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Wadeaus 12-21-2013 08:43 AM

Dash vinyl wrapped
 
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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.

Wade

Damn Dude 12-21-2013 10:00 AM

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That center console, and all of it, looks awesome. I haven't even got my summit yet and I'm trying to figure out the best way to get rid of the champagne/copper colored trim.

What's the install process with the vinyl? Is it heat shrink, stretch to fit...?

GBJeep 12-21-2013 10:18 AM

Looks really good. Nice work!

SRT ROB 12-21-2013 02:38 PM

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Looks really good, did you remove all the parts or do them while in the car, I fancy doing mine in black but not sure the best way to do it.

Wadeaus 12-22-2013 04:21 AM

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Thanks guys.
Damn Dude itís sorta both, the vinyl is sticky on one side so once you stick it to the part itís just a matter of using a heat gun or hair dryer to heat the vinyl up so it becomes flexible, then you can stretch it and mould it to the part. The vinyl has a memory so once it cools it will hold itís shape. It pretty amazing stuff but itíll leave you with tender fingers from all the heat. Thereís quite a few ĎHow toí videos on you tube that are helpful.
Rob I removed all the bits Iíve done so far, the centre console pulls apart very easily. Hereís a link to removing the interior trim http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_interior_trim.htm
The steering wheel and door handles I will have to do in place unfortunately, Iím a bit nervous about putting a heat gun and knife near the leather trim on the doors.

SNUKE 12-22-2013 06:15 AM

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Have you noticed a reduction in the reflection the side mirrors from the vents next to them?

Wadeaus 12-22-2013 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by SNUKE (Post 948961)
Have you noticed a reduction in the reflection the side mirrors from the vents next to them?

Hey Snuke, I didn't really pay much attention to it but now that you mention it I don't remember seeing the reflection of the vents at all, I'll have a closer look for you when I get back home.

SNUKE 12-22-2013 08:34 AM

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I noticed our pretty bad today, it is something you can focus out, but when we mentioned it, the first thing I thought of was this thread.

motor351 12-22-2013 09:04 AM

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The work done looks great even before getting my SRT I wanted to do something with the chrome interior. I thought the vinyl wrap on the vent surrounds would not work so I was planning to having it Hydro Dipped instead and am in the process of arranging it. But the work you have done has made me think if trying to wrap it my self first I can always do the Hydro Dip later.

Top looking job :thumbsup:

Wadeaus 12-22-2013 09:45 AM

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Thanks motor351, I'd never heard of hydro dipping before, I just looked it up and it looks pretty cool. The vinyl is a cheap option though and super cheap auto sell 'desginerwraps' kits that have everything you need except for the hair dryer and like you said if it doesn't work you can always go down the hydro dip path. The vent shrouds were actually the easiest part to wrap once I got them out, the door handles will be the hardest part as they can't be removed from the rest of the door trim unless you break the plastic welds.

motor351 12-22-2013 09:51 AM

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yes the vinyl is a cheaper option I have dipped some parts already have a look at page 2 and 3 for some pics will put better photos up when done http://www.jeepgarage.org/f97/finall...tml#post938515

Wadeaus 12-22-2013 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by motor351 (Post 948997)
yes the vinyl is a cheaper option I have dipped some parts already have a look at page 2 and 3 for some pics will put better photos up when done http://www.jeepgarage.org/f97/finall...tml#post938515

Wow that hydro dipping has a really nice finish, I love that glossy look too, nice job. I was looking at decalFX blue carbon fibre vinyl that has a similar gloss look to it before settling on the brushed steel.
I never would have thought to do those plastic bits under the bonnet, I have some 4D white carbon fibre at home, I think I might have to steel your idea, Cheers.


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