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Old 04-23-2011, 12:03 AM   #41
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Hey Oli would you mind posting closer pictures of your interior trim? Thanks.
Are you referring to the di-noc cf trim pieces. I haven't installed the pieces in my car yet but here's a few close up pics.

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Old 04-23-2011, 12:15 AM   #42
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:59 AM   #43
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:05 AM   #44
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Are you referring to the di-noc cf trim pieces. I haven't installed the pieces in my car yet but here's a few close up pics.

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That trim came out absolutely amazing. Job very well done. Vote for sticky for bragging rights
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:37 PM   #45
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Thanks guys, the interior trim wrapping experience was quite unpleasant at first. I ended up going over budget due to several screw ups. Oh well, i take it as a learning experience
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:53 PM   #46
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:30 AM   #47
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Great thread......results are amazing!!
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:27 PM   #48
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Amazing job. I have some wear on my black seats that seems to go away when I clean and shine my seats but are white/grey when dry. I wonder if the dye would help this.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:07 AM   #49
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Dang those look better than the stock seats in that color that i have in my "M" Bravo Zulu my friend.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:06 PM   #50
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awesome work! this is my kind of mod.

How do you think the seats will hold up long-term?
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:57 PM   #51
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Update pics

Hey Guys, it's been a while since a last posted an update. Been busy enjoying the summer with the top down... The dye is holding up quite well and seems to be setting in quite nicely especially on the driver side. Been driving around with my wife a daughter for the past couple of months and haven't really noticed any issues. Still waiting for a few more parts to come in from the dealer and will update this thread once the project is completed. Here are a few pics. Sorry for the mess... haven't had much time to clean her up...

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Old 07-01-2011, 09:43 PM   #53
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:12 AM   #54
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Did you buy black door panels and dash or did you dye them? I have dyed my panels and over the course of 2 years the duplicolor dye definitely doesn't hold up like most people here claim it does.
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Hey Guys, it's been a while since a last posted an update. Been busy enjoying the summer with the top down... The dye is holding up quite well and seems to be setting in quite nicely especially on the driver side. Been driving around with my wife a daughter for the past couple of months and haven't really noticed any issues. Still waiting for a few more parts to come in from the dealer and will update this thread once the project is completed. Here are a few pics. Sorry for the mess... haven't had much time to clean her up...

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OMG they looks so perfect! can you please post up what brand you used, how many coats and what you used to keep it non glossy? i dont know if you did already but id love to do my entire interior in black and red also how is it holding up? what about when you clean it does it come off alittle? Thanks
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Old 09-18-2011, 04:07 PM   #56
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I will pay for your ticket to Fort Worth, Texas, pay for all of the supplies and send you back home with a stellar tip if you come do this to my 'vert. I'm not kidding, either.

I am extremely impressed.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:11 PM   #57
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Nice looking job for sure
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:28 PM   #59
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Hey guys, sorry for not updating this thread any sooner. Been pretty busy with work... My car has been comfortably hibernating this winter awaiting the spring season. Ive used the car throughout the summer and fall and have been very satisfied with the results. I did however notice that a small area on the driver's side seat bolster has lost some some of it's dye, primarily where the small cracks in the leather are located. I failed to use the crack filler kit which likely would have prevented this. It could also be due to improper/insufficient prepping of the area on my part... In any case, it's hardly noticeable but prefer aiming for perfection whenever possible. No worries though, ill re-prep the surface and try using the crack filler this time. Hopefully it should do the trick. As for the duplicolor... If i had to do all over again, id try and stay away from this product as it does not hold up over time especially in high traffic areas e.g; front seat back covers, door panels, center console and dash... Ive already gone ahead and bought replacement parts (door panels, seat back covers) and will soon be looking for a front dash.

Bottom line, if you can afford to buy some of the replacement parts. Then by all means, it will certainly save you the pain and headaches... Trust me it's not worth the time and effort especially when having to spray paint those darn seat back covers!

Ill be posting up some more pics once the car is ready hit the summer road.

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