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Old 05-24-2016, 09:44 PM
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Re: Dash vinyl wrapped

I've had my car parked out in the sun for days in the Pilbara, where the outside temperature often gets up to 45C (113F). And it's been fine.

Though not long after I finished wrapping all the bits, the vinyl did lift or lose its shape around the inside corners of the door handles. Just in the two sharp corners. Apart from that, no issues with the rest of it.

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Re: Dash vinyl wrapped

This looks great! When I saw the steering wheel all blacked out it reminded me of the Bat Mobile.

Outstanding job!


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Old 05-26-2016, 05:08 AM
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:17 AM
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Snuke the only reflection I can see now is from the chrome around the vents.
Today I managed to do the passager side door and the steering wheel. To do the door handles I ended up taking the whole door trim off, I couldnít remove the champagne plastic part from the rest of the door, itís pretty frustrating what jeep has done, the bottom part clips into the rest of the trim but the top portion is melted into it (see pic), whatís the point if doing this?
Anyway it is doable to do the doors, just abit frustrating and some care is required. I took some pictures at various stages to give an idea of how the wrapping is done. The 3rd pic is with the wrap just stuck on, the 4th pic is with heat applied.
I was able to remove the champagne plastic from the rest of the steering wheel which made it a lot easier to do but overall it was a pita of a job, getting it all back together was a pain. If anyone decides to do this task, make sure you have the steering wheel turned so itís upside down, take some pics of how the wires are run on the back of the steering wheel to make it easier to put back together and most importantly disconnect the battery and what at least 2 minutes before touching anything on the steering wheel.
Sorry about the crappy iphone pics.
With one of my previous cars a EL Falcon when i was adding a competition sound system and ford melted the map pockets to the rest of the door skin.
To remove the map pockets to add more speakers i used a soldering iron to re heat the melted tabs and when it got hot enough just pull the peice off. In your case the door handle surronds.
To put back on just use the soldering iron to re melt the tabs as they were to begin with.

Not 100% sure it would work in this case as your photo gets to blurry when i zoom in to much.
But i will be trying this to my interior trim so thank you for posting your ideas and techniques.
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Old 08-06-2016, 09:46 PM
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With one of my previous cars a EL Falcon when i was adding a competition sound system and ford melted the map pockets to the rest of the door skin.

To remove the map pockets to add more speakers i used a soldering iron to re heat the melted tabs and when it got hot enough just pull the peice off. In your case the door handle surronds.

To put back on just use the soldering iron to re melt the tabs as they were to begin with.



Not 100% sure it would work in this case as your photo gets to blurry when i zoom in to much.

But i will be trying this to my interior trim so thank you for posting your ideas and techniques.

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No worries DAC15. Let me know how you go with it.
I'll post that photo again for you with a higher resolution.

Edit - just had a look at the original photo and yeah it's a bit blurry, bad photo.

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Re: Dash vinyl wrapped

wait tilll that sun gets a hold of the wrap and all that plastic dip people do
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:35 PM
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It's more durable than you think. I've had it on for over two and a half years now. Eventually it will fade though, I think it's life span is around 3-5 years depending on where you apply it (external/internal).
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So after getting the chrome bits on the outside on the car wrapped, I thought I'd give the interior a go myself to get rid of that champagne colour. I decided to go with 3M black brushed steel and it's turned out great, I'm not a fan of chrome but I think it goes well with the black vinyl. The parts I've done so far were pretty easy (still have the steeling wheel and door handles to go), the only tricky part was the strip around the screen/controls. Here's some pics.

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Awesome job! Just have a couple of questions. I Just ordered the brushed black 60" X 24" from Amazon as I plan to cover the gear lever area, the compartment above it, and the trim surrounding the nav. Would this roll be enough taking into consideration the inevitable mess up as I'm a first time user?

Also, I feel the bigger pieces would be straight forward, but the strip surrounding the nav area could get tricky - any tips how to cover that part?
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Awesome job! Just have a couple of questions. I Just ordered the brushed black 60" X 24" from Amazon as I plan to cover the gear lever area, the compartment above it, and the trim surrounding the nav. Would this roll be enough taking into consideration the inevitable mess up as I'm a first time user?



Also, I feel the bigger pieces would be straight forward, but the strip surrounding the nav area could get tricky - any tips how to cover that part?

Yeah that should be enough Vector. The nav area is the trickiest bit of the center console, I had to do mine twice. I haven't got any real helpful tips, with mine I removed the nav unit from the dash to do it and when you cut the vinyl for the nav area, cut out most of the middle bit where the vents & screen are too. It'll make it easier to apply.
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Yeah that should be enough Vector. The nav area is the trickiest bit of the center console, I had to do mine twice. I haven't got any real helpful tips, with mine I removed the nav unit from the dash to do it and when you cut the vinyl for the nav area, cut out most of the middle bit where the vents & screen are too. It'll make it easier to apply.
Hey, thanks for the explanation. When you mention that you removed the nav unit, did you actually pop off the entire nav unit? I was thinking of just removing the trim itself and working on it seperately.
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Hey, thanks for the explanation. When you mention that you removed the nav unit, did you actually pop off the entire nav unit? I was thinking of just removing the trim itself and working on it seperately.

Um, from memory I don't think I could separate the outside trim from the rest of the nav unit or it was too hard to. I think the champagne and black plastic around the screen/vents is the same bit of plastic but not 100% sure, it was a while ago.

Either way I did pull the whole thing out, it wasn't too difficult to get out though, if you follow the WK2 trim removal guide.
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Um, from memory I don't think I could separate the outside trim from the rest of the nav unit or it was too hard to. I think the champagne and black plastic around the screen/vents is the same bit of plastic but not 100% sure, it was a while ago.

Either way I did pull the whole thing out, it wasn't too difficult to get out though, if you follow the WK2 trim removal guide.
So I've pretty much removed the navigation area trim and it seemed to be rather easy but a bit annoying to do, especially removing the chrome lining!

I've also removed the center piece around the shifter area but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to remove the chrome trim around the cup holders AND around the gear shifter bezel. Moreover, I cannot even disconnect the main silver piece around them shifter/ cup holder area.

Looking at the back side it seems all of those parts are "bolted" down using melted plastic clips which seem impossible to remove without snapping them off.

I've attached some pics so any advice here would be highly appreciated.
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