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Vinyl Wrapped Gauge Bezel

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  1. SomethingJ

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    Has anybody had any luck with vinyl wrapping the entire face of their gauge bezel? No sanding or other miscellaneous prep work. I searched around and can't really find a good example.

    I'm pretty competent, but I don't usually do these kinds of applications. I would be looking for a woodgrain pattern, ideally. Let me know if I missed the "gauge bezel thread," haha!

    I have an old woodgrain bezel, but it's beat up, and I like durability and new design features (extra pocket, no a/c) of some of the new bezels. Let me know your thoughts.

    Thanks!
     
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    What about hydro dipping?
     
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    I saw a video of that on Facebook or something. They made it look easy, but I'm pretty skeptical that I could pull it off. Does woodgrain pattern work well in that process?
     
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    No shit! I might be over-thinking this, haha.
     
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    Not the cheap dollar store shit though lol
     
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    I’m not sure if it’s easy to do but I would assume it looks just fine. There was a place that did it not too far from me but I’ve never had anything done. Try YouTube.
     
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    I have seen this in a vinyl adhesive backing at Lowes and/or Home Depot and thought about overlaying on bezel, but never started cause I wasn't sure how well it would work.
     
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    Nor have I but I think the use of a hair dryer would aid installation.
     
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    If I could find an old cheap bezel to try it so if it got screwed up then it would not matter.
     
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    Take pics!
     
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    Someone here used wood vineer on the interior parts. I think it was a gold truck @CaliDude76 ?
     
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    I'd like to see that.
     
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