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      06-29-2014, 08:43 PM   #1
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Carbon Fiber wrapping on Aluminum glacier trim

Has anyone done this? The aluminum glacier isn't a smooth surface trim, so i'm thinking wrapping it would be a little tougher due to the non-smooth surface and would create air bubbles. Any advice will help. Thank you.
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      06-29-2014, 08:54 PM   #2
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You can always trade trims with someone that has gray poplar and wrap that. Hint hint
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      07-01-2014, 06:17 AM   #3
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You can always trade trims with someone that has gray poplar and wrap that. Hint hint
You want to trade trims with me granted you have 6mt and no iDrive?
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      07-01-2014, 06:58 AM   #4
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Don't think wrapping the aluminum glacier will work. But you can just get a piece of contact paper or somesuch, and try a small section, without even removing the trim. That should give you a good idea of what it will look like.
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I used carbon fiber fabric to wrap my aluminum glacier. I do not have issue with air bubbles but then again, I used fabric and not vinyl.



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I used carbon fiber fabric to wrap my aluminum glacier. I do not have issue with air bubbles but then again, I used fabric and not vinyl.



That's a great job there. I just started wrapping mine with vinyl and I love the way it looks. I was able to get it around all the corners with no creases as well which was one of my original concerns. Very pleased with the 3M 1080 stuff.
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      07-14-2014, 10:10 AM   #7
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I used the 3m vinyl and dont have any bubbles....stuff is real easy to work with!
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      07-14-2014, 06:04 PM   #8
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I used carbon fiber fabric to wrap my aluminum glacier. I do not have issue with air bubbles but then again, I used fabric and not vinyl.



Do you have the link of where you bought your carbon fiber fabric?
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      07-17-2014, 08:57 AM   #9
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I ordered it from pyspeed.com
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      07-17-2014, 10:11 AM   #10
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Very cool. Will need to look into this
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      07-18-2014, 11:03 AM   #11
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And you popped off all those parts to wrap and they pop back in fine?
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      07-18-2014, 02:56 PM   #12
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I ordered it from pyspeed.com
How many yards did you buy to get all your trim done?
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      07-19-2014, 03:29 PM   #13
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I only bought one yard. I have left overs and I had to do some parts twice.
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And you popped off all those parts to wrap and they pop back in fine?
Yes.
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Thanks. May do this really soon. Sounds like a fun diy
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      07-20-2014, 04:06 AM   #16
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I saw someone doing a warping with a shiny carbon film not a standard mate one. The result was very close to the Perfomance interior
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      07-30-2014, 12:57 PM   #17
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You should be fine. I think the F10 5 series I did had similar trim as what you have.

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      07-31-2014, 08:18 AM   #18
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Diffuser wrapped with the Fabric too? Looks excellent, was it hard to prep?
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      09-07-2014, 09:23 AM   #19
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door trim

Great job on the interior trim change. Where did you purchase the carbon fiber one from? Did you do the job yourself?

Just wondering if anyone changed the trim around the doors from silver to black and where did you purchase it from.
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      09-20-2014, 01:51 PM   #20
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The silver trim is so nice why cover it up at all?
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      09-20-2014, 05:52 PM   #21
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I just wrapped some of my glacier aluminium trim with the 3M Scotchprint 1080 vinyl wrap and can confirm that it works perfectly i.e. no golf ball bubbles showing. Will try to get a few photos up today. Looks fantastic and much tougher interior!
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      09-21-2014, 01:20 PM   #22
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The silver trim is so nice why cover it up at all?
I agree
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