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Old 03-22-2013, 01:09 PM   #1
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Just sharing my latest mod. I had originally did a DIY vinyl wrap on my center console and some other bits because they were scratched/worn by the po. I wanted it to look more professional and have that carbon fiber look without the huge cost. I found a local company that was famous for doing football helmets, and other custom work. I dropped it off three weeks ago and here are the results.

I am very happy with the look (once I figure out how to upload from my IPad I will post pics).

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Old 03-22-2013, 01:27 PM   #2
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Cool idea.
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If your interested in getting done, pm me and I can give you the reps email. I think it was cheaper than getting them professionally painted ($200 for the console and door trim).
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Looks great! How durable will the vinyl be? Is it fairly thick?
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After they apply the film, it looks like they clear coat it so it appears solid. I rubbed the center console a few times against the cubby hole metal bracket when I reinstalled it, and no scratches.
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I thought it looked pretty shiny. For $200, that's a great deal. I am more interested in color matching my console, thus I will probably have to paint it. Love the vinyl idea though!
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They have all types of colors and patterns.

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That looks awesome!
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:49 PM   #9
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I'm not really a carbon fiber - look kinda guy. Thinking maybe the zebra or one of the snakeskin patterns would be a nice touch...
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That looks good, I'm gonna get a quote here in Cali.
Jrcui, how do you get the armrests off the door?
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Juice - I have a 2000 so not sure if its the same on new models. It's pretty easy. There are two pins and a small spring that hold it in place. Just get something you can to push the pin out (I used a nail punch) and then pull it out (I used needle nose pliers). The spring attaches to the end of the rest and can be pulled out. I think there is a thread somewhere with photos.
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If you're local to the Fort Bragg, NC area, then Ski's Auto Word has a 3M tank that utilizes this hydro-graphic technology. I was just there today for an estimate on a dent repair and one of the workers showed me the hydrographic products. There was a shotgun done in black carbon style - pretty cool.

I think I'll get my door trims and upper console done, since they are local.
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