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Interior trim opinions- brushed ally or piano black?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ian_tdi, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Ian_tdi
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    [Jan 18, 2012]
    What do people think? It's a three door in mauritius blue......
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    [Jan 18, 2012]
    brushed aluminum all the way:o.k:
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    [Jan 18, 2012]
    Brushed Aluminium has more class.
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    [Jan 18, 2012]
    I like yours Tim (that's what inspired me to ask!)

    The only thing that puts me off is i remember I has a corsa as a hire car once and that had brushed ally look plastic!
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    [Jan 18, 2012]
    The S line trim looks really nice in real life, but I actually prefer my Carbon wrap tbh. Like the fact it cost me £8 too :)
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    [Jan 18, 2012]
    Haha fair enough!

    Thanks for the opinion guys and gals!
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    [Jan 18, 2012]
    Brushed Aluminium for sure..not be biased! :sly:
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    both but many are going carbon
    I think piano looks good in the centre
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    [Jan 18, 2012]
    Brushed Aluminium :icon_thumright:
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    [Jan 18, 2012]
    I have some brushed alu 5 door trims if anyone want to swap for piano? going to wrap them neway but if someone want them i'll swap
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    [Jan 18, 2012]
    I have Piano Black on my BE. I think it looks ok but it shows up every bit of dirt/dust/finger print and cleaning it is a chore.

    My dealer wouldn't allow me to spec it with brushed aluminium so I'm going to wrap all my trim in Carbon.

    If you don't mind the constant cleaning then go for it.
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    I was thinking about wrapping it as i can do that myself...and was thinking about doing the door handles in piano black, the contrast on the ashtray and centre look nice in piano...may do my side trims carbon
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    Had mine changed from piano black to alu before picking it up. Had dealer do it as I couldn't spec it from factory on BE car.

    Only so much dark finish I can deal with on the interior. If I couldn't have had it done I'd have wrapped them in 3M alu wrap or carbon-alu
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    I'd go with the brushed ally for sure. Lots of guys have swapped the Piano Black trims in their brand new A3/S3's over in favour of brushed ally as it doesn't show up every last little piece of dust like the black does. The ally is much more durable and less prone to scratching. Had Piano Black in my last car and it was a mare to keep looking nice and glossy. Every time you touch it, you can see your finger prints and me being a bit OCD would have to polish it off right there and then, lol. :wub: xx
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    [Jan 19, 2012]
    Carbon wrap
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    [Jan 19, 2012]
    Where the knob from? i am looking into changing my gearstick,gaiter and handbrake to air leather if possible to match my fbmfsw
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    [Jan 19, 2012]
    Think it's from the TT MK2, Fella. I remember Ash doing this mod a while back. :wub: xx
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    [Jan 19, 2012]
    The knob is from a MK2 TT sline. it matches the MK2 TT vents i have on the car.
    the gaiter is from ebay eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace
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    [Jan 19, 2012]
    Just to show the difference between how the black and Silver Carbon can look, here's mine.

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    [Jan 19, 2012]
    Ok cheers,

    I'm not a fan of fake cf so wouldn't personally do it in either of those but I have to say I think I prefer the silver (which surprises me cos of the corsa thing mentioned above haha).

    Tt gear knob looks good which I'm pleased about cos I've just got one off the bay!

    Thanks guys and gals think my mind made up!
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    The thing I like about the CF I got is its actually textured not just print, so it feels almost fabric like. I dont think it would be a as nice (or look half as quality) if it was just printed.
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    [Jan 19, 2012]
    I got some Aluminium Race trims from the rs3 from ebay for only £40 because one was missing, got the other one on order from the dealer and will fit them in 2 weeks when the other one arrives from the dealer. They are like a carbon fibre pattern on aluminium and look the business! How many posts do i have to do to be allowed to attach pictures as i want to show you a picture of the trims?

    Chris
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    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/general-chat/70593-how-post-pictures-forum.html
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    [Jan 19, 2012]
    Anyone know any places to buy the brushed ally interior trim?
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    [Jan 19, 2012]
    DOnt know if therese anywhere but the stealer or ebay?
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    eBay or Audi are your best bet unless you are lucky and they come up on here
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    [Jan 19, 2012]
    any ideas how much i should be paying?
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    [Jan 19, 2012]
    I love my piano black generates lovely contrast against white stitching and body paint.
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    Dont think it's far off £500 from memory (dealer price 3dr)
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    I was quoted £800 to buy and have them change over before I get my car. (3 door) Personally I think that's a joke. That silver carbon looks great so think I may go for that.

    Cheers,
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    [Jan 19, 2012]
    ive had both now my vote is with alloy
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    for oem the brushed ally is by far the best one I've got or did have piano in mine and it scratched like hell so i repainted mine in a custom colour but thats just me :wub: , for aftermarket i would say the silver carbon looks the business to be fair , time interior looks awesome
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    None on eBay at the min, well not for the A3 anyways. Got a few months to try and find some. Are they easy to change folks?
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    i know they are really easy on the 3 door I've taken mine out so many times now lol
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    Cool, thanks for that!
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    [Jan 19, 2012]
    Edited for you [​IMG][​IMG] I am very happy with how mine looks now... with the carbon, Big Knob and S3 Gaiter. Just want some TT vents now!

    Its crazy that Audi want so much for the OE trim, when for a tenner you can replicate it and as long as you wrap it well, it looks just as nice (IMO)!
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    [Jan 19, 2012]
    lol soz dude you know what i meant , so tired today got woken up at 5am today by next doors metal drain pipe being blown off the side of the house in high winds , half of it crashing to the floor and half landing in the hedge i was a bit shaken up by it because my car was on the other side of the hedge so if that hit my car it would have done some serious damage as it was really heavy metal am still a little jumpy now lol I'm just so glad it didn't hit my baby would have been a bad day if it did
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    [Jan 19, 2012]
    I have some friends that just had a new Bentley delivered. within a week a tile slid off the roof of their house and hit the 3/4 panel! [​IMG] Luckily Bentley fixed it for free as a good will gesture! Anyway, on topic [​IMG]
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    ouch now i would be so mad if that happened but fixing it for free thats awesome , lol anyway soz about the mini hijack OP
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