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From wood Trim to a sexy gloss back trim

billybravo Oct 4, 2006

  1. billybravo

    billybravo Active Member

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    Well the job is done i thought i would stick this in its own tread. The hardist part was pulling off the trim clips on the backside of the dash few little cuts on my hands :( lol

    I removed all the trims and gave them a really good rubbing down with 600 wet&dry's the wood already has a clear coat so i didnt need to prime the wood. The handles had to be plastic primed i used a whole can on the handles and when dry flatted down with 800 wet&drys.

    I then coated everything in black nice light coats and a rub down with 1500 wet&drys after every coat (was spraying outside this was to get rid of bits of **** in the paint)

    then a few coats of clear over everything

    when they was dry i flatted everything down to a matt look with 1500 and gave them a good polish back up to gloss.

    im very happy with the out come cost me less than 15 quid for the paint and a few days work ;)

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  2. raymie

    raymie 6 pot AP

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    very nice but wat made u go4 black? i would have went for maybe silver? good job tho :icon_thumright:
     
  3. billybravo

    billybravo Active Member

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    coz you cant beat a sexy gloss black i think it works well
     
  4. raymie

    raymie 6 pot AP

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    think with dark dash/carpets its a bit BLACK
     
  5. Phantom_A4

    Phantom_A4 Member

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    I think it looks pretty class mate, done a really good jobs, the cuts were definetely worth it :p
     
  6. billybravo

    billybravo Active Member

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    cheers phantom
     
  7. necroeire

    necroeire Active Member

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    Really nice job there mate. I've the wood trim so I was thinking of a similar job as the price of a new set is crazy. Can you post up a list of the material you used if you don't mind. I've a feeling I'll have a busy weekend either this week or next week ahead of me.
     
  8. JayB5UK

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    Looking good there mate.
     
  9. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I think he went for black as only the RS4 had the piano Black as an trim option and I have to say it looks sweet.
     
  10. billybravo

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    cheers everyone :) and you know the score doc ;)

    as for what i used its all up in the write up just not in list form
     
  11. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    I for one like that a lot, In fact its inspired me to paint my console trim :sorry:
    As i cannot get a carbon one to match my trim, shiny black is a good compromise
     
  12. raymie

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    billybravo, how did u get the paint so smooth and shiny? wish a can paint like that :salute:
     
  13. Beerzo

    Beerzo Masa'warty 3200... Talk To Me!

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    What a finish you got there. I have the wood trim but have cream leather so i dont think it looks that bad.

    Would love the Carbon Fibre ones.

    How much of a job is it to replace the trims?
     
  14. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    nice one billy!!! looks awesome
     
  15. billybravo

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    to get a finish like that just make sure you give them a good rubbing down to a matt finish then give them a good buff

    as for how big the job was not that big really

    i did all the door cards one weekend then the dash the next the dash is the hardist as the clips arnt very nice to non german ppl lol

    the whole centre console has to come out to get to the clip behind it and also the handbrake console has to come out take that out first then the dash one.
     
  16. 4Ring Jelly

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    bump. bringing this back from the dead.
    first off, it looks fantastic. blacked out interior=hot!
    second, what type of headunit is that? the red matches really well, one of the best looking headunits ive seen.
     
  17. billybravo

    billybravo Active Member

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    i dont think they make them anymore i cant remember the model number but its made by panasonic and is all touch screen


    and thanks for all you good comments :)
     
  18. PhilR

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    Looks like a nice fob, i trimmed mine in alcantara and cut my hads to bits up the back of the dash pulling at the "metal disc" clips,that was before i realised if you turn them like a nut they thread themsleves off the plastic pegs. I sanded glied and trimmed the aluminium trims though which are apparently sought after
     
  19. mjc23

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    Sounds like a nice if not painful touch, have you got any pics you could post up of it?
     
  20. Rich

    Rich Rollin on boost mother hubbards

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    That is **** hot, wish I could do the same to mine. pretty sure I'd make a **** job of it though
     
  21. BrianM

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    What do you use to polish with to finish? Would you recommend the same procedure for exterior minor repairs, its for my daughters old Fiesta bumper which I repaired and sprayed with cans but couldn't get a good gloss finish to match.

    And now she has scraped the mirror so another job for the weekend..anyone want a 20 year old daughter?
     
  22. Rich

    Rich Rollin on boost mother hubbards

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    Ooooh don't ask that around here, might get some dodgey answers ;)
     

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