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      02-07-2017, 07:29 AM   #1
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So, I'm in the process of starting various new cosmetic modification projects, and wrapping my Stock Piano Black Interior Trim in a Glossy Carbon Fibre Vinyl is one of them.

Last night I received my order of Super Glossy 5D Carbon Fibre Vinyl, 1.52x20Metres of it to be precise, lol! My order was based on alot of research to find the right wrap, and then hassling a certain someone to give up their suppliers company name so I could order this Vinyl in bulk

This is the most realistic looking wrap alternative to genuine Clear E-poxy/Resin coated Carbon Fibre i've come across.

I'll be posting updates with pictures as I progress.

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Rubbing Alcohol & 2 Microfibre Cloths for cleaning and drying pre-wrap.
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and finally, patience!

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      02-07-2017, 07:32 AM   #2
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I started off with the Drivers Side Door Trims as its my first time wrapping anything, and I thought these two pieces would be easy to work with. Here are a couple of pictures I took late last night after finishing them.

Please bare in mind that these pictures were taken at night with an iPhone, and that this vinyl looks much better in person. I'm more than happy with the result.
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They look very very nice in the pics! Well done OP!
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Would you mind taking a photo of it during day light?

I'm curious as to how glossy it really is. It's hard to tell with the flash on.

Thanks.
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They look very very nice in the pics! Well done OP!
Thanks! More to come in the next few days

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Would you mind taking a photo of it during day light?

I'm curious as to how glossy it really is. It's hard to tell with the flash on.

Thanks.
I can, i'll do this tomorrow as I won't see the car in daylight until then, but I can assure you this is the glossiest CF Wrap i've seen
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That stuff does not like to curve very well, so good job. I used the same stuff, it doesn't hold up to weather.
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That stuff does not like to curve very well, so good job. I used the same stuff, it doesn't hold up to weather.
Thanks Ruddigger. Yeah you're right, thick vinyl and fairly hard to work with.

I was recommended to only use this stuff on the interior trim, so it should be fine on the inside hopefully, but chances are we had different stuff so mine may be different, there are thousands of suppliers out there as you know!
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So I wrapped my Msport Steering Wheel Trim last night, what a PITA that is to get back into the wheel once its out! This picture should give a good idea on how glossy this Vinyl is.
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Sorry for the crappy picture quality of this one, but this shows the installed Steering Wheel Trim.

Also I wrapped the drivers side part of the dash trim last night, adding a redline accent with 3M vinyl tape. I'll be doing this to the main dash trim aswell.

P.S the shine you see here is not air bubbles, but does look that way with the light reflection in this pic.
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Looks great!! I have the exact same idea on the red line at the bottom of my piano black trim but never got around to do it. Post more and better pics when you can get to it, thanks!
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Looks great!! I have the exact same idea on the red line at the bottom of my piano black trim but never got around to do it. Post more and better pics when you can get to it, thanks!
Thanks, will do! More to come this weekend
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Thanks, will do! More to come this weekend
and some day time pics I hope
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and some day time pics I hope
Haha, yes there will be! I work during the week so its difficult for me to take pictures during the day, but at the weekend i will be able to do this
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Where did you get the vynal from and how much did you order as i really like the gloss finish and want to attempt this myself!
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Where did you get the vynal from and how much did you order as i really like the gloss finish and want to attempt this myself!
The Vinyl is from my supplier in China, I have a 1.52 x 20 Metre roll of this Vinyl
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Over the weekend I removed and wrapped the Main Dash Trim and also added a Redline accent. Daylight Pictures attached, please ignore my floor-space, the car needs a good clean!
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Thanks man. Pics look great. It looks real, as if it was clear coated.
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The Vinyl is from my supplier in China, I have a 1.52 x 20 Metre roll of this Vinyl
Jesus! are you planning to do the whole car?
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Jesus! are you planning to do the whole car?
Just the Interior Trim, however you'd think I was doing the whole car from the amount I've got!

I had to order the Vinyl in bulk as that is the only way to get hold of it. Unfortunately the amount I have is the smallest quantity its sold in.
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More progress!

Over the weekend just gone I wrapped the front Centre Console & Cup Holder Trim, pics below.
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That stuff looks sooooooo gooooooood!!! Well done bud, looks totally pro!
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Damn. That looks stunning! Congrats on a job well done!!!
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