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A Bit of Carbon Wrapping

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by S3skyman, Feb 25, 2012.

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    [Feb 25, 2012]
    Just thought I'd post my first attempt at carbon wrapping. There were a couple of scratches on the gear stick surround so I thought I'd cover them and I'd seen someone on here wrap their front splitter and thought I'd give it a go.

    The pictures aren't great as I took them on my iPhone and light was fading.

    What do you think?


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    Before and After:

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    [Feb 25, 2012]
    Can the bottom part of the pre facelift S3 come off??

    You didn't happen to take a part number did you??

    Looks good!!
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    [Feb 25, 2012]
    No it doesn't come off but it wasn't too hard to do.
    Thanks.
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    [Feb 25, 2012]
    like the splitter, how long did it take?
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    [Feb 25, 2012]
    No more than a couple of hours. It was a bit of a pain but nothing too bad.
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    [Feb 26, 2012]
    Looks good fella, well done! I reckon you need to trim around the silver ring at the base of the gator (so its visible still) like I've done ...

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    [Feb 26, 2012]
    Well done, it looks really good.
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    [Feb 26, 2012]
    Thanks. I'll try trimming round the silver trim, fingers crossed.
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    [Feb 26, 2012]
    100% sure pre facelift splitter doesn't come off? It does on facelift.

    Just checking before I have to get down on my knees to check lol
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    [Feb 26, 2012]
    I bought 3M vinyl to do this after seeing silkys S3, but like you mines a pre facelift so doesnt come off.

    Any tips on doing it, did you have any problems?
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    [Feb 26, 2012]
    Unfortunately it definitely won't come off.
    As for tips, I wrapped the 3 uprights first then just used a hair drier and a cloth and a bit of bad language. I started in the middle and worked outwards.
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    [Feb 28, 2012]
    Looks good, bet its hard work if the splitter doesn't come off!
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    [Feb 28, 2012]
    looks good mate , you should defo trim around the silver bit
    this is what mine looked like when i did mine
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    [Feb 29, 2012]
    Pattern direction match fail [​IMG]

    Funny thing is I didnt even consider this when I did mine and somehow I just wrapped it so it matched! [​IMG]
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    [Feb 29, 2012]
    Thanks. I'm going to trim round the silver bit at the weekend. I'll post pics when it's done.
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    [Feb 29, 2012]
    It would have been loads easier if the splitter had come off but it wasn't too bad.
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    [Feb 29, 2012]
    Looks good my friend, subtle, its easy to get carried away with carbon wrapping.
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    [Mar 1, 2012]
    this is how it should look with no pattern mismamtch failure

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    also did the door trims :)

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