Carbon Fiber Wrapped Mirrors and Vinyl Graphics

I don’t have lit mirrors like the Fancy-pants Dart Limited, so I decided to do some more carbon fiber trim, to tie things together. I haven’t had time to do the headlights, yet, so we’ll see how i fare on them. For now, I did a silly sticker on the front windshield, and did carbon fiber wrap on both mirrors. Let me tell you – total PITA! I actually did them 3X’s before getting them close to perfect, and they still aren’t quite right. Now I wish I had lit mirrors, too.

This is my pit crew (wife, sister-in-law & foster daughter) helping me with them over the Thanksgiving Holiday. If you are doing carbon fiber wrap, be sure to pre-stretch the material before you apply it. This will “train” the material to elongate, then when you apply heat as you install them, they will shrink back to shape, instead of stretching out. This is so they do not lift up on the edges after a few weeks, or after drastic temperature changes. You should start in the middle of the mirrors, then work your way out to the edges. Then I trimmed them slightly large to heat and fold the ends down and eliminate the color shining through.

Some battle scars from Wolverine! (vinyl wrap)

*edit: I later removed the battle scars, move over graphic, and has stripes, as they did not work so well with the new hood, and some commented it looked like a tiger theme…

Later, I got carried away with the extra carbon fibre wrap:

  1. I tried carbon fiber gas door. I’ll be honest, I really like the black Mopar fuel door, but I can’t justify the $140.00 price tag, seems a bit outrageous! I did the wrap with the same carbon fiber, instead, but ended up taking it off. I didn’t think it really worked with my graphics, but I don’t know. Maybe others will think it looks cool and I can redo it. I’ve gotten a bit better now applying the wrap, and I still have some leftover.
  2. Finally, I experimented with carbon fiber hood wrap, but couldn’t do it alone without the wrinkles. I’d have to hire someone if I really wanted to do it, but I’m not really sure it works with my other graphics, such as the hash stripes and center stripe. I’m going to pass on this one for now.


Experimenting with Mockups (hood & fascia)

  1. A little Photoshop action with the MPX Carbon Fibre Hood (My wife doesn’t like it) – what do you think? Seems like it works better on the red one below:
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    As is:
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    I know it would look better in person, and I didn’t spend much time editing the pics.

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