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Brushed Alu or Piano Black?

sub39h Nov 6, 2010

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Which trim to you prefer?

  1. Brushed Aluminium

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  2. Piano Black

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  1. sub39h

    sub39h Active Member

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    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!
     
  2. dickys3

    dickys3 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I like both but think I prefer brushed alu
     
  3. Christer

    Christer Engage the beige!

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    ^What he said!
     
  4. karbonk

    karbonk Living a little!

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    Swap with my Piano trim ;)
     
  5. sub39h

    sub39h Active Member

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    I may take you up on that, but i'm still in the process of deciding myself lol
     
  6. karbonk

    karbonk Living a little!

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    Whats yr/ mileage/ condition of trim?

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

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea Team Ibis Audi S3 Black Edition DSG

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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 :)
     
  8. sub39h

    sub39h Active Member

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    2006, just under 29k miles. As new.
     
  9. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    Agree with Paddy. I prefer piano black
     
  10. karbonk

    karbonk Living a little!

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    Thats that then! [​IMG]
    For that reason....Im out!
     
  11. Vertigo1

    Vertigo1 Well-Known Member

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    Alu - the piano black trim scratches far too easily.
     
  12. sub39h

    sub39h Active Member

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    damn i nearly had ya!
     
  13. karbonk

    karbonk Living a little!

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    [​IMG]
     
  14. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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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
     
  15. piotrtdi

    piotrtdi 2.0 TDi CR 170 Sportback BE

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    only Piano Black
     
  16. denraf

    denraf Member

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    I have piano black, but have to say I'm temped to change to alu trim.
     
  17. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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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.
     
  18. ~RS~

    ~RS~ Active Member

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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 :)
     
  19. Ads

    Ads License to drive

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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.
     
  20. audicruiser

    audicruiser Audi Heaven

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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...
     
  21. Matt2010

    Matt2010 Member

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    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.
     
  22. absolutehype

    absolutehype Web Developer

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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?
     
  23. mattandrew

    mattandrew Member VCDS Map User

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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

    [​IMG]
     
  24. S3RYE

    S3RYE Interior Next!!

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    my piano trim is in **** condition.. only ever cleaned it with microfibre too :banghead::banghead::banghead:
     
  25. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets

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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
     
  26. S3RYE

    S3RYE Interior Next!!

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    so strange how some peoples are fine.. they must have changed materials or something... or its just my usual **** luck
     
  27. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets

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    ill swap you mine & my seats for your trims and bucket seats, cant say fairer than that eh ;)
     
  28. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    Rye you get my message over on facebook mate?

    Haha that sounds like a deal lol:laugh: Dont worry Phil i believe you will get some decent bucket seats soon:thumbsup:
     
  29. S3RYE

    S3RYE Interior Next!!

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    haha!! you wish!! the time till come Phil, i know exactly how you feel.. Been there..

    not since my reply brother...
     
  30. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets

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    haha ive been waiting as long as you and you snaffled them fron under me..............******* :laugh:



    only kidding now have my heart set on tts ones :wub:
     
  31. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    I'll send it again to you mate.

    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
     
  32. sub39h

    sub39h Active Member

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    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...
     
  33. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets

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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
     
  34. S3RYE

    S3RYE Interior Next!!

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    :moa: :thumbsup:



    sub i wish i knew.. im anal about my car.. yet these seemed to be ruined within a few months of owning the car... :banghead:
     
  35. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets

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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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