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Old 03-11-2013, 05:00 PM
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Wrapping interior trim pieces

Hi everyone. I picked up a 2013 f250 the other day after trading in a 07 Duramax. The interior on this thing is beautiful, but being in the construction business, I need to protect it before it turns to crap.

The thing I'm mostly concerned about is the gray (or is it grey) trim pieces around the navigation screen and volume/ac knobs in the middle of the dash and the same colored pieces on the door surrounding the window buttons. I can see those getting absolutely filthy in no time at all because of light color but more because they seem to have a rough texture on them that will rub the dirt off my hands and make it tough to clean.

I promised myself I would keep this truck stock after lifting my Durmax, adding wheels/tires, and cutting a hole in the bed for a stack. All of which I regretted later....

Anyway, can I wrap these pieces in some of that 3M stuff? Is it just like a sticker or is it the stuff I need a heatgun for (which I have)? And can it be removed later without damaging the original surface? And I guess my biggest question is would it have to be sanded first since it has that rough textured finish?

Thanks for any insight
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:17 PM

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No sanding, but 3m does use a primer to help adhesion. Without the primer, the 3m stuff sticks really when and you would probably never have an issue. You could even do clear vinyl.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:15 AM
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Look into helicopter tape by ISC. They sell the stuff on Amazon and it's amazing. I put it on all of my surfboards and paddleboards as well as to protect from rock chips on my last truck. It goes on completely clear and is easily cleanable. Apply it with soapy water so you can move it around and then squeegee it out and let it dry.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:34 PM

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Another option to vinyl wrapping is Hydro Graphing. Its a very professional look, completely customizable, and durable. Ive got it on the interior of a buddies duramax, a jeep I built, and a buddies dodge. Its all automotive grade material. I also have it on a few guns and some engine parts as well. If your interested PM me. I attached some pics to give you an idea of what it is.

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Old 04-12-2013, 09:42 AM
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see if you can find a material like ghost armor online that is clear, and just put it over the areas you want to protect
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