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Old 09-14-2015, 01:19 AM   #1
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I want to wrap my wood grain trim in carbon fiber but don't know how too

So I have looked at ebay to see if they sold specfic wraps for our cars but found nothing except for ones that had already been wrapped. I'd like to wrap my trim but don't own a heat gun and don't know exactly what carbon fiber wrap to buy or how much I will need. I had an E46 Sedan Auto. I suppose I could take it into a window tinter with the wrap and ask him to do it. I know some people who tint and I;m betting would cost around $50 for the job to be done. I would rather do it myself but I would have to find sticky carbon fiber wrap, not the kind to be used with a heat gun. Can any of you OG's help a new's caster gangbanger who's out of action and looking for some?
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Old 09-14-2015, 10:04 AM   #2
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3M dinoc is sticky and typically the choice on these boards.. but you should still have a heat gun for the edges and corners... Here's how mine came out, but I ended up taking it off Click image for larger version

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Old 09-14-2015, 02:29 PM   #3
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It is extremely easy to DIY if you buy decent vinyl. A hair dryer works no need for a heat gun. Its actually easier with a hair dryer as a heat gun gets extremely hot fast and it will over stretch the vinyl out easy. If you don't want to diy, take it to a vinyl shop not a tinter, 2 totally different techniques.
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Old 09-14-2015, 06:07 PM   #4
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Cool looking stuff. I guess I will do that. I do have a hair dryer. How much will I need to do my sedan?

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Old 09-27-2015, 07:42 PM   #5
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I did mine with 1'x6', you'll have plenty extra in case you have any mishaps. And I would actually recommend a hairdryer if you have never wrapped anything in vinyl before.
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