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Old 06-19-2012, 08:33 AM   #1
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Carbon Fiber Vinyl

Has anyone done or seen any carbon fiber vinyl work done on a black camaro? I am debating between cf rally stripes or hood spears, but I haven't seen either of them done. Pics please, if you have. Thanks.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:39 AM   #2
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I have seen the Carbon Fiber stripes applied on the 5th Gen Camaro and it looks BAD A$$. The only stipulation I have is that it must be the Realistic Raised Vinyl Carbon Fiber. I just got a $ quote from my local tint shop and can not wait to have them installed. I promise to post pics after I have them applied.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:07 AM   #3
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PM nightshades, they use 3m 1080 vinyl. I believe they have a group buy going on right now and black carbon fiber is on there
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:14 AM   #4
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I actually have a buddy who will do it for free. He uses the 3M CF vinyl, but I don't want him to waste his time or product if I'm not going to like the result. I'd like to see pics before I have him do it. I saw a pic of a black camaro w/ a cf hood with stripes masked off and the hood painted black around them. That looked awesome, but I haven't seen the vinyl, aside from nightshades TF3 style stripes.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:24 AM   #5
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Mines not black but I used 3M DiNoc vinyl wrap on my SS and it turned out great..heres some pics

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I did a lot with it especially on the interior but its hard to show in pics.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:44 AM   #6
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Mines not black but I used 3M DiNoc vinyl wrap on my SS and it turned out great..heres some pics

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I did a lot with it especially on the interior but its hard to show in pics.
Very cool. I was actually thinking about doing my interior accents and spoiler as well if I liked the look. How hard was it to mold it to your bezels? It looks great. Thanks for the pics.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:34 AM   #7
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It looks good the carbon fiber but if you have any other Vinly that is not carbon fiber on the car it will clash big time. That's why I did not do mine.


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Old 06-19-2012, 11:38 AM   #8
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I want to do a solid cf hood stripe on mine


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Old 06-19-2012, 12:33 PM   #9
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It looks good the carbon fiber but if you have any other Vinly that is not carbon fiber on the car it will clash big time. That's why I did not do mine.


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I agree. You cant mix the too. My car is getting cf stripes today
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Very cool. I was actually thinking about doing my interior accents and spoiler as well if I liked the look. How hard was it to mold it to your bezels? It looks great. Thanks for the pics.
Honestly it wasnt easy but it wasnt super hard either. Just a lot of patience and a blow dryer, lol! I had blisters on both thumbs after doing it bc you heat and rub over and over. I get a lot of compliments on it.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:42 PM   #11
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It will look great, although only if you do not have any hydro-dipped or actual carbon fiber pieces. All three look very nice alone, but if you mix they won't match at all...
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:13 PM   #12
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Awesome. Thanks for the input everyone. I don't have any other vinyl on the car so everything would be cf. Looking at doing either the stripes or hood spears, bowties, possibly spoiler, bezels, and am seriously considering doing the rear diffuser. Also probably do some interior accents. Angie7, you should definitely post pics once your stripes are on. Thanks again.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:28 PM   #13
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Awesome. Thanks for the input everyone. I don't have any other vinyl on the car so everything would be cf. Looking at doing either the stripes or hood spears, bowties, possibly spoiler, bezels, and am seriously considering doing the rear diffuser. Also probably do some interior accents. Angie7, you should definitely post pics once your stripes are on. Thanks again.
Ill def post pics.. I ordered them thru bigworm and they look great. Its a perfect match with the rest of my cf.
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:48 PM   #14
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I have carbon fiber vinyl hash stripes on my black SS. I went with the Hexis vinyl from Headlight Armor.
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I would NOT use 3M DiNoc on the exterior surface of your car. It is not recommended by 3M. We use Superior quality 3M 1080 wrap series for automobile applications.

Here's a few pics of the CF we sell at Night Shades.
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I would NOT use 3M DiNoc on the exterior surface of your car. It is not recommended by 3M. We use Superior quality 3M 1080 wrap series for automobile applications.

Here's a few pics of the CF we sell at Night Shades.
Ive heard only from 2 people on here not to use 3M DiNoc but nothing on the internet or even the local custom shops say not to use. They all say its fine for exterior use. A large shop that has cars at SEMA here in town has DiNoc all over their show car and its perfectly fine. Its easy to use, durable and fine to use.

Heres some good info..its less expensive but just as good OP:

http://www.carbonfiberfilm.com/faq/

http://calicarguys.com/3m-di-noc
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Ive heard only from 2 people on here not to use 3M DiNoc but nothing on the internet or even the local custom shops say not to use. They all say its fine for exterior use. A large shop that has cars at SEMA here in town has DiNoc all over their show car and its perfectly fine. Its easy to use, durable and fine to use.

Heres some good info..its less expensive but just as good OP:

http://www.carbonfiberfilm.com/faq/

http://calicarguys.com/3m-di-noc
3M will tell you it was designed for Home interiors. Can and do people use it, yes. Is it the correct application for it, no.
That is why 3M developed the 1080 wrap series. If your looking for the best durability then be informed. If your looking for a cheaper alternative there are many out there.
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This is directly off of 3M's site. In Bold.


3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes are durable,
dimensionally stable, vinyl films that were
specifically developed for interior/exterior
decorations and refurbishment.




The warranty for 3M DI-NOC Architectural
Finishes for interior/exterior decoration as stated
here does not extend to automotive or personal
vehicle applications which have to conform to OEM
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3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes are durable,
dimensionally stable, vinyl films that were
specifically developed for interior/exterior
decorations and refurbishment.




The warranty for 3M DI-NOC Architectural
Finishes for interior/exterior decoration as stated
here does not extend to automotive or personal
vehicle applications which have to conform to OEM
automotive specifications.
Ok so its good enough to use on the outside of your house but not your car? That doesnt make sense nothing says its bad to use on exterior? Major custom shops all over are using this material. I have yet to hear anything bad. Im not trying to argue but I have yet to read anything bad about this or a reason why not to use it. I did a lot of reasearch on this subject before using it and it takes more then one site saying its ok on the outside of homes but not cars without a valid reason. Sounds like they dont want added liability. Im gonna believe the many custom shops using this material.

heres some more info, this blog compares both types of 3M
http://blog.undergroundgraphics.com/...arbon.html?m=1
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Ok so its good enough to use on the outside of your house but not your car? That doesnt make sense nothing says its bad to use on exterior? Major custom shops all over are using this material. I have yet to hear anything bad. Im not trying to argue but I have yet to read anything bad about this or a reason why not to use it. I did a lot of reasearch on this subject before using it and it takes more then one site saying its ok on the outside of homes but not cars without a valid reason. Sounds like they dont want added liability. Im gonna believe the many custom shops using this material.

heres some more info, this blog compares both types of 3M
http://blog.undergroundgraphics.com/...arbon.html?m=1

Certainly, I'm not arguing either. Just want to state the facts. Just so we are clear, those statements are off of 3M's website. Not just any website.

We are a Major, cutting edge Vinyl & Tint Shop also with many designs to our name. But sadly most shops are ill informed. Most shops don't even know of the newest products that are available to them. We know, we have many shops call us on our kits and ask what we use. We pride ourselves on carrying the best vinyl and the correct Vinyl for the job.

Shops have used DI-NOC for years. It will work for on most projects including Cars BUT it is not the correct Vinyl for Automobiles. There is a correct Vinyl for that and it is 3M's 1080 Wrap series. That is all I am trying to say. I'm glad you are happy with yours and I hope it lasts for MANY years.
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Definitely appreciate all the info, from both sides. SSTG, I understand where you are coming from basing your statements off of what is actual product recommendations. It's hard to argue with simple fact. At the same time, if there are Ops out there like Angie who are using it with no issues, and it continues to hold up and look great, I am comfortable taking their advice as well. Honestly, I'm not sure exactly what kind of vinyl my buddy uses...just know it's 3M, so I guess I'll have to cross that bridge when I get to it. If he has DI NOC, and he's willing to do it for free...can't complain, even if it doesn't hold up. I just appreciate the hook up. Again, thanks for all the great advice. I appreciate all the pics too. SSTG, I like the first pic you posted. Looks great. I was really hoping someone would have pics of cf hood spears, but I guess they aren't too common. Angie, I'm looking forward to seeing your car with the new stripes.
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you may want to check this out; http://www.carbonfiberfilm.com/blog/...oating-di-noc/
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I have carbon fiber vinyl hash stripes on my black SS. I went with the Hexis vinyl from Headlight Armor.
Looks great, nice idea!

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Ive heard only from 2 people on here not to use 3M DiNoc but nothing on the internet or even the local custom shops say not to use. They all say its fine for exterior use. A large shop that has cars at SEMA here in town has DiNoc all over their show car and its perfectly fine. Its easy to use, durable and fine to use.
3M Di-Noc should not be used on an automotive application. A lot of places will sell it to you, but it is the wrong material for automotive applications. 3M was slow to respond to other companies wrap specific materials (like our Hexis wrap) but have recently brought out a 1080 wrap which is good, though we do not feel it is the best material out there.
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