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.

One Picture That Shows The Awesomeness of 3M Carbon Fiber DI-NOC

This one picture truly shows how amazing a material 3M’s carbon fiber DI-NOC is:\r\n\r\n

\r\n\r\nWhile we didn’t install this, you can see how well the material can conform to complex curves.  If you’re doing something along these lines, be sure to use 3M Primer94, which you can read more about in our FAQ.

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!

DIY Guide: Carbon Fiber Vinyl for The HTC EVO 4G

This guide was written by one of our customers, Sterling.  Sterling offers installation services where you can mail your battery cover or phone to him and he will wrap it with DI-NOC.  At the time of this writing, he will do any phone for $20, including return S&H.  You can contact him at hrshycro [at]\r\n

What You’ll Need



  • 4×6 inch piece of 3M DI-NOC (which you can of course order from us here at Carbon Fiber Film for just $8 shipped)
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  • X-acto knife with sharp blade
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  • Cutting surface
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  • Hair dryer
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  • About 30 minutes of time
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DIY Steps



  1. Order an $8 sample size from, which includes free shipping.
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  3. Find a piece of firm/thin cardboard (like the type from a cereal box), or other similar cutting surface.
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  5. Remove the battery cover and set the phone aside.
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  7. Make sure the battery cover is clean and free of any grease or dirt.
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  9. Align the vinyl with the case, remove the backing and then place it on as smoothly as you can.  You can use a credit card to smooth any bubbles out, if needed.
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  11. Turn the hair dryer on low and proceed to slowly and evenly heat the vinyl, whilst doing so, smooth it outwards with your thumb and down around all the edges.  If the heat is to hot for your hands, then it’s hot enough for the vinyl.
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  13. Take your x-acto knife and use the battery case as your guide.  Go slowly and make sure of where you’re cutting before you cut, hopefully preventing any miscuts or scratches to the battery cover.  Rough cut any extra vinyl around the outer edges of battery cover from the back to the front.  Then, from the front to the back fine cut it to fit the edges of the battery cover.
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  15. The camera and flash holes are pretty easy.  Start by cutting a smaller rough circle in them, then using the type of your blade, just follow the edges of the battery case holes trimming the excess away.  Use the same idea for the kick stand.
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  17. After that, re-heat shrink it and make sure it’s sealed down good around all the edges.  Re-trim any excess.
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  19. Punching the holes for the speaker is easy.  Just fine a sowing needle that’s just large enough to be pushed/pulled all the way though the larger holes.  Personally, I would just do the larger holes.  These may have to be redone down the road because pocket heat and normal usage seems to close some of them back up.
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HTC Evo 4G with carbon fiber DI-NOC vinyl installed on it


HTC Evo 4G with carbon fiber DI-NOC vinyl installed on it


HTC Evo 4G with carbon fiber DI-NOC vinyl installed on it

Need A Larger Size Than 10 Feet Long?

Even though we only list DI-NOC sizes up to 10ft x 4ft on our site, did you know that we can actually provide lengths all the way up to 164ft x 4ft? Whether you’re a shop looking to stock more material, or you need much longer lengths for your project, we’ve got you covered. Just give us a call at 443-270-1603, let us know the length you need, and we’ll let you know what we can do.\r\n\r\nTypically we base your length over 10 feet long on a $5.95 sq/ft pricing.  So if you need 15ft x 4ft, this is 60 sq/ft.  60 sq/ft times $5.95 is $357 for the material.  Sizes over half a roll (82ft x 4ft) will receive a break, and full rolls will get even better pricing.  Confused?  Simply give us a call, and we’ll explain everything to you to better clarify.

Free Shipping on Carbon Fiber DI-NOC Vinyl All Month (June 2010)

Here at Carbon Fiber Film/Carbon Fiber Gear, we’re not just celebrating Father’s Day, we’re celebrating Father’s Month!  In honor of our dad’s, we’re providing free shipping to any domestic orders over $50 for the entire month of June.  There’s no need for a coupon code or anything, simply add vinyl to your cart, checkout, and choose the free shipping option.\r\n\r\nIf you were planning to do an install, or just want to stock up on some of 3M’s DI-NOC material, be sure to take advantage of this sale that will only last the month of June.

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.

Breathe Slower, Deeper, and Longer…While Looking Good

We love seeing unique applications which use 3M’s carbon fiber DI-NOC vinyl.  Australian company Aeror, who makes an aerator to help you breather slower, deeper, and longer..has taken their product to the next level by adding 3M’s carbon fiber vinyl to it.\r\n

\r\nThis was just a test one, but the company has said they would be willing to add it to their product range if people liked it.  So if you want to help your breathing, contact Aeror and get your carbon fiber’d aerator!

Customer Gives His Camry A White Carbon Fiber Hood

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:\r\n\r\n

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  1. Standing 15-20 ft away it looks like a matte white
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  3. 5-10 ft away you start to see a pattern
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  5. When you’re close, you want to touch it, and yes, you can feel the carbon fiber pattern
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\r\nNote that in some of the shots the camera makes it look off-white, but in actuality it is white.\r\n\r\nAlso 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.\r\n\r\n

\r\n\r\nFor more pics, check out the gallery.

Protect Your DI-NOC From Scratches With 3M Tire Restore

While we don’t currently sell it, you can help protect your DI-NOC™ and minimize scratches by applying 3M™ Tire Restorer. The tire restorer works by adding a thin layer of silicone that acts as a top coat to DI-NOC™ without changing the vinyl’s appearance. You shouldn’t confuse this with a clear-coat, which will add a shininess to the material.\r\n

3M Tire Restorer

\r\nIf you’re installing DI-NOC™ in an area that may receive high traffic and/or abuse, this is a great way to help ensure the vinyl stays looking good over time.