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Old 01-09-2014, 12:14 PM   #626
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See how it wrinkled and bubbled near curves & corners? Make sure you take your time. (my car is filthy, sorry)


Looks good on my guitar...
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:35 PM   #627
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^ You could probably take that piece off, apply some heat and see if the bubbles come out. I noticed you live in AZ, Tucson of all places so it's likely the temp inside your car is HOT, maybe over 200 degrees if you park outside in the sun which is what caused it to bubble.
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:16 PM   #628
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I noticed you live in AZ, Tucson of all places so it's likely the temp inside your car is HOT, maybe over 200 degrees if you park outside in the sun which is what caused it to bubble.
Actually it did that while I still lived in VT. Eventually I will replace or remove it.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:28 PM   #629
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just ordered a 1'x2' piece to test some pieces hopefully it will work well with some heat and the primer pen i got
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:58 PM   #630
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It was my first time working with vinyl so there was a learning curve. 3 hours the first day and an additional 2 hours the second day so 5 hours total. Probably could have been a lot quicker with more experience with it.
Ah that's nothing! It took me about the same time to do my center dash.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:06 PM   #631
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not the dinoc, but the other 3m stuff
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:21 PM   #632
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Sorry for such late reply, but finally got some free time. I re-wrapped my center console again with the metro-restyling stuff 4d cuz it had lifted in a few corners. Peeling off the old left no residue but is was only on for 4ish weeks. I did prep all the major curves with the primer stuff. As noted before use caution this stuff is potent, use in a ventilated area.
Center console redone and did the rear window spoiler. Its been about 2months now and nothing has lifted. Contemplating doing my front lip.

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Old 01-10-2014, 12:24 PM   #633
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^ Good luck if you decide to do your lip. I used one continuous piece, roughly 8 feet long by 1 foot wide and it was extremely hard to work with. Roll out a bit, heat, apply. I wish I had another set of hands. I guess it also matters what type of lip. The v-limited was no joke to wrap, but if you're wrapping a single flat section, that would be tons easier.
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:32 PM   #634
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Been watching a couple tutorials and I was under the impression you had to stretch it on and after watching them that doesn't seem the case. I have seem them all just lay it on there use the tool to get bubbles out and use heat around edges and corners? Is that it?
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:56 PM   #635
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Been watching a couple tutorials and I was under the impression you had to stretch it on and after watching them that doesn't seem the case. I have seem them all just lay it on there use the tool to get bubbles out and use heat around edges and corners? Is that it?
Depends on the piece. If it doesn't have many curves, it will be much easier to lay it on and heat it up. If you're dealing with something with many curves, the material will need to be stretched. It can be stretched a great deal without deforming the carbon-fiber pattern or ripping the vinyl.

One tip that I think has already been mentioned is that once the 3M 1080 is heated up once and then applied, if you decide to pull it up and re-apply heat it wont stick the same.
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Old 01-10-2014, 05:35 PM   #636
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IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN WRAPPING THEIR TRANSMITTER OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT IS SMALL CHECK OUT 3m WEBSITE JUST GOT MY CARBON FIBER SAMPLE FOR FREE GOT TO MY HOUSE IN 24 HOURS.
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:19 PM   #637
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IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN WRAPPING THEIR TRANSMITTER OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT IS SMALL CHECK OUT 3m WEBSITE JUST GOT MY CARBON FIBER SAMPLE FOR FREE GOT TO MY HOUSE IN 24 HOURS.
THANKS SO MUCH FRIEND
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:09 PM   #638
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What is the size I just ordered one.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:19 PM   #639
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:50 PM   #640
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Did you wrap the long dash trim piece yourself?
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:04 PM   #641
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did all of it myself. first timer
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:13 PM   #642
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:29 PM   #643
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did all of it myself. first timer
Any difficult parts or tips? i'm going to be doing this soon. I've wrapped my roof twice and some other interior parts so I think I'll be fine.
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:15 AM   #644
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Any difficult parts or tips? i'm going to be doing this soon. I've wrapped my roof twice and some other interior parts so I think I'll be fine.
you really have to take your time and cut a piece big enough to wrap it in one go. start on the side closest to the steering column and work your way over. use a blow dryer to warm it up for some of the curves. finally, when u get to the passenger vent, take your time trimming bc it's such an odd shape and u really want to make sure u don't have weird gaps in the vinyl. mine actually looks terrible there bc I did t do it right
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:05 PM   #645
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Just got finish with the 3M wrap/JPM alcantara install:



for more and a sort of how to check out my blog:

http://jasonphan.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/its-a-wrap/
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:45 AM   #646
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Well this was my first attempt at this stuff and it is far from perfect, and I'll probably end up re-doing soon but here's how mine came out. I went with the gloss black metallic 1080 wrap

(I know I need a new shift knob )

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Old 01-19-2014, 11:50 AM   #647
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Love the steel vinyl and love the gloss, but what's not perfect in the gloss. Looks great from here.
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:04 PM   #648
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This stuff is good only for flat or slightly curved parts.

Don't bother to do radio bezel for example because it will start to peel off from those tight corners and look like ****.
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:54 PM   #649
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Well this was my first attempt at this stuff and it is far from perfect, and I'll probably end up re-doing soon but here's how mine came out. I went with the gloss black metallic 1080 wrap (I know I need a new shift knob )
Looks real good!
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:55 PM   #650
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This stuff is good only for flat or slightly curved parts. Don't bother to do radio bezel for example because it will start to peel off from those tight corners and look like ****.
Hmm, I haven't run into any problems with mine. If you wrap it around the back of the curved parts then it's pretty tough for it to lift.
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