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Old December 1st, 2015, 06:43 PM   #1
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Carbon Fiber Armrest

So, my armrest has always been, well, not the best part of the car. It always seemed to get dirty and even after i tried cleaning it hundreds of times, it never looked any good. So, bored this evening, decided to change it. I didn't know what I was getting in to, but oh well. It's maybe a 20-30 minute job; the longest was cleaning all the gunk/sticky residue off. And I used some left over CF wrap I had laying around.

Overall, not too shabby. Looks pretty legit to me. lol

If anyone needs to know how to do it, lemme know. I can try to lend a hand; although, it's maybe like a 3/10 skill wise.


Sorry for the picture quality. Took them from my phone.






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Old December 1st, 2015, 07:52 PM   #2
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explain how you do that
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Old December 1st, 2015, 08:52 PM   #3
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Damn, yeah gimmie dat tutorial, my old leather one could use a reboot. Especially since if this can be done with wrap it can be done with real cf and then used for mounting gadgets and whatnot.
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Old December 2nd, 2015, 07:37 AM   #5
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looks good. Why not post the DIY?
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I don't have pictures to go along with it so I figured it wouldn't really be worth it. But, if majority of the people want to, I can. No big deal.
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-_- wish there was a DIY for this.
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Old December 2nd, 2015, 11:40 AM   #8
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I don't have pictures to go along with it so I figured it wouldn't really be worth it. But, if majority of the people want to, I can. No big deal.
Hey if we have the text guide we can supplement this with step by steps pictures when somebody else does it.
Also where'd you get your wrap?
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Old December 7th, 2015, 03:45 PM   #9
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Post that guide here man, I want it too!


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Old December 8th, 2015, 12:06 AM   #10
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Likewise! That would go fantastic with the stock carbon fiber panels in my 6-6
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Hey if we have the text guide we can supplement this with step by steps pictures when somebody else does it.
Also where'd you get your wrap?

Ebay. It's like a 4d/5d wrap or something like that. It was $40 for a 120x60 roll. lol


Sorry for the late response. Been busy with some stuff. I'll try to be detailed as possible without pictures. I didn't take any while I was doing it.


But this is just for wrapping it. I have no idea/clue on how to do it with new cloth material but I'm sure it's not too hard.

This was done on my 07 that has cloth interior. Not sure if the 03-05's are the same, but who knows. And, don't blame me for anything you break. I'm not responsible for anything.


1. Locate your arm rest. Lift it up.
2. You'll see 2 screws towards the back where the hinge is located at.
3. Unscrew those. The entire lid will come off.
4. From there, you have to pop off the top lid part (it's the part where the lid slides forward and back); I just gently popped off one side and it just came off. It's on like, "rails" so just be careful.
5. Look at the bottom of the lid that you just removed. There will be 8 screws total. There's 2 on the very top and then 6 towards the middle. Remove all 8 screws and then it will separate into 3 pieces.
6. Grab the very top portion and start removing the material. Be warned; the glue is very sticky so wear some gloves and use brake cleaner or whatever other material you want to get the sticky crap off.
7. Choose your wrap and begin wrapping it. I'm not a vinyl wrap expert so I just did it as best as I could. The small imperfections I have on mine don't bother me.
8. Once you finish, re-install everything. Once you re-screw the 3 pieces together for the lid, just slide it onto the rails and it'll go back into place.
9. Viola. You're done.
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Old December 12th, 2015, 12:18 PM   #12
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are there any gaps now? what i mean is, since you have wrapped it in new material, that most likely isnt the same thinkness as the previous, has it left any gaps in the areas it opens and closes? i want to do this but im worried that the new material with either be too thin and leave gaps or be too thick and prevent the armrest from opening and closing properly
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are there any gaps now? what i mean is, since you have wrapped it in new material, that most likely isnt the same thinkness as the previous, has it left any gaps in the areas it opens and closes? i want to do this but im worried that the new material with either be too thin and leave gaps or be too thick and prevent the armrest from opening and closing properly
What? No. There's no gaps. the cloth isn't like, 4 inches thick. It still opens and closes the same and slides forward back just fine. I mean, if the small gap will bother you, then don't do it.
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Old January 28th, 2016, 12:20 PM   #15
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just ordered my Fb wrap, ive already taken my armrest apart.
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