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post #1 of 13 Old 12-30-2012, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Tuxedo Black vinyl wrap

I saw the thread on PSN using 3M gloss black metallic vinyl (which looks just like tuxedo black), so I ordered a small $15 sample, 12"x60". I tested the wrap on my chrome mirror caps today. The application went pretty smooth, I recommend leaving the caps on the mirrors so you can work the heat gun and the wrap at the same time without worrying about holding it, then take the caps off after the wrap is worked over the major curves to finish up and cut. Don't even try this under around 65 degrees either, the vinyl becomes brittle in cold weather. I plan on doing my grill this spring.






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That's looks pretty good. I have just a regular gloss black on my grille that looks good, but if I could get the tuxedo black to would look ten times better.


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Nice! I have some carbon fiber 3m leftover from another project I may try this with.
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Nice! I have some carbon fiber 3m leftover from another project I may try this with.
I prefer the di-Noc carbon fiber wrap because its easier to work with. I think because its a little thicker. But I like the way the gloss black metallic is color matched to tuxedo black.

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Nice find, thats nice to know for others wanting to paint to match. wish my caps came off so i could paint them, dang XLT's.

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That looks good. I wonder how good the white would match Fords Oxford White.

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That looks good. I wonder how good the white would match Fords Oxford White.
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Can you tell me a little more about how it works? How does it conform to odd shapes without wrinkling?

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Can you tell me a little more about how it works? How does it conform to odd shapes without wrinkling?
The vinyl has a adheasive back, it is very stretchy when heated. once pressure is applied, its stuck. to remove it, just apply heat. Trust me, it'll stay on until you purposely remove it. This should help understanding how its applied:


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Do they make it in a flat black? I love the cod look 250.

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