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Hmm unsure on the mirrors....****NEW CF WRAPED BITS***

ALPINE May 20, 2010

  1. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    after all that graft and stress doing these im not sure i like it! lol mite look better once i done my B pillars and rear spoiler?

    what ya think?
     
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  2. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    looks like a great job and i want to say YES i love it!! dont get me wrong its subtle but with B pillars and spoiler, it will be too OTT IMO

    B pillers and the odd lil bit, id personally leave the spoiler and mirrors
     
  3. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Wrap the mirrors with a chrome wrap :thumbsup:
     
  4. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    i prefer chicken tikka wraps personally but if we were all the same the world would be a boring place :)
     
  5. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure if you can get a Chicken Tikka wrap in vinyl though :uhm: It might look ok on a dark car though :eyebrows:
     
  6. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    I think that looks pretty sweet
     
  7. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    I like it too mate, leave them, they'll grow on you. :thumbsup:

    Like a wart.

    Maybe.
     
  8. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    took my door cards off. gonna do the tweeter surrounds and handle bittings. watch this space
     
  9. vetch

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    I don't like the look, especially so much of it, but its a top job! It looks like its been done professionally.
     
  10. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    I don't think Such a deep blue with cf works. Personally that is! Also think it is very easy to go overboard and do too much :)
     
  11. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Alpine you're completely addicted lol
     
  12. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    thanks vtech, i have removed the wrap off the mirrors.. just dont like it. im not going to do the spoiler either.. the little bits look so much better. im gonna leave the outside for now i think, i will save some for my centre caps when i get my wheels ferbed.
     
  13. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    JD, i wasnt sure if it would go with the blue if im honest, but when you see it in the flesh (so to speak) it looks really subtle and blends in nicely. As said i have removed the mirror wrap as it looked to much and a bit chavvy i think.

    Westle.... i got so much of the sh!t i wanna use it. lol thats it for outside tho, just gonna do me interior now.
     
  14. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    I think removing it was wise, as it would make the mirrors worth stealing to leave them like that. CCTV or not, it dont take long to rip a pari of mirrors off
     
  15. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Good shout on putting the mirrors back to stock.

    I uhmed and ahhed over mine for a while and decided not to do it :)

    But as I said in your other CF wrap...its soooo 3 weeks ago :)
     
  16. will.f_1.8t

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    im goin to attempt the handle/tweeter surround but not sure if the c.f will stretch enough to fill the recessed bit. make sure you get some pics up when uve done it mate!
     
  17. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    lol do your kids have a wii console :eyebrows:
     
  18. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    dave, yep they have got a wii lol dont!!

    Will: i tryed twice to do the tweeter surround but the vinyl dont strech enough to fill the hole like you say. save you wrap and dont do it mate. tho i have done my handle :)

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    done me mates Del sol number plate surrounds too..
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  19. mike_plymouth

    mike_plymouth Member

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    can i be really dumb and ask how you managed to fit it so well to the door handles?
     
  20. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    coz im a smart **** :yes:
     
  21. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    mike.. hair dryer and alot of patience and finger tips :)
     
  22. will.f_1.8t

    will.f_1.8t Member

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    NICE! will be doing this tomoro then, are the handles easy to remove without takin the door cards off as i cant be ***** to do that. once is enough lol.
     
  23. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    you got to take the door cars off as there a 4 torx hidden behind the foam sound proofing. you will need to gently peal it off. They are also a mare to get off even with the torx out. i broke 2 clips on my drivers door but luckly it went back on ok. I did manage to to the tweeter surround too but could not get enough vinyl into the dip behind the handle. Looked shat and to "look what i stuck to my doors" if that makes sense.

    good luck will look forward to the pics

    heres the passenger door all done. :)

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    the light on the switch makes it look funny but i can assure you its all tip top :) (other than that tiny grey patch i colourd in with a cd pen) shhh... ya wont see it anyway!
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2010
  24. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    love it mate! i even liked the mirrors. i wanna get some now but i dunno if it would look as good.

    Have you got a few handy tips for us? :cool:
     
  25. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Top tips are

    1: Take your time
    2: Measure twice...cut once
    3: Use heat to apply it
    4: Take your time

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  26. finesse

    finesse Active Member

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    good work!
     
  27. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    other than what tom said, i would advise this.

    use meths tho clean what ever your wrapping and have clean hands.

    Cut the vinyl about 1" to big round the edges (if you have curves to deal with). dont be scared to rip it off again if you dont get it right the 1st stick, it does not get really sticky until you heat it. once your happy with its position, cut it to within 10-15mm overlap. once heated its really stretchy. heat the edges then stretch it and stick to the under side of the item your wrapping. remove the heat but keep pressure on the part you want stuck. in about 2-3 second it will cool and be very stuck. Try to avoid reheating bits you have stuck as it becomes a bit of a mission and you will need about 4 pairs of hands to re stick it.

    When you get to corners (90 deg meet of material) cut a little square, heat both bits and individually stuck the down. Remembering to stretch it round to the underside of what ever your wrapping. use the heat to stick it and keep holding it in place for a couple seconds after you remove the heat.

    If your wrapping bits with switches in like the door handle thingys, try and heat and stretch the stuff into the gap without cutting it. As i already said twice, use the heat, gently manipulate it into the gap them remove the heat whislt holding the curve in place before moving your fingers off. it will kinda set in place. Now you can cut it as it will be sorta molded to the shape you want and your not going to have any gaps.

    Flat surfaces like the centre console, use a bit of wet and dry and rough it up as it has some weird coating stuff on it. you also make sure it its smooth and removed any little "dinks" it may of found over its years. Cut the vinyl larger and use the sretch and wrap method again. When cutting out the gaps, remember to leave yours self enough to wrap in the holes (i.e radio hole CC buttons etc) stretch this in again and it will set into shape.

    TAKE YOUR TIME! it took me about 45-60 mins to do my mates numberplate surrounds propperly, and about the same per door card. if your going to do your mirrors, good fking luck!!
     
  28. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Dude, you are a vinyl wrapping god....

    I might get you to get some matte black off your mate for my roof and then let you loose on it! LOL.
     
  29. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    thanks dude! im CF wrapping my mates roof on his Del sol so that will be fun! i would also be quite happy to wrap any other bits for anyone on here. just gimmi a shout, seems i have the nack for it and i deffo have the time atm! :)
     
  30. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Where abouts in the world are you dude (Well, where abouts in Kent)
     
  31. Lemon S3

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    You do seem to have got the knack of it.
    I still haven't used my 100mm by 200mm piece yet, been wondering round the house trying to find something to stick it too as the only thing smaller enough on the car is the rear audi rings and they look like a biatch to do. Might end up doing them though.
    I'm sooo tempted to buy a load n do my tool box, would need about 3 or 4 square meters I reckon.
     
  32. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    ill speak to you on msn later welly :)

    Lemon do it you`ll be addicted :)
     
  33. s3gav

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    looks good alpine
    think you should give it afew coats of clear laquer just to finish it off
     
  34. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    i did think that then thought against it. thought it was a silly idea but maybe i should ya know.

    EDIT: i just stuck a random cut off onto my old TMIC from the scooby and laquored it. ill let ya know what it looks like in 10 mins
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2010
  35. s3gav

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    i think it would sweet once laquered and polished up
     
  36. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    looks the tits laquered oh gosh... gonna see how many coats it needs :)
     
  37. s3gav

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    lol good man
     
  38. Lemon S3

    Lemon S3 Alex

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    Pics?!?!?!
     
  39. will.f_1.8t

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    thought i would add a few pics of my efforts.....

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    half way through bonding the centre console and wrapping it will add pic when it done!
     
  40. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    good effort will mate, i done my vents and didnt like it. your car tho and all that. Its a nice feeling when its all done aint it. how did you find getting the vents back in after wrapping them. i thought it was a mare.

    Lemon: ill get pics tomorrow.... beers more important tonight! :beerchug:
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2010

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