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    Carbon Fiber Dash - need advice on which to go with

    Happy Holidays everyone. Planning to redo my dash in Carbon Fiber and really want to pick the right wrap/sticker. There are so many options that include glossy, matte, 3D, 4D, etc. What would you recommend that provides a great look?

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    I used 3M's 1080 vinyl (available on amazon). It's not too glossy & very easy to work with / install. However, I did find it to be fragile & easily nicked when installing the switches & gauges. I recommend painting the bare aluminum to match the color of the vinyl so that if you do get a nick you won't have bright shiny metal peeking through. Also, it may help to let the vinyl "cure" a couple of weeks before populating the dash.

    Another option is tolex (https://www.mojotone.com/Cabinets_x/...ber-Tolex-54-W). I saved this link when another forum member posted that it's used to cover amplifiers for touring rock bands. If tolex can handle roadie abuse, it for sure will handle covering our dash. Give these guys a call & see if they'll send you a sample.

    Whatever covering you use, you want to do any tightening on the back side of the dash so you don't scrape up the covering. Also be sure to follow up telling us what you chose, how you installed it, and how it turned out!


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    Thanks John. Your dash looks great. Exactly what I'm looking for. By the way, I grew up in Manassas and spent a lot of time in Fairfax. Still call that area "home"

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    I used the same material as phileas_fogg. Hopefully there's a pic attached of mine here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaCobra View Post
    Thanks John. Your dash looks great. Exactly what I'm looking for. By the way, I grew up in Manassas and spent a lot of time in Fairfax. Still call that area "home"
    Hah! I went to school at Georgia Tech. We're circling each other!


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    Way back when a friend did one of the FFR CF dashes. I kept thinking ricer CF w/ a heavy coat of glossy clear over it. When I finally got to his garage to check out his car I was surprised. It was maybe 5 minutes into the looking and talking when I remembered to look at the dash. It was fantastic because he went w/ a flat or maybe satin clear. So, yeah, much like Phileas's, you notice it's CF but it doesn't stand out like a spot light is on it.
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