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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Cozza McA, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Cozza McA
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    Cozza McA Crunching The Gears VCDS Map User

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    [Sep 1, 2013]
    My drivers side armrest has developed a hole no idea how or when but fairly recent.
    What would be the best method to fix this?
    here are some pics
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    Sorry no answer but i have the same issue. Any help out there appreciated??:think:
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    I was thinking of just getting it re-trimmed in alcantara but I would know the hole would still be there which would annoy me. haha
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    Look for a local leather/vinyl technician, they will be able to repair a hole no problem, I've repaired countless mounts of holes and tears in leather/vinyl.
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    I had the same rip in mine.
    I bought an arm rest off Ebay for £20.
    Took me 20mins to swap it over (remove door card, couple of screws holding it in)
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    Just find a replacement on eBay.
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    i would but I'm from the north of Scotland so don't think there are any about.
    how much would u charge to do this? So then I can get a ball park figure.
    and also how much to re-trim in alcantara ;)
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    I had a split like this as well in my S3. I got a friend to retrim it (I can get you his details!) Cost me About £150 with both arm rests trimmed and also my triangle grab handles. That was in Vinyl. You will have to check if you require a price on Alancatara! Let me know
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    Just buy a new arm & fit it, easiest option to maintain the interior as you now have.
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    A bit of filler... a wee sand down and then plastidip the arm rest... worked a treat for me and mine was a lot worse than that ;)

    Hand rest restoration 2.jpg
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    How hard wearing would that be though, what with your elbow on it all day??
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    I've got the same but a lot worse, this is how i bought the car i went to audi and they guys there said that happens a lot from the sweat after that i had a full valet .

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    for that i would just buy a new 1.... Mine was only a couple of cracks and thats the way i bought the car 2....
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    Hi mate, how much did you pay for yours? Im looking to buy mine soon
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    That looks very tidy. Might well do this when funds allow. :thumbup:
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    I just repaired mine mate cause I heard they were bout £60 from audi dealership.... Just keep checking ebay if your thinking about replacing them, cause they always pop up now and then
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