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Old 06-29-2013, 01:05 AM
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3M Ni-Doc Vinyl

3M Ni-Doc VINYL

It is a vinyl with the "feel and texture" of Carbon Fiber, same stuff quality dash kits are made with, unless you're a true player and buy a CF molded to your dash... anyways... Great Stuff to get a hold of and if you have a beat interior... you'll take off 10 years off the plastics


Bought a roll of 24" x 48" on ebay, Shines nice and has a smooth feel. That's a lot for what I plan to do, but I also want to be able to replace any vinyl that will lose it's stickiness, although 4 years outdoor is damn long. 10 indoors.




Very pliable, forgiving and very easy to cut. You can freehand this stuff and still look like it was laser cut. but ... I still had help:



Since I have drafting and drawing supplies, razors and an exacto knife, it's just right. Follow the lines on the back, use a marker, the waxy surface doesn't like pencil or pen



:::Practice runs:::


Before and after is just Now the eyeglass holder was a little tricky and not solid plastic, but the result is till good.


The bottom




The sides. You can also flip the pattern to dizzify people

The drafting board and drafting rulers are for the Center control console, still a work in process, gotta draft the thing from scratch. Gotta CAD??? LOL

That's to make the perfect circles and cut them out. I'll show how when the overlay is done.

Now the top part of the Dash!!!! easy peasy!





Anyway, Did the Center console tabs, the pocket under the radio, the Sunglasses holder and the top console. with the Center overlay, I am also going to make a second layer to contrast the black.... moar pics soon!!!!




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Yesssssssss
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Here's mine!
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Re: 3M Ni-Doc Vinyl

Was waiting for a 4th gen one to pop up. lol Racon why didn't you do the cupholder? Doesn't fit/look right? And you'd have to cover where it says "Push" probably...looks good doe!

How much for this stuff? I want some now...badly.
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It varies. 24x48" sheet set me back 36$. With free shipping
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Re: 3M Ni-Doc Vinyl

$36? Well there goes mach carbon fiber-ing my den... my shed or my bathroom.

But with the black n gray interior of 'three' the red 91... hey now.

Do you have to use it in warm temps? ie summer not winter..
Do you have to let it 'cure' like say industrial velcro. ie set a book on it for 10 minutes.
Or is it just a clean the surface, stick away thing?
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Re: 3M Ni-Doc Vinyl

I've had my eye on this exactly for a while. I sanded primed and painted an extra set of interior trim flat matte black and it turned out amazing but was way too easy to scratch. I still want to go the painting route but don't know what to do differently to make it resilient the way stock is. Tried to clear coat but it just looked like a lousy fog on top of the paint. I'm very close to buying that vinyl. I'm guessing it looks alot better/cleaner without the flash right? Like that STI image.
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$36? Well there goes mach carbon fiber-ing my den... my shed or my bathroom.

But with the black n gray interior of 'three' the red 91... hey now.

Do you have to use it in warm temps? ie summer not winter..
Do you have to let it 'cure' like say industrial velcro. ie set a book on it for 10 minutes.
Or is it just a clean the surface, stick away thing?
It's a one time adhesion thing, but you have 3-5 chances to make adjustments and still have the thing lock. If you can find a local shop, its really not expensive.

I paid 36$ with shipping. Not bad for 100 $ dash kit
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How does this hold up on the exterior??
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You gotta prep the outside with an 20% alcohol / 80% water mix for best adhesion. I just diluted some washer fluid, seeing they have the same properties. The general consensus is 4 years on the outside, dunno if that counts rain, snow or heat.


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Aren't you the sticker guy oxkr?
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my friend has a fake cf trunk on his evo. looks like shiit over time
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Wut? Too cheap the clear coat the fake CF???? LULZ!!!!
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Re: 3M Ni-Doc Vinyl

The 4 or 5 trys thing piqued my interest even more.

Lucky's console came with a cigarette burn at a part specific to the 5speed. All the junkyard cars lately have been autos. The 24x36 sheet should do both cars as there'll be small items like grommets, and other minute accents like the mirror adjuster trim and the like.
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