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    Brushed Alu or Piano Black?

    I have a 3dr with brushed alu trim, but i feel like a swap to piano.

    thought it'd be a good excuse to get other ppl's opinions on the matter!
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    I like both but think I prefer brushed alu
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    Swap with my Piano trim

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    Quote Originally Posted by karbonk View Post
    Swap with my Piano trim
    I may take you up on that, but i'm still in the process of deciding myself lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    I may take you up on that, but i'm still in the process of deciding myself lol
    Whats yr/ mileage/ condition of trim?

    TBH I have never seen this talked about Alu trim Pics?
    Happy to swap subject to liking.

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    I would only go for Piano, looks classy. There is nothing else brushed ally in the car and i always think it looks a bit odd !! Very Vauxhall ish
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    2006, just under 29k miles. As new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    I would only go for Piano, looks classy

    Agree with Paddy. I prefer piano black
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    I would only go for Piano, looks classy. There is nothing else brushed ally in the car and i always think it looks a bit odd !! Very Vauxhall ish
    Quote Originally Posted by benskin07 View Post
    Agree with Paddy. I prefer piano black
    Thats that then!
    For that reason....Im out!

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    Alu - the piano black trim scratches far too easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karbonk View Post
    Thats that then!
    For that reason....Im out!
    damn i nearly had ya!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    damn i nearly had ya!

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    Alum. Im swapping across to it from piano, only done the gear change part as it came with the silver stitched leather boot LOL
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    only Piano Black
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    I have piano black, but have to say I'm temped to change to alu trim.

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    Some 'piano' cars I've seen, the interior trim panels look finger printy / dusty / smeary / scratched. I like it (when new / clean), but for the reason the alu is so easy to live with I'm happy with it.

    At least the alu in Audi's feels metal-ish, unlike that cheap scratchable plastic tat they put in Vauxhalls.
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    I saw a nice carbon wrap trim finished with clear lacquer that looked really nice on some forums somewhere, not that it answers your q though lol

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    I too can't decide whether I prefer piano or brushed alu, so think I'm going to do driver's door piano and passenger's door alu. Or vice versa.
    I'm different like that.

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    Alu trim for me... The piano leaves finger prints all over it. The Alu breaks up the interior a bit too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertigo1 View Post
    Alu - the piano black trim scratches far too easily.
    Yep. I've had 2 cars with piano black and while it looks nice it does scratch extremely easily and is a bugger to keep clean. Dust within a day!
    You clean more=more scratches even if using microfibre cloths.

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    I tried to opt for Alu on my Black Edition that I have on order and Audi have told me I can't. You can upgrade on an S-Line to Piano Black but on a Black Edition you can't downgrade... Apparently he couldn't even put an order through with the Alu order code. Is there anything I can do? Has anyone else had the same problem?
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    I have my set of brushed aluminium trims for sale for an 8P A3/S3. There is a small mark on one of the rear trims which is hardly noticable. 180 delivered. PM if interested

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    my piano trim is in **** condition.. only ever cleaned it with microfibre too
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    haha im considering getting a set done in white like ians looks the dogs do like my piano trim though its still mit dispite being 4 years old


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    Quote Originally Posted by P5SND View Post
    haha im considering getting a set done in white like ians looks the dogs do like my piano trim though its still mit dispite being 4 years old
    so strange how some peoples are fine.. they must have changed materials or something... or its just my usual **** luck
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    ill swap you mine & my seats for your trims and bucket seats, cant say fairer than that eh


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3RYE View Post
    so strange how some peoples are fine.. they must have changed materials or something... or its just my usual **** luck
    Rye you get my message over on facebook mate?

    Quote Originally Posted by P5SND View Post
    ill swap you mine & my seats for your trims and bucket seats, cant say fairer than that eh
    Haha that sounds like a deal lol Dont worry Phil i believe you will get some decent bucket seats soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by P5SND View Post
    ill swap you mine & my seats for your trims and bucket seats, cant say fairer than that eh
    haha!! you wish!! the time till come Phil, i know exactly how you feel.. Been there..

    Quote Originally Posted by benskin07 View Post
    Rye you get my message over on facebook mate?
    not since my reply brother...
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    haha ive been waiting as long as you and you snaffled them fron under me..............*******



    only kidding now have my heart set on tts ones


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3RYE View Post
    haha!! you wish!! the time till come Phil, i know exactly how you feel.. Been there..



    not since my reply brother...
    I'll send it again to you mate.

    Quote Originally Posted by P5SND View Post
    haha ive been waiting as long as you and you snaffled them fron under me..............*******



    only kidding now have my heart set on tts ones
    Haha Phil not happy about that Rye lol! How much do the TTS seats go for Phil? They seem to be alot more rare than the S3 and RS4 buckets
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    Quote Originally Posted by P5SND View Post
    haha im considering getting a set done in white like ians looks the dogs do like my piano trim though its still mit dispite being 4 years old
    i don't understand how ppl have destroyed theirs either.

    my old 1.6 Sport had the gloss trim (not quite piano black, but nearly) and that wasn't scratched at all. and i ABUSED that car...
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    ive only ever seen 1 set appear, same value as the rest im keeping my eyes peeled on insurance auctions etc so i can get a set


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P5SND View Post
    haha ive been waiting as long as you and you snaffled them fron under me..............*******

    only kidding now have my heart set on tts ones




    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    i don't understand how ppl have destroyed theirs either.

    my old 1.6 Sport had the gloss trim (not quite piano black, but nearly) and that wasn't scratched at all. and i ABUSED that car...
    sub i wish i knew.. im anal about my car.. yet these seemed to be ruined within a few months of owning the car...
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    get them buffed up and get lamin-x or something laid on them ventureshield would be the best for them


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    Mods
    | MY10 Facelift | 75% LED's | Sepang Bronze Facelift Alloys

    Plans | LED 3dr tails | BBK Setup | Some BBS | Custom TBE |

    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

 

 

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