Decided to try my hand at vinyl wrapping
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    Got a roll of high gloss carbon wrap for Christmas and it finally warmed up enough this weekend to give a shot at wrapping. I really like the look of this in indirect light or at night time. In high sun the clear coat of the wrap looks a little like orange peel which isn't the end of the world but I'm a stickler for that kind of thing. Anyway, it was a lot of fun and it's easy to remove if I change my mind. Check it out!

    Vivid Vinyl Carbon Wrap 1 https://imgur.com/gallery/RsFdWu8
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    Oh that's weird it works on my end. I attached it in my post. Hope that's easier!

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    Seems nice. You did a great job. I have the exact same wrap from Vivid Shop, same color still in the carton tube that I ordered last year and could never find the time to try it out. I might just try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightfallgrey2018 View Post
    Seems nice. You did a great job. I have the exact same wrap from Vivid Shop, same color still in the carton tube that I ordered last year and could never find the time to try it out. I might just try it.
    Hey thanks! Yeah it wasn't too bad to work with. I used a hair dryer too and not a heat gun so I'd imagine if you've got a heat gun on hand it would be even easier. A couple of the corners we're tough because the radius was so tight but it just took a little more time is all.

    I'm going to do the trim piece on the dash around the radio to match as well so I'll follow up w more pics soon!

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    Finished the dash trim! I'm pretty happy w how this came out but **** that dash piece was tough. Had to do more cutting than I'd like so I'm not sure how this will last. But it's a quick job if I ever want to try and redo it down the road. There are just so many tight corners inside and out on that piece.

    At any rate, check it out!
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    Nice job!

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    Well done, sir!
    I'm guessing not with the gloss finish, but let us know if it helps with sun glare at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzen18 View Post
    Well done, sir!
    I'm guessing not with the gloss finish, but let us know if it helps with sun glare at all.
    I had wrapped mine in “dry” red carbon fiber wrap. That would be the no-to-low gloss vinyl. Absolutely zero glare from it.

    Also, once I tinted the visor strip on the windshield to 5%; there has been significantly less glare from my 7” display. Although, I feel the dark strip has also shrunken my field of vision lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamantman View Post
    Got a roll of high gloss carbon wrap for Christmas and it finally warmed up enough this weekend to give a shot at wrapping. I really like the look of this in indirect light or at night time. In high sun the clear coat of the wrap looks a little like orange peel which isn't the end of the world but I'm a stickler for that kind of thing. Anyway, it was a lot of fun and it's easy to remove if I change my mind. Check it out!

    Vivid Vinyl Carbon Wrap 1 https://imgur.com/gallery/RsFdWu8
    Hey man looks good! Yeah the orange peel wouldn't be a big deal but would totally drive me nuts inside too. Any tips for someone trying this for their first time?

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