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Old 12-08-2011, 11:35 PM   #351
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I just bought a few colors of tester sheets. Black sheet and a gold sheet. I wanna do a few lil things around the house and see how it goes.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:57 PM   #352
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are you guys using extra adhesive? Or does a hairdryer just get it to stretch and stick?
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:23 AM   #353
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How will that hold up to the heat?
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:10 AM   #354
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Im sure it wont! G.L tho
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:44 AM   #355
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I give that 5 minutes....
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:45 AM   #356
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unless........ You put a turbo blanket under
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:04 AM   #357
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unless........ You put a turbo blanket under
15 mins then
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:28 AM   #358
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Why would you do something like that when you see how the material acts/expands with just hair dryer heat?!?
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:36 PM   #359
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I have done this with a couple different colors and love the way it looks. Like others have said ... its not that hard to work with and a heat gun really makes it easy.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:04 PM   #360
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Why would you do something like that when you see how the material acts/expands with just hair dryer heat?!?
Because it looks cool. That's it! It won't hold up long unfortunately.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:11 PM   #361
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Because it looks cool. That's it!
What a waste of materials for maybe 5-minutes of "looking cool".
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:57 PM   #362
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I have done this with a couple different colors and love the way it looks. Like others have said ... its not that hard to work with and a heat gun really makes it easy.
What did you do to the the middle knob on the climate controls? Switch it out with something else?
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:12 AM   #363
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Just a few things Wrapped: -wing
-width of the windshield on both sides
-hubcaps(only untill the I can afford some new wheels)



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Old 12-10-2011, 09:25 AM   #364
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^ not a fan of the wheels or the pillars..wing looks good though
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:14 PM   #365
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^ not a fan of the wheels or the pillars..wing looks good though
Agree.
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:38 PM   #366
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What a waste of materials for maybe 5-minutes of "looking cool".

Agreed!
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:11 PM   #367
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:17 AM   #368
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spray with high temp clear coat......you stand corrected.

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Old 12-11-2011, 01:45 AM   #369
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^I don't think it'd be too much of a problem with the vinyl itself getting too hot. I would see the problem as being the glue backing getting too hot and seeping out, like if you leave a duck tape wallet in a hot car for too long...
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:19 AM   #370
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spray with high temp clear coat......you stand corrected.
Regardless, Im sure you will get smoking from the adhesive that will eventually melt. Also, not all "high-temp" clear coats are made equally and are "high-temp" rated enough lol. Vinyl is not made to withstand constant extreme temperature ratings. Even if you have to temperature set some 3M vinyl for it to properly cure into its new shape, I doubt over longed exposure to heat will help its resilience.


Please update us with how it goes though, Im interested. At least you can say you did it.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:56 AM   #371
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spray with high temp clear coat......you stand corrected.
I will stand corrected if the vinyl lasts over a year in the engine bay. As already mentioned high temp clear coat won't withstand heat that the turbo heat shield takes on. Again, waste of materials unless you can provide actual evidence otherwise.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:04 AM   #372
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I will stand corrected if the vinyl lasts over a year in the engine bay. As already mentioned high temp clear coat won't withstand heat that the turbo heat shield takes on. Again, waste of materials unless you can provide actual evidence otherwise.
The same can be said about your post, you have no quantifiable evidence to support your view. Let the guy try it and save your hate for the ....omg my car caught fire... Thread.
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:57 PM   #373
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The same can be said about your post, you have no quantifiable evidence to support your view. Let the guy try it and save your hate for the ....omg my car caught fire... Thread.
Actually, I do. I used it on a spark plug cover on a Evo MR with a clear high temp coat and its peeling from the edges and lifting up in certain places. If you want a pic I will be more than happy to provide.

The stuff is not rated for high temp under the hood applications, period.
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:17 PM   #374
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Actually, I do. I used it on a spark plug cover on a Evo MR with a clear high temp coat and its peeling from the edges and lifting up in certain places. If you want a pic I will be more than happy to provide.

The stuff is not rated for high temp under the hood applications, period.
on metal or on plastic? Not that i'm trying to discredit you, I'm genuinely interested. I've had it on my alternator cover from killer b (aluminum) for about 7 months without issues. I didn't put clear coat over it, it seemed counter-intuitive to put it on.

Edit, it's not di-noc but the 1080.
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:08 PM   #375
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I don't think your alternator cover is going to see the heat like the turbo heat shield will. Like I said, if the person that posted found a way for it to work, more power to him, and I will stand corrected.
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