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    Aluminium race interior/wrap

    I don't know if the aluminium race (I think that's what it's called) style interior inlays have been about for a while or not but the first time I seen them was in an RS3 so to me they are new. Anyway, I quite fancied some but didn't really want to fork out £200 on a few wee bits of plastic that won't make the car go faster. Decided to wrap the existing stuff instead so thought i'd share.



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    Great job, how easy to get trim parts off?

    And where did you get wrap foil from?
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    That looks awesome!! Really looks OEM, nice job x
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    Trim parts are a piece of cake to get off, slide something under them and they just pop off without too much force.

    I got the vinyl from a supplier through work but I dare say you could get the exact same stuff from ebay. I've got loads left, I needed a really wide piece so I could get the weave going in the correct direction on both sides of the car as per the trim in the RS3.
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    Looks really nice that does mate. Great job, I like it a lot.

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    Nice one, looks great. How much do you need? About 1m square?
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    That looks awesome mate, is it possible to do the small piece of trim just to the right of the door handle ???Want to do this on mine
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    The guy I got it from is old school so he did it in inches (it was a vehicle graphics place). I initially got a piece 3ft by 1ft but the panels for the drivers side have to go at 90degrees to get the weave right and they were longer than 1ft so I had to go get another bit 3ft by 2ft. This means i've probably got enough left to do the job about 3 times over.

    1m square would be more than enough. Remember I was doing a sportback though, the front door trim panels are different/bigger on the 3 door.
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    can you get any more pictures without the extra light glare on it... it looks really shiny in those pics and a little hard to see.
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    Nice work, it looks good. I reckon the 3 doors shape might be harder to do due to the bend.
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    looks good.. looke like current bmw 3 series coupe

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    Would like to see that sometime m8

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    I tried to take some more pics without glare but It's really difficult as my crappy camera keeps over compensating for the black hole that is the interior on the S-line cars. I can confirm that it's not as shiny as it looks in the pics. The vinyl is a kind of carbon texture with a silk finish and the colour is almost identical to the standard brushed aluminium.

    Cal, I dare say you'll get a chance to see it at some point, been keeping an eye out for you on the road.
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    cracking job on that mate. looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1inchpunch View Post
    The guy I got it from is old school so he did it in inches (it was a vehicle graphics place). I initially got a piece 3ft by 1ft but the panels for the drivers side have to go at 90degrees to get the weave right and they were longer than 1ft so I had to go get another bit 3ft by 2ft. This means i've probably got enough left to do the job about 3 times over.

    1m square would be more than enough. Remember I was doing a sportback though, the front door trim panels are different/bigger on the 3 door.
    He's not old school, just and Englishman working in English
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    Nope, he was a Scotsman working in English which makes it even worse
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    Anyone have any idea on what the film is used here?
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    they look brilliant mate.
    Toying with the idea of doing the silver trim in my S3 in 3M carbon fibre as I've had it sitting about a while.
    Do all trim panels just pry off?

 

 

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