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Nosecone Wrapping Options

Vinc

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Jul 7, 2018
433
267
Los Angeles
Now that RPM is no longer offering their carbon fiber wrapped nosecone replacement, does anybody know of any similar alternatives? My nosecone has minor scuffing and I would wrap it myself, but it has the parking sensors and I am sure I would find a way to mess them up...
 

Vinc

Member
Jul 7, 2018
433
267
Los Angeles
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After much digging without finding any straightforward options, I decided to give it a go myself. Got the vinyl from Amazon ($20), watched a bunch of YouTube videos and armed with a box cutter, a credit card, a microfiber cloth and a hairdryer, went at it.

Now, for full disclosure, in case things went very south, I got a cheap used nosecone from eBay and worked on that one. That way I would not risk grounding the car if I somehow broke the nosecone. If at the end it turned out to look half decent, I would just move the sensors from the good one.

And that is what happened. It is far from perfect, but if you don’t look too hard, it doesn't scream homemade (I hope). And with the leftover vinyl I also wrapped the door handles. Because why not.

Moving the sensors was surprisingly straightforward. Double sided tape that was easily removed with dental floss and a spatula.

Here is the final result. The nosecone already had the red logo and chrome delete. I was afraid it would be too flashy, but now I kind of dig how it works with the carbon fiber wrap.

Further down the road, I might try wrapping the other nosecone to match the blue paint. And then I can just swap them depending on the occasion :D
 

SunTek

Vendor
Mar 18, 2019
171
70
St Louis
Just curious, when you're looking for nosecone replacements are you looking more to prevent/replace damage? Or are you wanting a custom look different than the factory?
 
Jun 3, 2020
5
3
Coconut Creek
View attachment 429411 After much digging without finding any straightforward options, I decided to give it a go myself. Got the vinyl from Amazon ($20), watched a bunch of YouTube videos and armed with a box cutter, a credit card, a microfiber cloth and a hairdryer, went at it.

Now, for full disclosure, in case things went very south, I got a cheap used nosecone from eBay and worked on that one. That way I would not risk grounding the car if I somehow broke the nosecone. If at the end it turned out to look half decent, I would just move the sensors from the good one.

And that is what happened. It is far from perfect, but if you don’t look too hard, it doesn't scream homemade (I hope). And with the leftover vinyl I also wrapped the door handles. Because why not.

Moving the sensors was surprisingly straightforward. Double sided tape that was easily removed with dental floss and a spatula.

Here is the final result. The nosecone already had the red logo and chrome delete. I was afraid it would be too flashy, but now I kind of dig how it works with the carbon fiber wrap.

Further down the road, I might try wrapping the other nosecone to match the blue paint. And then I can just swap them depending on the occasion :D


Looks really nice, great job
 
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Epastor01

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Jan 30, 2020
63
90
Fremont, CA
Wrapped mine myself too, it’s a pretty cheap (like $25 I think) and easy job (30-60 mins) and it does makes the car standout a lot, even if you go with subtle color like me

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j.woo1391

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Mar 24, 2019
2
1
Greensboro, NC
View attachment 429411 After much digging without finding any straightforward options, I decided to give it a go myself. Got the vinyl from Amazon ($20), watched a bunch of YouTube videos and armed with a box cutter, a credit card, a microfiber cloth and a hairdryer, went at it.

Now, for full disclosure, in case things went very south, I got a cheap used nosecone from eBay and worked on that one. That way I would not risk grounding the car if I somehow broke the nosecone. If at the end it turned out to look half decent, I would just move the sensors from the good one.

And that is what happened. It is far from perfect, but if you don’t look too hard, it doesn't scream homemade (I hope). And with the leftover vinyl I also wrapped the door handles. Because why not.

Moving the sensors was surprisingly straightforward. Double sided tape that was easily removed with dental floss and a spatula.

Here is the final result. The nosecone already had the red logo and chrome delete. I was afraid it would be too flashy, but now I kind of dig how it works with the carbon fiber wrap.

Further down the road, I might try wrapping the other nosecone to match the blue paint. And then I can just swap them depending on the occasion :D
Nice! about to try this but with the pearl, don't see loosing about $15 to try it out.
 
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