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Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:54 pm 
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Hey all, I'm looking at installing black vinyl material into parts of my dash and door cards. Just wondering if anybody has any tips like using heat to mould it around the curves and what to use to stick it to it.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:29 pm 
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i had a few t bar surrounds that had holes from mobile phone holders so i decided to wrap them in vinyl. get good quality 3m di-noc vinyl or else it might lift when the car gets hot. heres my attempt at carbon fiber.

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its really easy to use, just do a bit at a time, don't pull off a hole sheet and stick it on or else you will get air bubbles. i used a small fan heater but you can use a hair drier. when it heats up it gets real soft and just melts over any shape. next im gonna try to do the radio surround and ash tray.
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 Post subject: Re: installing vinyl material??
Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:37 pm 
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i'm doing the same with my au2 use a heat gun/hair dryer but not to much heat and i'm useing some 3m Super 77™ Multipurpose spray Adhesive and its very good for vinyl if you cant get it get a clue that will let the vinyl stretch and contract with the heat from inside the cabin or it will start to let go
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 Post subject: Re: installing vinyl material??
Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:58 am 
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i had a few t bar surrounds that had holes from mobile phone holders so i decided to wrap them in vinyl. get good quality 3m di-noc vinyl or else it might lift when the car gets hot. heres my attempt at carbon fiber.

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its really easy to use, just do a bit at a time, don't pull off a hole sheet and stick it on or else you will get air bubbles. i used a small fan heater but you can use a hair drier. when it heats up it gets real soft and just melts over any shape. next im gonna try to do the radio surround and ash tray.


where you get this paper from?

 

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 Post subject: Re: installing vinyl material??
Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:52 pm 
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i got it off ebay do a search for 3m di-noc it comes in different sized sheets.
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 Post subject: Re: installing vinyl material??
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:15 pm 
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G'day,

Wrapping your plastics etc. should be relatively easy,
vinyl is great to use because it stretches nicely.
A heat gun would be best for those tricky corners/curves,
just remember to heat it gradually, and don't stretch
it too much.

In regards to the glue,(if you're not using self-adhesive)
any automotive contact adhesive would suffice.
Just go to your local motor trimmer with a small container,
shouldn't cost you more than 10 bucks,
and can be applied with a brush or spray gun.

Hope that was useful.

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 Post subject: Re: installing vinyl material??
Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:18 am 
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I'm looking into putting chrome vinyl over my exterior door handles,
would this be recommended to be used in the same fashion as what you have done with the shift selector?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HIGH-QUALITY-CONTACT-CHROME-VINYL-CUTTER-ROLL-490mmx10m-/110732198105?pt=AU_Business_Industrial_Printing_Equipment&hash=item19c82740d9#ht_3370wt_905

I'm thinking of going down the my local sign writing place and asking them about buying some.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:02 am 
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Yeh no problem rew93n, i did my woodgrain console with high quality vinyl from the states you can get it by the foot, i got around 3.5 feet for around $25 delivered and it has about more than 7 years life on the exterior of the car and more of course for interior.The store can also be found on ebay or google "Metro restyling" they are quite good with a variety of vinyls from carbon fibre,brushed aluminium,woodgrain,chrome etc.give them a go i was very happy. i will upload some pics of my interior on this thread a bit later, ive already uploaded some on the fairlane and ltd thread if you want to see or wait untill i up load some here. anyway hope it helps and good luck and make sure you get a heat gun you do need it for those nasty curves. lol. :) .

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:56 pm 
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Yeh no problem rew93n, i did my woodgrain console with high quality vinyl from the states you can get it by the foot, i got around 3.5 feet for around $25 delivered and it has about more than 7 years life on the exterior of the car and more of course for interior.The store can also be found on ebay or google "Metro restyling" they are quite good with a variety of vinyls from carbon fibre,brushed aluminium,woodgrain,chrome etc.give them a go i was very happy. i will upload some pics of my interior on this thread a bit later, ive already uploaded some on the fairlane and ltd thread if you want to see or wait untill i up load some here. anyway hope it helps and good luck and make sure you get a heat gun you do need it for those nasty curves. lol. :) .

Cheers for that mate,
I think I might hit up the local sign making joint (a mate works in there) and see if I can get a small quantity to do the handles.
7 years life sounds bloody tops to me,
by then I'll be legally able to drive a V8...

Thanks for that,
REW93N

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:19 pm 
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Haha thanks mate yeh you can nik that idea i havent got a copyright on it :lol: lol. i just thought of it cos i had enough vinyl to go around. i thought i over did it but like anything it becomes fun to do and addictive i wanted to woodgrain everything.il start to worry if i start putting woodgrain on the exterior haha.

 

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:38 pm 
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Haha thanks mate yeh you can nik that idea i havent got a copyright on it :lol: lol. i just thought of it cos i had enough vinyl to go around. i thought i over did it but like anything it becomes fun to do and addictive i wanted to woodgrain everything.il start to worry if i start putting woodgrain on the exterior haha.

I like the switch array done in the wood grain, it'd match my Burr Walnut 2x DIN Stereo surround... Hmmm.... Haha

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:58 pm 
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Fairghia95 wrote:
Haha thanks mate yeh you can nik that idea i havent got a copyright on it :lol: lol. i just thought of it cos i had enough vinyl to go around. i thought i over did it but like anything it becomes fun to do and addictive i wanted to woodgrain everything.il start to worry if i start putting woodgrain on the exterior haha.


hey mate does the nf lane have a diff ashtray to a ef mont cause ur ashtray looks diff to my monts one??

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:58 pm 
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Haha thanks mate yeh you can nik that idea i havent got a copyright on it :lol: lol. i just thought of it cos i had enough vinyl to go around. i thought i over did it but like anything it becomes fun to do and addictive i wanted to woodgrain everything.il start to worry if i start putting woodgrain on the exterior haha.


hey mate does the nf lane have a diff ashtray to a ef mont cause ur ashtray looks diff to my monts one??

He's layered that in the woodgrain vinyl too,
I know that you can get a double DIN walnut surround, that is either aftermarket or OEM.
Im not quite sure.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:47 pm 
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Fairghia95 wrote:
Haha thanks mate yeh you can nik that idea i havent got a copyright on it :lol: lol. i just thought of it cos i had enough vinyl to go around. i thought i over did it but like anything it becomes fun to do and addictive i wanted to woodgrain everything.il start to worry if i start putting woodgrain on the exterior haha.


hey mate does the nf lane have a diff ashtray to a ef mont cause ur ashtray looks diff to my monts one??

He's layered that in the woodgrain vinyl too,
I know that you can get a double DIN walnut surround, that is either aftermarket or OEM.
Im not quite sure.


i know he has layred it in woodgrain vinyl but if you compare the shape of it to a series 2 fairmont single din ashtray its looks diffrent

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:45 pm 
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