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Old 04-13-2014, 03:22 AM   #1
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Carbon fiber tj

Want to repaint my jeep but I don't have a shit ton of money. I was thinking plasti dip, but then again it comes off easily. Then I thought carbon fiber either red or black, do the whole car. Any opinions?

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Old 04-13-2014, 04:51 AM   #2
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I'm pretty sure you need to do a little more research.

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Old 04-13-2014, 12:10 PM   #4
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Are you thinking about wrapping the tub? That certainly is one alternative to paint.
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Better check the cost of carbon fiber if money is an issue
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Research on what. Painting a jeep is a fortune if you are painting the outside and in. Plus all the panels. Carbon fiber roll 5x85 is $400.
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Research on what. Painting a jeep is a fortune if you are painting the outside and in. Plus all the panels. Carbon fiber roll 5x85 is $400.
Ah ha, well that sure clears things up. You just mentioned carbon fiber and didn't mention the roll part the first time. That is def a viable option. How easily is it removed once on? In case you decide in the future you want to paint it. Also, have you tried the DIY plasti dip yet? That might be a cheaper and easily removable option although you concern about the durability is a valid one. I don't have first hand experience with it so I don't know.
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The removal of carbon fiber is easy, just peeling, may leave some glue behind but that's easy removal. Also I have first hand experience with DIY plasti dip. After a week I saw chips from rocks. And it peeled if quite easily.
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I hope you have lots of time and are very skilled.
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Old 04-13-2014, 04:29 PM   #10
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:43 PM   #11
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Line-x the whole fucking thing. It's like 2,000k and you won't have rust or have to paint it ever again.
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:04 PM   #12
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Is line-x black? Isn't it bumpy and shit?
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It's black, it's course, and it's dull. If you live in a warm climate, it will make the Jeep very hot.
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Are you referring to just a carbon-fiber look sticker? The only carbon fiber I have ever worked with is mesh form and is applied using epoxy. I can't see you using real carbon fiber, not even sure it's possible.
You mean a sticker right, with a carbon fiber look?
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:48 PM   #15
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Sorry, it's carbon fiber vinyl
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A black line x Jeep would be sick.....
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Line-x has all colors; you can even get white.

And you can wheel it, without worry of paint issues
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The fact that its easily removable sounds good i just dont know how good it would look. i guess there really is only one way to find out. and thanks for the info on the plasti dip, glad to know for the future.
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Carbon fiber LOOK vinyl...
So it's a vinyl wrap. It's still going to take a long time measuring and cutting then applying. It's best done with two or three people; two to hold it, one with the heat gun. I would think scratches would be much more visible now because you'll see the original color when something scratches it.
I don't think it's such a great idea. But if you do it, keep this thread updated with pics of the install.
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I don't know, it's pretty chick stuff. Doesnt scratch or rip very easily. But I will do that
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Carbon fiber LOOK vinyl... So it's a vinyl wrap. It's still going to take a long time measuring and cutting then applying. It's best done with two or three people; two to hold it, one with the heat gun. I would think scratches would be much more visible now because you'll see the original color when something scratches it. I don't think it's such a great idea. But if you do it, keep this thread updated with pics of the install.
I got a quote on vinyl wrap out of curiosity. It was 2,400 dollars.
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For you to do it yourself?
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:26 PM   #23
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Doing it myself is about $400

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