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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Appearance Mods Discussion, interior 3m vinyl wrap in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Originally Posted by C "T" ess Sarcasm is very difficult to discern in the written word. Also, who do you ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by C "T" ess View Post

    Sarcasm is very difficult to discern in the written word. Also, who do you think you are to refer to anyone on this forum or elsewhere as a Nazi. To me that's just another "N" word. I'll be damned if I ever try to help you or even read any of your posts.
    I think the moderator needs to start screening you.
    Omg dude I was joking. I guess you don't watch Seinfeld.

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    It's not just that, the point of the forum is to share knowledge, but there's no point typing out information that's posted elsewhere. How are we to know that the OP, already tried a search. Simply asking for a link would have been fine.
    Really? Do you understand how sequential order works? If you scroll up in the 3rd post I clearly stated that I did attempted a search. Your post is 4th. Do the math...

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    Re: interior 3m vinyl wrap

    Back on topic...

    I am definitely going to do my beat up shift knob with the black carbon fiber wrap.

    I ordered a sample sheet of 3M Di-Noc for $8 that will be big enough to do the job.

    Like this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammerhead100 View Post
    Back on topic...

    I am definitely going to do my beat up shift knob with the black carbon fiber wrap.

    I ordered a sample sheet of 3M Di-Noc for $8 that will be big enough to do the job.

    Like this:
    If you do please provide a diy with pics because that piece seems the hardest

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    Re: interior 3m vinyl wrap

    Took about 15 minutes total, cost: $8.00

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ml#post2934401





    Pry shifter boot down w/ a small flathead screwdriver. It will snap down. This will expose a #15 torx head (star) set screw. Remove it and lift the shifter knob off. The shifter can be separated using a flathead screwdriver.

    The leather on mine was pretty beat up so I went ahead and removed it. Nice piano black under that, started to leave it like that.

    I just cut the film about an 1/4" larger than the flat surface of the shifter. Heated it up pretty good with a hair dryer then started at the bottom and worked my way up from the middle to the outer edges. Applied more heat when needed to turn the corners down. Peel up and rework if you get any bad creases / bubbles. It went pretty smooth with no major issues. This was my first time applying 3M film and might have just have to do some more.

    Hammer

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    Re: interior 3m vinyl wrap

    Really nice job, thanks for the info!

    Marv

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    Re: interior 3m vinyl wrap

    Just ordered enough 3m Di-Noc matte black carbon fiber vinyl to cover all of the cheap-a$$ looking "carbon fiber" trim inside the car. 36" x 48" sheet for $60 sure beats the cost of real CF.
    Will post up some pics when it's done.

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    How to Remove Intrerior Trim

    Of course it is tempting to try to shortcut this job and just do some of it it in place. I'm going to remove everything first and do it right the first time.

    The dash pieces will just pry off pretty easily using a cheap nylon trim removal tool.

    How to remove door panel to get to door CF or wood trim insert mounting nuts: (don't try to pry these off!)
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...-interior.html

    How to remove console trim pieces without destroying them: (just poking around, they felt very tight)
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...e-removal.html

    Don't forget to use primer on edges... ***EDIT*** these pens are POS

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    Re: interior 3m vinyl wrap

    Okay, now I'm really confused...

    Got everything done except the door panel trim pieces. Pulled the door panel but the crappy carbon fiber trim pieces don't have any mounting studs / nuts like shown in the post referenced above.

    It all seems to be "welded" together with those black melted plastic rivets and won't freaking budge. I can't imagine trying to do these pieces while still on the door....

    How could these ever be replaced other than a whole new door skin???

    Only option seems to be to cut / grind the "rivet" heads off and then re-attach the trim pieces with heavy duty double sided tape or hot glue? Not liking that at all

    ***EDIT*** Only the driver's door was like that (1st one I pulled) the other 3 door had the stud / nut holding the trim on


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    Re: interior 3m vinyl wrap

    Project is complete and looks good. Will post pics when it stops raining here.

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    Bonus!

    What to do with those left-over pieces?


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    Pics of Finished Project

    Pictures don't do this justice IMO, looks much better in person

























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    Re: Bonus!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hammerhead100 View Post
    What to do with those left-over pieces?

    nice! can you show the other side of the key fob?

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    Re: Bonus!

    Quote Originally Posted by is250sp View Post
    nice! can you show the other side of the key fob?
    Here ya go:


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