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stuck686 12-08-2012 04:27 PM

JDM kit install with brushed titanium vinyl wrap (PICS)
Tackled the JDM install this weekend. I had the kit, radio adapter and i88 harness. I could not leave it black so i used 3m brushed tatanium vinyl wrap (first time), very easy to use. Ill post some pics and a few tips.

1. Dig finger into shiftboot and pull-up from inside. Unhook cigarette lighter
2. 2 bolts hold the vertical side trim, take these out and pull trim up.
3. stock radio held by 6 bolts, 3 on each side.

1. this is all about the initial cut so lay object down and trace around with marker.
2. you want some vinyl to be long enough to wrap around any side and then some just to make it secure.
3. A few passes with a hairdryer really softens it up for any curves or indents.
4. once you have a rough cut, pull off backside to reveal adhesive and place on table upside down. Slowly line up trim over it and push down lightly to get it to stick. You can now flip it over and start going over parts with your finger. Do any large, flat surface areas first and save and holes for last.

1. solder harness together, i did not use the Mute cable and reverse camera.
2. trim left side of tabs under hvac unit about 4mm on each side.
3. With perfect tabs, it still didnt line up perfectly. i ender up using only 2 bolts to secure the headunit and then used some force to put in the left side vertical trim piece and this kinda pushed everything into place. Then the rest of the trim and a couple of light fist taps on the left and right side to set everything into place : )

Ipod was the goal so i took the armrest 12v out and put a usb cable through there, filed a tiny bit of the 12v cap so the wire would fit. Think it looks pretty clean.

stuck686 12-08-2012 04:33 PM

stuck686 12-08-2012 04:36 PM

Firepuma 12-08-2012 04:48 PM

Looks very nice. Well done

Jim_KT 12-08-2012 04:55 PM

Excellent work. Looks great.

coppertone 12-08-2012 05:02 PM

Bravo sir, bravo....

TheBlackPearl 12-09-2012 08:21 AM

Oooh, you fancy huh?

JJr 12-09-2012 10:38 AM

Sweet, great job!!

PeterJMC 12-09-2012 10:44 AM

Great job on this!

Rusty9 12-09-2012 08:27 PM

Looks good! Nice job on keeping the grain straight as well :D

coldsubycz 12-09-2012 10:09 PM

Thanks for posting this up!! I bought some 3M wrap too about a month ago and just haven't gotten around to putting it on. Looks really good! I really need to do mine now. Make'n me jealous :)

blongo804 12-09-2012 10:30 PM

WOW! That's a super clean look. One would never know that's vinyl. Great work, sir!

theflystyle 12-10-2012 08:58 AM

very nice.

whd1736 12-10-2012 09:37 AM

def getting some of this vinyl to do interior pieces now.

stuck686 12-10-2012 09:57 AM

nice its pretty fun to do. there is a brushed steel thats pretty sweet as well. Disregard the colors you see on these pallettes on the internet they are way off, the titanium is brown in most of them. Just googl each one and look at car threads under images.

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