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Old 06-13-2012, 11:36 PM   #551
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Question for Black thunder or others with 02-04s...did you have trouble wrapping the piece that surrounds the radio? I've tried twice now, and both have been epic fails. The upper recessed corners are very tough, and the little openings for the hvac stuff are difficult too. Does anyone have good tips on this piece, particularly the hvac cutouts and the upper corners? This is the last piece I plan to do, and all the others came out nice. This one is really frustrating.

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the two top corners on the radio are coming up (have always been like that to be honest but less noticeable). some of the smaller holes like the ac button and similar are also coming up. to be honest a lot of the corners are coming up. i used heat too to apply. i think the the radio part, the best way is to work from the inside out. i originally laid out the 3m flat on top and pressed down into the corners but i think maybe working inside out from the corners may be better...


the only wrapped peices that are perfect are the ac circular vents. im just going to buy a OEM cf kit from subaru one of these days.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:39 PM   #552
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What is a good amount of 1080 to buy from eBay if I want to do the radio bezel and a few other trim pieces near the shifter?
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:53 AM   #553
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the only wrapped peices that are perfect are the ac circular vents. im just going to buy a OEM cf kit from subaru one of these days.
It's kind of funny you say that because I removed the Subaru fake cf trim kit to do this, and even though I like the look of the 3m stuff better, I'm probably going to go back to the trim kit if it's going to start lifting off over time.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:54 AM   #554
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What is a good amount of 1080 to buy from eBay if I want to do the radio bezel and a few other trim pieces near the shifter?
Probably a 12" x 60" piece. Should be around 20 bucks.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:56 AM   #555
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Thrasher, are you using any heat to soften it while you apply it? I just got my roll of 1080 last week and noticed that it's pretty stiff right off the paper, but with only my wife's blowdryer it becomes insanely easy to form around even pretty complex shapes. Not sure if di-noc is as complient.
I've been using a heat gun, which might actually be too much heat. I think ill try the hair dryer before I give up hope completely.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:48 PM   #556
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I wrapped my Lenovo T510. It came out pretty cool. I don't like how the factory Lenovo rubberized coating wears and starts to age. The DINOC is very durable and still looks great after 2.5 years.

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Old 06-14-2012, 01:50 PM   #557
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Probably a 12" x 60" piece. Should be around 20 bucks.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:29 PM   #558
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are you guys applying this stuff wet or dry? cant see how you can form it once its stuck with a hairdryer.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:34 PM   #559
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are you guys applying this stuff wet or dry? cant see how you can form it once its stuck with a hairdryer.
Dry.
The heat makes it bend/conform to different shapes. You don't just slap it on and then heat it. You heat it as you're applying it.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:00 PM   #560
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are you guys applying this stuff wet or dry? cant see how you can form it once its stuck with a hairdryer.
Try youtube. Thousands of vids showing you how
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:07 PM   #561
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Dry.
The heat makes it bend/conform to different shapes. You don't just slap it on and then heat it. You heat it as you're applying it.
ok thats what i figured
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:14 PM   #562
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Thrasher, are you using any heat to soften it while you apply it? I just got my roll of 1080 last week and noticed that it's pretty stiff right off the paper, but with only my wife's blowdryer it becomes insanely easy to form around even pretty complex shapes. Not sure if di-noc is as complient.

im re-doing mine since i always get frustrated with that part. I would suggest getting 3m 94 primer apply it there to help the adhesion. I should have some pictures soon once i get to working on it
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:29 AM   #563
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any problem having this wrapped in 1080?



radiator shroud, so i dunno if that sort of environment would be trouble. looking at the specs on the 3m site, it doesn't seem like it.

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Old 07-16-2012, 01:22 PM   #564
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any problem having this wrapped in 1080?

radiator shroud, so i dunno if that sort of environment would be trouble. looking at the specs on the 3m site, it doesn't seem like it.
Use the primer and I don't think you should have a problem.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:44 PM   #565
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Make sure you wrap the edges or it will peel up from the heat. 1080 is very soft and formable
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:39 PM   #566
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Use the primer and I don't think you should have a problem.
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Make sure you wrap the edges or it will peel up from the heat. 1080 is very soft and formable
ok thanks!
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:18 AM   #567
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Coming from someone who has used this material a ton, I can tell you the back of your seats would be a cake walk to do, this material stretches a good 3 inches before it deforms or starts to rip, you just need to apply slow heat and take your take, those curves on the seats the material would easily conform to.

and to all who may call it rice, you are definitely entitled to your opinion, but I have ton a few pieces on my car that are easily visible from the out side






In person I get completely different results, I have had strangers tell me I had a nice car, some guys in older American muscle cars who I figured would come bash the 4 cylinder turbo complimented me on the car, and at a few subaru meets, I have had people swarming the roof of the car, badges, and interior, asking me to do it for them, so this stuff in person, though not real carbon fiber, still makes the car pop, and unique.
Those are awesome. I want a set of those but I'm not nearly that good to trace out the sti. Wild man!
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:29 PM   #568
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Carbon fiber on gd steering wheel, comments?

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Old 08-10-2012, 06:13 PM   #569
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Can someone pm me where I can buy a big sheet of the 1080 3m.. I had bought some off of eBay and it was decent but when I applied alot of heat and stretched it over corners, arm rest etc.. It would bounce back and look all ****ty..
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:21 AM   #570
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That looks great!!!! Nice work.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:36 AM   #571
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:24 PM   #572
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wow, perfect man!
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:25 PM   #573
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:27 AM   #574
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Went a little different route with the trim pieces. I thought having them all done was a bit TOO much carbon look -
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:26 PM   #575
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Went a little different route with the trim pieces. I thought having them all done was a bit TOO much carbon look -
Whats up with the diff seats?
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