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Old 12-17-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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Carbon Fiber Grille

Just a little experiment I wanted to try out since I can't find a black grill anywhere. I'll probably redo it tomorrow, I think I can get it a little better

3D Flexible Carbon Fiber Vinyl (not sure if I can post the link where I bought it)


I bought a little extra 'cuz I knew it would take a couple tries.


The hard part


A little heat and the stuff stretches to get the wrinkles out. Sounds easy but it was a pain.






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Old 12-17-2010, 11:00 AM   #2
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i think thats pretty damn cool! a long term update and some clean macro shots of the multi angled areas would be nice. now about that link...
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:09 AM   #3
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Can we see some closeups
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:13 AM   #5
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Here's a closer shot. You can see the seem where I had to do it in 2 sections. I have just enough left over to try it one more time using only one piece so that there is no seem, but I'm scared if I mess that up then I am back to square one. So I'm debating just living with the seem lines.

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Old 12-17-2010, 11:16 AM   #6
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Well done!
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:23 AM   #8
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Thats a sexy looking truck, and beautiful job on the grille.
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:28 AM   #10
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i see what ya mean. bad spot for a seam. may want to try again with a spray bottle of a water/soap mix and a hard rubber squeegy like puttin on xpel tape - good instructions on their site too. id give ya a link but yer bogartin yers, so.... i think ya have a winner idea there that might be tastefully continued on other areas of the truck.
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:37 AM   #12
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Yeah, that seam is a bummer, but otherwise I like it a lot. Some matching carbon fiber eyelids might look cool too.
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:41 AM   #13
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:26 PM   #14
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looks really good,nice work but I'd give'er another try to get the seems out,you can do it and you'll like it much better.
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i would definitely do this to my truck, if you get the seams out it would be even better, did you get the flexible carbon fiber sheet?
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i like this a lot!
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i would definitely do this to my truck, if you get the seams out it would be even better, did you get the flexible carbon fiber sheet?
Yea, I got the flexible carbon fiber sheet... http://www.topvinylfilms.com/product...er-1710-4.html

They sell it by the linear foot in either 51" wide or 25" wide. I bought 3' of the 51" and that's enough for two tries at it. I think what made it hard was trying to do it by myself. It might be easier with another set of hands helping. Before I attempt doing it myself again, there's a wrap shop in town I need to check with to see if maybe they can do it for me.
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oh alright cool, but yeah check them out, because that is definitely a different idea you had
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Nice man! And your truck is badass! I bet if you clear coat it afterwards it would look like a carbon fiber hood.
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