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Old 11-13-2011
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Icon2 Wrapped center radio bezel.. was bored (pics)

So I am slowly getting stuff so that I can get my foglights working...

First was finding my radio bezel on ebay that had the foglight switch.

Got it for 30 bucks instead of 100 for both the bezel and switch on fordparts.

I wrapped it with 3m 1080p cf wrap.

Looks pretty good honestly. I'm pleased with how it came out. The stock finish was coming off and there were scratches on it so I figured this would be a nice alt to painting it some color that probably wouldn't match. I might do the black part of the overhead console I have as well.. we will see.

Now I just have to figure out how to reattach the stock cigarette lighter on the left since I had to destroy it to remove it. (Hopefully I can unscrew mine in my other bezel and put it on) The one on this was rusted so that's why I couldn't unscrew it...

Any tricks to getting the left cigarette lighter off with out destroying it?








I'll take pictures of it once I get it in the truck here hopefully next weekend when I am installing the foglights and all assoicated wiring for them.



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-Nigel
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Looks great, good job!
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Looks really good! Where did you get the wrap stuff?
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That looks like a great job
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You have to break the back of the lighter off IIRC.
you could probably PM Justin (Toredor4x4) or Troy (drppdyllwrngr) or maybe someone else will chime in.
But i think that wrap is awesome. looks professional.
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That wrap is great. Nice work
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Looks awesome!
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Looks really good! Where did you get the wrap stuff?
http://www.metrorestyling.com/3M-Sco...m1080-cf12.htm

I ordered a roll last year to wrap the two silver pieces on my Damd STi steering wheel. It's by far the most looking of CF I have seen in vinyl. It's not like the real deal but very close. If it's the only piece in your car it's hard to tell the difference, lined up with all the real cf i have in my car and you can spot the two... but I figured I'd do a little piece in my truck since the finish was coming off and it was scratched... lol

I didn't think painting it would look good since it would probably chip off at a later time. This should last a while, plus easy to clean by just wiping it off.

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looks good. I've seen that 3m stuff before. haven't used it, but it looks impressive. how easy was it to work with?

as for the cig lighter, the back unscrews off. i may have one laying around, but i'm not sure. you can buy them from the parts store as well i believe.
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looks good. I've seen that 3m stuff before. haven't used it, but it looks impressive. how easy was it to work with?

as for the cig lighter, the back unscrews off. i may have one laying around, but i'm not sure. you can buy them from the parts store as well i believe.
You have to take your time and use a heatgun... otherwise you will pull your hair out trying to get it to mold into corners and curves.. 3m makes the noc and the 1080p. I prefer the 2nd one, even though it's more expensive to me looks 10x better.

Hmmm I will have to try and unscrew my ciggy adaptor. It's weird the right 12v accessory unscrewed with no issues at all, but the left one was just impossible..lol

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Try a pair of channel locks lightly on the lighter, they are snug but will come undone.
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Looks good--hopefully it doesn't start peeling off after a couple of hot days like my DiNoc did. I wasted about $150 on that stuff--I should have just had it hydroimaged in the first place.
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Looks good--hopefully it doesn't start peeling off after a couple of hot days like my DiNoc did. I wasted about $150 on that stuff--I should have just had it hydroimaged in the first place.
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Not worried at all about that. If it was peeling then the surface undernethe it wasn't prepped right. I've had this stuff on my STi piece well over a year now and especially in the last summer we had, nothing came off. Not sure about the DiNoc stuff but I really like the 1080, very quality product.

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It must have been an issue with the DiNoc--prep was fine, also used 3M's adhesive as suggested. Stuff is just sooooo thick. I'm much happier with the hydro imaged stuff.
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Man, that looks sharp! The cigarette lighter should unscrew but if worse comes to worse and you break the plastic lip that holds it like my buddy did, just sand it down and make your own lip from another piece of plastic and epoxy it on. My buddy did his oversize and then used a dremel tool to widen the hole of the applied plastic piece after he epoxied it on. It was alot of work but after looking at your fine job I don't think that would be much of a problem. Again, that looks great!
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Man, that looks sharp! The cigarette lighter should unscrew but if worse comes to worse and you break the plastic lip that holds it like my buddy did, just sand it down and make your own lip from another piece of plastic and epoxy it on. My buddy did his oversize and then used a dremel tool to widen the hole of the applied plastic piece after he epoxied it on. It was alot of work but after looking at your fine job I don't think that would be much of a problem. Again, that looks great!
It's weird the ciggy adaptor was completely different than the one that was on my radio trim...

Mine was exactly how you said, just simply unscrewed.. The other spare trim piece I litteraly had to destroy it to get it off... Oh well.. .everything works. Will post some pictures up here shortly once I get home to show what it looks like. Very pleased with it.

And instead of the cig adaptor /plug. I put a little mini usb charger, so now I can charge my phones or any usb device.. very convient over the ciggy plug since I don't smoke or anything.

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Can you put those pics back up Nigel? Thanks!
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Can you put those pics back up Nigel? Thanks!
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Odd, wonder why they dissapeared?

I will take more pictures tomorrow morning to show better quality.. these were the inside pics:











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They disappeared cus of the server problems a few days ago. All attachments from the last year are missing but anyways it looks great! Did you use the 24" wide wrap or the 12"??
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Looks great Nigel.
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