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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Appearance Mods Discussion, 3M Carbon Fiber DiNoc vinyl interior in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Couldnt take the fake wood trim on my light interior so I thouhgt Id give the carbon fiber vinyl a ...
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    Lightbulb 3M Carbon Fiber DiNoc vinyl interior

    Couldnt take the fake wood trim on my light interior so I thouhgt Id give the carbon fiber vinyl a try. I had only seen it on dark interior cars and it looked great, but was apprehensive as mine is the light interior with brown accents.

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    I think it turned out pretty damn well. The vinyl was easy enough to work with, kind of a pain around some of the corners, but acceptable. I still have to do the shift knob and the steering wheel but everything else is done. LEt me know what you think, and if you have any questions.
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    Re: 3M Carbon Fiber DiNoc vinyl interior

    looks championship!

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    Looks great! A little heat gun action makes working with corners much easier. Great job.

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    Re: 3M Carbon Fiber DiNoc vinyl interior

    ended up looking good. My cts is white diamond w/ the white interior and it came w/ the carbon fiber trim, which i like more than the wood which i consider more appealing for the older folks.

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    Re: 3M Carbon Fiber DiNoc vinyl interior

    Welcome to the Badass Club sir. B)

    my interior is carbon fiber as well

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    Re: 3M Carbon Fiber DiNoc vinyl interior

    hah thanks guys. ive seen the stock carbon fiber and it looked linda lame. At least this aftermarked stuff has some texture and can reflect light the way real carbon does. Thanks to McFunk for the help!
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    Re: 3M Carbon Fiber DiNoc vinyl interior

    got the shifter finally! I was hung up getting the boot off. Turns out there are two slots on either side of the boot collar that fit into the knob. I juts took a small flat screwdriver and pried either side till they popped out. Then a small allen will fit in the torx set screw.

    For those who dont feel comfortable wrapping vinyl, I took a bunch of pics for this one. This was the most challenging piece yet with its multiple curves. I feel if I did it in the vehicle it would have came out crappy. Grab a beer and here we go:

    Once the knob is removed. YOu can see the location of the set screw and tabs for the boot.



    The leather sides pry off easily with a flat head screwdriver





    Then the wood grain section pops off the top



    Clean the wood section well with rubbing alcohol and cut a generous piece of vinyl



    pick an end to start. pushing with your thumb from the center towards the edges to push out wrinkles and bubbles. If you get bubbles, just pull it up and smooth it on again until theyre gone.



    Now comes the heat gun. I just put the gun on the table edge and used both hands to manipulate the vinyl. Pull the vinyl over the corners and keep smoothing with your fingers until no bubbles and creases remain.



    Luckily the leather side pieces cover most of the sides, so you can get away with wrinkles on the sides. Keep pulling the vinly until the visible parts have no creases. Trim the excess material as you go.





    Reassebmble



    Reinstall



    whole process took me about 20 minutes. Add 5 minutes per beer.

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    Re: 3M Carbon Fiber DiNoc vinyl interior

    Great work on this project. Looks like a professional (non beer drinking!) job...I have the cashmere interior too, but I'm not sure if the carbon fiber is a match with the tan. Oddly, this is the first car that I had where I like the wood look, as most of my other vehicles had the brushed aluminum, black, or carbon fiber look.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the steering wheel when it is finished.

    Just a thought...maybe cover the black mirror back plastic pieces on each door if you have some scraps. It might look good, if not easy to peel!

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    Thanks man. I was pretty unsure of the combo myself, but one of the door panels was cracked somehow so I figured I try something. I'm very happy with how it turned out, it adds a new element to the car.

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    Re: 3M Carbon Fiber DiNoc vinyl interior

    Did you pry the trim pieces off before covering them or do it with them in place?

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    Removed everything except the door panels

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    Re: 3M Carbon Fiber DiNoc vinyl interior

    rockryno you did a great job. Looks clean and professionally done. It's amazing what a little vinyl can do.

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    Re: 3M Carbon Fiber DiNoc vinyl interior

    Excellent job on the carbon fiber wrap. Looks extremely clean and professionally. Adds a new flare to the CTS interior.

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    Re: 3M Carbon Fiber DiNoc vinyl interior

    Now what to do about the steering wheel? Good luck, looks great so far!

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    Re: 3M Carbon Fiber DiNoc vinyl interior

    Looks awesome man... i just bought a CTS coupe and i think im going to do this to the silver part also...

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