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Post by GregE85 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:24 pm

Afternoon people,

How’s everyone’s Sunday going?

Decided I didn’t like the tired look of the steering wheel, so I decided to freshen it up a bit!

What do you all think?

A month in to ownership and still smiling :D :driving:
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Post by Z4C_er » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:51 pm

Looks great! Wheel done!
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Post by mistralbadger » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:23 pm

Looks great!

Where did you get it from?
And the gearknob

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Post by kis » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:04 pm

Evening!

Looks like a good job! Wrapped and lacquered?

I’m going to ruin your evening now... the carbon pattern is different between the two Horizontle spokes and the central middle vertical spoke.

Sorry! Lovely M wheel, I want one too! :)
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Post by GregE85 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:22 pm

mistralbadger wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:23 pm
Looks great!

Where did you get it from?
And the gearknob
Wrapped the wheel myself, Gearknob was from RunQiao on Amazon.
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Post by GregE85 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:23 pm

Z4M_er wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:51 pm
Looks great! Wheel done!
:P
:rofl: Thanks
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Post by GregE85 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:25 pm

kis wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:04 pm
Evening!

Looks like a good job! Wrapped and lacquered?

I’m going to ruin your evening now... the carbon pattern is different between the two Horizontle spokes and the central middle vertical spoke.

Sorry! Lovely M wheel, I want one too! :)
Just wrapped, I also noticed that after I finished wrapping :(

It’s an improvement but not perfect :rofl:
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Post by GregE85 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:33 pm

So in addition to the Wheel wrap, The other day I replaced both Vanos’! :o :o :D
The Zed is a different beast now!!! I also gave the Brakes a clean and paint!

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Post by kis » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:23 pm

Nice one! Keep it up... Zeds always a WIP!
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Post by mistralbadger » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:03 am

GregE85 wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:22 pm
mistralbadger wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:23 pm
Looks great!

Where did you get it from?
And the gearknob
Wrapped the wheel myself, Gearknob was from RunQiao on Amazon.
Where do get the wheel wrap material from - is it straightforward to do?

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Post by jabber » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:32 pm

Not sure if it’s just the lighting in the picture but the steering wheel trim looks very shiny
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Post by GregE85 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:43 pm

mistralbadger wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:03 am
GregE85 wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:22 pm
mistralbadger wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:23 pm

Looks great!

Where did you get it from?
And the gearknob
Wrapped the wheel myself, Gearknob was from RunQiao on Amazon.
Where do get the wheel wrap material from - is it straightforward to do?
I got the wrap from Amazon,

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It’s fairly straight forward to do, had a few attempts until I got it right. Biggest tip would be make sure you heat the wrap really well! Keep a hairdryer on it until it feels like it’s melting. It stretches really well round the pieces. Also have a very sharp blade to trim to size.
I watched some YouTube videos about carbon wrapping before which also helped.

If you decide to do it post some pics :thumbsup:
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Post by GregE85 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:47 pm

jabber wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:32 pm
Not sure if it’s just the lighting in the picture but the steering wheel trim looks very shiny
It is a high gloss finish carbon fibre, I weren’t sure the Matte finish would look right or stand out :thumbsup:
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Post by Marlon » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:05 pm

Nice work :thumbsup:
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Post by paulc_bkk » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:03 pm

I like how the brakes came up - nice job.

The wheel wrap also looks like a nice refresh, but my OCD would be going off over the different directions - the M badge is a nice touch.... you’ve inspired me to consider doing this to a spare steering wheel I have

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