Posts Tagged ‘dash’

Airplane Dash Re-Finished Using 3M DI-NOC Carbon Fiber Vinyl

One of our customers has a personal airplane with an outdated instrument panel.  He decided to upgrade the panel by cutting a new backing out .063 aluminum, which housed the new Synthetic Vision EFIS instruments.  He then covered the panel with 3M’s carbon fiber DI-NOC vinyl from Carbon Fiber Film for a modern/carbon fiber look on the cheap.  Here’s the outcome:\r\n\r\n

\r\n\r\nThe out come looks great, and helped give an overhauled look to the interior that better matched the high-tech instruments.  This is a great example of bringing up-to-date something like a airplane or boat dash with a simple and inexpensive installation.

Catamaran Boat Gets a Carbon Fiber DI-NOC Dash

One of our customers recently sent in a few pictures of his install where he brought the dash of his 34-foot Avantage Catamaran boat back to life.  Here’s what it looked like before:\r\n\r\n

\r\n\r\nPretty nasty!  Mainly the big rust stain on the left, but there’s an easy fix for that!  3M’s carbon fiber DI-NOC vinyl of course!  Once all of the gauges and steering wheel were pulled off, the dash was wrapped:\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nLooks a million times better if you ask us…and it only gets better.  Lets get those missing elements installed back on the dash:\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThis looks fantastic, especially with the real carbon fiber panel to match.  Here’s the final install…it’s a bit hard to tell but white panel under the visor is actually a strip of the CA-419 white carbon fiber DI-NOC vinyl…it’s a very nice attention to detail/design addition if you ask us:\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThere you have it!  An easy way to get your boat dash looking brand new (even better than new actually) without spending a ton of money.  Here’s a few tips that our customer provided as feedback:\r\n


  1. Always work from the center out.
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  3. When installing on a rounded surface, heat and pull and with both hands, and down.
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  5. Put down a guide line of masking tape to cut straight lines.
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  7. Break off the tip of an Xacto razor blade and it will cut straight lines much better.
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  9. I put down a thin black line of pinstripe tape to give it more of a finished edge.
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