: 3M 1080 Mohawk Complete Pics inside



Smokin80
03-08-13, 11:54 AM
Hey everyone

Got my d3 inspired mohawk on this week. Still need to plasti dip the vents and finish the flat black vinyl on the window trim. Grill is plasti dipped and the surround is 3m gloss black vinyl. Trunk chrome is gloss black vinyl as well. Head lights have light(its verrrry light) smoke tint and gloss vinyl eyebrows. Let me know what you think!

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee286/smokin80/IMG_0584_zps218bb5f2.jpg
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee286/smokin80/IMG_0561_zps3c2dd861.jpg
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee286/smokin80/IMG_0590_zpsd1526aad.jpg

Thanks for looking!

TheDarkKnight
03-08-13, 04:02 PM
Good look. Have my same vinyl waiting to do same thing. Just waiting to get some warm weather. Congrats. Looks great

Check my other thread on my black headlight mod to complete your look. PM if you're jnterested

tkracing
03-08-13, 04:14 PM
I like it. Looks great. I agree with DarkKnight his black headlights would look nice.

TheDarkKnight
03-08-13, 04:57 PM
Did you remove 3rd brake light to wrap trunk?

Smokin80
03-08-13, 08:13 PM
Did you remove 3rd brake light to wrap trunk?

Negative

Left it on there. There is more than enough gap to just leave a 1/4 inch extra and tuck it under.

on a side note...had it out for an hour today and got offered cash for the car twice...too bad i spent a year looking for this one. coulda made a quick 5k. HAHA

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EDIT

i did remove the chrome trim though and wrapped it with the gloss black and ran the flat all the way under.

Eddie_alchemy
03-09-13, 08:37 PM
Car definitely looks really good ! I like how the gloss black wrap came out. Would like to see a side shot if possible ;) you going with gloss or flat on window trim ?

Lancekl
03-09-13, 09:51 PM
Very nicely done!

Trapspeed
03-09-13, 10:18 PM
Me gusta mucho. Looks nice.

Smokin80
03-11-13, 12:55 AM
Car definitely looks really good ! I like how the gloss black wrap came out. Would like to see a side shot if possible ;) you going with gloss or flat on window trim ?

im going to do the window trim with flat black plasti dip....see how that looks. Got the bottom of the windows done on both sides. Will do the tops this week and ill get a pic from the side.

Rule12b
03-11-13, 06:02 PM
Very nicely done! Bravo!

Smokin80
03-12-13, 08:59 PM
got the window trim done in flat black plasti dip
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee286/smokin80/IMG_0602_zps3e6fc5fa.jpg
I have started heating the crap outta the can before I spray it and have gotten the dip to lay on with next to no texture. This is the only way i have found to get it to go on this flat
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee286/smokin80/IMG_0600_zps4831e587.jpg
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee286/smokin80/IMG_0598_zpse47a5d6d.jpg

TheDarkKnight
03-13-13, 11:07 AM
How'd you heat it up?

Chosenone
03-13-13, 05:21 PM
Did you buy a kit for the mohawk? How did you get it so close and neat looking around the sunroof. Did you have to remove anything?

Smokin80
03-13-13, 06:17 PM
How'd you heat it up?

Just with an electric space heater. Or if i know im going to be working with it ill put it on the heater vent in the house. Obviously that only works if it is cold outside.

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Did you buy a kit for the mohawk? How did you get it so close and neat looking around the sunroof. Did you have to remove anything?

Negative. Just a 60 inch wide x 15 foot long roll of 3m 1080 flat black vinyl. You cut it using knifeless tape (http://www.knifelesstechsystems.com). The knifeless tape is so awesome. Makes the job a piece of cake if you have the patience to apply the vinyl. Lots of youtube vids on it. Cookie's tips are the best(he works for 3m).

45LongColt
03-13-13, 10:25 PM
Car looks fantastic. I really like that flat hood color. I too just started to blacken mine out, I have done the two side fender grills with Plasti Dip and they came out perfect and I am now looking to do the window trim this weekend. Can you tell me how you taped off the trim around the windows and did any of it seep behind the door edges? Any issues you ran into doing the window trim that you might want to point out would be very helpful. Thanks

45LongColt

Smokin80
03-14-13, 12:05 AM
Car looks fantastic. I really like that flat hood color. I too just started to blacken mine out, I have done the two side fender grills with Plasti Dip and they came out perfect and I am now looking to do the window trim this weekend. Can you tell me how you taped off the trim around the windows and did any of it seep behind the door edges? Any issues you ran into doing the window trim that you might want to point out would be very helpful. Thanks

45LongColt

For the window trim I taped it right to the chrome. Unlike how I would normally do plasti dip. But when you tape it tight you have to pull the tape before it dries or it will just peel the plasti dip off with the tape. I did the taping and painting with the doors wide open. Ymmv, but I really find that warming the can above room temp makes it spray a lot better.

Good luck!!!

45LongColt
03-16-13, 04:53 PM
So when you say you pull the tape before it drys, how do you do that when you have to apply 4-5 coats and need it to dry between coats? Also, did you use a razor or something to cut it before pulling up the tape?

I just did my car and it didn't work at all. Everywhere the glass had a rubber edge between the glass and the chrome trim, it peeled off the glass, rubber and chrome, it didn't make any attempt to separate before the chrome like everyone says it does. On the outside edge where the chrome trim meets the paint, it worked great... everywhere else, totally ruined.

I since removed it all from my trim.

Smokin80
03-16-13, 06:55 PM
Sorry. Warm the can up. Do all 4 or 5 coats while its still wet. Quick smooth coats with the first coat lighter than the rest. Almost see through.

You are right. On the paint side you can get away with it. But on the rubber trim side you have to pull it wet. No slicing needed. Just do 4 or so coats only waiting about a minute between. Seems weird I know. But it works. This stuff doesn't act like normal spray paint. When you pull the tape the plasti dip will still be glossy and wet.

Stillborn
03-16-13, 08:35 PM
i'm going to (when i find time this spring/summer) do the roof, mirrors, and just the hood bulge in either c/f or matt black 3m. i'm still arguing with myself for the final look ... looks really good. nice job.

45LongColt
03-17-13, 11:19 PM
Question, when applying the 3M vinyl did you use a heat gun to warm and stretch it? Also, how close of a match is the flat black vinyl to say the Plastic Dip Flat Black color.

Smokin80
03-20-13, 12:50 PM
Yes. Heat gun for sure.

On low heat

It is as close of color as it could be. I use a quick detailer on it and that gives it a more satin color than flat. Looks great.

jlpz
03-20-13, 10:38 PM
Looks Badass, nice job.

sdgc
03-21-13, 10:35 PM
Looks sick. Nicest V ive seen in a while.

Blakester
03-22-13, 10:37 AM
Nice detail!

Smokin80
03-25-13, 02:00 AM
Thanks guys! Summer tires going on tomorrow hopefully. 305 30 rears and 265 35 fronts in the re11 variety. Then wheels going black as well. I'm stressing a little about the half wits at the tire shop getting those tires on. I used to work at a tire shop and let's just say most of the guys didn't give 2 sh$ts.

TheDarkKnight
03-25-13, 09:34 PM
Looks great

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What did they charge you for install

Smokin80
03-26-13, 04:49 PM
Tires cost me 89 bucks to get swapped. I did everything else myself

Cheers

TheDarkKnight
03-26-13, 06:25 PM
Any tips for doing our roof with the vinyl around the sunroof? Also any tips for the trunk around brake light? Do you just get it close, then trim and tuck?

Smokin80
03-26-13, 10:08 PM
Any tips for doing our roof with the vinyl around the sunroof? Also any tips for the trunk around brake light? Do you just get it close, then trim and tuck?

For the roof... Take off the shark fin. Open the sun roof. Use knife less tape around the back portion(if u have the ultra view). Put the tape about a quarter inch inside so you can tuck it down the edge. For the open part just use a razor blade and cut it a couple inches long so you can tuck it down on the edge. Knife less tape is key.

On the third brake light I just used knife less tape again and made it a little long so that I could tuck it under. Was 3 pieces. The top. The part above the chrome and the part below. I did remove the chrome trim to wrap it gloss black.

Look up cookies tips on you tube for advice on doing the vinyl. That is not a typo...cookies tips. He is a 3m guy.

Cheers

TheDarkKnight
03-27-13, 01:04 PM
How do you get The fin off? Just pry?

Smokin80
03-27-13, 10:31 PM
I actually did not take it off. But it suuuuucked to do with it on.

I believe you take the little panel where the backup sensor lights are. Sorry dude. This part I'm not sure in. I just know that I will take it off if I change the roof!

Smokin80
04-11-13, 07:13 PM
Ok guys

Here is my finished product for this season. I painted the wheels...3 coats of plasti dip, 2 coats of trim black on top of that and then while the trim black was still wet i dusted in a liiiiiittttle bit of plastidip metalizer. Let me know what you think.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee286/smokin80/IMG_0651_zpsa3a6cd18.jpg (http://s234.photobucket.com/user/smokin80/media/IMG_0651_zpsa3a6cd18.jpg.html)

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee286/smokin80/IMG_0655_zps5c3dedfa.jpg (http://s234.photobucket.com/user/smokin80/media/IMG_0655_zps5c3dedfa.jpg.html)

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee286/smokin80/IMG_0661_zps5260ac12.jpg (http://s234.photobucket.com/user/smokin80/media/IMG_0661_zps5260ac12.jpg.html)

As you can see i have a bit of a water problem. We went from 2 feet of snow last week to less than 6 inches this week and the drainage around my house is having a tough time. SOOOOO water is running in the garage door. And to add insult to injury it is now raining real hard....perfect.

Anyway...cheers!

PS... this is also with the re 11's on. 305 in the back and 265 in the front.

TheDarkKnight
04-11-13, 08:38 PM
A man after my heart, looks great! Our cars will be twins. I'm doing mine this weekend

Smokin80
04-11-13, 09:16 PM
Sweet. Now if the weather around here would shape up I could go embarras some stangs. Lol

ctsvdallas
04-14-13, 06:21 PM
Sick ride!

Chosenone
04-18-13, 03:24 PM
Just wondering did you remove the tires from the rims when plasti dipping or did you just tape off or just peel off the extra overspray. Also what was the reasoning for the trim black spray coats, more protection or a better finish color? I want to plasti dip my rims but I am hesitant on if they will constantlty be needed to be recoated from chips. Mine is a daily driver so wanted to know the longevity. Also did you buy black lug nuts or are you go to plasti dip them too or just leave them not sprayed?

TheDarkKnight
04-18-13, 05:46 PM
Use the "card trick" for wheels. Works great

Chosenone
04-18-13, 08:23 PM
Card trick?

Smokin80
04-19-13, 12:43 AM
Use the "card trick" for wheels. Works great

You use a deck of cards and wedge them between the rim and tire.

I did not bother. Just painted right over the tire and peeled it off after.

The trim black is a slightly better color and I find that the plasti dip sticks and doesn't chip as easy as just paint but it is softer and dust sticks to it. The trim black dries smooth and hard and is easy to clean. So it is a little tougher I think.

Cheers

RJCCTS
05-05-13, 05:36 PM
Wow man your v looks awesome how did you get the nice deep black look on your rims you said trim black is it regular black paint or plastidip also

Stillborn
05-06-13, 04:20 PM
gotta paint them (break) hubs black. ;) looks sweet...i'm still debating doing my wheels. i got 4 new cans of pdip from summit racing in a box for the day i decide to tackle it.

Smokin80
05-17-13, 02:55 PM
Wow man your v looks awesome how did you get the nice deep black look on your rims you said trim black is it regular black paint or plastidip also

plasti dip first. then trim black paint over the dip.

civicx98
05-18-13, 12:24 AM
I've ordered the vinyl to do this. Going to look interesting with a power hood.

texasnoiz
05-25-13, 12:49 PM
black grill, symbol look good - except center of symbol sticks out like rudolph's nose - why not black that too? not a fan of smoky lights and vinyl treatments - but if that's your thing, go for it; intricate details of such automotive modifications can certainly be appreciated by all