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      05-08-2016, 05:02 PM   #1
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Trim Wrap in Bay Area

Does anyone recommend a shop to wrap in the Bay Area my trim in 3M Di-Noc or in carbon fiber fabric? I am looking for a high quality matte finish (preferably like the matte charcoal fabric pyspeed used to sell).

I know most of you all wrap the trim yourselves, but I know I don't have the patience for that type of job and think it will be cheaper to pay someone to wrap it in the first instance (because I will end up getting frustrated, snapping my trim, and then spending triple the amount of wrapping to replace the trim pieces I break in anger).

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I found two places, they started at $600 and up to wrap trim. A little too steep for me...
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Found a place that did it for an awesome price. Dropped off trim and picked it up next day.

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Dont pay someone to do this, you need a screwdriver and a hair dryer and you can buy the wrap online for $20
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Dont pay someone to do this, you need a screwdriver and a hair dryer and you can buy the wrap online for $20
It is VERY doable, the only caveat being you need to have a lot of time and a little bit of patience. I have neither so it was worth the price I paid. If you do it yourself you'll need about $40 worth of wrap (if you're using 3M), a heat gun ($20) and an xacto knife ($10).

I wrapped a few odds and ends myself (M3 SMG shift knob and the steering wheel trim in the pic above) and it wasn't too difficult, but corners and edges will be tricky until you get the hang of it. Total time is probably 4 hours or so to do all your pieces. For me, the price I paid was worth having four hours to do other things.
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Dont pay someone to do this, you need a screwdriver and a hair dryer and you can buy the wrap online for $20
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It is VERY doable, the only caveat being you need to have a lot of time and a little bit of patience. I have neither so it was worth the price I paid. If you do it yourself you'll need about $40 worth of wrap (if you're using 3M), a heat gun ($20) and an xacto knife ($10).

I wrapped a few odds and ends myself (M3 SMG shift knob and the steering wheel trim in the pic above) and it wasn't too difficult, but corners and edges will be tricky until you get the hang of it. Total time is probably 4 hours or so to do all your pieces. For me, the price I paid was worth having four hours to do other things.
Can't really answer the OP's questions but both the above points are valid. I did it myself and the hardest part was disconnecting the wires from the center air vents on the dash. This is a very doable project if you have time and patience, also because there are a few DIY threads in the DIY section that are very helpful. But I can also see how someone would pay to have this done and not have to worry about messing anything up.
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