A few months ago we came across a material from 3M called DI-NOC. It’s their architectural series vinyl, and sure enough they offer a carbon fiber version. We immediately got some into the CFG labs for inspection, and what we found is that we absolutely loved it! It was the best alternative to real carbon fiber that we’ve seen. I’ll explain why later on.
We started to stock and sell it right away, but had simply added it to our store and told our Facebook Fan’s about it. We took some time to see how some of our customers were using it, how much they normally required, and what their thoughts were. The feedback has all been positive, one of our customers will even have two OEM-provided project cars at SEMA with a bunch of the material installed. So today we’re proud to announce CarbonFiberFilm.com, a site dedicated to showcasing and selling the material. We have things like an easy to read pricing table, FAQ’s, a blog dedicated to showcasing customer installations, a gallery, and even more features to come!
So what makes the material so great? There some select key features that I’ll go over:
- It’s not just a printed pattern, but has a texture to it. This allows it to reflect light in different ways, giving it a similar appearance as real carbon fiber.
- It’s made by 3M, a huge company that puts a ton of money into R&D to develop the best product in the industry.
- It can be used indoors and outdoors. Tons of people are already using it on the outside of their cars to wrap things like their roof or body piece accents.
- Indoor life is 12 years and outdoor life is 4 years.
- It’s water resistant, and can be cleaned with soap and water.
- It has a self-adhesive back with 3M comply adhesive, making installation a breeze.
- It can adhere to a ton of things including wood, MDF, particle board, mortar, steel, aluminum, glass, plastic, and even itself.
The possibilities for what you can use the material for are literally endless, and we’re excited to see what some of you do. One of the things we tested with was covering the lightswitch panel in our office, it turned out great and really changes the look:
We created a little album of the install process that you can see here. I think we’ll see a lot of automotive and motorcycle-related installations. For example take a look at this Porsche Cayman that had the roof and rear spoiler wrapped, looks great and offsets the white paint job nicely:
If you’re interested in purchasing some, you can do so here. You can even order a small 4″x8″ sample size for $10 shipped to anywhere in the world before committing to a larger size. We’re to you guys to be creative with what you install. Make sure and send us pictures and info, and we’ll showcase it on Carbon Fiber Film.