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      05-24-2013, 01:36 PM   #1
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CF vinyl wrapped mirrors

I did this a few weeks ago, bought a 1x5ft roll for $10 on ebay. I was going for protecting the mirror caps from minor chips more than cosmetics, but I didn't want to make it black. the CF mirror caps cost way too much and isn't worth it.

It's not 100% perfect, but its not bad considering it's my first time wrapping anything! Some air bubbles but I managed to get that out. Plus, i have like 3 ft left.











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      05-25-2013, 10:58 AM   #2
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Looks tight! Nice work!! Rock chips are hitting me all over the place too, so I know the feeling.
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      05-25-2013, 12:42 PM   #3
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nice theres a gloss cf to on ebay
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      05-25-2013, 02:12 PM   #4
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      05-25-2013, 06:37 PM   #5
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great job!!! now I want to do mine too
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      05-25-2013, 11:24 PM   #6
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      05-26-2013, 11:30 AM   #7
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thanks everyone!

Don't be intimidated, it's really not that bad.

For my prep work, I just took the caps off and cleaned it really well with some dish detergent. Let it completely dry after blotching it with a towel, or you can speed it up with a blow dryer.

Heat is your friend. It took a bit to get the curves right but that's because I realized that I wasn't applying that much heat. You know you'll have enough heat when the vinyl turns very soft and "melts" onto the mirror cap

$10, can't go wrong. Save yourself $300 and use it on something else...oh I dunno, a pulley?!
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      05-26-2013, 06:57 PM   #8
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That's great job for a first time.
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      05-26-2013, 08:05 PM   #9
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That's great job for a first time.
thanks! Watched a LOT of youtube vids...a LOT
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      05-31-2013, 11:29 PM   #10
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Looks fantastic! I'm doing this once my eBay vinyl arrives to.
How'd you get the mirror covers off?
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      06-01-2013, 09:19 AM   #11
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Looks fantastic! I'm doing this once my eBay vinyl arrives to.
How'd you get the mirror covers off?
In one short vid:

However, there are some tabs there, just be careful
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      06-03-2013, 09:17 AM   #12
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I heard they lead to speeding tickets

Looks tight man
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      06-03-2013, 11:42 AM   #13
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Looks tight man
Yeah they do, i should put this as a warning banner for whoever wants to do this mod.
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hey can post a link to the ebay cite where you bought this from..looks very clean and nice
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      06-03-2013, 07:37 PM   #15
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hey can post a link to the ebay cite where you bought this from..looks very clean and nice
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=130893926734
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Looks awesome, I am doing this soon.
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About to do this too.. did you use an exacto knife to cut around the edges? Does the vinyl cut cleanly or does it get frayed?
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About to do this too.. did you use an exacto knife to cut around the edges? Does the vinyl cut cleanly or does it get frayed?
I didn't have an exacto knife, I shoud've bought one . I used scissors and cut as close as possible so about 1CM of excess can be wrapped and tucked in
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      08-08-2013, 11:10 AM   #21
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Did mine too. It looks awesome!
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      08-08-2013, 12:41 PM   #22
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Got the wrap. It's my weekend project Saturday. Time to watch some YouTube vids.
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