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Old 08-31-2021, 06:45 PM
AeroDog AeroDog is offline
 
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Default Faux carbon fiber used for instrument panel

Does anyone know which carbon-look vinyl the factory uses on the instrument panels of the -12is. Amazon shows quite a few choices, some of which appear too reflective.

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Old 08-31-2021, 10:40 PM
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check rvinyl.com or metrorestyling.com. many more options.
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Old 09-01-2021, 10:38 AM
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+1 on metrorestyling.com for sourcing. I used their 3M carbon fiber film on my RV-12 panel and have no issues with gloss. They do have SOTT matt finish CF film . I also used the 3M adhesion promoter to make sure I had no issues with lifting after installation.

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Old 09-01-2021, 11:24 AM
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+1 on 12vaitor's comments above. Be sure to include sufficient gaps between panel sections to accommodate thickness of the edge-wrapped film. Use adhesion promoter where screws overlie film.
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Old 09-01-2021, 03:18 PM
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Default 3M

Check out the available patterns online then order samples of the ones you like.
3M 2080
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Old 09-04-2021, 02:53 PM
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Exclamation 3M vs "not exactly 3M" vinyl

Dont try to save a few bucks on such a small job. Buy the 3M product and you'll only have to do it once. Mine's been on there for 6 years....the cheap stuff started lifting in 6 months.

Also, if the screw holes are countersunk, remove the vinyl from the holes with a countersink cutter before inserting the screws!
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Old 09-05-2021, 08:37 AM
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Dont try to save a few bucks on such a small job. Buy the 3M product and you'll only have to do it once. Mine's been on there for 6 years....the cheap stuff started lifting in 6 months.

Also, if the screw holes are countersunk, remove the vinyl from the holes with a countersink cutter before inserting the screws!
Works great.
Thanks for all the advice. I went with the 3M 2080.

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