Carbon Fiber Vinyl Passenger view in Toyota Vios

DIY Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap on Toyota Vios Interior Trim using Hair Dryer

We always see people wrap their vehicle body or vehicle parts with carbon fiber vinyl and they think it looks cool. Indeed, even myself think this is cool!

I have wrapped some parts of my Toyota Vios interior trim with carbon fiber vinyl before this. Since there are still a lot rooms to continue,  I decided to continue DIY carbon fiber vinyl wrap on my car. I bought a roll of carbon fiber vinyl that cost me RM20 at On Cost 99 Accessories Shop, Bukit Mertajam .

Here are the tools that we required to DIY wrap carbon fiber vinyl interior trim:

  1. Carbon Fiber Vinyl sheet
  2. Scissors
  3. Hair Dryer
    Carbon Fiber Vinyl

    Carbon Fiber Vinyl

This is my original dull and plain Toyota Vios dashboard:

Toyota Vios J Dashboard

Toyota Vios J Dashboard

Procedures:

1. First step: take off the Toyota Vios dashboard parts that are going to be wrapped with carbon fiber vinyl and clean off any contamination on it with damp cloth. Dirty interior trim will not affix properly with the vinyl.

Toyota Vios J Dashboard without the side parts

Toyota Vios J Dashboard without the side parts

Toyota Vios Interior Trim and Carbon Fiber Vinyl

Toyota Vios Interior Trim and Carbon Fiber Vinyl

2. Cut the carbon fiber vinyl according to the interior trim fixtures with  at least a half inch excess on each side of what we going to wrap.

Toyota Vios Interior Trim on Carbon Fiber Vinyl

Toyota Vios Interior Trim on Carbon Fiber Vinyl

Prepare to wrap Toyota Vios Interior Trim with Carbon Fiber Vinyl

Prepare to wrap Toyota Vios Interior Trim with Carbon Fiber Vinyl

3. Begin to wrap from the flat surface of the interior trim then slowly move the warping to the corner of the part. The adhesive is lasting, and can be pulled off and reapplied rather easily if you mess up. Ensure that there is no air bubble on interior trim, else it will create wrinkles and looks ‘cheap’ too :)

4. To wrap the corner of the part, we will need a hair dryer. The heat from hair dryer will loosen up the adhesive on the carbon vinyl paper.
Now, start to trim around the corner edge of the parts using hair dryer. The carbon fiber vinyl responds very well to heat.

Wrapping Toyota Vios Interior Trim with Carbon Fiber Vinyl

Wrapping Toyota Vios Interior Trim with Carbon Fiber Vinyl

5. Heat the vinyl with hair dryer at the corner of the interior trim.

Heating the Toyota Vios Interior Trim with Carbon Fiber Trim using hair dryer

Heating the Toyota Vios Interior Trim with Carbon Fiber Trim using hair dryer

Heating the Toyota Vios Interior Trim with Carbon Fiber Trim using hair dryer 2

Heating the Toyota Vios Interior Trim with Carbon Fiber Trim using hair dryer 2

Heating the Toyota Vios Interior Trim with Carbon Fiber Trim using hair dryer 3

Heating the Toyota Vios Interior Trim with Carbon Fiber Trim using hair dryer 3 – Boss in action :)

6. Wrap the interior trim with the carbon fiber vinyl until  the vinyl is fully held on the parts. This process took me 2 to 3 hours to get the wrapping job completed.

Carbon Fiber Vinyl on Toyata Vios Interior Trim

Carbon Fiber Vinyl on Toyata Vios Interior Trim

7. Install back the Toyota Vios interior trim on to the dashboard.

Carbon Fiber Vinyl on Toyata Vios Interior Trim Dashboard on night time

Carbon Fiber Vinyl on Toyata Vios Interior Trim Dashboard on night time

Carbon Fiber Vinyl on Toyata Vios Interior Trim Dashboard on daytime

Carbon Fiber Vinyl on Toyata Vios Interior Trim Dashboard on daytime

Carbon Fiber Vinyl Passenger view in Toyota Vios 1

Carbon Fiber Vinyl Passenger view in Toyota Vios 1

Carbon Fiber Vinyl Passenger view in Toyota Vios

Carbon Fiber Vinyl Passenger view in Toyota Vios

Ta da! We are done!

Below is the video of overall in the Toyota Vios dashboard. Remember to put in HD mode for better detailing video :)

See how I modified my Toyota Vios on other parts too!

Don’t forget to give us a thumb up :)

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Kelvin Ang

Kelvin Ang fixed the car together with his dad during his younger day and he has grew up to be an automotive enthusiast ever since then. He also loves to fetch his beloved family members and friends to every outing. Seeing his family and friends smiling throughout the journey in the car is priceless moment for him.

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