Posts Tagged ‘Video’

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 While the fridge we used already looked new, imagine taking one that is starting to look outdated, but works just fine.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.

Experimenting By Clear Coating DI-NOC

A couple weeks ago we made a post about how one of our customers clearcoated the vinyl.  We decided to do a little experimenting ourselves in order to try and get a great result.  What we found to work best was Valspar Clear Gloss Enamel, which you should be able to pick up at any local home improvement store:\r\n\r\nValspar clear coat used for 3M carbon fiber DI-NOC\r\n\r\nYou can see a few samples on the right-hand side of the above picture, here’s a closer shot followed by an explanation of the differences:\r\n\r\nDifferences in the number of layers of clear coat\r\n\r\nClear coat differences\r\n\r\nAs you can see, the piece on the left is DI-NOC as it comes with no clear coat.  The other two pieces were clear-coated, the middle has just one coat, while the right piece has three coats.  The pictures make it hard to show how it really looks in person because it’s highly dependent on the lighting.  You’ll need to take a look at the video below for a better idea.  We also tried doing another with five or six coats, but it starts to get a bit blotchy and fills into the texture.\r\n\r\nWe only tested on these sample pieces so we’re not sure how it will hold up over time or once installed.  Upon inspection it seems like it would be just fine.  With the three coats it starts to bend back a little (although it’s still bendable without issues), I would suggest clearcoating once the material is installed rather than before.  This may seem obvious, but I just want to make that apparent.  Make sure and mask off any areas prior to spraying that you don’t want cleared.\r\n\r\nFor spraying techniques take a look at the below video:\r\n\r\n

Video: How To Splice and Extend DI-NOC To Make It Wider

One of the complaints we’ve had with the 3M DI-NOC is that it only comes in a maximum width of 48 inces, or 4 feet. While it’s not possible to get wider material, there is a method called splicing which you can use to connect two pieces together while minimizing the seam in-between. In the below video we show you how best to use this method, as it’s very simple to do:\r\n\r\n

Video: How To Wrap Your Light Switch Plates With 3M’s Carbon Fiber Vinyl

One of the first projects we did with 3M’s carbon fiber DI-NOC material was cover our light switch plates.  It’s a simple part to wrap, it’s good practice, it doesn’t take very much material, and it looks amazing:\r\n\r\n

\r\n\r\nWe’ve seen a few of our customers do the same thing, so to help you guys out we’ve created a little video which shows you how we installed it:\r\n\r\n

\r\n\r\nHere’s a couple pictures so you can see how it turned out:\r\n\r\n

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3M DI-NOC Installation Demo Video On Saturn Sky Hatch

We snapped some video that shows how 3M’s carbon fiber DI-NOC film installs.  It is installed onto a Saturn Sky hatch, and shows you some basic technique and how easy it is to work with the material.  Take a look at the video:\r\n\r\n