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Computer Modding With 3M’s Carbon Fiber DI-NOC Vinyl

We love being shown new applications that we don’t initially think of when using 3M’s DI-NOC carbon fiber vinyl.  This time around, Jeff, took his computer modding to the next level by putting together what he calls the CF800.  He used a Corsair 800d case which was modified for water cooling.  He did a ton of stuff, including lighting, but used DI-NOC film to just put the build over the top.  Here’s how the case looked beforehand:\r\n\r\n

\r\n\r\nJeff then wrapped certain aspects of the case:\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nHere we can see everything put together, with the motherboard in place as well as the water cooling:\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nFinally we can see the case fully completed.  The side has a plexi-glass window which looks fantastic because just parts of the carbon fiber DI-NOC show through.  In my opinion, it looks much better than doing the entire case exterior.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nFor more pics and information of the setup, take a look at Jeff’s thread on

Using DI-NOC To Make You Money: iPhone 4 Carbon Fiber DI-NOC Bumpers

This isn’t the first time we’ve posted about a customer of ours using carbon fiber DI-NOC to create their own business.  In the past we’ve written about DI-NOC cufflinks, and today we’ve got  While we supply them with raw material, they then go out and manufacture a custom cut bumper for the iPhone 4 made out of 3M carbon fiber DI-NOC material.  The DIY kits are computer cut and accurate to the 1/1000th of an inch which will ensure that it installs perfectly.\r\n

Apple iPhone 4 carbon fiber 3M DI-NOC bumper

\r\nBecause DI-NOC material goes on dry, it’s extremely easy to install.  Simply peel off the material while leaving the cutouts behind and stick onto the iPhone 4 surround.  If you mess up…simply pull it off and re-seat the material…just like you would when installing on anything else.\r\n

Apple iPhone 4 carbon fiber 3M DI-NOC bumper

\r\nNot only will it protect your iPhone in a sleek looking, low profile manner, but it helps give the phone a more blacked out look…which we personally love.  As we all know, carbon fiber is the new black (it’s our slogan).  These are priced at just $9.99 shipped, or $14.99 if you want 2-3 day Priority Mail.  You can order from our buddy Jason at  If you have any concern about the installation, simply watch the below video for an easy-to-follow overview:\r\n\r\n

\r\n\r\nIf you want to tackle making your own bumper, figuring out your own carbon fiber DI-NOC business, or want more material…simply purchase the raw material from us!  We have competitive pricing, a full selection of all the colors 3M makes the material in, we almost always have material in stock for immediate shipping, we ship extremely quickly and in a protective tube, and we offer the absolute hands-down best customer service you’ll find.  We have thousands of customers ranging from entrepreneurs such as Jason to vehicle wrap/aftermarket shops, to large aerospace companies to automotive manufactures to the regular consumer.

Carbon Fiber iPhone 4? DI-NOC It!

Our parent site, Carbon Fiber Gear, is known for carrying real carbon fiber accessories like iPhone cases.  As of this writing though, we still haven’t seen a real carbon fiber iPhone 4 case…though they are coming.  A real carbon fiber case will likely cost between $60-$100.  In the meantime, or if you want the look for less, do what one of our customers did…DI-NOC it!  Take a look at what one customer did with his newly acquired iPhone 4 with just an $8 sample piece of 3M carbon fiber DI-NOC from us:\r\n\r\n

\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nSince the back of the iPhone is flat, the installation is extremely easy…and looks great too. Now I wonder if you wrap the outside “bumper”…will it fix the iPhone 4 reception issues?  Try it out on your iPhone and let us know, that would be one good looking fix!

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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DJ Gives His Technics 1200 MK2 Turntable The Carbon Fiber Look

One customer of ours put aside some extra 3M DI-NOC carbon fiber vinyl that he ordered from us, and decided to wrap his Technics 1200 MK2 turntable plinth.\r\n\r\n

\r\n\r\nAside from the carbon fiber vinyl, Will’s 1200 MK2 turntable is modified in a variety of other ways.  He has a real carbon fiber straight tonearm from Jesse Dean of Tempo Records.  On top of that, he also has modified LED lighting, a custom-painted platter, and a variety of other little modifications…making this turntable one-of-a-kind.  Here’s some more pictures:\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nWill thought the material was easy to install, but was sure to add that using a heat gun was indispensable.  He said it turns the material into a stretchable film that felt like a wallpaper sort of material.  He wish he had used an squeegee to smooth it out, but was able to make do with a credit card.\r\n

The pictures simply do not do it justice, this stuff looks pretty amazing in person. I’ve been a huge carbon fiber fan since my import car days, and even have a carbon fiber toilet seat in my house…I was a little apprehensive about a carbon-look film but I’m very happy with how it turned out.


\r\n\r\nAnother tip that Will provided was that he had cleaned the surface with alcohol prior to installing.  He’s already wandering his house looking for other things he can install the material on!\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nYou can see more pics in our gallery.

Richard Gives The Asus Eee PC Netbook Some DI-NOC Action

Richard took his Asus Eee PC 900A netbook and covered the front in the 3M carbon fiber DI-NOC film:\r\n\r\n

\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nWe asked Richard what his thoughts were of the material and working with it, here’s what he had to say:\r\n

Well my first thoughts when I got my hands on the vinyl where ‘Wow this stuff looks and feels great’. I tried samples of many other brands of carbon fibre vinyl before landing on 3M. Nothing really comes close to the look of 3M Di-NOC, it’s without doubt the realest looking carbon out there. The stuff isn’t cheap, but it’s well worth it…and besides who wants a cheap looking finish?\r\n\r\nAs for applying it, it’s very forgiving. It can be peeled off and reapplied a number of times so you can get the perfect finish.   If it gets creased a little heat will make them fall right out, it’s easy to work with if you know what your doing.\r\n\r\nIm going to be using it to coat the battery cover on the back of my phone as it seems to get scrathed pretty easily, that’s another great thing about DI-NOC. It’s super scratch resistant.  I’m constantly pulling my netbook out of my bag and dragging it around wherever I go and it hasn’t got a single scratch.. the stuff is just perfect.

\r\nRichard also compiled a little video montage of the installation, which you can watch here:\r\n\r\n

\r\n\r\nYou can find more pics in our gallery.\r\n\r\n