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      08-27-2014, 09:16 AM   #1
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Checking if any LHD members have ordered this carbon interior trim kit for their car? Can you report on quality of the kit (fitment, weave, clear-coat etc)?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Carbon-Fi..._qi=RTM1714243

I have been in touch with the Ebay seller to manufacture a RHD kit for those of us in Australia, the UK etc and they have agreed to commence work. I will keep you posted as I hear more and the kit gets closer to release.
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      08-27-2014, 09:22 AM   #2
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I am SO in!
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      08-27-2014, 09:48 AM   #3
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I did suggest to them that it would be a popular and lucrative kit.
Will keep you posted mate.
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      08-27-2014, 01:31 PM   #4
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Good looking kit.

I can say that the BMW performance CF trim is pretty good... that is, other than the middle strip that runs across the dash. I've had terrible gel-coat failure on that thing to the point that it needs to be replaced. It isn't cheap.

May consider this vendor for a replacement part but if it doesn't match with the rest of the kit it's basically useless :/
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Aren't these just pieces that go on top of the original trim?
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      08-28-2014, 10:48 PM   #6
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Aren't these just pieces that go on top of the original trim?
No I believe these are complete replacement trim pieces.
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No I believe these are complete replacement trim pieces.
Judging by the poor fit near the top of the radio (look the BMW Professional text) I would suggest they are covers for the existing trim.
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Judging by the poor fit near the top of the radio (look the BMW Professional text) I would suggest they are covers for the existing trim.
Reading the Ebay listing more closely I now think you're right. They do seem to be advertising a 'cover kit'. Ignoring the fitment, I wonder how easy these would be to install, especially for the centre console. Perhaps you could install over the top without having to remove the whole centre console?
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I messaged the seller to find out. If its just a cover then I'm not interested at all.
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Reading the Ebay listing more closely I now think you're right. They do seem to be advertising a 'cover kit'. Ignoring the fitment, I wonder how easy these would be to install, especially for the centre console. Perhaps you could install over the top without having to remove the whole centre console?
I'm fairly sure you're just meant to use some 3M adhesive tape, just like the wing mirror (non-replacement) covers.
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Confirmed. These are carbon fiber stick ons
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If you all are looking for a solution for carbon fiber trim I can arrange that , my company works with a company that reskins trim in real carbon fiber...1x1 or 2x2 matte satin or gloss pricing is very reasonable...not meaning to thread jack at all OP just providing a helping hand to fellow 1ers turn around time from the time we receive your pieces is around 2 weeks not counting shipping
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I just Checked full reskin in your specs would be 575USD plus shipping ...I will have pictures tomorrow of his work..but I have seen it next to BMW performance carbon and it looks identical !!! pics soon
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I really like the soft/matte/textured finish carbon they do on the other models...
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