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Got my 3M carbon fiber in the mail the other day, so I did my bow-ties today:


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wow the front looks perfect! Where did you get them from? i have one coming from mixxeddesigns but have amazon ones on right now. the back is perfect but the front shows a little bit of gold
 

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I just bought the carbon fiber wrap from Amazon. I tried some interior dash pieces at first but I'm not skilled enough to make it look good. The bow ties were super easy, especially with the hot summer sun to soften the vinyl. Took me 5 minutes for each bow tie.
 

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Yeah... Pretty elementary process. Clean the surface, apply the vinyl, and then it's best to use heat and something like a credit card to smooth out any wrinkles. If it's really hot and sunny out (like it was yesterday), you can use natural heat instead of a heat gun.
 

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That looks good I just ordered mine I will be doing the emblems and the interior this weekend Ill take pics.
 

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I need to do mine to, the gold looks bad on the Tungsten car... I wanted to buy billet aluminum one like I have on my Tahoe and for my Duramax Silverado, but I can't seem to find billet aluminum emblems for the Cruze... Has anyone seen them, or know of someone that makes them for the Cruze?
 
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I need to do mine to, the gold looks bad on the Tungsten car... I wanted to buy billet aluminum one like I have on my Tahoe and for my Duramax Silverado, but I can't seem to find billet aluminum emblems for the Cruze... Has anyone seen them, or know of someone that makes them for the Cruze?
Believe they stopped making them due to copyright laws
 

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Looks good!!!
I received my vinyl wrap from Amazon today and I'm impatient so on my lunch I wrapped my radio bezel I will be doing the emblems this weekend
Believe they stopped making them due to copyright laws
Ya, it was a trademark issue I believe. Some went the trademark route for a while, then the vinyl fad and color/texture availability caught on and that seems to be all anyone is doing now... I ordered some carbon fiber vinyl from ebay this morning... I got a good deal on a 12x50" piece for $6.99 with free shipping. I hope it is decent quality. For the money it is worth the risk...
 

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I received my vinyl wrap from Amazon today and I'm impatient so on my lunch I wrapped my radio bezel I will be doing the emblems this weekend

I tried doing this, but got too many wrinkles :(
 

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I did the Bowties on my Cruze this afternoon. It was pretty easy and only took a few minutes. I let the vinyl heat in the sun before installing it and it seemed to form well to the contours of the Bowties on the trunk and in the grille. I am very happy with the improved looks!!! Cruze-CF-Bowtie-Small.jpg

I may also do the chrome strip on the trunk at some point as well...
 

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Very nice! Is that strip of chrome in the back removable?
 

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It's extremely easy, especially if you do it in the sun.
 
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