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Interior wrapping ..cool or not ?

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:46 am
by AnubisZed
gwatson wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:52 pm
Looks good! Did you have to remove the tunnel trim to wrap ot? If so, how easily did it come off? I need to replace mine.
Easy to remove...
Using a trim tool prise up the gear gaiter from the edge, and pull upwards (doesn't come off, doesn't need to).
Using trim tool prise the edges of the console up to free it.
Feed gear surround back through the hole.
Disconnect all plugs and it's free.

Installation is simple, just reverse the removal process.

Interior wrapping ..cool or not ?

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:09 pm
by Adil_3
See im considering doing alcantara/ suede wrap but im not entirely sure to be honest anyone else done this

Interior wrapping ..cool or not ?

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:50 pm
by greg81
I wrapped my E85 interior and wasn't planning on doing so with this car but this thread has inspired me. I had some bits of vinyl lying around..

It's a damn sight easier on the e85 though!!

Interior wrapping ..cool or not ?

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:03 pm
by BeardyJon
I've been wanting to do the 3M di-noc carbon fibre wrap on my dash too. Looks good. Doesn't have that high-gloss finish that, imo, looks cheap. Definitely a big improvement on the aluminium carbon trim.

Interior wrapping ..cool or not ?

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:20 pm
by greg81
From the OPs post I was actually wondering how it was wrapped over the leather part, but I guess not all trim options had the leather covering? For example in my pic above there's "leather" on that

Interior wrapping ..cool or not ?

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:34 pm
by Trav
It looks good. Do you know anyone who has had it in place for a long time to see how it stands wear and tear?

Interior wrapping ..cool or not ?

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:13 pm
by AnubisZed
greg81 wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:20 pm
From the OPs post I was actually wondering how it was wrapped over the leather part, but I guess not all trim options had the leather covering? For example in my pic above there's "leather" on that
Yeah not all come with leather sections, mine was (as in my post on page 1 of this thread) all silver plastic originally but I was lucky to find a pair of half leather panels that needed some attention so they were ideal for wrapping :D

Interior wrapping ..cool or not ?

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:43 pm
by Nictrix
Trav wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:34 pm
It looks good. Do you know anyone who has had it in place for a long time to see how it stands wear and tear?
I wrapped the inside of ours with similar looking stuff and it was on for around 3 years before I removed it. In the whole it still looked good but a few parts the wrap had shrunk and small bits of silver trim was showing at the edges. This may have been how I applied the wrap and possibly not what would always happen. When I removed it I had the pieces hydro dipped instead.

Interior wrapping ..cool or not ?

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:32 am
by BMWZ4MC
I wrapped the interior plastics in my E46 and it still looked good when I sold it a few years later.

Interior wrapping ..cool or not ?

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:20 pm
by greg81
We'll, that was a massive ballache, but center console done now...

Interior wrapping ..cool or not ?

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:33 pm
by BeardyJon
It looks so good. What wrap did you buy? How did you get all the trim off?

Interior wrapping ..cool or not ?

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:54 pm
by Phoenixboy
looks spot on greg.
if i didnt have the skills of a one legged man in a bum kicking contest, i would love that.

Interior wrapping ..cool or not ?

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:59 pm
by greg81
Cheers. Removing the center console is simple compared to the e85. Get some pry tools under the metal plate and slowly work your way round lifting it. Takes just a couple of mins but you've then got about 6 connectors to disconnect, some of which are fiddly if you've got big hands like me.