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  • ★ HOW TO - Wrap Window Strips ★

    I though id make a tute while i had a stab at it...

    After asking a few people its apparent the strips cant be removed, they probably can but not easily...

    i ordered some carbon vinyl in strips (16mm is ideal thickness) and a suitable length + more if you think you may c0ck it up and have to restart... oh and any colour as long as its adhesive...

    once its arrived i suggest you also have:

    A craft knife (very very sharp, ive warned you)
    Scissors
    a Clean Microfibre

    1. First of all... Push your wing mirrors back on themselves like so...



    2. Clean up any dirt or residue off the strip



    3. Peel back a small part of your vinyl strip, dont pull it all off it will be a nightmare to work with



    4. Overlay some extra vinyl to work with later and concentrate on getting the vinyl flush with the window seal rubber at the top of the strip.



    Work your way along, just sticking the top of the vinyl down at the top of the window strips...



    Til the end like so....



    it should look like this...



    5. Smooth out the vinyl completley leaving each end untouched



    6. Using a craft knife, carefully clean up each end...







    7. Same on the Rear Quater but the rubber is a bit more manouvarable, so you can tuck some vinyl underneath the seal...



    8. Admire

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  • #2
    Oooooh very good I tried to take my strips off the other day and errmm... enough said :P

    Could you point me in the right direction to where you got the vynal from please
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    • #3
      Originally posted by benG-1 View Post
      Oooooh very good I tried to take my strips off the other day and errmm... enough said :P

      Could you point me in the right direction to where you got the vynal from please
      Glad you like it... was gonna wait for you to do it first then have a go... but i got bored... lol

      Broken Pencil off here sorted me out with the vinyl... but im sure any sticker maker like crazygeordiegirl can make em...
      Last edited by Bluimp; 20 July 2011, 06:43 PM.
      Previous Owner of the Carbon Edition VXR - Stage 3 [Airtec + Remus] Carbon Alloys and Rocker, Blue 356mm Ksports, Roose CDTI & Black Samcos, PPP Tophat + Boost Pipe, Quaife LSD, H&R Race Springs, Black Whiteline RARB, Blue SMD Conversion
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      • #4
        easyier way for fronts ..

        at the end of the front strip, the end that meets the back window, push that up with a bit of force, and it unclips, then lift it all up until u get to the wing mirror and slide out towards you ..

        the fronts are then out ..

        back chrome strip comes fully out on its own

        then take them in the house, clean them wrap them back out job done

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        • #5
          Originally posted by vxr kez View Post
          easyier way for fronts ..

          at the end of the front strip, the end that meets the back window, push that up with a bit of force, and it unclips, then lift it all up until u get to the wing mirror and slide out towards you ..

          the fronts are then out ..

          back chrome strip comes fully out on its own

          then take them in the house, clean them wrap them back out job done
          thats how i did mine, take them off, makes it easier.
          good on the op though for doing this how to, he has done a good job.
          cheers
          darren
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          • #6
            Looking good mate! Need to give this a go on mine !

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            • #7
              By lifting it up, do you mean outwards towards yourself?
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              • #8
                No straight up slide against window


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                • #9
                  nice gona try tomorrow got some carbon left over from doing my wing mirrors, kool how to dude

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by benG-1 View Post
                    By lifting it up, do you mean outwards towards yourself?
                    to unclip them, lift them up towards roof of car .. they unclip and then slide out towards you ..

                    to get them back in, first of all, slide it back into the wingmirror case, then line ur clips up and push down, then job done

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                    • #11
                      the rims looks immense!! great idea

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                      • #12
                        when doing the window strips is it fiddly or pretty easy?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Black VXR Sam View Post
                          the rims looks immense!! great idea
                          Originally posted by Black VXR Sam View Post
                          when doing the window strips is it fiddly or pretty easy?
                          Thanks mate...

                          not fiddly at all... carbon wrapping my indicator surrounds was far far harder...

                          this took no more than 10 minutes a side...
                          Previous Owner of the Carbon Edition VXR - Stage 3 [Airtec + Remus] Carbon Alloys and Rocker, Blue 356mm Ksports, Roose CDTI & Black Samcos, PPP Tophat + Boost Pipe, Quaife LSD, H&R Race Springs, Black Whiteline RARB, Blue SMD Conversion
                          **Audi R8 FTW & Progress thread**

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                          • #14
                            Anybody know where can get plastic grommet that goes in the end bits that clips on cheers

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                            • #15
                              do they just come out of the rubber housing then?
                              Arden Blue VXR

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