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New Stereo + self carbon fiber

I decided since real carbon fiber cost an arm and a leg, I'd give it try. I made a new face plate to accommodate the Alpine 8" head unit. I didn't want to screw up my original black wood trim so I bought all the bits and pieces on eBay. I still need to sand and polish the clear coat.
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Looks good...except you are missing a bunch of buttons
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Added all the buttons and polished her up
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Nice job. Question - a lot of complaints about the stock MBZ Comand unit having crappy radio reception, especially AM. Have you noticed any difference with your new Apline head unit in terms of radio reception ? Always wondered if maybe the antenna is to blame, but if your Alpine is killing it with good radio reception, that might dispel that idea... be interesting to hear your response.
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Nice job. Question - a lot of complaints about the stock MBZ Comand unit having crappy radio reception, especially AM. Have you noticed any difference with your new Apline head unit in terms of radio reception ? Always wondered if maybe the antenna is to blame, but if your Alpine is killing it with good radio reception, that might dispel that idea... be interesting to hear your response.
This particular Alpine has HD radio built in, it's CD quality reception for stations that broadcast in HD (I'm in a major metro area so almost all stations do) regular broadcast is about the same however.

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Is that a vinyl wrap you clear coated ? Or what did you use ?

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