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    hair dryer
    new stanley blade

    First did the 2 sections on the steering wheel and the passenger glovebox trim to get a feel for how the vinyl is manipulated then jumped onto the lower section of the center console. Here's the results, I'm not 100% happy as up close there's evidence of crasing in the corners and on the inverse curves there's slight signs of the vinyl being over stretched (possibly I didn;'t allow myself enough vinyl on either side?).

    Has anyone else had much experience in this stuff? I'm keen to do the whole dash but a bit apprehensive because of the many curves. Anyway, here's my results...





     
     

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    yeah mate nice. How long it take you?
     
     

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    Thanks guys, took me best part of an hour; I was working at a snails pace trying to make sure I didn't screw up too badly. After watching some youtube vids I think I can make some improvements next time around.
     
     

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    Looks really good and something im thinking of doing soon

    Did you remove the parts to wrap ?
     
     

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    thats looks brilliant mate. Where did you get the kit from? i am looking for some to do the roof of my rally car.
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    To do the center console I removed and unplugged the window buttons, gear knob and shift leather. I did consider taking the whole dash off and after check this forum for a how to I think that to do the rest of it that's what I'll do.

    I got both the brand name 3m di-noc (the other stuff out there lacks the texture) carbon fibre vinyl and primer from The Bay.
     
     

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