carbon fiber vinyl wrap door jamb applique...

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carbon fiber vinyl wrap door jamb applique...

Postby themadness » Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:26 pm

i did a carbon fiber vinyl wrap on the plastic pieces in the door jamb. i have enough to do the handle columns but weather wouldnt let me get to it. what do you guys think? with the exception of a couple of bubbles it wasnt that bad and looks pretty darn good. if you look at the door handle columns you can see the condition they are in. so i figured i would try the vinyl wrap...
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Postby Money pit Beretta » Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:35 pm

I'm not sure how I feel about that.
Hey the older car had metal ones, most of the time they still have good paint, if you want to upgrade that is. I got rid of my ABS ones real quick.


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Postby themadness » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:12 am

finished one side...
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Re: carbon fiber vinyl wrap door jamb applique...

Postby Barry » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:41 am

That looks really nice. Good work.



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Re: carbon fiber vinyl wrap door jamb applique...

Postby themadness » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:50 am

:beer: thank you

there is a steep learning curve. heating it with a dryer or heat gun helps with the wrapping and its kinda like wrapping a christmas present(which i dont do well) you have to make cuts here and there to get it to lay down right. the curves there are the more of a pain in the arse i can be. i've got to pick up more vinyl and anticipate having quite a bit leftover. i was contemplating doing the filler panels or the trim around the bottom of the car.....dont want to get crazy with it though.



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Re: carbon fiber vinyl wrap door jamb applique...

Postby Barry » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:08 pm

You could do the radio bezel or the shift plate too. They shouldn't be too hard



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Re: carbon fiber vinyl wrap door jamb applique...

Postby themadness » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:16 pm

i thought about that but i just painted those up last week 8) i'm not sure the material is wide enough, so it would have to be pieced. i pulled the window switch panel to see if the leftovers i had would cover it but it looked like it would be more trouble to make it look right than i wanted to put in it. trimming things out and what not...



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Re: carbon fiber vinyl wrap door jamb applique...

Postby Koots » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:41 pm

You did a pretty good job and turned out better than I anticipated (when I read the thread title).

I've been contemplating buying some vinyl sheets to try out some stuff with, but never knew what I could wrap with it LOL...



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Postby #1 stunna » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:39 pm

Looks good :good: ... I thought about doing mine that way years ago when i played around with it. I did the gauge overlay , e-brake handle , engine caps , and a few others . Only downfall is over the years it will tend to bubble and peel from the heat/weather. Spray some clearcoat over it ... maybe it will last longer?


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Postby woody90gtz » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:01 pm

That looks really, really good. I have been thinking about this exact project for my car and the fillers. I also thought about the grilles & headlight buckets for the Camaro. I have tried some vinyl wrapping years ago and I was terrible at it. The payoff looks good though, and I think it's about time for another try!


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Re: carbon fiber vinyl wrap door jamb applique...

Postby themadness » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:15 pm

i finished the other side just a while ago and rushed it which yielded a few small bubbles =@ its hot as hog tits outside so hopefully it wont get jacked up and peel away. either way it looks decent and i have quite a bit left. what else to do.... :P



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Postby #1 stunna » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:07 pm

Take a tiny needle & poke the center of the bubble and try to squeeze the air out ... I think ya should do the doorhandles too - they look kinda naked now :oops:


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Postby berettaboi » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:15 pm

Looks good! i have been contemplating buying a roll of carbon fiber vinyl off ebay recently.... That may be a nice accent touch


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Postby 2.2H8TA » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:53 pm

I was discussing this with my dad a few days ago! I showed this to him, and he likes it alot. I do too. Is there a reason you didn't do the handle? The handle sticks out like a sore thumb with it like that, it's made that way to blend in with the B pillar. I might get some of this and do this too. I was thinking about doing my spoiler because the clear coat is gone on top. I'd just do the top, and leave the red outline around the brake light. I'm glad I got to see this before I did it! Can you take a pic of the car a little furthur back, so I can see how it looks from a distance?


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Re: carbon fiber vinyl wrap door jamb applique...

Postby 96B-Mike » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:39 pm

can you send us the link on where you got the vinyl wrap at?


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