How we Gave Stock F-150 Trim the Carbon Look

WRITTEN AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY JEREMY CONSTANTINEAU

 
 
 Ford F-150 Gloss Carbon Interior Trim | photo by Jeremy Constantineau

Ford F-150 Gloss Carbon Interior Trim | photo by Jeremy Constantineau

 

A few weeks ago, Dave brought us the interior trim from his Ford F-150 pickup to have some carbon fiber hydrographics applied.

 For those who don't know, to apply hydrographics to an item we prep the surface as it would be done for paint. But, rather than spraying the colour onto the item, a film with your chosen design is placed into a custom built application tank. 

 An activator solution is then added to the tank, which dissolves the film itself, leaving behind only the ink featuring your chosen design. Your item is then carefully placed into the hydrographic tank and the natural surface tension of water assists in wrapping the design flawlessly around the object, leaving behind a beautifully complex finish.   

 
 Ford F-150 Gloss Carbon Interior Trim | photo by Jeremy Constantineau

Ford F-150 Gloss Carbon Interior Trim | photo by Jeremy Constantineau

 

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