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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-02-2019, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Cover for glare near shifter

Anyone know of a cover or skin that will reduce or remove the glare from the shiny black plastic around the shifter? It doesn't happen all the time, but the occasional reflection straight to the eyes is unpleasant.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 11:34 PM
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Electrical tape.


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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-04-2019, 05:26 AM Thread Starter
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Electrical tape.
Certainly effective, but I am hoping for something that looks less like I did it myself.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-04-2019, 08:14 AM
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It would be cool to have a carbon fiber-like wrap for it. I shopped around and haven't found anything like that for it yet.

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i just donít like glossy black so i covered the frame around the dash display with black carbon fiber wrap. the pros remove whatever theyíre wrapping but thatís too much work for me so i covered it in place. i rough cut the wrap and then trimmed it with a razor after applying it. this requires patience and a steady hand especially to avoid gouging the plastic. my only other thought is that you could scuff off the gloss with steel wool or fine sandpaper.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-07-2019, 12:24 AM
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Perk1329: That CF wrap looks terrific.
What was your source? Does it have self adhering backing?
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i got it on ebay (https://www.ebay.com/itm/3D-Black-Ca...72.m2749.l2649) there are many sellers with all kinds of patterns, colors, etc. CF is one of the most popular. it’s basically just contact paper, peel off the backing and stick it down.

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also, flat surfaces are easy. inside corners and edges require some skill. there are lots of vids on youtube of pros wrapping cars.
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