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Got bored this weekend so I ran to the tint shop(who happened to have 3m carbon fiber vinyl) and grabbed a roll. It isnt actual carbon fiber but you can barely tell the difference because its actually 3d
You can wrap just about any part with it and it has adhesive backing. Its fairly flexible but becomes more strechable with heat.
I wrapped the steering wheel control plastics and the side pieces. My brother wrapped his (celica) steering wheel.
To Wrap a part:
1. Remove and clean the part (sand down any rough surfaces if needed)
2. Cut out a rough shape of the part in the vinyl and remove the paper backing
3. Apply to the part gently so that you dont make any wrinkles.
4. Use hair dryer or heat gun to make plyable and stretchy and press onto part.
5. Cut off excess and press corners down the rest of the way
We are a family like a pack of coyotes is a family; we roll together but we are totally willing to eat our young. -Kane
The reason i asked to listen experience show me your experiences ? Know is different thing, you know but you are not experienced ! -thunderberk
he did a very good job. I have been looking at this instead of fully carbon replacement pieces from mazda speed. Out trim pieces get sctrached very easily so this would be a great fix for damaged pieces.
Yeah its definitly something that is worth doing the silver trim pieces that get nasty really easily, That was by far the easiest piece to cover. The steering wheel control parts not so much. But anyone with a screwdriver a hair dryer and some 3m can do the center trims.
...buuut if anyone wants parts covered just let me know, Im sure for a small price we can arange something