3D Carbon 2022+ WRX Fuse Box Overlay
The plain plastics under the hood of the 2022+ WRX can use some subtle bling. The ultra dark, textured 3D carbon that we use is reminiscent of the material Subaru uses in some of their JDM parts.
This material is durable and will last for years. We source the vinyl for these products from US suppliers. They are often made in the US or Europe. Material standards are high.
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.
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.
HIGHLY Recommended Items:
- Microfiber cloth
- Surface cleaner
Clean the surface of the fuse box cover. 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. You can do this install inside as well by removing the lid and letting it and the vinyl come to a warm temperature.
A dry install works fine for this forgiving material. Apply and use heat AND pressure to increase adhesion.
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.