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Centre console grab handles scratched - options?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by BoutTime, May 11, 2013.

  1. BoutTime
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    [May 11, 2013]
    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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    [May 11, 2013]
    Just get the leather trimmed like this..
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    Curtisy of N8 on here ;)
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    [May 11, 2013]
    Look very smart.... And very expensive. Did you have to send them away?
    Cheers.
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    [May 11, 2013]
    Maybe some plasti dip
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    [May 11, 2013]
    Yeah just watched a YouTube video. Looks like it might be ideal. Thanks for the tip!
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    Thanks, best asking N8 for a price but in my opinion it worth it ;)
    Yeah had to send them away
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    [May 12, 2013]
    Another vote on leather wrapped grab handles

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    [May 12, 2013]
    I had mine done in leather too - transforms the look of the cabin!
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    [May 12, 2013]
    that leather and red stitching looks smart! What sort of price is that setup?
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    [May 13, 2013]
    Mine cost £250 but that included the door arm rests as well
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    [May 13, 2013]
    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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    [May 13, 2013]
    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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    [May 13, 2013]
    ... mine

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    [May 13, 2013]
    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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    [May 13, 2013]
    For those who are interested in seeing the other bits
    (sorry for the bad quality)
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    [May 13, 2013]
    I currently have 3 sets of interior trims (inc grab handles) - 1 std, 1 white and 1 cf dipped:

    White to match the exterior:

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    Dipped CF:

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