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Dabitz 09-28-2012 11:58 AM

Carbon fiber vinyl wrap mirror covers and fog bezels
 
When I first got my pearl black WK2 I added the chrome mirrors thinking it would be cool. However after falling in love with the Altitude look, I powdercoated the rims, added fatter tires (AT3s), Altitude grill and rear brow, mopar black bug shield with blacked out rear (because damage to front of hood mostly), removed the side moldings and added the grand cherokee lettering.

The cheapest solution I thought to get rid of the chrome mirror covers is to buy one of these carbon fiber vinyl sheets Here and wrap the mirror covers and the fog light bezels. However, I don't think I have seen anyone with this before and those sheets aren't exactly cheap.

I think it would look good, but any feedback would be appreciated.

DirtyCityJeep 10-02-2012 09:00 PM

Re: Carbon fiber vinyl wrap mirror covers and fog bezels
 
I have been considering doing the same thing, my buddy who does vinyl doesn't think the film will stretch over the entire mirror without having a seam somewhere. I'm meeting up with him this weekend to find out for sure. I will post what I figure out.

kkreit01 10-03-2012 03:00 PM

Re: Carbon fiber vinyl wrap mirror covers and fog bezels
 
I would think that both those areas would be really hard to wrap -- due to the curves.

Jeep_addicted 10-04-2012 02:16 PM

Re: Carbon fiber vinyl wrap mirror covers and fog bezels
 
Plasti-dip them those complex curves are gonna be hard to wrap even with a heat gun.

ajs800 10-05-2012 07:54 AM

Re: Carbon fiber vinyl wrap mirror covers and fog bezels
 
Why not have the mirror caps painted? You would have just about the same cost in having them painted as you would buying the CF wrap.

Dabitz 10-05-2012 12:07 PM

Re: Carbon fiber vinyl wrap mirror covers and fog bezels
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ajs800 (Post 692779)
Why not have the mirror caps painted? You would have just about the same cost in having them painted as you would buying the CF wrap.

Problem with that is that body shop work here in northern NJ is really expensive. I don't like plastidip because the surface isn't smooth.

DirtyCityJeep 10-07-2012 01:19 PM

Re: Carbon fiber vinyl wrap mirror covers and fog bezels
 
Wrapped my mirrors in flat black vinyl last night, we had to put a seam on the car side of the mirror but it actually turned out awesome. I'll try to take pictures today or tomorrow.

DirtyCityJeep 10-09-2012 01:07 AM

Re: Carbon fiber vinyl wrap mirror covers and fog bezels
 
Sorry it's dirty, we overlapped the seams.

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...3/IMG_0332.jpghttp://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...3/IMG_0331.jpghttp://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...3/IMG_0330.jpghttp://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...3/IMG_0329.jpg

ClarkeyWKCRD 10-09-2012 03:01 AM

That looks great. You can't even tell there's an overlap. Could you give a bit of a breakdown on how you did it? I have plenty of left over CF 3M film but really have no idea on how to approach it.

Cheers,

Clarkey.

DirtyCityJeep 10-10-2012 11:25 AM

Re: Carbon fiber vinyl wrap mirror covers and fog bezels
 
A lot of stretching, that's my only concern as far as how long it will last. I started (looking at the chrome side of the mirror) in the bottom corner furthest from the car above the turn signal, stretched across the bottom and then up. Use a heat gun to make the vinyl stretch better, I'm not sure how the CF Film will look very stretched but certainly worth a try. I will ask my buddy if there is a better way to approach it with the CF film.

ClarkeyWKCRD 10-10-2012 05:36 PM

Thanks DCJ.

DirtyCityJeep 10-11-2012 03:02 PM

Re: Carbon fiber vinyl wrap mirror covers and fog bezels
 
Talked to my buddy, the cf should be fine. Stretch it across the middle horizontally and then work the top and bottom into place


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