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    Unhappy calling all detaling experts

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    i need some help / advice about i car i may buy but it has two major things that are really putting me off. i need to see with some TLC if this can be fixed.

    Leather seat scratched ( not deep but colour gone can i resore it cheaply) its about half an inch long and looks like finger nails did it sorry no pic

    second one *biggy* the rear driver side door pod plasic its scrathched to death can i get rid of this so its a lot less noticible other than replace the thing.


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    Any one ?


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    I have scratches like that on the plastic, was thinking about sanding down slightly 2000grit maybe and spray it. Don't know how it would turn out. Obviously can't sand it too much as you will lose the pattern and will look different but maybe worth a try.

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    i thought there may have been a way of sanding it like you said then heating it up with like a gauze and this would shape the plastic a bit like this ?

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    Hi. It can be repaired as i have done various trims like this at work. Due to the texture of the trim for a perfect result you would need to call a professional interior trim specialist as they have the proper kits with the tools to re-create the texture ( however they will probably charge near to what a brand new trim would probably cost). If you want to do it yourself you can just rub it down with some fine wet and dry, put some glazing putty or fine plastic filler in any deep damage, then apply a textured aeresol and then grey plastic paint. The aerosol texture will not be exactly the same however with a bit of practice and flatting before painting, you should be able to get it to a standard that is bareley noticable. A goot tip is to use a razor blade to carefully trim off any proud bits of plastic before filling for a better end result
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    Personally, I would go the scrappy/eBay and replace it!

    You could sand it a little, then dress it, to disguise it a bit, but it would never look 100%

    That is a little beyond Detailing, someone may prove otherwise though!

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    As stated on your Photobucket Page, we would replace that with a New item.
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    chhers guys i will prob have to replace, but may try and experiment first i may as well. any idear price on trim ?


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    I e had plenty people ask me if this can be repaired and i usually say As the guys said above. You could don't yourself but quality would be questionable !! And you could get a professional to do it but the will charge near the cost of a new part.
    Best bet is to scower the net and eBay for a replacement part. It will be perfect from the word go and the won't be any worry about you warping the panel either !!!

    Best of luck tho ;-)

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    A lot of trim pieces actually arent that expensive.....
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    why not wrap it in swade or carbon wrap

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    Quote Originally Posted by vr6gordy View Post
    why not wrap it in swade or carbon wrap
    good shout

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    have you tried gently heat gunning the bit of trim.... it should lessen the look of the marks

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    hi guys gonna try tommorrow booked the day off to detal my car hope the hair dryer is powerful enough


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    Quote Originally Posted by nally View Post
    hi guys gonna try tommorrow booked the day off to detal my car hope the hair dryer is powerful enough
    I don't think a hair dryer will be hot enough to do it tbh mate you ideally need a heatgun
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    damm it ! looks like its that or really fine grane paper. fan do me a favor look on my post on the tints thred need some help on %'s


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    nally if you can get the part number ill price one in TPS for you?
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    Be Careful of your Rubber molding beside the trim peice your gonna heat up !!!!

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    [QUOTE=drmole;1419005]nally if you can get the part number ill price one in TPS for you?[/QUOTE
    sound mate ill have to hang finre for now just paid for tints its in tomorrow ill get some pics up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by I,want,an,A6 View Post
    Be Careful of your Rubber molding beside the trim peice your gonna heat up !!!!
    i tried it failed


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    Heres a quick pic after snow foam, bilberry, maguires tyre shine, and turtle wax ice, the beading on it today was brilliant


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