rick yourself with ebay seller meanwhile you can get them here with e90post vendors? Yea it maybe cost few bucks more when you compare with ebay, but at least you know the fabric will work and vendors got to pay vendor fees...
thank u....
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By e90fun on 07-25-2009, 11:03 PM
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How do you remove the interior pieces from the car? i dont want to break it!! haha.
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By pruettfan on 07-28-2009, 05:49 PM
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Soni, I followed your DIY and my car turned out great. Being a perfectionist I will be redoing a couple of areas but overall the car looks so much better than the woodgrain that reminded me of grandmas car. I used the 3M 77 adhesive but due to the heat here in AZ I will likely redo most of my car in the 3m 90 that has much better heat resistance. The project as a whole is very easy if you take your time. The toughest part for me was figuring out how to remove the ashtray lid.

Thanks for posting this thread. The DIY section of this site is my favorite place to explore.

Tom
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By Soni on 07-29-2009, 11:54 AM
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How do you remove the interior pieces from the car? i dont want to break it!! haha.
This link should be able to help you to remove the interior pieces. Good luck!
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By Soni on 07-29-2009, 11:58 AM
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Soni, I followed your DIY and my car turned out great. Being a perfectionist I will be redoing a couple of areas but overall the car looks so much better than the woodgrain that reminded me of grandmas car. I used the 3M 77 adhesive but due to the heat here in AZ I will likely redo most of my car in the 3m 90 that has much better heat resistance. The project as a whole is very easy if you take your time. The toughest part for me was figuring out how to remove the ashtray lid.

Thanks for posting this thread. The DIY section of this site is my favorite place to explore.

Tom
Tom, more important is to get all the air out after you apply the fabric.
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By e90fun on 07-29-2009, 03:48 PM
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This link should be able to help you to remove the interior pieces. Good luck!
thanks bro!
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By pruettfan on 07-30-2009, 01:53 AM
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Tom, more important is to get all the air out after you apply the fabric.
Thanks. It is holding up very well to 108 degree days so I think it will be fine in the long run. The toughest part for me was just taking off the darn ashtray door.

Tom
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By E92-Lighting on 07-30-2009, 10:20 AM
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great mod for a cheap price
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By xEcUtEr on 08-06-2009, 10:18 AM
nice job mate
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By Austinshea5 on 08-09-2009, 03:59 PM
How much fabric do you think would be neeeded for an e60 545?? including the rear trim?
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By hugo330i on 08-09-2009, 07:35 PM
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Looks awesome. Good job
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By E92-Lighting on 08-09-2009, 08:42 PM
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How much fabric do you think would be neeeded for an e60 545?? including the rear trim?
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
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By Nr!qUe on 08-11-2009, 05:46 PM
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Why dont i have a trim on the rear console?
Or is it just E92s?

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By Soni on 08-11-2009, 09:09 PM
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Why dont i have a trim on the rear console?
Or is it just E92s?

just E92
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By Tallest on 08-12-2009, 12:22 AM
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its a 2 door thing, yes.
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By Nr!qUe on 08-12-2009, 10:49 AM
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^^ Oh, i learned something today.
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By Kiemyster on 08-18-2009, 11:18 PM
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Wow this really makes me laugh that people who own the "ultimate driving machine" would rice it out with fake cf- either you use real cf and do it right or you look like a retard: people who know the difference sit back and laugh
here are some pics of what you can do with REAL carbon fiber
well, because alot of people, like myself hate the glossy look with the authentic carbon fiber interior trim.

Carbon fibers purpose to save weight, and putting the real thing on small stuff like interior trim is a mockery and waste of its real purpose. It belongs on parts like roof panels and trunks/bonnets.

the carbon fiber fabric looks much better with a matte look and looks and feels better in some peoples opinion. some people like the glossy scene and thats cool too. but dont get carried away, were talking about interior trim, not riced out carbon fiber trimmed exterior body panels on a pontiac. so go ahead, sit back, and keep laughing.
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By Soni on 08-19-2009, 12:48 PM
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there is also another advantage on the CF fabric wrap is you can reverse back to OEM look. For someone like me, I lease my car cuz I like to change car every 3-4 years, at the same time I like modding the hell out of it during the 3-4 years time. When I finished, I just rip fabric off and give the car back to dealer...all I got to lose is the fabric money and a can of spray adhesive.
And for your reference, vendors in this board have sold over 5000 yards so far, so I think you are laughing at many people here.
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By E92-Lighting on 08-26-2009, 03:13 PM
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great diy guide soni!
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By erocck on 09-04-2009, 04:25 PM
great post!
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