Brushed Alu or Piano Black?

Which trim to you prefer?


  • Total voters
    38

sub39h

Registered User
I have a 3dr with brushed alu trim, but i feel like a swap to piano.

thought it'd be a good excuse to get other ppl's opinions on the matter!
 

Christer

Engage the beige!
^What he said!
 

sub39h

Registered User

karbonk

Living a little!
I may take you up on that, but i'm still in the process of deciding myself lol

Whats yr/ mileage/ condition of trim?

TBH I have never seen this talked about Alu trim :laugh: Pics?
Happy to swap subject to liking.
 

paddy

Registered User
I would only go for Piano, looks classy. There is nothing else brushed ally in the car and i always think it looks a bit odd !! Very Vauxhall ish :)
 

sub39h

Registered User
2006, just under 29k miles. As new.
 

Ash B

Registered User

sub39h

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Khufu

Registered User
Alum. Im swapping across to it from piano, only done the gear change part as it came with the silver stitched leather boot LOL
 

piotrtdi

2.0 TDi CR 170 Sportback BE
only Piano Black
 

warren_S5

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Some 'piano' cars I've seen, the interior trim panels look finger printy / dusty / smeary / scratched. I like it (when new / clean), but for the reason the alu is so easy to live with I'm happy with it.

At least the alu in Audi's feels metal-ish, unlike that cheap scratchable plastic tat they put in Vauxhalls.
 

~RS~

Registered User
I saw a nice carbon wrap trim finished with clear lacquer that looked really nice on some forums somewhere, not that it answers your q though lol :)
 

Ads

ASN Veteran
I too can't decide whether I prefer piano or brushed alu, so think I'm going to do driver's door piano and passenger's door alu. Or vice versa.
I'm different like that.
 

audicruiser

Audi Heaven
Alu trim for me... The piano leaves finger prints all over it. The Alu breaks up the interior a bit too...
 

Matt2010

Registered User
Alu - the piano black trim scratches far too easily.

Yep. I've had 2 cars with piano black and while it looks nice it does scratch extremely easily and is a ****** to keep clean. Dust within a day!
You clean more=more scratches even if using microfibre cloths.
 

absolutehype

Web Developer
I tried to opt for Alu on my Black Edition that I have on order and Audi have told me I can't. You can upgrade on an S-Line to Piano Black but on a Black Edition you can't downgrade... Apparently he couldn't even put an order through with the Alu order code. Is there anything I can do? Has anyone else had the same problem?
 

mattandrew

Registered User
I have my set of brushed aluminium trims for sale for an 8P A3/S3. There is a small mark on one of the rear trims which is hardly noticable. £180 delivered. PM if interested

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S3RYE

Interior Next!!
my piano trim is in **** condition.. only ever cleaned it with microfibre too :banghead::banghead::banghead:
 

PH1L

Gievf Buckets
haha im considering getting a set done in white like ians looks the dogs do like my piano trim though its still mit dispite being 4 years old
 

S3RYE

Interior Next!!
haha im considering getting a set done in white like ians looks the dogs do like my piano trim though its still mit dispite being 4 years old

so strange how some peoples are fine.. they must have changed materials or something... or its just my usual **** luck
 

PH1L

Gievf Buckets
ill swap you mine & my seats for your trims and bucket seats, cant say fairer than that eh ;)
 

Ash B

Registered User
so strange how some peoples are fine.. they must have changed materials or something... or its just my usual **** luck

Rye you get my message over on facebook mate?

ill swap you mine & my seats for your trims and bucket seats, cant say fairer than that eh ;)

Haha that sounds like a deal lol:laugh: Dont worry Phil i believe you will get some decent bucket seats soon:thumbsup:
 

S3RYE

Interior Next!!
ill swap you mine & my seats for your trims and bucket seats, cant say fairer than that eh ;)

haha!! you wish!! the time till come Phil, i know exactly how you feel.. Been there..

Rye you get my message over on facebook mate?

not since my reply brother...
 

PH1L

Gievf Buckets
haha ive been waiting as long as you and you snaffled them fron under me..............******* :laugh:



only kidding now have my heart set on tts ones :wub:
 

Ash B

Registered User
haha!! you wish!! the time till come Phil, i know exactly how you feel.. Been there..



not since my reply brother...

I'll send it again to you mate.

haha ive been waiting as long as you and you snaffled them fron under me..............******* :laugh:



only kidding now have my heart set on tts ones :wub:

Haha Phil not happy about that Rye lol! How much do the TTS seats go for Phil? They seem to be alot more rare than the S3 and RS4 buckets
 

sub39h

Registered User
haha im considering getting a set done in white like ians looks the dogs do like my piano trim though its still mit dispite being 4 years old

i don't understand how ppl have destroyed theirs either.

my old 1.6 Sport had the gloss trim (not quite piano black, but nearly) and that wasn't scratched at all. and i ABUSED that car...
 

PH1L

Gievf Buckets
ive only ever seen 1 set appear, same value as the rest im keeping my eyes peeled on insurance auctions etc so i can get a set
 

S3RYE

Interior Next!!
haha ive been waiting as long as you and you snaffled them fron under me..............******* :laugh:

only kidding now have my heart set on tts ones :wub:

:moa: :thumbsup:



i don't understand how ppl have destroyed theirs either.

my old 1.6 Sport had the gloss trim (not quite piano black, but nearly) and that wasn't scratched at all. and i ABUSED that car...

sub i wish i knew.. im anal about my car.. yet these seemed to be ruined within a few months of owning the car... :banghead:
 

PH1L

Gievf Buckets
get them buffed up and get lamin-x or something laid on them ventureshield would be the best for them
 
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