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      05-13-2012, 08:55 PM   #1
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Interior Trim Vinyl Wrap - Brushed Black Metallic

Just finished wrapping my interior trim. Was deciding between a CF wrap or this 3M Brushed Black Metallic and thought I'd just try something different. First time vinyling and messed up a few times but I think it looks a lot better than the burl wood trim.

It looks a lot better in person but I tried my best taking the pictures.

Let me know what you think!
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      05-13-2012, 09:25 PM   #2
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nicely done
it looks pretty good
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      05-13-2012, 09:42 PM   #3
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I agree. Good job man.

Did you remove the pieces before wrapping?
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      05-13-2012, 09:56 PM   #4
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nicely done
it looks pretty good
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I agree. Good job man.

Did you remove the pieces before wrapping?
Thanks, and yeah, i just followed the DIY guide I found on the forum. I had a little trouble removing the center piece but it all worked out.
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      05-13-2012, 10:00 PM   #5
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Man, it looks pretty dam nice, it looks real. Nicely done!
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Good stuff man. A lot of people tell me that center piece can be trouble...lol.
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Looks great. I have a roll of the same stuff...but since I bought the IS I really had no need. I wrapped my XTerra trim with the CF and it looks pretty good.
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      05-13-2012, 11:37 PM   #8
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How much did you buy? I am planning on ordering some for myself. Did you use heat gun and everything?
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looks great. nicely done. thinking of changing the wood interior too. dont like the vinyl look and will most likely go with CF fabric.
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How much did you buy? I am planning on ordering some for myself. Did you use heat gun and everything?
I got a 3' x 5' roll and I have some leftover still. Just make sure you outline how you're going to cut it and make sure every piece has the same horizontal pattern. If you'd like, I can send you and outline I made for an e90 but if you mess up a the center dash or center piece, you won't have enough vinyl for another try.

Yup, I just used a heat gun.
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Damn, that looks really nice! Good choice!
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I got a 3' x 5' roll and I have some leftover still. Just make sure you outline how you're going to cut it and make sure every piece has the same horizontal pattern. If you'd like, I can send you and outline I made for an e90 but if you mess up a the center dash or center piece, you won't have enough vinyl for another try.

Yup, I just used a heat gun.
if you dont mind but that would be great, i have an e92 of course but its very similar, just the rear pieces wont match but i can work that out
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any tips before i wrap my trim(aluminum)
i need a dark theme in my car now lol, i have CR seats btw. was thinking of doing gloss black but wow this brushed black metallic looks awesome too !
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looks great!
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I think it looks better than cf vinyl wrap!
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if you dont mind but that would be great, i have an e92 of course but its very similar, just the rear pieces wont match but i can work that out
Alright, I'll just attach it here in case anyone else is interested. I made the center piece a little too big so you can probably make it a bit smaller if you want.


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any tips before i wrap my trim(aluminum)
i need a dark theme in my car now lol, i have CR seats btw. was thinking of doing gloss black but wow this brushed black metallic looks awesome too !
Just make sure you clean the trim pieces well and make sure to use a heat gun or something (for those damn corners...what a PITA). But use the heat sparingly since you might burn a hole in the vinyl.

Oh also, if you're heating to stretch, don't pull on it while you heat it. Just heat it first, let it cool a little and then stretch it. I found that it stretches way too much even if you're holding the vinyl slightly.

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looks great!
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I think it looks better than cf vinyl wrap!
Yeah, for me, I think it's a more subtle look compared to the CF vinyl which I thought might be too in your face lol.

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Damn, that looks really nice! Good choice!
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looks great. nicely done. thinking of changing the wood interior too. dont like the vinyl look and will most likely go with CF fabric.
Thanks, I actually have no idea how fabric looks, wonder if it's easier to work with than vinyl... hmm
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does this diagram work for e90's with i-drive? its very helpful.
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does this diagram work for e90's with i-drive? its very helpful.
i'm pretty sure it does since the only difference is the cutout for the controller that's located closer to the center of the console.

to the op: where did you buy the vinyl and did you use the 3m 94 primer?
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does this diagram work for e90's with i-drive? its very helpful.
Yes it should. I have no idea how the removal of the iDrive works but overall it'll work. Thanks

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i'm pretty sure it does since the only difference is the cutout for the controller that's located closer to the center of the console.

to the op: where did you buy the vinyl and did you use the 3m 94 primer?
I bought the vinyl from autovinylsolutions and nope, didn't use 94 primer. I did some research on it and found majority don't really need the primer for the 1080 but need it for the dinoc. But I will probably get some primer in the future for the some exterior wrapping haha
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Oh man, I really like this. I love my gloss black painted trim, but everything shows up (like black cars).
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Thanks a lot for the diagram.

Let me ask you a question though, are those measurements also include the tuck that we make to put it on behind the pieces?
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That trim looks really good!
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