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      10-27-2020, 01:53 PM   #1
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Good interior vinyl wraps besides Carbon?

I'm not entirely opposed to carbon, as there are some benefits to it. But I also feel like it's kinda played, out and is sort of the 'default' trim for BMW enthusiasts who upgrade from lolwoodgrain or the cheapo silver painted plastic trash I have.

Has anyone tried doing flat black or metallic flat black inside? Does it pick up tons of oil and fingerprints?

I don't like the gloss vinyls mostly due to the "orange peel" effect, where in the light it looks really lumpy. Seems like it would get fingernail ticks really easily.

I like the idea of a JET BLACK carbon, where it's not so grey looking. I really want to black-out my interior, but also don't want the trim to look any cheaper than it does right now.

Any experiences would be appreciated!
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Haven't wrapped my interior trim (I like my Ash Grain). However there are videos all over youtube that discuss the process and options. I personally think a forged carbon wrap would give you the look of a dark interior but not the typical carbon fiber or piano black look.

Here is a video I found of a guy with an e9X who does it. The thumbnail makes the wrap look more grey but the video shows it darker.



Best of luck!
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Haven't wrapped my interior trim (I like my Ash Grain). However there are videos all over youtube that discuss the process and options. I personally think a forged carbon wrap would give you the look of a dark interior but not the typical carbon fiber or piano black look.

Here is a video I found of a guy with an e9X who does it. The thumbnail makes the wrap look more grey but the video shows it darker.



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I think the forged carbon is a little loud for my taste, but looks really cool.

I actually managed to find something that fit my criteria (not glossy, not easy to pick up prints, dark/black, preferably not just another carbon fiber weave...). Went with the 3M 2080 Matrix Black MX12. Seems like a nice understated design and something different than what you see every day. Slightly worried about stretching it too much, since that pattern will show it. Was pretty expensive compared to other finishes too. But I bought extra and hopefully it comes out nice enough I can share images here!
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Update: It came out great! The material is hard to photograph, but the texture is really premium looking in direct outdoor sunlight. Almost feels like fabric, not vinyl. Looks like OEM! The black is a really great match with the interior black plastics.

The process was easy, and actually really fun. I took off all of the plastic pieces from the trim. Anything that was clipped on I removed, which made the finished product more factory looking.
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Update: It came out great! The material is hard to photograph, but the texture is really premium looking in direct outdoor sunlight. Almost feels like fabric, not vinyl. Looks like OEM! The black is a really great match with the interior black plastics.

The process was easy, and actually really fun. I took off all of the plastic pieces from the trim. Anything that was clipped on I removed, which made the finished product more factory looking.
That looks great. Is the texture in the vinyl or coming through the trim pieces?

Can you link to the exact product you used?
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i did black suede vinyl

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That looks great. Is the texture in the vinyl or coming through the trim pieces?

Can you link to the exact product you used?
The texture is on the vinyl. I had the basic silver painted plastic trim. The film I used was 3M 2080 Matrix Black. It's basically the same as the BMW M-sport hex pattern trim but jet black instead of silver. Definitely a little more expensive than other films, but it looks ultra premium and is perfect for this application.

I got it from RVinyl store on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

2x5' is enough for the whole job only if you don't mess anything up or do test pieces. I ordered an extra 1x5' piece but didn't end up needing it.
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i did black suede vinyl

That's actually really nice looking! Was that material difficult to work with?
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That's actually really nice looking! Was that material difficult to work with?
Easiest I’ve ever worked with, it’s pretty stiff so it doesn’t wrinkle and get air bubbles
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Easiest I’ve ever worked with, it’s pretty stiff so it doesn’t wrinkle and get air bubbles
Really like the look of it! If I ever decide to change it up, might go that route.

The Hex vinyl is holding up really well though, I enjoy it every time I get into the car. Feels really nice to the touch, and cleans up super easily.
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Hey MGengarEX, any chance you can let me know how the Matrix Black texture is holding up? Im interested in sourcing the same material but supplier advised against using it in the cabin as the holes in texture could pick up grit and grime? Is this valid or?
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