Well the carbon fiber trim wrap is done! Took me about 3-4hrs total to do everything, but I was taking my time trying to clean/prep all trim surface as best I could.
I did cheat a little on this as I didn't remove all of the door or dash trim. I did remove the ash tray, shifter boot, and the trim around the cup holder / hazardswitch, as those corners we very visible, plus I just wanted to do a really good job to prep them. As for everything else, I just thoroughly cleaned the trim with rubbing alcohol, applied the film using my Amazon Vinyl installation kit (link), and finished with a little heat and a tracing cut around the each of the trim. I'm actually surprised how easy this really is. The trick I found was that you don't want to heat the film too much, but just enough where it adds a little flexibility when pressing out the air bubbles. When you are dealing with corners, add more heat, and stretch the film around, but hold it until the film cools so it hold the shape.
I do think this really refreshed the look of my interior. There is some orange peel effect on the film if you look closely. I'm guess that is likely because I used super cheap film, but I'm still proud of my work. The real test is how this will hold up 90+ degree heat.... we get maybe a week or two of that here around the Seattle, but we will see.
Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap: https://www.wish.com/product/5a0fa38523b4151774024fd7
Installation Kit: https://amzn.to/2O4ecoG
For anyone on the fence on doing a project like this, just do it. It is actually fun and super easy. Just clean the trim surface as best you can and I think you will get good results.
11/27/2022 09:51:14 am
Love the carbon fiber interior trim.
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