3D Carbon 2022+ WRX Antenna Overlay
We've combed Japan for the best vinyl designs and come back with a bunch of them. This template turns a complicated wrap job into a DIY success. Our textured 3D Carbon vinyl is not cheap. It's sourced in the US and has a bunch of great features.
For the 3D Carbon material, do not apply wax. Just clean with normal soap and water. The appearance can be further enhanced a lot by the use of 303 Aerospace Cleaner.
NOTE: This comes in three pieces for ease of installation
NOT ALL MATERIALS ARE CREATED EQUALLY
CUSTOMER MESSAGE - "Got them just now, thanks for including a(n) extra set! I've had 2 sets of CF look ones from another seller and silver stars kept peeling and the carbon look faded really bad."
When purchasing vinyl overlays, keep in mind that not all materials are created equally. I use premium vinyl which has high initial costs, but are the industry standards for high quality materials. Also made in the USA. - Dragon Wrap™ Carbon Fiber Films (3D Carbon) is a 5.6 mil calendered vinyl film featuring a clear repositionable permanent acrylic adhesive on an air-egress liner. This film has excellent dimensional stability, outstanding durability and outdoor performance. - This repositionable permanent adhesive offers minimal initial bond growing to permanent bonds that facilitates application of large graphics. The air egress liner also aids in large graphic application. - Minimum application temperature is 40 degrees Fahrenheit. - Up to 5 year durability outdoors. Rated EXCELLENT for WATER RESISTANCE, HUMIDITY RESISTANCE, and SOLVENT RESISTANCE.
Clean the surface of the antenna. . Do not use a cleaner that contains wax. Install in 75-85 degree weather. If it is really warm, stay in the shade to control the stretching of the vinyl and drying of the fluid.
The easiest way to apply this is to wet the back of the vinyl. You can even use a little soap. This will allow you to slide the vinyl around, but will require the use of heat to really make it stick. This method is highly recommended. Our pre-mixed StickerFab Fluid works THE BEST. Using heat from a hair dryer or heat gun can help. Just make sure you use small amounts of heat and work you way up. If it would burn you, it will probably burn the material.
NOTE: Initial placement of the vinyl will dictate if you have even coverage. Make sure you are able to center the vinyl.
Start with the center piece. Align with the back of the antenna (just the painted portion). You can stand on your rear seats to get this done. Just make sure that you center the piece up properly. Having a friend on the other side may help.
Push the vinyl down the center and carefully push down the sides as you go. When you reach the front, stretch the remaining vinyl.
The sides are easy to apply. Just make sure they wind up covering up the rest of the paint.
The DIY install will leave you proud of the work you've done. A great conversation piece as others will probably want to know how you did it all.
Installation video coming soon!