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HeadlightArmor 10-29-2010 08:40 AM

3D Textured Carbon Fiber Wrap Now Available From Headlight Armor
 
3D Textured Carbon Fiber Film Now Available at Headlight Armor!

Guaranteed Lowest Delivered Price on 24" and 60" Wide Rolls of Carbon Fiber Wrap! We will not be undersold.

Carbon Fiber is one of the hottest looks now and after Months of research and product testing Headlight Armor is pleased to announce the addition of Hexis 3D Carbon Fiber Film to its product lineup! This revolutionary material is manufactured by Hexis S.A. under ISO 9001 standards. HX30000 films are Cast vinyl’s specially designed for full vehicle wraps - unlike other materials you may have seen from other manufacturers. The film is a multi-layered 3D / textured / structured cast PVC vinyl. It's textured / 3D / woven looking surface catches light just like true dry carbon giving it a rich depth as well as a tactile response! Because of its extreme flexibility, high conformability, HEX’Press adhesive facilitates air egress thus avoiding bubbles and creases during application - fast and risk free applications are practically guaranteed. It is particularly recommended for complex compound curved surfaces and long-term outdoor applications. Hexis HX30000 is the ideal high-end solution for vehicle applications with long life cycles.

http://www.headlightarmor.com/produc...rbon-sheet.jpg

The material is very flexible and highly conformable. What can you cover? You can overlay almost anything with a clean smooth surface! Popular applications include smart phones, laptop cases, and other electronics. Popular vehicle applications include the roof panel, hood, trunk lids, spoilers, chrome trim, interior trim and more. The list really does go on!
Highly Flexible and thermo formable!

http://www.headlightarmor.com/produc...on-grill-6.jpg

Apply to small electronics – Western Digital Portable Hard Drive
http://www.headlightarmor.com/produc...passport-1.jpg

Bow Ties
http://www.headlightarmor.com/images...-bowtie-14.jpg

Chrome Exterior Trim
http://www.headlightarmor.com/produc...on-grill-2.jpg

Your Hood or Roof
http://www.headlightarmor.com/produc...bon-hood-1.jpg

Spoilers
http://www.headlightarmor.com/produc...s-carbon-2.jpg http://www.headlightarmor.com/produc...s-carbon-6.jpg

Interior Trim
http://www.headlightarmor.com/produc...s-carbon-3.jpg

Creativity is your main limit!

We are so confident that once you see it you will love it, we are offering a free sample! We will even mail it to you for free! Nothing to lose. Click HERE for your Free Carbon Fiber Sample.
http://www.headlightarmor.com/produc...bon-sample.jpg

We have added a variety of sheets and rolls to the site here and will be adding more over the coming weeks. Check it out. If you are looking for a specific dimension for a project and don’t want a long length, please let us know and I can see if we can have the size added to the site.

The Stig 10-29-2010 08:44 AM

Wow that stuff looks awesome. Might have to pick up a few rolls of that stuff. If you guys want some shots of your wrap on a camaro just let me know.

HeadlightArmor 10-29-2010 09:17 AM

DIY Tutorial is up for wrapping your bow ties in Carbon Fiber Film
 
Thanks! We just added a DIY tutorial in the Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions here - DIY Wrapping your Bow Ties with Carbon Fiber Film

The piece needed for the bow ties is on the site here.

Jaysin 10-29-2010 09:41 PM

Nice product. I ordered a sample.

Can it be clear coated?

TaylorRyanSS 10-29-2010 09:45 PM

Isn't this 3M DI NOC? It looks like it. I did my bowties and engine cover with this stuff and I also clearcoated it a couple times.

CamaroDreams07 10-29-2010 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TaylorRyan74 (Post 2496767)
Isn't this 3M DI NOC? It looks like it. I did my bowties and engine cover with this stuff and I also clearcoated it a couple times.

Sure does.

Cmlloveless 10-29-2010 11:07 PM

Yea the only real difference I noticed on your site was that it says that this stuff can be removed without damaging what it was on. To me that sounds like it just doesnt stick as well...

mst504 10-29-2010 11:13 PM

A camaro body completely covered in carbon fiber would be so sick.

Cmlloveless 10-29-2010 11:17 PM

Oh P.S. That is a very nice Aston Martin, not sure why someone with the money for a car like that would want to put any kind of fake carbon fiber on it!!

Russo 10-29-2010 11:38 PM

id like to do my roof in this

HeadlightArmor 10-30-2010 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaysin (Post 2496748)
Nice product. I ordered a sample.

Can it be clear coated?

The sample should go out Monday, you should have it toward the end of the week. Somebody asked on another forum we sponsored yesterday. I don't think clear coating it would work, we have not tried it. You could always try with the free sample and see how it goes.

Quote:

Originally Posted by TaylorRyan74 (Post 2496767)
Isn't this 3M DI NOC? It looks like it.

No, it is not 3M Di Noc, it is better and a for automotive uses a lot better choice.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cmlloveless (Post 2497063)
Yea the only real difference I noticed on your site was that it says that this stuff can be removed without damaging what it was on. To me that sounds like it just doesn't stick as well...

No, what it means is that it wont damage what you apply it to when you go to remove it. If you apply 3M Di-Noc to say your roof or interior trim and then go to remove it down the road, you will likely damage what it was applied to. i.e pulling the paint off your roof...

Some of you may have heard of 3M's Architectural Finish called Di-Noc. We also looked into this but given what it was designed for along with its overall properties we determined it was not the best solution for automotive applications.

http://www.headlightarmor.com/produc...-vs-di-noc.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by mst504 (Post 2497092)
A camaro body completely covered in carbon fiber would be so sick.

Sound like an ambitious plan, I know where you can get a lot of it :w00t:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cmlloveless (Post 2497105)
Oh P.S. That is a very nice Aston Martin, not sure why someone with the money for a car like that would want to put any kind of fake carbon fiber on it!!

The Aston Martin is a FIA GT race car being campaigned and sponsored by the manufacturer in Europe - this one was used in a show to show the application of the material on highly complex surfaces more info here


Quote:

Originally Posted by Russo (Post 2497180)
id like to do my roof in this

:w00t:

As always, please let us know if you have any questions.

liquidsmoke 10-30-2010 04:11 PM

those bowties look great. Mine are allready blacked out, but i think im gonna switch them to this.

I also have some other ideas for this, are you guys able to pre cut them?

TaylorRyanSS 10-30-2010 05:12 PM

I tried doing my roof with 3M DI NOC a couple months ago but it was too hard. It did not damage the paint when I removed it. I think the 3M is probably just as good, but this stuff seems like it is a little cheaper. I paid $150 for a roll that was barely big enough for the roof.

Russo 10-30-2010 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TaylorRyan74 (Post 2498763)
I tried doing my roof with 3M DI NOC a couple months ago but it was too hard. It did not damage the paint when I removed it. I think the 3M is probably just as good, but this stuff seems like it is a little cheaper. I paid $150 for a roll that was barely big enough for the roof.

how did you apply it? water and squegee it out? i can do deals, but something that comes in a square sheet that needs to be custom cut will drive me nuts..

Allen English 10-30-2010 07:43 PM

Looks like a viable product to try. I have been thinking about purchasing some real carbon fiber to skin my ground effects with. PM me the cost and how I could get a small sample please.

P.S. I have some clear coat that I could spray on the sample to see how it reacts if you would like.

Thanks

TaylorRyanSS 10-30-2010 07:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Russo (Post 2499089)
how did you apply it? water and squegee it out? i can do deals, but something that comes in a square sheet that needs to be custom cut will drive me nuts..

You are supposed to dry install it. It was hard dealing with a piece that huge, I used a blow dryer to keep it warm but I should have used a heat gun.

Here is a vid I used to help me with mine, but it was still too hard to do.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKSmasdSoY8

HeadlightArmor 10-30-2010 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Russo (Post 2499089)
how did you apply it? water and squeegee it out? i can do deals, but something that comes in a square sheet that needs to be custom cut will drive me nuts..

For all applications, big and small, they are done dry. The adhesive has air release channels to facilitate a smooth install.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Allen English (Post 2499232)
Looks like a viable product to try. I have been thinking about purchasing some real carbon fiber to skin my ground effects with. PM me the cost and how I could get a small sample please.

We have a variety of sizes of sheets & rolls of the carbon fiber material on the site here, and will likely be adding more in the coming weeks.

The free carbon fiber wrap sample is on the site here

Quote:

Originally Posted by liquidsmoke (Post 2498653)
those bowties look great. Mine are already blacked out, but i think I'm gonna switch them to this.

I also have some other ideas for this, are you guys able to pre cut them?

Thanks, we have a DIY for the application of the bowties on Camaro5 here in case anybody missed it. They are a pretty simple DIY. We don't have any current plans for precutting them as it really in easier for this particular application to use a larger sheet.

The sheet you need to do wrap both Camaro bow ties in carbon fiber wrap is on the site here

Quote:

Originally Posted by TaylorRyan74 (Post 2498763)
I tried doing my roof with 3M DI NOC a couple months ago but it was too hard. It did not damage the paint when I removed it. I think the 3M is probably just as good, but this stuff seems like it is a little cheaper. I paid $150 for a roll that was barely big enough for the roof.

With Di-Noc the longer you leave it on the more difficult it is to remove.

Snippet from 3M's technical bulletin on the removal of Di-Noc

http://www.headlightarmor.com/produc...ove-di-noc.jpg

Unlike 3M's, this material we have was made for automotive wrapping first and foremost! So removal is going to be a heck of a lot easier than with 3M's stuff.

Quote:

Originally Posted by TaylorRyan74 (Post 2499246)
You are supposed to dry install it. It was hard dealing with a piece that huge, I used a blow dryer to keep it warm but I should have used a heat gun.

Here is a vid I used to help me with mine, but it was still too hard to do.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKSmasdSoY8

Interesting video. Lots of hands on that one... For the roof you can remove just half the backing paper - apply that half, then do the other side, then finish the edges. An extra set of hand can be helpful. Oh, and we do recommend a heat gun over a hair dryer.

HeadlightArmor 10-31-2010 11:40 AM

Camaro Carbon Wrap Roof Size
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TaylorRyan74 (Post 2498763)
I tried doing my roof with 3M DI NOC a couple months ago but it was too hard. It did not damage the paint when I removed it. I think the 3M is probably just as good, but this stuff seems like it is a little cheaper. I paid $150 for a roll that was barely big enough for the roof.

Update: I just measured the roof of the Camaro for those that are interested, I am not surprised you has so much trouble with 3M's material. 3M is limited to 48 inches wide where ours comes 54" wide, and by our standards 48" wide would not be wide enough to adaquetly work with the material on a Camaro roof application.

The necessary size is 54" wide by 60" (5 feet) long

Russo 10-31-2010 07:26 PM

looks like ima need 3-4 people to do my roof...

HeadlightArmor 11-02-2010 10:20 AM

Headlight Armor's Carbon Fiber on Bow Ties - Different Color Camaro's
 
Took some photos holding up the rear bow tie we wrapped with the 3D Carbon Fiber film on a variety of different colors ;)

http://www.headlightarmor.com/produc...wtie-black.jpg

http://www.headlightarmor.com/produc...owtie-blue.jpg

http://www.headlightarmor.com/produc...tie-maroon.jpg

http://www.headlightarmor.com/produc...bowtie-red.jpg

http://www.headlightarmor.com/produc...tie-silver.jpg

http://www.headlightarmor.com/produc...wtie-white.jpg

http://www.headlightarmor.com/produc...tie-yellow.jpg

We have a DIY for the application of the bow ties on Camaro5 here in case anybody missed it. They are a pretty simple DIY.

The sheet you need to do wrap both Camaro bow ties in carbon fiber wrap is on the site here

Cmlloveless 11-03-2010 04:20 AM

How plyable/stretchy is this stuff? A flat or slighlty curved surface is one thing, but if someone was looking to wrap accent pieces such as the bezel around the speedometer is this stuff plyable enough to make those angle without wrinkling up around the edges?

HeadlightArmor 11-03-2010 08:25 AM

When warmed the material is very pliable and can be stretched 50%. The following show the pliability

First the stock chrome grill surround:

http://www.headlightarmor.com/produc...t-yellow-2.jpg

The bumper cover was removed and the chrome surround removed completely and brought to a workbench. A single sheet was used and the piece was completely wrapped - including the outside perimeter that is mainly covered by the bumper cover once installed.

http://www.headlightarmor.com/produc...on-grill-2.jpg

Closeup of the lower corner - the one with the most stretch.

http://www.headlightarmor.com/produc...on-grill-6.jpg

The grill surround was laid on a work bench and the sheet laid on top of it. The material was heated and slowly stretched down to the back of the material. In the above photo the material would be applied to the front surface and pressed into the photo. Hope that makes sense. Let me know if you have any other questions or need some clarification on anything.

hypurone 11-03-2010 08:45 AM

sample ordered! :thumbsup:

How resistant to road damage is this stuff? have you seen any long term installs yet? In an area that would be subject to rocks/bugs etc?

Russo 11-03-2010 10:53 AM

^ would like to know cause i go to alot of shipyards, and i would like to do this to avoid overspray from the sandblasting on the paint...

HeadlightArmor 11-03-2010 11:07 AM

As far as impact resistance goes, it is going to be better than nothing as far as protecting the paint goes, but it is not as strong as paint protection film - it was designed as a wrap material not as paint protection. Hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions.


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