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Old 11-12-2011, 04:16 PM
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Re: DIY: Interior Beltline Trim Removal / Wrap

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looks amazing, I wonder if you can do the steering wheel as well
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:09 PM
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Re: DIY: Interior Beltline Trim Removal / Wrap

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I like the matte finish of the wrap better than the real cf in the SRT8. Great job!!
+1, couldn't agree more, this mod is on deck

Shot I took yesterday of the 2012 SRT8 door panel.



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Re: DIY: Interior Beltline Trim Removal / Wrap

SixZeroFour, I'm not partial to dark interiors but, I do like this option better then the wood on Black. Even more so, what I do appreciate is the creativity and effort individuals spend customizing their vehicles. Personalizing your vehicle to the way you want it to be is one of the coolest pasttimes. I resized the photos and could not see any bends or crows feet on the bends, quite the heat gun surgeon u are. Nice work!
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:06 PM
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Re: DIY: Interior Beltline Trim Removal / Wrap

Thanks for the comments guys! Keep in mind you can use any color/style of vinyl wrap out there so the options are almost endless.

It's all about patience with the heat gun. After getting the vinyl laid on the flat section of the piece I would carefully trim away the oversized vinyl just leaving enough to wrap to the backside of the trim. Then with low heat the vinyl instantly becomes more pliable to work with and can be carefully stretched out and wraped around the contours. Don't expect to get it perfect the first time - the more I worked with the vinyl the better I became at wrapping. I am a little OCD about my vehicles so I ended up re-wrappnig a couple pieces to get them perfect.

I also love the matte finish of the wrap and the texture once applied. You can actually feel the weave so its not just perfectly smooth like some other vinyls.

The stock Overland woodgrain and SRT8 CF trim are very glossy and almost appear to be cheap fake plastic. Kinda ironic that the cheap/fake wrap looks better than the real deal

Here is a better photo for comparison...

Moose's shot of the 2012 SRT8 door panel:



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I'm sure everyone's sick of seeing pics of my interior by now but here is the finished product with the black steering wheel installed.


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Re: DIY: Interior Beltline Trim Removal / Wrap

Very nice work!

I hate to say it, but one of the reasons I didn't even consider a new Limited or Overland was that I am not a fan (aka hate) wood trim. I really like the blackwood that comes on the Laredo's, but wow, that carbon fiber looks sweet.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:30 AM
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Re: DIY: Interior Beltline Trim Removal / Wrap

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Mrs Moose: Honey, the Turkey is ready! What the hell have you been doing out there all day?

Me: What? Uh, nothing.

MM: That's it? Your covering real wood with fake carbon fiber? Vinyl?

Me: Well, yea. Doesn't it look cool?

MM: WTF? Get your ass in here for dinner.

Me: OK, almost done, another 5 minutes.

MM: On second thought, here's your pillow and blanket. Sleep well, dumb arse.

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LOL, as I was reading that it was in my wifes voice in my head...
and HEY, there's nothing wrong with being thankfull for carbon fibre

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Very nice work!

I hate to say it, but one of the reasons I didn't even consider a new Limited or Overland was that I am not a fan (aka hate) wood trim. I really like the blackwood that comes on the Laredo's, but wow, that carbon fiber looks sweet.
Thanks, I feel the same way. I know the woodgrain is supposed to be luxurious but they should have at least given people a few options in each of the trim levels.
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Re: DIY: Interior Beltline Trim Removal / Wrap

Wow. The limited steering wheel really finished off the whole interior . Very nice job.
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Very nice work!

I hate to say it, but one of the reasons I didn't even consider a new Limited or Overland was that I am not a fan (aka hate) wood trim. I really like the blackwood that comes on the Laredo's, but wow, that carbon fiber looks sweet.
same here only thing in ltd would have been leather seats nice work 604
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Re: DIY: Interior Beltline Trim Removal / Wrap

Very nice! I just traded in for a 2012 Overland and I was thinking of something to do to the wood trim and this is the ticket. Thanks for posting.
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Re: DIY: Interior Beltline Trim Removal / Wrap

where did you get your vinyl from and how much of it did you get?
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