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    Sorry. Carbon wrap again!

    Hi guys.
    Sorry I know there are several threads relevant to this but I'd like to know if anyone has any top tips for doing the interior trim, my silver trim is scratched and makes the interior look tatty

    Also can anyone recommend a carbon wrap? I'd rather buy a more expensive wrap if it means it makes things easier and I won't end up stamping on the trim in anger !

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    There's a thread somewhere on "how to" for the interior trim. I have read that the 3MDinoc is the wrap of choice as it reduces any bubbles when you apply it. Am about to do mine and just waiting for the right time to have a go. Good Luck.
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    I also am thinking of doing this Tuffy as many parts of my silver interior trim are scratched excessively and it annoys me every time I look at them. Am thinking of doing the long door trims x 4, around gear stick and front ashtray, then dashboard areas.

    I believe most of the trim pieces should just pop out with a bit of force from knife/blade?
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    Hahaha we could coordinate this into one massive carbon wrap weekend fest!!.....slightl problem for me...is that av not ordered my wrap yet! Doh!!...I bought me blower though. Varmluftspistol 2,0 kW - Biltema

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuffy View Post
    Hi guys.
    Sorry I know there are several threads relevant to this but I'd like to know if anyone has any top tips for doing the interior trim, my silver trim is scratched and makes the interior look tatty

    Also can anyone recommend a carbon wrap? I'd rather buy a more expensive wrap if it means it makes things easier and I won't end up stamping on the trim in anger !
    Can't find the link of this forum but here's another for the trim removal....probably get into trouble for this....Ooops won't do it again! hahaha
    Audi B6/B7 S4 DIY: Interior Trim Swap

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    Thanks guys. Just dont wanna spend the money on buying the wrap just to mess it up!

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    Re: Sorry. Carbon wrap again!

    You could buy a cheaper wrap just to practice. The cheaper ones are supposed to be more difficult to work with, so if you can crack it with a cheap one you should be good with a better wrap.

    The door trims pop off really easy too. Stick a knife in the hinge side, twist slightly and it'll start to come off. Think there's 4 pop clips, and the last one must slide off away from the hinge. Once you've done you'll realise how easy the door trims are to remove, takes seconds when you know how.

    Give the wrapping a try though, nothing to lose other than a few quid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tuffy View Post
    Thanks guys. Just dont wanna spend the money on buying the wrap just to mess it up!
    Nip down your local vehicle graphics shop, get yourself a cheap offcut, that's what I did. But it's honestly quite easy.
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    Sorry. Carbon wrap again!

    Most carbon wrap vinyl nowhere days Is bubble free, basically has small channels in glue to help stop bubbles, 3M is most expensive but companies like metalmark, hexis, ritarama, total wrap all are as good, most have same look too.

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    i'm gonna give it a go!! will order some this week..... Whats the worse that can happen????

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuffy View Post
    i'm gonna give it a go!! will order some this week..... Whats the worse that can happen????
    Nothing!....you can remove it if you balls it up....right, I will get some this week and have a go too!

    Are you doing your interior trim?

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    Here's another detailed removal guide.

    REMOVAL OF SILVER TRIM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molnboman View Post
    Here's another detailed removal guide.

    REMOVAL OF SILVER TRIM
    Thanks. Yes just the interior trim. Fed up with all the scratches!

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    Roughly what size roll would i need to wrap the interior trim?????.....including the rear door trims

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    IIRC I got 1.3x1m which was enough to do the inside, the grille surround and boot chrome strip
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    I recently used some non 3m stuff for my roof and with better results in all honesty, took me a few hours to do myself but it layed on like a dream. I got it from UD so not sure what make it was but it wasn't 3m

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    I have a Mate working in the next village in a graphics Company....they had every colour in stock except black carbon fiber.....they got a quote from an ex employee who does cars....wait for it... 65 quid for 1.3m x 1m must have thought I had just sailed up Lake Malaren in a banana boat......right ebay, next! FFS....never easy in Swedenshire!

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    Right just a wee update from me . Bought some nice Scotchprint Matt Black carbon"fibber from" a local sign shop....Took me about 2 - 3 hours "off and on" to do all the door trims and ash tray, gear stick surround. A lot easier than I thought, some of the corners are a *******o but the beauty of doing the trim is that the surround parts of the car hides a multitude of sins!....I can see why it could become very addictive....I actually just started on the back of my phone! hahaha
    Will do the dash are over the weekend....Cheers A
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molnboman View Post
    Right just a wee update from me . Bought some nice Scotchprint Matt Black carbon"fibber from" a local sign shop....Took me about 2 - 3 hours "off and on" to do all the door trims and ash tray, gear stick surround. A lot easier than I thought, some of the corners are a *******o but the beauty of doing the trim is that the surround parts of the car hides a multitude of sins!....I can see why it could become very addictive....I actually just started on the back of my phone! hahaha
    Will do the dash are over the weekend....Cheers A
    It is quite addictive, I finally finished the inners of the door handles and the trigger surrounds on the rear doors today. All doors panels are now complete and I'm doing no more wrapping now!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajax1976 View Post
    It is quite addictive, I finally finished the inners of the door handles and the trigger surrounds on the rear doors today. All doors panels are now complete and I'm doing no more wrapping now!!!
    Hahahaha How did you do the inner handle area...did you take them off or do a template?

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    I took the door cards off then removed and split the handles, not as easy as the dash bits to wrap but I managed fine.


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    Well done .....good job and thanks for the explanation......FFS...I have just done the cigarette lighter over the fag symbol.....I think I may need some medical help! hahahaha My name is Molnboman and I am addicted to carbon fibber!!

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    I like to think of myself as a recovering addict

    Young, living at home with parents and large disposable income led to this. One bit of carbon just led to another, if I'd bought it all at once I'd probably have saved £500 in postage costs alone!!

    3m wraps never going to be the same but for me and my bank balance that's a good thing!!!


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    [QUOTE=ajax1976;1829927]I like to think of myself as a recovering addict

    Young, living at home with parents and large disposable income led to this. One bit of carbon just led to another, if I'd bought it all at once I'd probably have saved £500 in postage costs alone!!

    3m wraps never going to be the same but for me and my bank balance that's a good thing!!!

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    Sorry am a bit blonde this morning.....what exact tool do I need to remove the a4b7 dash trim? Is it a ratchet with a long reach extension with metric socket? What size bolts are holding it on? Sorry, I have a limited tool kit and want to makes sure I have the right kit before attempting this job.

    Help me out would ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molnboman View Post
    Sorry am a bit blonde this morning.....what exact tool do I need to remove the a4b7 dash trim? Is it a ratchet with a long reach extension with metric socket? What size bolts are holding it on? Sorry, I have a limited tool kit and want to makes sure I have the right kit before attempting this job.

    Help me out would ya!

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    Its a standard screwdriver handle and shaft with a socket attachment on the end, basically a screwdriver you can push a socket on to. But yes, you could do it with a ratchet and extension bar.
    I think it was 8mm socket i used but cant be 100% sure, i'll go outside a check for you mate

    May also be worth getting a pair of long nose pliers to grab hold of the two nuts above the head unit so you dont drop them. I didnt but you just need a steady hand
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuffy View Post
    Its a standard screwdriver handle and shaft with a socket attachment on the end, basically a screwdriver you can push a socket on to. But yes, you could do it with a ratchet and extension bar.
    I think it was 8mm socket i used but cant be 100% sure, i'll go outside a check for you mate

    May also be worth getting a pair of long nose pliers to grab hold of the two nuts above the head unit so you dont drop them. I didnt but you just need a steady hand
    Think this may be what I am looking for: Hylsmejsel - Biltema

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molnboman View Post
    Think this may be what I am looking for: Hylsmejsel - Biltema
    Thats it mate!! Def 8mm too! just checked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuffy View Post
    Thats it mate!! Def 8mm too! just checked.
    Many thanks job done! Big improvement on the silver...you don't get a migraine when it's a sunny day forstarters!...That wee 8mm job I bought for 3 quid did the trick. Thanks for all the feedback and support.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molnboman View Post
    Many thanks job done! Big improvement on the silver...you don't get a migraine when it's a sunny day forstarters!...That wee 8mm job I bought for 3 quid did the trick. Thanks for all the feedback and support.

    Cheers
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    Glad it went well mate

 

 

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