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Carbon Fibre wrapping

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I thought I would ask you very clever RX-8 owners as I have decided I am not happy with the black mirrors on my Formentor and so I thought a carbon fibre look would be different but its something I have never done before so have watched a couple of how to videos but it seems that as the mirrors are quite angular a certain adhesive should used on sharp edges/corners and I am concerned what that means if you have to remove the vinyl at some time.

So can any of you wrappers advise! :-k

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Have you searched for carbon fibre covers. I had a bargain on amazon with an incorrect priced carbon cover for both my Merc coupe and estate (same mirrors). Someone appeared to have misplaced the decimal point so I bought x2 pairs for the cars at £5.00 a set including prime delivery. They quickly changed to £50 a set, but in fairness they honoured my £5 bargain and are brilliant. Pre attached 3m tape, simply peel and stick over wingmirror. Look great, perfect fit and doesn't look like a cap is installed over. I probably would of even been happy at £50.
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Have you looked into hydro dipping which is ideal for components like wing mirrors
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:arrow: Clicky here

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I know Steve (nightfire10) has used Wicked Coatings but they're in Dorset :p


Or as Drew suggested...

:arrow: Something like this


Obviously check those will fit :roll:...just the first ones I found :lol:
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Any updates on the mirrors Del :?:
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WIP Mark - can`t decide what to do, if I wrap them the caps really need to come off and I`m a little concerned about the plastic tags that hold the caps on breaking, there are carbon fibre caps for £150 that fit over the top of the originals but what would they look like, or there are complete replacement carbon fibre caps but a slight problem they are at £440 a side! :shock:

Ali Express do carbon fibre caps for various cars for less than £20 but not the Formentor! :roll:

UPDATE - have just carefully removed the passenger side mirror cap and only 2 tags broke! #-o :roll:

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Even in warm weather I heat with a heatgun on low setting, so avoid snapping tags
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£49 if you need a replacement Del :money:

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warpc0il wrote:
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Even in warm weather I heat with a heatgun on low setting, so avoid snapping tags
I waited for a warm day but made a mistake - on Youtube some one removed the mirror cap and reckoned it easily pulls off, the tags/clips are strong "you won`t break them", mine came off easy one side but wouldn`t come off the other and there was no gap to get any sort of trim tool in to help anyway broken clips now re-constituted (fixed with an overlay of stainless steel sheet and Rolls Royce super strength adhesive)

Mark the caps are OE at £30 or copies at £22 in primer, mine are metallic black have got a couple of requests for the part number ready painted as the paint is a sort of satin/matt finish, if I modify anything I prefer to be able to return to standard if needed in the future.

Anyway onward and upward "lets wrap" how difficult can it be you never know mirror caps today a "Green" RX-8 40th Anniversary tomorrow" :shock:

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Dem wrappaz mek it luk eezy doe innit bruv :lol:
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