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Making A Guitar New Again

One of our customers took his 1988 Ibanez 540R guitar which was in rough shape but still played great…and made it look new again. All it took was a little bit of DI-NOC vinyl and he was able to refinish his guitar bringing it up-to-date with a new carbon fiber look.\r\n\r\n

\r\n\r\nThis is a great example of a non-automotive use for DI-NOC, there are just an infinite number of applications out there.  Suffices to say, this customer is hooked.  What kind of unique wraps have you done?

Video: Wrap Your Refridgerator in 3M Carbon Fiber DI-NOC Vinyl

We love to see 3M’s DI-NOC carbon fiber vinyl being used outside of just the automotive world. Things like prototyping, architectural design, technology, refinishing products, and more. The applications for the vinyl are literally unlimited. In the below video we guide you through the steps to wrap a refridgerator in the vinyl, giving it a completely different look than before. While the fridge we used already looked new, imagine taking one that is starting to look outdated, but works just fine. Using the vinyl, you can give it life once again and save money while giving it an updated look.\r\n\r\n

\r\n\r\nIf you have anything unique that you’ve used 3M’s DI-NOC for, let us know!  We’re always looking for the latest and greatest uses.

One Customer Goes DI-NOC Wild

Sean, one of our customers, has gone wild with his recently acquired 3M carbon fiber DI-NOC vinyl.  He wrapped all the gadgets he had including his Xbox 360, two Blackberries, his iPhone, his lighter, and his keys:\r\n\r\n

\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nSean was very creative in the installations, this is a good way to show all of the little things that can be wrapped without using too much material.

Carbon Fiber Vinyl Gets In The Game…Guitar Hero That Is

We just love when we get e-mails from our customers that have installed 3M’s carbon fiber DI-NOC vinyl on a unique item. This time around Rod took his Playstation 3 guitar for Guitar Hero, and wrapped it with the film:\r\n\r\n

\r\n\r\nHe did a great job, and because of the flat surface, it looks like it was pretty easy to do. The hardest part would be doing a clean cut of the material to match the guitar shape.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nRod is a musician and does plan on wrapping his real acoustic guitar. He had really great things to say about the material:\r\n

What I like the most about the material is that is very forgiven and easy to use…. just apply some heat and your can do whatever you like. I used the rest of my material for small things like my credit card and office mouse. The quality of the vinyl is really superb and it looks really nice!\r\n\r\nWhen wrapping the guitar hero guitar with the vinyl, be sure to completely remove the faceplate for easier installation and better finishing.\r\n\r\nBehind the guitar there is a button to easily unlock and remove the faceplate.


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We Make Our Light Switch Plates Look Like Carbon Fiber

One of the first things we did when we were trying out the 3M DI-NOC carbon fiber vinyl was cover the lightswitch back plate.  We had just painted the office a dark grey, so we though it would match perfectly…and it did 🙂  Here’s a little run through of what we did:\r\n\r\nWe used a 12″x12″ 3M DI-NOC CA-421 carbon fiber sheet (although we could have obviously used a much smaller piece), but you can see it in comparison to the switch plate:\r\n\r\n

\r\n\r\nFirst we covered the front of the plate, and trimmed the edges a bit:\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nNext we pulled the edges and affixed it to the back.  We used a heat gun to help stretch the material.  This helped to make sure the edges…and especially the corners were taught:\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThen we took an exact-o knife and cut out the holes for the light switches.  We then pulled the pieces and stuck them on the back:\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nWe didn’t have black screws yet, so we just simply took a sharpie marker for now and colored the screws black:\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nHere it is installed, it looks great!\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nHere’s a shot from a little further back:\r\n\r\n