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    Centre console grab handles scratched - options?

    As per title, what can I do with them other than wrap them? Is there a special coating available to restore them back to original pristine condition?
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    Just get the leather trimmed like this..



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozza McA View Post
    Just get the leather trimmed like this..



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    Look very smart.... And very expensive. Did you have to send them away?
    Cheers.
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    Maybe some plasti dip
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Bravo View Post
    Maybe some plasti dip
    Yeah just watched a YouTube video. Looks like it might be ideal. Thanks for the tip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoutTime View Post
    Look very smart.... And very expensive. Did you have to send them away?
    Cheers.
    Thanks, best asking N8 for a price but in my opinion it worth it
    Yeah had to send them away
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    Another vote on leather wrapped grab handles



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    I had mine done in leather too - transforms the look of the cabin!

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    that leather and red stitching looks smart! What sort of price is that setup?

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    Mine cost £250 but that included the door arm rests as well

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    The red stitching looks particularly special. My handles are also pretty ruined from the previous owner. A cheaper option would be better for me though just to restore them to their original condition.
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    i recon its worth the extra bit just becuase it is too smart, have to get an arm rest first. Hell i got a hell of a list of mods :/

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    Plasti dip is quick, easy and cheaper than leather but leather looks ooooo soooo much better.

    The scratches/dents will need to be removed for the dip to look flat and uniformed.
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    i had the red done on all 4 door arm rests and the center triangles for £150

    i also have the red stitched gear gaiter and armrest lid from ebay for about £40 and the original S3 red stitched handbrake for another £35 (i think, cant remember that one)
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    For those who are interested in seeing the other bits
    (sorry for the bad quality)




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    I currently have 3 sets of interior trims (inc grab handles) - 1 std, 1 white and 1 cf dipped:

    White to match the exterior:



    Dipped CF:

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