Carbon Fiber Vinyl Passenger view in Toyota Vios

Some people wrap their vehicle body or vehicle parts with carbon fiber vinyl to enhances the outlook of the vehicle, so did I as well.

Previously, I had wrapped some parts of my Toyota Vios interior and exterior with carbon fiber vinyls, and I still have the leftover carbon fiber vinyls. Then, I decided to DIY carbon fiber vinyl wrap on panel dashboard in my car.

The roll of carbon fiber vinyl sheet that cost me RM20 at On Cost 99 Accessories Shop, Bukit Mertajam:

Carbon Fiber Vinyl roll

Carbon Fiber Vinyl roll

Tools that we required to perform the DIY carbon fiber vinyl wrap on interior trim:

  1. Carbon Fiber Vinyl sheet
  2. Scissor
  3. A Hair Dryer

This is the photo of the original dull and plain Toyota Vios J dashboard in my car:

Toyota Vios J Dashboard

Toyota Vios J Dashboard

Now, let’s learn the DIY carbon fibe vinyl wrap on the interior trim.

Step by step to DIY Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap on Toyota Vios Interior Trim using Hair Dryer

1. Remove the Toyota Vios dashboard parts that are going to be wrapped with carbon fiber vinyl and clean off any contamination on the surface with damp cloth.
The vinyl won’t affix properly on the dirty surface.

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 off the carbon fiber vinyl according to the interior trim fixtures with at least a half inch excess on each side of the parts that we are 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 the wraping 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 accidentally mess up. Ensure that there is no air bubble on interior trim, else it will create wrinkles and looks ‘cheap’ on the dashboard 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 and flexible 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 car’s 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

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

Here are some other photos of Toyota Vios parts that wrapped with carbon fiber vinyl:

carbon fiber vinyl on Toyota Vios GT Street hood

carbon fiber vinyl on Toyota Vios GT Street hood

rich and dark carbon fiber vinyl after application of ArmorAll Protectant gel

rich and dark carbon fiber vinyl after application of ArmorAll Protectant gel

Carbon Fiber Vinyl on Toyota Vios Fuel Cover

Carbon Fiber Vinyl on Toyota Vios Fuel Cover

Vios Internal Plastic Cover Carbon Fiber sticker

Internal Plastic Cover Carbon Fiber

rich and dark carbon fiber vinyl after application of ArmorAll Protectant gel 2

rich and dark carbon fiber vinyl after application of ArmorAll Protectant gel 2

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Kelvin Ang

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

8 thoughts on “How to DIY Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap on Toyota Vios Interior Trim using Hair Dryer”

  1. Becks says:

    The carbon fiber vinyl simply looks awesome on your car, how were you inspired to do this modification? 🙂

    1. Becks says:

      how did*

    2. Kelvin says:

      Thanks Becks.
      It was inspired by my test drive partner during we test drive the new 2014 Mazda 3… LOL

      1. Becks says:

        lol.. it was the mazda 3 that inspired u la.

        1. Kelvin says:

          LOL, ok… it was both that inspired me LOL

  2. Mark Johnson says:

    omg that is pretty incredible aha! 🙂

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