Sunday, October 24, 2010

DIY: Carbon Fiber Sticker for Center Console

     Hello guys! I have DIY-ed carbon fiber stickers onto my dashboard with great result! For those of you who may want to attempt to DIY yourself, I have a toturial on how to do it. First, you need to get the sticker! Usual price is about RM12-15 per feet for 3M carbon fiber sticker. I would recommend this as the sticker is 3D and not normal sticker 2D sticker.

To disassemble your console or any part you wish, it is best to just examine the area for any screws. If there are no screws, then the piece is most probably held using clips. Simply attempt to pry open the part slowly.


Once you have the parts ready, you should wipe and clean them. Cut the sticker to fit your component. What I have done is to separate the sticker from the non-stick film and soak the sticky side with soap water. This allows you to adjust the sticker. Once you have attached the sticker, use blowdryer or any source of heat on the sticker. The sticker should become soft and you can stick it around edges and curves. Once the soap dries, you can trim off the edges.

My end result! (Not really proficient in cutting, thus the edges are a bit rough)

Happy DIY!