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Old 04-14-2011, 09:55 AM
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Default Easy Carbon Fiber Wrap anything internal and external

Check this out, I ordered 2 rolls and the M spray and will start with the interior of the car doing what this guy did below to his M3. I used to mold parts and make carbon fiber with resin (pain in the ***)...this way is much easier...

I even ordered a roll of the vinyl for the rear spoiler since the vinyl carbon is for outside pieces.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201689

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http://www.carbonfabricsource.com/sh.../fabric-wraps/

One roll should do most of the basic parts in the car, its a hellavalot cheaper than buying that 500$ piece over crap or buying individual carbon specific made parts and most new BMW and Merc's are doing it this way anyway...

Pretty cool...
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:12 AM
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Hmm, that may look awesome on a black interior 928.

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Old 04-14-2011, 10:30 AM
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My roll has been on order
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My roll has been on order
for how long? Ive been thinking of getting one too
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Yeah thats been out for awhile now. I was actually planning on sewing it into covers for certain interior parts. I was practicing w/ my wifes sewing machine and some fiberglass weave since it's alot cheaper to screw around with. Theres a guy in our local car club who glued it on his interior parts and it looks pretty good. Some parts look awesome and some don't. It really depends on how much curve you have to cover. The less curve the better. That why I was wanting to go with a sewn cover. make sure you post pics of your progress.

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Old 04-14-2011, 12:06 PM
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Looks cool!

I have done a bit of work with the diNoc stuff but I think this may work a bit better for interiors.
The DiNoc has a tendency to peel in extreme heat. ie a black interior in the sun.
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:14 PM
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Doug,

Did you use 3M primer 94? It is highly recommended for use with the DiNoc at all edges and sharp corners to reduce likelihood of adhesive failure.
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:36 PM
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My preference would be to use the 3M vinyl wraps as the adhesive is already evenly applied and can be removed much easier later. You should keep in mind that these products need to be replaced from time to time as a result of UV exposure and wear. If you decide to reapply some type of wrap, the cleanup will be much easier with the vinyl wrap. If you decide to restore the interior to the original finish, you will have to remove all of the spray on adhesive. I would use the DiNoc for all exterior pieces as it is part of the 3M Architecturual series- heavy duty, pretty thick (8.5 mils) so it can hide some imperfections in the painted surfaces, and good resistance to outdoor elements. You may have better luck with the 1080 series for interior use as it is much thinner (3.5 mils) so it will conform to tight corners often encountered with interior trim pieces. Only downside with the 1080 carbon is that it is only available in black and anthracite at this time whereas the DiNoc is available in silver, white, etc. Just something to consider
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Do you think a carbon fiber-look vinyl wrap would work on a removable cab hardtop? I have a triple-black 996 cabriolet and recently bought a green removable hardtop that I'd use November to March and possibly on track days. Paint job is going to be $600+. I'm thinking a carbon wrap would look cool and be cheaper. Any thoughts or guidance you could provide would be most appreciated. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by KC_Michael View Post
Do you think a carbon fiber-look vinyl wrap would work on a removable cab hardtop? I have a triple-black 996 cabriolet and recently bought a green removable hardtop that I'd use November to March and possibly on track days. Paint job is going to be $600+. I'm thinking a carbon wrap would look cool and be cheaper. Any thoughts or guidance you could provide would be most appreciated. Thanks.
Absolutely. What condition is the paint and are you willing to risk possible paint damage when removing the vinyl wrap? These are probably the two most important questions concerning vinyl car wraps. The quality of the installed film will depend upon quality of materials used, quality of installation (installers technical proficiency and surface preparation), and quality of base material. If the paint surface is degraded the vinyl may separate prematurely and some paint damage may occur upon removal of film. All vinyl wrap manufacturers will tell you this. Paint damage is also more likely to occur if you leave the wrap installed for a longer period than recommended by the manufacturer. 3M DiNoc has a recommended 4 yr exposure if I recall correctly. If you leave it on you hard top for 8 yrs it is going to be extremely difficult to remove and may take some paint off in the process. If you would have to repaint the top anyway, this may not be much of an issue to you. Color changes are one of the biggest advantages to vinyl wraps. Check out this video - (Which I think was a mistake as the original color was beautiful- I have never seen a Scuderia in that color combo before) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTkmFZ91rXE
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:11 PM
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WOW...that is a great Scud color an I would certainly NOT have changed it to that, but as things go that was VERY COOL to see! Eventually I will be doing this do my race car...SIGNAL GREEN will be the color.

I would also like to try it on a black '93 GTS and make that car Maritime Blue...does not look like I will ever actually FIND one of those...not sure they even built any.
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James,

I have the Oracal catalog with samples of each film in every color that they currently offer. There are quite a few that would look spectacular on our cars. You can go online and request a free copy. I have not received the 3M catalog yet. I keep flip flopping whether I want to go satin black or matte metallic silver with carbon aero mirrors, rear spoiler, and front valence.
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Ooooooo...matte silver with CF!!!! DO THAT, DO THAT!!! I think that would be GORGEOUS on an S4!!!!
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That is my current thoughts as well. Possibly painting my Carrera IIIs to gun metal or flat black once I wrap my car.
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flat black on the wheels! So nice!

Frank where is Shenandoah, TX???? Born and raised here...never heard of it.
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