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got some carbon fiber :-)

CF sim. overlays

used a hairdryer this time and it helped out alot! I think it looks better that what was their originally... see about 2 weeks ago I noticed a lil chip on the front emblem from where a nice rock hit it, well after driving around with it like that for a week the clear started separating giving it a light blue color, so this was a nice alternative...

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nice touch
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eh, they work...
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more... installed outside...

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eh..Tacky to me, But its your truck.
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tacky as in looks sh!tty? or just carbon fiber on a truck?
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i like it -- it goes good with that color
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lots of creases but from a distance looks good!
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I think it looks great! i see the little creases, but those might go away with age, no? im sure after a while of getting hot and cold over and over, it might smooth out.
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i think those look really good, mine has a nick in it and those would be nice to cover them up. but yeah the creases arent that appealing
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heat that baby up a little bit to work out them creases to make it pretty! i like the mod man...thinkin' about black on my emblems.
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Different not my thing but it works on your truck goes well with the grey
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i tried to get out the ceases but they are there to stay, funny thing I noticed, after them being outside for 30 mins. they look better... tomorrow I'll pop the air bubbles with a needle only 1 I think...

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I like 'em. Sucks about the creases in it, i bet that is a pita to install, did you use a little soapy water?
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It's not tacky at all, it's suttle. Doesn't stick out like a sore thumb and blends in if ya ask me
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i think it looks good
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I think if you can get the crease to go away it would look a lot better. Right now it looks tacky tho, kind of like those stick on chrome vents.
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yeah its really buggin the crap out of me... I used a hair dryer, soapy water, and went by the book... no matter what they just don't wanna work... those creases only show up on the chrome part for some reason, I think it's b/c its thinner there... I'm looking at what some of the guys over on F150online do with the 05+ emblems, they suggest acetone then so their all chrome what do you guys think? leave it CF or acetone em'???
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I like the carbon fiber, but the creasing is annoying...
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your supposed to use a heat gun and hard card to get the fingers out "aka wrinkles"
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I did that but its like the adhesive got too hot and those places wont stick... can I still fix this thing? I'm thinking about a small bottle of waterproof adhesive about the size of nail polish...
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no you said you used a hair dryer two different temps
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well I don't have access to one... nor do I wanna put down money for one...just another crappy mod, my usual
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