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Carbon wrapped (not roof......yet)

bigrich690 Mar 15, 2012

  1. Macdoon

    Macdoon Well-Known Member Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Wrath Well-Known Member

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    Won't the heat from the exhaust start to melt the wrap or at least bubble it up?
     
  3. razza1

    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    Nope,I've got big pipes on mine and its fine.
     
  4. bigrich690

    bigrich690 Active Member

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  5. viceroy

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    I've pretty much wrapped my car (grille surround, door pillars & window triangles,, and rear strip on bumper, as well as full interior) and I've been in two minds about the rear valance and door strips, but this thread has convinced me...they will be done soon.
     
  6. bigrich690

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    Excellent :) how did you get that little bumper strip off the rear? Does the bumper need to come off?
     
  7. viceroy

    viceroy Active Member

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    The bumper strip comes off with a bit of effort.
    Use a flat screwdriver covered in cloth (I used an old tea towel) and slide in towards the back of the car...not up or you'll end up breaking the holding clips.

    As it gets looser, you'll notice it rising a bit, and you can then get your fingers in to start pulling.
     
  8. bigrich690

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    Excellent, will have a go tonight me thinks :)
     
  9. Richardesty

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    Just a word of warning, having seen roofs done in carbon wrap before.........because of the flat expanse involved its really hard to do without the carbon 'weave' looking bent or wavy, which IMHO then looks wrong. This isn't noticeable on small bits like you've done.
     
  10. bigrich690

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    Ahhh so I may be better just sticking to black? Plus it's cheaper I guess, oh and one more reply takes this thread to another page :)
     
  11. D2NY G

    D2NY G Well-Known Member

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    Well said this is exactly why I dont like carbon wrap, when i did my bonnet on my old car the "carbon" weaves seamed to curve and not go straight as proper carbon would.
     
  12. bigrich690

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    Fair coment, if your gonna do a big area then I believe it could go wrong and be wavy but the small bits I've done so far are all straight and look goooooood :)
     
  13. D2NY G

    D2NY G Well-Known Member

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    i suppose if you was really anal about it and took a good length of time to get the lines bang on it would look mint :)

    car is looking really well lad, youve deffo bin busy over past few weeks!
     
  14. bigrich690

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    Yea I have and enjoyed every second of it but money has just become very tight indeed so will have to go really steady for a bit now, unless an absolute bargain comes up or a nice tidy cheap mod
     

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