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Inspired by folks on this forum, I decided to cover my chrome with 3M carbon fiber vinyl. Since my son just got a 2018 in white, and he always wanted to black out the trim, we did his first, then mine. We found it difficult at first, but it got easier as we gained experience and confidence, of course. I liked the outcome so much I decided to do the interior trim. I always loved the blue metallic trim in my 2010 Sport, and wished the bland black & grey of my 2017 had a snazzier option. So I ordered the 3M Black Rose to go with my Burgundy Velvet paint. So far I’ve wrapped the door and vent trim, and I’ll redo one door because I finally got the hang of it. I’m going to do the center stack trim too. I wish I had done this a long time ago!
 

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Very nice!
 

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Thanks! I couldn’t be happier with the color!
 

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Looks really good. Interior is really nice, the color works.
 

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Looks fantastic , inside and out !
 

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good idea, practice on his car first lol :p

but the interior looks awsome
He was very gracious about letting us learn on his car. But I’ve returned the favor on the interior. The dash & vent trim was very difficult and I had to redo all it the pieces at least twice, the small vent on the drivers side three times, and they’re still not perfect…I just decided to follow the old adage “perfection is the enemy of good enough”. I made paper templates for the door trim to cut down on waste (after blowing through so much vinyl redoing the dash). At that point things really got easier. I’ll make a template for the center stack and expect a better outcome for that as a result. My son is going for the red highlights look, with plans to paint his calipers red, and I’ve hand-painted his license frame with red lettering. The choices for red 3M vinyl are incredible, and I’m thinking his interior is going to be eye-popping when we get done!
 

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Got the center stack done.
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Very nice! I like it - I agree I've always wanted a 1.5G Fusion Sport with the blue interior option actually.

Did you take apart the door trim to do it, or did you wrap it while still together? I briefly looked into taking them apart, but it looked like the trim piece was all plastic-welded together as one trim assembly.
 
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Hi Shawnski. It looks very good! Nice work!

Good luck.
 
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Very nice! I like it - I agree I've always wanted a 1.5G Fusion Sport with the blue interior option actually.

Did you take apart the door trim to do it, or did you wrap it while still together? I briefly looked into taking them apart, but it looked like the trim piece was all plastic-welded together as one trim assembly.
I left the door trim attached and had no problems with them. I did remove the dash and vents and those were wickedly difficult.
 
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I highly recommend this as a nice rainy-day or lazy weekend project. It was moderately challenging and a little stressful - in a healthy way - and the results are totally worth the effort and cost. I bought a large-ish sheet 60”x24”, knowing I’d struggle and waste a lot at first (experience from doing the exterior trim and the highly complex shapes of the interior trim), and it was roughly $30 plus a stupid amount of S&H ($9+ IIRC). It really wakes up the interior of these cars which I’ve always found to be very…rental car. The beauty of it is that unlike a factory installed package that limits you to however few options, when you DIY the limit is only your own tastes and imagination. The color and finish options for vinyl are fantastic and I can vouch for the 3M gloss metallics as being indistinguishable to paint.
 
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Looks great! The OCD in me would consider wrapping the other satin parts but I'm too lazy. I still need to pony up on the exterior chrome first. Which 3M vinyl specifically (part # / UPC) did you buy and from where?
 

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Looks great! The OCD in me would consider wrapping the other satin parts but I'm too lazy. I still need to pony up on the exterior chrome first. Which 3M vinyl specifically (part # / UPC) did you buy and from where?
I considered the other satin parts too, but the center control panel in my option package has tiny recessed lights that I would not be able to trim around and the shifter console gets too much abuse and would end up scuffed and scratched. I also ended up liking the more subtle style, although covering the factory faux carbon fiber with a brighter brushed stainless would really pop! I used 3M Wrap Film Series 2080 - Gloss Black Rose #3M-2080-GP99
The color is extremely close to the Ford Burgundy Velvet when it’s inside the car and in natural light. The attached pics are laying flat under fluorescent lights. (I say all this but it is to my eyes…fair warning: I do have eye damage and wear special glasses that sometimes distort my perception of certain colors and angles). I bought it from RVinyl. It shipped fast.
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I highly recommend this as a nice rainy-day or lazy weekend project. It was moderately challenging and a little stressful - in a healthy way - and the results are totally worth the effort and cost. I bought a large-ish sheet 60”x24”, knowing I’d struggle and waste a lot at first (experience from doing the exterior trim and the highly complex shapes of the interior trim), and it was roughly $30 plus a stupid amount of S&H ($9+ IIRC). It really wakes up the interior of these cars which I’ve always found to be very…rental car. The beauty of it is that unlike a factory installed package that limits you to however few options, when you DIY the limit is only your own tastes and imagination. The color and finish options for vinyl are fantastic and I can vouch for the 3M gloss metallics as being indistinguishable to paint.
Amazing job on the trim and the interior. So dumb question what the hell S&H is?
 

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