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Old 10-31-2010, 12:40 PM   #18
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Post Camaro Carbon Wrap Roof Size

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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
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:26 PM   #19
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looks like ima need 3-4 people to do my roof...
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:20 AM   #20
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Took some photos holding up the rear bow tie we wrapped with the 3D Carbon Fiber film on a variety of different colors















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
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:20 AM   #21
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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?
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:25 AM   #22
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When warmed the material is very pliable and can be stretched 50%. The following show the pliability

First the stock chrome grill surround:



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.



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



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.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:45 AM   #23
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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?
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:53 AM   #24
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^ 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...
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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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Old 11-03-2010, 03:42 PM   #26
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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 reason i ask about pre cutting is i want to use it on some areas other than the bowties. I can manage the bowties fine. But i would not try to cut this stuff on the car for any other area. For example, if someone wanted to use it to make stripes (not that thats what i want to do) how would you go about cutting it?
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I just ordered a sample to try out. Can't wait to see this stuff. Might be ordering quite a bit from you guys.
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The reason i ask about pre cutting is i want to use it on some areas other than the bowties. I can manage the bowties fine. But i would not try to cut this stuff on the car for any other area. For example, if someone wanted to use it to make stripes (not that thats what i want to do) how would you go about cutting it?
A lot of the interior and exterior trim are best installed with the pieces removed from the vehicle. For said trim pieces cutting is done with a sharp razor knife either flush with an edge or wrapped to the back side depending on the application. Generally speaking you want / need a larger piece than what you are going to cover to adequately work, pull, and stretch the material. There are only a limited number of things that could be done in a pre-cut fashion, most do lend themselves to using a larger sheet as shown in the bow tie tutorial.

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I just ordered a sample to try out. Can't wait to see this stuff. Might be ordering quite a bit from you guys.
Thanks, the sample should go out tomorrow!
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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.
from what i was told, the clear paint protection film, 3m in particular, turns yellow after time.. so i may order a sheet for my roof, depends on how i feel about spending $147 and getting pissed when it doesnt come out right.. lol
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I'm a 100% CF guy via my 300ZX show car. But this is the best "look alike" CF I've seen. I will be ordering the sample to test. If it is good we may be doing some biz boys!
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A lot of the interior and exterior trim are best installed with the pieces removed from the vehicle. For said trim pieces cutting is done with a sharp razor knife either flush with an edge or wrapped to the back side depending on the application. Generally speaking you want / need a larger piece than what you are going to cover to adequately work, pull, and stretch the material. There are only a limited number of things that could be done in a pre-cut fashion, most do lend themselves to using a larger sheet as shown in the bow tie tutorial.
how would you go about doing something like this. The area in black on the spoiler is the part i want to cover.
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I'm a 100% CF guy via my 300ZX show car. But this is the best "look alike" CF I've seen. I will be ordering the sample to test. If it is good we may be doing some biz boys!
Thanks, your sample is going out today. Hope you like it.

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how would you go about doing something like this. The area in black on the spoiler is the part i want to cover.
Can't really tell what the area is from the photo. Was it just an area you photoshopped on the spoiler or some sort of filler? As far as doing all or part of the spoiler goes, removing it is going to make things easier. If the area is just a portion of an area you can make your own template using wide painters tape, a sharpie, and scissors. You can transfer it to some paper etc and cut with a scissors until you get the desired shape then cut it out from the material. Hope that helps.

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from what i was told, the clear paint protection film, 3m in particular, turns yellow after time.. so i may order a sheet for my roof, depends on how i feel about spending $147 and getting pissed when it doesn't come out right.. lol
Somebody else sent an email about doing the roof yesterday. Removing the antenna is going to make things easier. I searched Camaro5 and found this thread about removing the antenna - complete with video
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Can't really tell what the area is from the photo. Was it just an area you photoshopped on the spoiler or some sort of filler? As far as doing all or part of the spoiler goes, removing it is going to make things easier. If the area is just a portion of an area you can make your own template using wide painters tape, a sharpie, and scissors. You can transfer it to some paper etc and cut with a scissors until you get the desired shape then cut it out from the material. Hope that helps.


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yes, the area in the middle of the spoiler that is black, its photoshopped on.

it seems making my own template is prob the only way to do it, i just dont like the method of cutting anything by hand as there is almost no precision that way. I dont want it to look like it was hand cut, i want it perfect.

So this question, not just to you but anyone who can answer. how do shops do this type of stuff? Are they doing the same thing, putting down tape and cutting it with razors while its on the car? Seems like a really bad way of doing things.
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You would make the template outline on the painters tape then remove the tape and make your harder template - noting cutting on your car. You can then fine tune your template making it as even as possible. You can use a pencil and a compass to follow the arc of the spoiler then all you need to match are the radius's at the ends.

How do shops do it? there are lots of ways to do it, it really depends on preference and what you are going to do with it in the end. If you need hundreds of them you would digitize and test, test, test. And yes some vinyl shops would just lay it down and trim away. Some do a good job and some don't.

What I posted is a straight forward DIY that can yield good results with some attention to detail and patience. Hope that helps.
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