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Old 08-19-2010, 04:03 AM   #1
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I wrapped my lower steering trim with 3M CF Di-Noc

My lower steering trim's paint was peeling so I decided to wrap it with some 3M Di-Noc instead of forking out $150+ for a replacement trim. This isn't meant to be a DIY because it was pretty damn easy and the 3M vinyl is very good to work with, even for beginners. Took me about an hour including trim removal and installation.

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It looks and feels amazing in person, like it was made that way. The M3 trim is even easier to wrap. If anyone needs some hints on how to do this just ask.

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Old 08-19-2010, 02:38 PM   #2
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Looks real sharp!
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:40 PM   #3
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Wow, incredible job.
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:42 PM   #4
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:54 PM   #5
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Looks great. For an even better finish, you should clear coat it. If you lay two even coats of Dupli-color clear it will look much better; I did that to my old kidney grilles.

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Old 08-19-2010, 03:59 PM   #6
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:11 AM   #7
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Very sweet man!!! ^^wow I thought u couldn't clear coat that stuff. Sweet.
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:15 AM   #8
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Nice work!

^That clear coat looks pretty good
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Where did u get the material?
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:43 AM   #11
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Hey, question.
I'm about to buy this stuff to redo my interior trim.

Is this stuff sticky? Meaning do I need to apply some sort of adhesive to it?
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:48 AM   #12
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Where did u get the material?
I got mine from Bimmian, but you can buy it from ECS tuning, ebay, or other site sponsors. They are all the same just make sure they are made by 3M.


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Hey, question.
I'm about to buy this stuff to redo my interior trim.

Is this stuff sticky? Meaning do I need to apply some sort of adhesive to it?
No extra adhesive required. There is more than enough adhesive on the vinyl that it sticks good even when stretched.
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is there a way of getting the trim off without removing the steering air bag etc ?
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:07 PM   #14
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is there a way of getting the trim off without removing the steering air bag etc ?
AFAIK no, you need to remove the airbag to disconnect the wires. Don't worry airbag removal is easy.
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:20 PM   #15
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How much material do you think I would need to wrap all the interior trim pieces of an E46 sedan? Any idea?
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