Needing Help: B5 RS4 Cigarette lighter trim peeling - help?

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Needing Help: B5 RS4 Cigarette lighter trim peeling - help?

Post by TRS6 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:06 am

Hi Guys,

So the cover flip lid on my B5 RS4 Cigarette lighter trim is tacky and chipping/peeling.

Wondering if anyone has face the same problem and has a DIY solution or not.

Otherwise if they know where to buy a new replacement?

Regards

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Re: Needing Help: B5 RS4 Cigarette lighter trim peeling - help?

Post by HK_RS4 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:26 am

same problem here and very weird as the car has always been a non smoker one ....
and would be interested in finding a new one to replace
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Re: Needing Help: B5 RS4 Cigarette lighter trim peeling - help?

Post by dhali » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:56 pm

Try using tamaya black model paint in a can . People have used it to paint the heater buttons on b7 rs4 and say it's a very good match with a slight ' rubbery ' touch.

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Re: Needing Help: B5 RS4 Cigarette lighter trim peeling - help?

Post by RSllama » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:21 pm

This is a very cheap and easy fix and worked on my car. Use methylated spirits on a cotton cloth and carefully wipe over the rubberised surface of the trim. The rubber starts to melt slightly and chips and scratches disappear and it gives an as new appearance. If it is very badly pitted then re-apply until smooth, when the surface has dried it should leave it without a sticky touch. You can use thinners but be very careful as this will strip surfaces in no time.

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