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#16 Brigante

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:55 PM

Alright mate really like what you done with the carbon wrapping so now i'm gonna have to have a go myself on my head unit and gear stick surrounds. Wanna post me a few decent youtube vids? Also, think one of the ebay links is wrong.. £91.99 for a squeegee? lol wanna post me a new link for 1? Thinking about giving it a go soon before I get redeployed at work.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:40 AM

Bonnet lip will be getting done soon :)

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:41 AM

Bonnet lip will be getting done soon :)


Nice! I thought about Carbon Wrapping mine, The bonnet moulding is only £25 anyway so if you make a complete mess... just get new.
They do sell already wrapped ones on ebay but for £99. Not worth it. Im getting mine colour coded to the car i think.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:31 AM

Nice! I thought about Carbon Wrapping mine, The bonnet moulding is only £25 anyway so if you make a complete mess... just get new.
They do sell already wrapped ones on ebay but for £99. Not worth it. Im getting mine colour coded to the car i think.


Have a dabble at wrapping it, go on ;)

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 05:06 PM

Charlie a lot of ebay power sellers put there price right up when they sell hundreds, Its still on my bought in ebay for 1.99 and 75p postage so if you let them know before you buy that the price is way wrong and your friend got it for this price because these were the best quality cheapest ones hope the helps, if not let me know and i will look for the best ones for around that price for ya.

Think the carbon bonnet lips are cool ;) should be easy enough just carbon rapping

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 05:13 PM

Rhino its got to be silver carbon vinyl on yours would look very smart.
You haven't got any black trim on yours for the black carbon to match which is a good thing as full colour coded looks the best.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:31 PM

Rhino its got to be silver carbon vinyl on yours would look very smart.
You haven't got any black trim on yours for the black carbon to match which is a good thing as full colour coded looks the best.


Ahh, interesting, didn't think of that...

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 08:45 PM

Am going the do all the black on my mine in the silver carbon i have the focus before yours so it will be fully coded then with the touch of carbon, including the spoiler :).
Hydro dippings the one now you already have the base coat, I would need to spray mine silver then apply the hydro film

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:27 AM

Kenty mate can you post some good youtube vids for me? Watched a few but don't seem that good. Do I have to completely disconnect the stereo or just slide it out with some keys? Dont wanna disconnect it cause I dont no the code for it. Do you reccomend a scalpel or will a good stanley do just as well? Reckon this Squeegee will do?

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:57 AM

I've tried 4 times to do the stereo surround! Any top tips? It always looks like trash!

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:31 PM

charlie if ya gona use a stanley make sure its a new blade,
I would use the blade on its own but put quite a bit of tape around the bit you are using and be careful lol.
Its all delicate work anyway with the blade.
I will put the youtube videos on for ya 2moz the ones i have saved.
If you dont want to take the stereo out you can just do it in the car.
If you have the squarish stereo theres just 2 screws behind the stereo
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also Gav if its the same as mine the curved stereo it all just pops off without moveing any stereo
but your focus is newer than mine so maybe different

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:44 PM

Sorry gav misread
The main thing is light, if you do it in bad light it looks great until you take it to sunlight and it looks a mess and full of bubbles ive done it.
You cant loose if you put your mind to it, if theres bubble just lift and do that patch again.
You dont need much heat for quite a flat surface dont stretch to much if you can help it.
Leave about 5mm on all edges and this is where you need ya heat to bend the vinyl to the back of the surround.
I find that when your applying the vinyl press quite hard and it doesn't leave any bubbles, push to soft and bubbles stay well they do on the cheap vinyl anyway.
Can get the dearer vinyl bubble free but you dont need it just practice with the cheaper vinyl, bubble free = easy way out.

Hope this helps oh and always have a sharp blade

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