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Old 05-06-2011, 12:49 PM   #151
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^^VeryNice^^

I would hate to try to keep that clean though.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:15 PM   #152
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ge2 I did the same thing but went a step further

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Old 05-06-2011, 01:35 PM   #153
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Hey that looks great! My purpose was to cover the STi completely, but man-- yours looks AWESOME. Great stuff there.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:40 PM   #154
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[quote=f575gtc;34032757]ge2 I did the same thing but went a step further


Looks great man!
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:09 PM   #155
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btw I think the Hexis stuff and the new 3M 1080 look the best, much better than the DiNOC


plus the Hexis is dirt cheap, I am planning on doing my roof and a 60x72 inch sheet is $100 vs $190 for the 1080 stuff by 3M

here is a better close up of the badges



and the Hexis/3M 1080/ Ebay knock off comparison

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Old 05-06-2011, 09:47 PM   #156
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btw I think the Hexis stuff and the new 3M 1080 look the best, much better than the DiNOC


plus the Hexis is dirt cheap, I am planning on doing my roof and a 60x72 inch sheet is $100 vs $190 for the 1080 stuff by 3M

here is a better close up of the badges



and the Hexis/3M 1080/ Ebay knock off comparison

So are they both 3m DI-NOC?
Do you have a link for the helis
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:32 PM   #157
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where do u get the hexis
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:58 PM   #158
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Thanks for the comparison! I've always wanted to see the differences between the different brands. I wasn't unique enough and too "ricey" for the unique mods thread, so I post this here where I might be more accepted.




All done with less than $25 worth of Di-noc! If I do any more wrapping, I think I'll try using the primer agent, as it was a pain to secure some of the more intricate curves. Hot glue really helps as far as securing tails to the backside of pieces though.

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Old 05-07-2011, 02:12 PM   #159
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ok, I have never used or seen Dinoc in person so I cant comment on it


the Hexis is by far the cheapest of the three and very easy to use

the 1080 is not like Dinoc, it was designed for automotive purposes, peels off easier, and lasts longer on the outside of the car compared to DiNOC, the 1080 shines the most but is is a lot thinner, I never had this stuff rip on me until I used the 1080...


the Hexis can be bought at uscutters.com for dirt cheap, $114 for a 60x72 inch sheet that will do the entire hood.

the hexis and 3M 1080 look almost identical except for when photographed under flash the 1080 seems to shine more, as far as which is better performance wise vs price, the Hexis is on top because it looks very real, closely matches the 3M stuff and is quite cheaper.

finally if you need to use any adhesive promoter try this, put on cotton gloves use a heat gun at low settings and heat the material until its malleable and hold it there with finger pressure until the material cools, if you have a colder place in the home or even your freezer, heat it outside of the freezer and then place it in the freezer with pressure there for 15 seconds, once the material hardens it will not go anywhere, the problem that occurs when it doesn't stick is because if you heat it, and you don't hold it until it cools down enough the material wants to be to its original form and pulls on the glue and peels off.


Finally I am doing my roof in this stuff, I haven't decided on Hexis or 1080 yet, but it will prob be Hexis to save money, I need help in the SW CT area, anyone willing to help there will be a free pizza lunch involved.


also the ebay stuff is not Dinoc, I bought it for $12 it was a big sheet like 24x52 inches so I said what the hell, well that stuff is not touching my car, I will keep it for random stuff in the house, the weave is too big, it looks fake and here is a close up.



that is Hexis vs Ebay stuff..

and if anyone wants help or wants to do this themselves and is worried about working with the material, if you around SW CT come over and I will show you when I wrap some more of my stuff, the material is very easy to work with, if you heat it up it almost conforms to the shape by itself.
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:37 PM   #160
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Has any one tried to clear it yet? Im really thinking of doing it. I just got another set of dash pieces to try it out.
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:35 AM   #161
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thanks f575gtc for the great review. I am thinking about doing my roof too. Did you finish your project? Which product did you use?
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:29 PM   #162
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you don't want to clear it..

it kills the texture and doesn't look right





as you can see when doing the roof you also don't want to stretch the material, it throws the pattern off and doesn't look right.
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:13 PM   #163
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I bought a stainless steel shift knob from WC LATHE WERKS last year and it had the cutout for black alcantara fabric, but the stitching came undone. I took the fabric off and used the knob bare for the winter.

I just bought some 3M di-noc overlay, cut it and put it in place of the alcantara:



I am pretty
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:48 PM   #164
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I was thinking about trying to do my front lip with this.. hmm..
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:58 PM   #165
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I was thinking about trying to do my front lip with this.. hmm..
Me too since mine is all messed up from scraping
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:53 PM   #166
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i like the way it came out.

what do you mean "don't clear it?"

also, which one did you use? 1080, NiDoc or Hexis?

will you use the same thing if you have the chance to do it again?

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you don't want to clear it..

it kills the texture and doesn't look right





as you can see when doing the roof you also don't want to stretch the material, it throws the pattern off and doesn't look right.
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:31 PM   #167
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nidoc, grill, eyelids, trunk chrome





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Old 06-05-2011, 12:25 AM   #168
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nidoc, grill, eyelids, trunk chrome

VERY NICE!!! Where did you get those Eyelids? Where they PreCut?
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grille looks cool, not feeling the eye lids.

the 2011+ wrx and stis already have built in eye lids behind the lens, they are all blacked out.

I used Hexis, I will probably redo my roof one day, I don't feel like spending $100 and putting the effort in right now.

at certain angles it looks good at others it looks bad.
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:06 AM   #170
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VERY NICE!!! Where did you get those Eyelids? Where they PreCut?
I made them. 3gwrx.com treble racing has them.
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I made them. 3gwrx.com treble racing has them.
Treble Racing!! Yes we do offer them get em Here: www.premiumautostyling.com
We aslo offer SSM, WRB, Gloss black, CF & More

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Old 06-06-2011, 11:24 AM   #172
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i like the way it came out.

what do you mean "don't clear it?"

also, which one did you use? 1080, NiDoc or Hexis?

will you use the same thing if you have the chance to do it again?
In the pics it dosent look like it fits right.... like the edges. Mayb it looks great in person but the pics dont do it justice. Not taken about the clear.
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:17 PM   #173
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In the pics it dosent look like it fits right.... like the edges. Mayb it looks great in person but the pics dont do it justice. Not taken about the clear.

it fits right, its because the material had to be stretched a bit that it makes it look odd.


and yes I wouldn't use any other material except for Hexis if I had to do it again
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:18 AM   #174
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Not to keep yapping about it - but the Hexis from USCutter, is it the same stuff that I see pictures of all over the internet? Other forums/vendors tend to put a part number to it, I only see a basic description on USCutter. I want to do a few small parts on my motorcycle and this seems like a great deal, but I just want to make sure it's the "standard" stuff people are giving a thumbs up on.

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Old 06-07-2011, 10:15 AM   #175
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i had the same question, but it looks just like the 3M 1080 material, it has air releasing channels and it returns back to its original shape when heated, so it does the job!
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