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Old 08-07-2011, 09:41 PM   #1
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UPDATED WITH FINISHED PICS!!!!***Types of CF Interior/ Exterior wraps. Assistance?

Hey,

so im planning on doing my interior and exterior carbon fiber wrapping but i dont know what too choose. i know there are different options like:

Cloth/ vinyl

3M or "carbon wrap"

so im doing it in a dark grey color and i found this website:

http://www.destronsgarage.com/home

that has it in gunmetal color which is what i want but its not 3M?

so how durable is this stuff and has anyone tried it from there?

thanks!

hey everyone: so i fianlly used the gunmetal from the website above and check it out.





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Old 08-08-2011, 12:23 AM   #2
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Search dude...fake carbon fiber posts and real stuff all over this site.....
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:26 PM   #3
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3M Di-Noc ftw.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:32 PM   #4
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I just ordered from the same people, but in gun metal color.

The difference between 'fabric' and 'dinoc' is the dinoc (=3M) stuff is easier to apply but feels very plasticky. The Fabric stuff feels like cloth, has an actual weave in it and once applied looks and feels better.

There are fans of both things. I researched and chose the fabric stuff.

BTW the destronsgarage people have great service. I was very impressed.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:54 PM   #5
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Thanks! and yes i agree.

i came to the conclusion that the fabric would be more appropriate for interior use while the plastic would seem more durable for exterior.

i ordered the exact one as you, gun metal, for my interior trim, and will be ordering black 3m dinoc for my hood/roof.

thanks man!
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:33 PM   #6
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Let me know how it goes, are you wrapping all the wood trim? If so, how much did you order?
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Let me know how it goes, are you wrapping all the wood trim? If so, how much did you order?
im doing my trim yes, silver trim, and i read on a bunch of threads that 1 yard is about right, with some room to mess up with. il put some pics up when im done.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:28 AM   #8
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Let me know how it goes, are you wrapping all the wood trim? If so, how much did you order?
I ordered 2 yards, I want to have enough to dick around and not be nervous. Besides, it's so cheap that I prefer having extra
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:39 AM   #9
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Talk to the gentleman who runs Beemerevolution.com (? If that doesn't work exactly, google it and see what the exact site is, be it .org .net or what not).

He performs wraps on trim for a price...but also can sell you the quality stuff and get you the right amount, just note it's for a coupe.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:08 AM   #10
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I plan on wrapping my interior trim as well. I ordered a 4 foot by 2 foot sheet of di noc 3m cf vinyl from ecs tuning. I heard the fabric feels better but I dont plan on really petting or groping my trim lol. Plus vinyl is self adhesive where as the fabric requires you to glue as well correct?
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I plan on wrapping my interior trim as well. I ordered a 4 foot by 2 foot sheet of di noc 3m cf vinyl from ecs tuning. I heard the fabric feels better but I dont plan on really petting or groping my trim lol. Plus vinyl is self adhesive where as the fabric requires you to glue as well correct?
i did my research, i ordered sample pieces of both and the 3m dinoc is great stuff but it shiny and plastic feel. Also more expensive.... but it would be great for something exterior, like hood or roof wrap.

on the other hand, the cloth has a matte feel to it and feels more like the actually carbon fiber where you can feel the woven bits and all.

regardless if they come with glue or not, i use the 3m super 77 primer for both, it just makes it last twice as long.

also keep in mind the cloth is thicker so if you are planning on doing some tight corners or so on, then the 3m is the job for that.

overall, they are both quality and suitable for the job, just what you prefer.
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i did my research, i ordered sample pieces of both and the 3m dinoc is great stuff but it shiny and plastic feel. Also more expensive.... but it would be great for something exterior, like hood or roof wrap.

on the other hand, the cloth has a matte feel to it and feels more like the actually carbon fiber where you can feel the woven bits and all.

regardless if they come with glue or not, i use the 3m super 77 primer for both, it just makes it last twice as long.

also keep in mind the cloth is thicker so if you are planning on doing some tight corners or so on, then the 3m is the job for that.

overall, they are both quality and suitable for the job, just what you prefer.
yea thats what I gathered. I feel the di noc vinyl is easier to work with and I have used it before. Good to know. GL
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:24 PM   #13
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yea thats what I gathered. I feel the di noc vinyl is easier to work with and I have used it before. Good to know. GL
thanks man you too
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