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Old 09-24-2011, 12:38 PM
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I make my own gauge pod and need to get it wrapped in this material that I have. If there is anyone on here that can help it would be greatly appreciated! Please shoot me a PM if your interested or know someone that can do this. Here are some pictures and thanks again.









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Old 09-24-2011, 12:41 PM
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go to walmart and get you a can of 3m spray glue...its a black can..11 bucks or so and do it yourself..

spray the glue on the cluster and the material...wait a few minutes and lay it on the top of the cluster and work your way around and down...



and unless you do a lot more bodywork/sanding on it first it will look like ass...
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:09 PM
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I have the right contact adhesive to do it at work. I just don't know how I would get it to look right around the face and sides. Been thinking of just trying to do it myself but don't want to risk ruining it by not knowing what I am doing and have to make a new one.
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:13 PM
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if you made it yourself...finish the body work and just paint it with some semi-gloss/satin black...it will be hard to get the material to form in the small contours

if you must have it wrapped get some stretchable fabric/vinyl...
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Contact Adhesive sprayed in a gravity feed or hlvp paint gun is the correct method to wrapping vinyl and whatever else. Spray can adhesives and a heat gun for the edges will work ok for a temporary solution but eventually will begin to peel.
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:23 PM
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if you made it yourself...finish the body work and just paint it with some semi-gloss/satin black...it will be hard to get the material to form in the small contours

if you must have it wrapped get some stretchable fabric/vinyl...
right on point...because of the way its shaped and the spot between the two guages that vinyl(?) wont really look right...you can do a nice "gel coat" style paint job that will look great once you work the bondo a bit more

ps. if youre insistent on an upholsterer doing it, rays in the midlo area and corky's on the southside have done great jobs ive seen in the past. might do it pretty cheap since its such a small job

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Old 09-26-2011, 08:18 AM
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man, give me that thing I'll wrap it in 3M Dinoc for you! It would look sweet!
Nice job with the gauge pod!
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:06 AM
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man, give me that thing I'll wrap it in 3M Dinoc for you! It would look sweet!
Nice job with the gauge pod!
I am interested in this! Send me a pm about what you can do and some pics of material!

I will finish filling it in and give it a few coats of semi gloss and post more pics for approval. Thanks for all the suggestions!
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:08 PM
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will do, man.
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:35 PM
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by the way, thanks to whoever was kind enough to graciously remove my hard earned positive rep and replace it with -43 points over simply offering an alternative to the OP...

You could have at least typed a reason instead of a "."

go ahead and give me other ones now!
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