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Old 07-25-2014, 09:10 AM
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Carbon Fiber Trim

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Thinking about making some changes to my BMW. I found some Carbon Fiber trim for about $500. I currently have a Chestnut interior with aluminum (brushed) trim. I love the aluminum trim but I moved from Germany back to Texas and its not uncommon to get in the car and the trim to be hovering around 130 degrees. Kinda tired of burning my leg....

1) Anyone done carbon fiber with chestnut?

2) how hard is replacing the trim?

3) Anyone with carbon trim notice if it gets really hot as well in the summer?
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Replacing the trim is easy. CF would look great. You can also wrap your trim (or have it done) for considerably less than $500. There is some nice looking faux CF wrap. Two Bimmerfest sponsors do wraps.
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:48 AM
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I was worried that the vinyl would bubble if put on top of the aluminum and exposed to the heat it gets in Texas...
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The vinyl won't peel if it's installed correctly.

Carbon fiber trim would probably be hotter considering black absorbs light rays the most vs silver which doesn't absorb it as easily.
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True, but carbon fiber is also not metal...
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The material doesn't really matter. In this case, carbon would have a slower heat transfer rate than the aluminum.

But I still think it would get hotter with extended exposure to direct sunlight.
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