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Mach V Dan 12-18-2009 02:41 PM

3M Carbon Fiber-look self-adhesive wrap!
 
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...s/CFsample.jpg

This stuff is very, very cool. It looks like carbon fiber -- a LOT. But it's flexible, heat-able and stretchable so it can conform to all sorts of shapes. It has 3M adhesive already on it, so you don't have to use any messy spray-adhesive or anything. Just peel and stick. The adhesive has tiny air channels so you're unlikely to trap any air bubbles behind it.

We sell it in various sizes. You could use it to cover interior trim, down-tubes, handles, bezels, you name it. It has an expected lifespan of 12 years of interior use, four years of outdoor use. You could cover your roof!

Installation is similar to installing any self-adhesive vinyl. (You apply it dry, not with water.) Use a hair dryer or heat gun to get it to wrap around surfaces. If you're not comfortable with this kind of thing, your local vinyl or tint installer should have no problem with it.

I'm certainly no pro, but I managed to do this on my netbook:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...okwithcard.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...tbookhinge.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...bookcorner.jpg

I don't yet have pictures of it installed on a Subaru -- there are some out there, but it wouldn't be fair of me to use someone else's pics. Stay tuned for some accent-work on our own car.

3M Carbon fiber-look wrap -- click me!


Click the link above for pricing and ordering.

--Dan
Mach V
FastWRX.com

devobuzz 12-19-2009 07:45 PM

I wonder if putting some polyurethane coating would work to extend the outdoor-use expected lifespan?

Gmoe 12-19-2009 09:03 PM

There was a thread about this stuff a little while back. I bought some.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_y662cR2205s/Sx...0/DSC05795.JPG

Mach V Dan 12-21-2009 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gmoe (Post 2752806)
There was a thread about this stuff a little while back. I bought some.

Cool pic!

--Dan
Mach V
FastWRX.com

devobuzz 12-22-2009 05:02 PM

Yeh that's not a bad idea, especially since the center console has a tendency to get all scratched up.

m sprank 12-22-2009 08:02 PM

Dan PM me a quote for a piece big enough to wrap my roof. Maybe 60x48 or so? Thanks.

Gmoe 12-22-2009 09:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by devobuzz (Post 2756582)
Yeh that's not a bad idea, especially since the center console has a tendency to get all scratched up.

Yep, especially with taupe interior too. Mine was kind of stained and sun faded anyway. I don't see this stuff getting worn out honestly. Feels very tough. If it does, there's only $60 or so worth of the stuff in my car for what I did above, so no real loss or I just spend another $60 to restore to new condition again.

lucas569 12-22-2009 11:25 PM

thats cool stuff

Mach V Dan 12-27-2009 08:13 PM

I no longer have a Legacy I can mod, but I did apply some to the dash of our Subaru WRX STI. See what you think:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...erandright.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...eelcloseup.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...ories/Vent.jpg

--Dan
Mach V
FastWRX.com

lucas569 12-28-2009 07:49 AM

very nice!

rkl303 12-31-2009 02:33 AM

Nice. How it should have came stock.


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