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      02-04-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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Wrap in CF Fabric on different areas

Has anyone tried to wrap in these areas(red dots)? Is it doable?
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      02-04-2009, 09:55 PM   #2
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PM Jo@EuroDyne, I believe it can be done with his fabric.
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      02-06-2009, 03:08 PM   #3
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Hey allstar, it can be done, I have already done it. Please PM me for more help.
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      02-06-2009, 07:08 PM   #4
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dude, any pictures?
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Hey allstar, it can be done, I have already done it. Please PM me for more help.
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      02-08-2009, 12:25 AM   #5
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dude, any pictures?
dude for sure. here you go.
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      02-08-2009, 05:13 AM   #6
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I don't think the cup holder is possible, too tight to fit fabrics over. If you wrapped the usual trims then you should know this.
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      02-08-2009, 09:49 PM   #7
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I believe some vendor who is using thicker material will need to modify some parts in order to fit properly, ie: ashtray lid cover. I think when you want to revers back to stock look, you will notice a bigger gab.
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      02-12-2009, 05:38 AM   #8
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I believe some vendor who is using thicker material will need to modify some parts in order to fit properly, ie: ashtray lid cover. I think when you want to revers back to stock look, you will notice a bigger gab.
I believe some vendors using thinner vinyl fabric(not for automotive use) will tear easily and ashtray lid will NOT close properly.
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      02-12-2009, 10:32 AM   #9
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wow where can i get that mount for the nav system???
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      02-13-2009, 09:44 PM   #10
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I believe some vendors using thinner vinyl fabric(not for automotive use) will tear easily and ashtray lid will NOT close properly.
yes, that is correct and it could be happen if the installer who doesn't know what he/she is doing!! IMHO, I rather use the thinner fabric and no need to modify the parts than modifying the parts to fit the what so call automotive use vinyl
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yes, that is correct and it could be happen if the installer who doesn't know what he/she is doing!! IMHO, I rather use the thinner fabric and no need to modify the parts than modifying the parts to fit the what so call automotive use vinyl
well thank you for admitting to that. I'd rather have a working ash tray door than have problems opening and closing with thin vinyl. Also I'd rather use automotive aproved vinyl than thin non auto vinyl.
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      02-14-2009, 09:16 PM   #12
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well thank you for admitting to that. I'd rather have a working ash tray door than have problems opening and closing with thin vinyl. Also I'd rather use automotive aproved vinyl than thin non auto vinyl.
And Thank you for admitting that you need to modify the ashtray door area in order to have a working ashtray door due to your thick vinyl metarial. So members who is going for this thick vinyl wrap, please think it twice, because you might have a big gab when you return back to stock. FYR, there is no problems opening and closing with the thinner fabric when you adjust the ashtray position correctly.
Here are two clips that everyone can see both ashtrays open and close properly without any issue. This is also proven by many other DIY members.
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And Thank you for admitting that you need to modify the ashtray door area in order to have a working ashtray door due to your thick vinyl metarial. So members who is going for this thick vinyl wrap, please think it twice, because you might have a big gab when you return back to stock. FYR, there is no problems opening and closing with the thinner fabric when you adjust the ashtray position correctly.
Here are two clips that everyone can see both ashtrays open and close properly without any issue. This is also proven by many other DIY members.
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is there any instructions on how to mod the ashtray cover closing-thingymajig with thick cover so that it closes properly?
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      04-28-2010, 09:38 AM   #15
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is there any instructions on how to mod the ashtray cover closing-thingymajig with thick cover so that it closes properly?
the easiest way is add some washers where you normally screws down the ashtray...this will bring down the whole ashtray around 1/8" which might solve your problem. Good luck!
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thanks, i just read this tip the other day, any idea what size washer? Are there differing size of washers?
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thanks, i just read this tip the other day, any idea what size washer? Are there differing size of washers?
I would get some thinner washer to start with, you always can add more washers until the ashtray cover open freely.
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did mine last weekend and my ashtray wont work now either..looks like i will need to rip it apart and add some washers!
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how to do you get the trim off the steering wheel on the non sport one the first picture? do they just pull off?
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