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Carbon Fiber Vinyl

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Do you like this cover?

  1. Yes definitely, I'd trade my mother-in-law for it!

  2. Naw man, but I'd still trade my mother-in-law for it!

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  1. Fancypants
    Gingerbread Feb 22, 2015

    Fancypants , Feb 22, 2015 :
    Intro
    So I ordered some Carbon fiber vinyl and a silk cover to make my very own Styleswap cover. I had this idea earlier and noticed some other folks around here had the same idea but I tried covering the entire cover in the fiber vinyl. I can make this a very large intro but you'll probably only look at the pictures and won't read this far. I like ponies.

    Pics or it didn't happen!
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    Buttons and camera
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    Sandstone, Bamboo and Carbon fiber side by side
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    So I tried the black vinyl this weekend, this is how it looks:
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    Side by side with the original
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    Some details:
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    Hope you liked it! That's all for now, I will try a black vinyl when it arrives at my doorstep.
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2015

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  2. Maximus Decimus Meridius
    Marshmallow Moderator Feb 22, 2015

    Maximus Decimus Meridius , Feb 22, 2015 :
    Niiiice! I like it!
    Altho it really looks like vinyl-sticker (aka 3M's di-noc). I like the carbon look. And of course... ITS FINISH! nice handcrafting!
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2015

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    lnxpro, paulissimo, Axara and 2 others like this.
  3. Hoppla
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 22, 2015


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  4. hadighattas
    Honeycomb Feb 22, 2015

    hadighattas , Feb 22, 2015 :
    Really cool can you tell us exactly how you did it and where you bought all the material required from it would be great! Thumbs up
     

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    Linus_Coia, Axara, FXA and 2 others like this.
  5. slpkn
    Jelly Bean Feb 22, 2015


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    hadighattas and sh3llshock like this.
  6. sh3llshock
    KitKat Feb 22, 2015


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  7. Fancypants
    Gingerbread Feb 22, 2015

    Fancypants , Feb 22, 2015 :
    Yea it really does look like a sticker of close but I can't put real Carbon on it I guess :p.

    Thanks!

    I can't tell you where I got the silk from but google comes a long way :p (sorry for that). The Carbon vinyl I bought from eBay, plenty to find there. I used a hair dryer to pull the vinyl around the edges but when it cooled down the vinyl pulled itself inwards so the edges did wrinkle a bit. On my next skin ill wrap it around the edge so it stays put. I used a very sharp utility knife to cut the buttons off and the camera. I used a needle for the mic and speakers. Hope that helps!

    Yea you're right, ill do it better on my next run, see my comment on hadighattas!

    That part is a bit tricky, ill see if I can cut a logo on my next one.
     

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  8. Maximus Decimus Meridius
    Marshmallow Moderator Feb 22, 2015

    Maximus Decimus Meridius , Feb 22, 2015 :
    Why? :p
    Just joking. It still looks awesome. You got pictures of the application of the sheet/sticker/wrap?
     

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  9. hadighattas
    Honeycomb Feb 22, 2015

    hadighattas , Feb 22, 2015 :
    Should start considering to sell custom vinyl styleswaps :p
     

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  10. Lunair
    Honeycomb Feb 22, 2015


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  11. MrBoostinduced
    Honeycomb Feb 22, 2015

    MrBoostinduced , Feb 22, 2015 :
    Looks good, just not feeling the silver. IMO the black would look better. I'm a big Fiber/Kevlar fan so I own a bunch of it from dry carbon to multi colored Kevlar ;)
     

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  12. Fancypants
    Gingerbread Feb 22, 2015

    Fancypants , Feb 22, 2015 :
    You know, I totally forgot! I usually take pictures of everything, I hope ill remember to take some when I'm working on the black one.

    Well I'm not entirely satisfied yet :oops: but who knows! :rolleyes:

    Thanks ;)!
     

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  13. SuperTacoMonkeyExplosion
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 22, 2015


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  14. Marcoziezo
    Honeycomb Feb 22, 2015

    Marcoziezo , Feb 22, 2015 :
    I can't wait to see the black one ;) i love the look of carbon fiber! Nice handcrafting ;)
     

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  15. MrBoostinduced
    Honeycomb Feb 22, 2015

    MrBoostinduced , Feb 22, 2015 :
    It could be done...this is one of the simplest applications, and should make a great project for whomever is interested.
    I've though about buying some Styleswap and dry carbon them as in my avatar..... Just do not know how much interest is out there.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2015

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  16. Fancypants
    Gingerbread Feb 22, 2015

    Fancypants , Feb 22, 2015 :
    I will try this on the black version! ;)
     

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  17. moe2244
    Honeycomb Feb 22, 2015

    moe2244 , Feb 22, 2015 :
    i have a roll of black textured carbon, but i cant imagine me handcrafting it [​IMG]
     

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  18. Fancypants
    Gingerbread Feb 22, 2015

    Fancypants , Feb 22, 2015 :
    Send it to me! :rolleyes:
     

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  19. Majinferno
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 22, 2015

    Majinferno , Feb 22, 2015 :
    I like ponies to :p
    Looks nice. I might try this in a couple of weeks when my schedules more clear.
     

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  20. Toulouse
    KitKat Feb 22, 2015


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