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    Question Armrest Retrim - How easy

    I have upgraded my Sport interior to a half leather S-Line but it did not include an armrest so I still have my original cloth one in place. To be honest it sticks out a bit when put next to the new interior. I was wondering how easy it is to re-trim? I have found this on eBay (eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace) and they have told me to just remove the cloth and then stick it on!?! In theory it sounds easy enough but in practice I doubt it!

    Anybody done anything like this?
    How easy was it and did it come out looking OEM?

    Thanks, any feedback apreciated.

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    I've got an arm rest in leather from my s line interior, the clip is nackered though, one of the lugs has snapped other one is intact.
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    i have on of those armrest covers that i want to fit onto a lid to test it out... dont want to ruin my leather lid just yet
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    I have a fully working cloth lid you guys could buy off me and butcher as a test!
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    how much bro? im interested!!
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    £20 paypal gift/postage included for mine.
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    ok guys, so i got the cloth armrest from Farhan and tried to do the armrest myself, so i split the lid from the plastic which was very scary but this is what i ended up with:







    As you can see the leather cover i have looks a little big for the lid so after some debating i emailed the seller to ask if he had sent me the right size lid cover.

    So after another few emails the seller had agreed that i can send the armrest lid with the plastic bottom part to him along with the leather cover and he would fit and send it back to me.
    a week later i received the completed lid in the same box i sent it in and i have to say i am impressed!
    is really starting to look the part now in the car.



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