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Old 08-28-2011, 10:59 AM   #251
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I have never really liked the light silver in the interior of the WRX. It doesn't seem to flow with the rest of the dark interior and it scratches incredibly easy. So...I started looking into ways I could paint or cover it to change things up a little bit.

I ended up using the 1080 Scotchptint carbon vinyl from 3M. It is easier to work with than Di-Noc and the finish looks better in my opinion. I just did the JDM radio bezel and center console. I'll probably start there as I don't want to over do it...

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Old 08-28-2011, 11:14 AM   #252
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That looks great. Good work!
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:43 AM   #253
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Nice - that does look pretty good. I like how it is ver subtle but also looks really defined. Nice job on laying it too, was it hard to go around the boot?
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:49 AM   #254
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Nice - that does look pretty good. I like how it is ver subtle but also looks really defined. Nice job on laying it too, was it hard to go around the boot?
Around the boot was easier than around the storage compartment. That was a pain...I ended up using the hair dryer a lot there.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:19 PM   #255
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rsutton1223, looks great. I want to do the same.

Did you use 12"x48" kit ($29.99)? what about use of 3M primer to improve adhesion around the corner?
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:32 PM   #256
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rsutton1223, looks great. I want to do the same.

Did you use 12"x48" kit ($29.99)? what about use of 3M primer to improve adhesion around the corner?
I actually had a vendor cut me a 24"x48" sheet so I could be sure not to have any seams when wrapping the center consol.

I didn't use any primer. The new 1080 Scotchprint works really well.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:38 PM   #257
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yes the 1080 is newer and more glossy. it is also better then the di-noc. the di-noc was never supposed to be for vehicle use. There is also another brand out there thats similar to the 1080. both are good.

if anyone needs some glossy CF let me know i have some extra laying around since i do vinyl work for people.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:55 PM   #258
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yes the 1080 is newer and more glossy. it is also better then the di-noc. the di-noc was never supposed to be for vehicle use. There is also another brand out there thats similar to the 1080. both are good.

if anyone needs some glossy CF let me know i have some extra laying around since i do vinyl work for people.
Ill take some..
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:41 PM   #259
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if anyone needs some glossy CF let me know i have some extra laying around since i do vinyl work for people.

i will take some as well
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Old 08-28-2011, 03:46 PM   #260
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I will take some as well if price is reasonable.... is glossy CF = 3M 1080?
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Old 08-28-2011, 03:48 PM   #261
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Can you elaborate more on why 1080 is easier to work with than Di-Noc?
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:00 PM   #262
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what website do you guys order 1080 Scotchprint from?
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:08 PM   #263
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:17 PM   #264
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that looks really nice. im thinking about doing it now!
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:32 PM   #265
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I will take some as well if price is reasonable.... is glossy CF = 3M 1080?
yes the glossy version of the CF is made by either 3M 1080 or hexis

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Can you elaborate more on why 1080 is easier to work with than Di-Noc?
di-noc is slightly thicker material. It was never entended to be used as a vinyl for cars/bikes. The newer material from 3M and Hexis is alot better ill post a video for yall and some pictures of installs i did with the material
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:37 PM   #266
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this is why i prefer the hexis CF vinyl, its not exactly like this, but very easy to use

here are some pics of the hexis installed

HEXIS glossy cf



DINOC matte cf


here is the link to more pictures (my personal gallery)
http://s1082.photobucket.com/albums/j375/RyanAtGarageWorks/
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:13 PM   #267
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Can you elaborate more on why 1080 is easier to work with than Di-Noc?
Di-Noc is slightly thicker and the adhesive backing isn't as good on some surfaces. The 1080 forms easier around curves and in tighter cranks in the interior.

Di-Noc was not actually made for automotive applications like the 1080 is. The 1080 also isn't really glossy. It looks exactly like the carbon pieces in my friends 135i.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:41 PM   #268
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That looks awesome. is the stuff designed to wrap around parts like the console and not create any seams when you do corners and stuff?
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:08 AM   #269
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That looks awesome. is the stuff designed to wrap around parts like the console and not create any seams when you do corners and stuff?
I did the center console and the radio bezel each in one piece.
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I did the center console and the radio bezel each in one piece.
Right, I gathered that.. I guess I don't understand how it can wrap around right angles and corners without causing it to develop small folds or seams..... Maybe I just don't understand the application of it.
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:36 PM   #271
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Right, I gathered that.. I guess I don't understand how it can wrap around right angles and corners without causing it to develop small folds or seams..... Maybe I just don't understand the application of it.
You would be very surprised at how much it will stretch and shrink to fit contours. You really should get a piece, put some heat to it and have some fun. The heat allows it to stretch but it will also draw it up in those areas where you have excess (folds). Obviously there are limits, but they are a LOT higher than you think they are.

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Old 08-29-2011, 03:57 PM   #272
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Once heat is applied, there is a layer within the vinyl that becomes elasticized. It allows the vinyl to be pulled/stretched over areas which have a lot of curves or bends (see the key fobs above). Once that segment of vinyl cools down again, it will harden in that shape and prevent any tendency to "bounce back" to its flat shape.
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:39 PM   #273
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Started on mine, did the center first



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Old 08-29-2011, 11:41 PM   #274
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I might do this to my 05 center console swap after it comes in. I'm really liking the look of it!
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:31 AM   #275
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buying 2011 STi wing and doing the center piece, this stuff hold up well in winter?
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