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Piano black trim

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by chris_marshall, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. chris_marshall
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    chris_marshall MTM S3, Aprilia RSV Mille

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    Evening all, is there any way of refurbishing the piano black trim in the S3? The previous owner was clumsy enough to scratch it in places.

    Many thanks
    Chris :blackrs4:
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    not that i know of, it doesnt seem to be painted, more of a material with a gloss finish..... like acrylic
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    would using some gloss vinyl wrap that sign writers use work?
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    you could swap it for some mint satin black.... i happen to know where there is a full set... :)
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    Which bits are scratched?

    The flap beneath the stereo was replaced on mine before I bought it, so must be available from Audi...
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    It's all available from Audi... but for some reason it's mega bucks..... a full center consol trim for my A3 in satin black was around £22 for the exact same partnumber but speced as piano black... was the best part of £100 if i remember correctly.... you would be better off getting a good painter to paint some standard trim for you or maybe have a crack yourself with something like that smooth hammerite....smootherite is it called ?
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    chris_marshall MTM S3, Aprilia RSV Mille

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    The bit of trim around the gear stick and also the bit in the drivers door with the window switches in.
    Many thanks
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    painting will never be as robust as the original material
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    Yep, couldn't agree more. Changing them would be worst case scenario. Just wondered if one of these chips away people who also do interior bits could do it
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    got some front and rear complete s3 door cards for sale, ill take £60
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