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E46Cherry 10-03-2012 05:43 PM

Carbon Fiber Trim
 
I was wondering where people are getting their carbon fiber trims for cheap on M3's? Also if the wraps or overlays for the trims are worth it? Lastly, M3 CF diffuser.

Solidjake 10-03-2012 06:08 PM

3m vinyl

E46Cherry 10-03-2012 07:16 PM

any other suggestions? what about the rear bumper diffuser?

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Originally Posted by Solidjake (Post 14785433)
3m vinyl

how big to cover the whole interior trim? 5 x 5?

TallSkinnyMatt 10-03-2012 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by E46Cherry (Post 14785601)
any other suggestions? what about the rear bumper diffuser?



how big to cover the whole interior trim? 5 x 5?

When I wrapped mine with aluminum vinyl I used about 10 square feet and had extra. Better to get more than not enough!

E46Cherry 10-03-2012 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by TallSkinnyMatt (Post 14785736)
When I wrapped mine with aluminum vinyl I used about 10 square feet and had extra. Better to get more than not enough!

That's for sure. Estimate on how much you had extra?

TallSkinnyMatt 10-03-2012 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by E46Cherry (Post 14785750)
That's for sure. Estimate on how much you had extra?

I didn't have enough extra to rewrap the door trim.... but probably enough for either rear panel trim pieces, shifter trim, or some of the dash. I redid one of my dash pieces and still had some left over. Basically if you mess up any of the pieces besides the door trim, you'll have enough to redo it.

I did just order some more vinyl from metrorestyling because my passenger door trim got scratched bad when I was fixing my door lock. It was less than 40 bucks shipped to my house. (ordered another 10ft.)

E46Cherry 10-03-2012 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by TallSkinnyMatt (Post 14785758)
I didn't have enough extra to rewrap the door trim.... but probably enough for either rear panel trim pieces, shifter trim, or some of the dash. I redid one of my dash pieces and still had some left over. Basically if you mess up any of the pieces besides the door trim, you'll have enough to redo it.

I did just order some more vinyl from metrorestyling because my passenger door trim got scratched bad when I was fixing my door lock. It was less than 40 bucks shipped to my house. (ordered another 10ft.)

So I'm assuming your ordering 5 x 2 from ECS Tuning? Here is what I'm looking at.

TallSkinnyMatt 10-03-2012 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by E46Cherry (Post 14785780)
So I'm assuming your ordering 5 x 2 from ECS Tuning? Here is what I'm looking at.

No I got it from metrorestyling! I think its a bit cheaper. Was for me. You can select many different sizes as well.

E46Cherry 10-03-2012 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by TallSkinnyMatt (Post 14785788)
No I got it from metrorestyling! I think its a bit cheaper. Was for me. You can select many different sizes as well.

Thanks for all the input! That leaves me with the diffuser.

TallSkinnyMatt 10-03-2012 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by E46Cherry (Post 14785791)
Thanks for all the input! That leaves me with the diffuser.

No prob! For the diffuser, you can spend about 200 and get a diffuser from Khoalty or Modbargains. Or I know EAS sells Vorsteiner diffusers for about 700. It all comes down to how much your willing to pay. But remember... you get what you paid for. So do research before you buy one!

Nightmare5336 10-03-2012 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by TallSkinnyMatt (Post 14785788)
No I got it from metrorestyling! I think its a bit cheaper. Was for me. You can select many different sizes as well.

+1 on metrostyling

E46Cherry 10-03-2012 09:02 PM

You've been a great deal of help Matt! But does anyone know the difference between DiNoc and 1080 CF?

TallSkinnyMatt 10-03-2012 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by E46Cherry (Post 14785865)
You've been a great deal of help Matt! But does anyone know the difference between DiNoc and 1080 CF?

I used 1080 for my aluminum. Not sure on the exact differences... 1080 might be a little bit thinner, but I believe DiNoc has a more realistic feel to it. Anyone please correct me if i'm wrong. 1080 is 3M's "new" product. I've been very happy with 1080 aluminum. But for the CF vinyl, im not sure which is better.

E46Cherry 10-03-2012 11:57 PM

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Originally Posted by TallSkinnyMatt (Post 14786011)
I used 1080 for my aluminum. Not sure on the exact differences... 1080 might be a little bit thinner, but I believe DiNoc has a more realistic feel to it. Anyone please correct me if i'm wrong. 1080 is 3M's "new" product. I've been very happy with 1080 aluminum. But for the CF vinyl, im not sure which is better.

Once again thanks for the info. Always great to be able to come back to E46F for questions and concerns!

TallSkinnyMatt 10-04-2012 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by E46Cherry (Post 14786303)
Once again thanks for the info. Always great to be able to come back to E46F for questions and concerns!

Glad I could help! Keep us posted with your progress :thumbup:

cak323i 10-04-2012 04:36 AM

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Originally Posted by E46Cherry (Post 14785365)
I was wondering where people are getting their carbon fiber trims for cheap on M3's? Also if the wraps or overlays for the trims are worth it? Lastly, M3 CF diffuser.

The only way you are going to get carbon fiber trim on the cheap is to get the carbon fiber look (through vinyl wraps). I looked into this and if done right can provide a nice look :thumbsup:

I opted to spend the cash and got AutoCarbon carbon fiber trim pieces instead for my ///M3. Something about real carbon fiber that looks different from any wrap...

http://i395.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/CFTrim10.jpg
http://i395.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/CFTrim08.jpg
http://i395.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/CFTrim05.jpg

It was money well spent as far as I'm concerned... anyway... if you choose to wrap just take your time and watch how you lay the wrap so you have a nice pattern on your trim. GL! :thumbsup:

SpoonerDee 10-04-2012 07:41 AM

If memory serves me right, there was a member on here no too long ago who wrapped his trim in real carbon fiber. He did an amazing job too. If you have the skills (with some practice) you can go that route and save some dough on the real deal.

E46Cherry 10-04-2012 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by cak323i (Post 14786598)
The only way you are going to get carbon fiber trim on the cheap is to get the carbon fiber look (through vinyl wraps). I looked into this and if done right can provide a nice look :thumbsup:

I opted to spend the cash and got AutoCarbon carbon fiber trim pieces instead for my ///M3. Something about real carbon fiber that looks different from any wrap...

http://i395.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/CFTrim10.jpg
http://i395.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/CFTrim08.jpg
http://i395.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/CFTrim05.jpg

It was money well spent as far as I'm concerned... anyway... if you choose to wrap just take your time and watch how you lay the wrap so you have a nice pattern on your trim. GL! :thumbsup:

Correct me of I'm wrong but aren't the AutoCarbon trim kits just overlays that go over your original trim?

cak323i 10-04-2012 10:03 AM

That is correct. It was the perfect solution to my issues since my brushed aluminum trim was scratched/nicked up. This provided a much cleaner solution to what I was seeking.

E46Cherry 10-04-2012 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by cak323i (Post 14787082)
That is correct. It was the perfect solution to my issues since my brushed aluminum trim was scratched/nicked up. This provided a much cleaner solution to what I was seeking.

Yeah I have brushed aluminum as well and the only things that were nicked up on mine are the armrest due to the seat belts banging on to them. I figured might as well get the CF that I was going to eventually do anyway. But one thing I was always curious about overlay trims was if they fit correctly with the oem trim? And doesnt the extra thickness stick out on say around the radio and such?


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