One of our customers was one of the very first in the country that we’ve seen to use 3M’s carbon fiber vinyl in white. He wrapped the hood on his Toyota Camry:
As you can see, the pattern is almost barely visible, but it’s there.
Our customer best described this as:
Standing 15-20 ft away it looks like a matte white
5-10 ft away you start to see a pattern
When you’re close, you want to touch it, and yes, you can feel the carbon fiber pattern
Note that in some of the shots the camera makes it look off-white, but in actuality it is white.
Also please keep in mind that white is one of the colors that does not have the same guaranteed durability testing from 3M that the darker colors have. While we haven’t seen issues, the material may not lost as long in outdoor environments. If your car is mostly garage kept or a show car, we don’t expect many issues.
Previously we’ve only made the black carbon fiber material from 3M’s DI-NOC series available for sale. We actually have 9 different color/finishes of carbon fiber vinyl available from 3M:
CA-418 – Silver
CA-419 – White
CA-420 – Graphite/Gunmetal
CA-421 – Black
CA-1170 (Aka 421GN) – Gloss Black
CA-422 – Light pewter
CA-423 – Dark pewter
CA-424 – Brown
CA-5429 – Semi-Gloss Red
Take a look at the lineup:
To get a better idea of how each colors looks, especially when reflecting light, watch the below video we made showing all of the colors (does not include CA-421GN or CA-5429):
Even though some of the colors actually cost us more money, we’re price matching all colors to our current pricing. You’ll find that no matter what color you purchase, it’s all the same price!
Please note that the CA-419, CA-419, and CA-422, CA-1170, and CA-5429 (silver/white/light pewter/gloss black/semi-gloss red) don’t have the same outdoor durability testing from 3M as the other darker colors, and don’t have the same expected outdoor durability of 4 years. With that in mind, we haven’t heard any issues from customers yet, and for applications like show cars or garaged cars where they won’t be under the sun too much we don’t expect many issues. In fact in a recent trip to London we saw this Porsche Cayenne outside of Harrod’s with white 3M carbon fiber DI-NOC…looked amazing!
It’s barely noticeable from further away, but up close you can see the carbon fiber pattern. I really love that subtle look.
To order any of the new colors, simply click the buy now button and you’ll be forward over to our parent site at Carbon Fiber Gear. From there, simply choose the size and color you need. We are still offering 4″x8″ samples of all colors for just $8 shipped if you want to get an idea how it looks in person.
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us or reply in the comments.
One of our customers from down under decided to add a little subtle touch of 3M’s carbon fiber DI-NOC to his 1998 R34 GTT Nissan Skyline. He simply added the material the base and sides of his rear spoiler:
The Skyline has list of modifications done to it including the following:
Engine Type: RB25DET
High flow turbo running 1.1bar daily
HKS cam gears (intake and exhaust)
Apexi power FC
Exedy 3puk button clutch
Exhaust: custom 3″ stainless steel bell mouth dump pipe, 3.5″ highflow metal cat, 3″ custom stainless cat back exhaust.
We happened to come across this gorgeous white Porsche Cayman that had a few things wrapped in 3M DI-NOC carbon fiber vinyl. Check out the final product:
We can see that the roof and rear spoiler were wrapped, and if you look at the rest of the pics you’ll see the front lip was done as well. It looks very classy, we love how the white and carbon look offset each other. Now he needs some black wheels!
3M™ DI-NOC™ is a high-end vinyl from 3M™ from their Architectural Finishes series. The vinyl can be installed on all sorts of surfaces, regardless of the curvature. This means there are an unlimited amount of applications, from the interior of your car to the back of your laptop.
The original CA-421 (black) model that we sell gives a dry carbon look, though it's available in 9 different color/finishes. Contrary to initial belief, carbon fiber DI-NOC™ is not just a printed carbon fiber pattern, but in fact has a three-dimensional texture to it. This allows it to reflect light the same way that real carbon fiber would, making it the best real-world alternative to carbon fiber when you just want the look without paying a ton of money. There are plenty of other benefits that make the 3M™ DI-NOC™ carbon fiber vinyl so great, read our FAQ for more info!