Carbon trim removal and refurb

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Fatneck73
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Carbon trim removal and refurb

Post by Fatneck73 » Wed Apr 06, 2022 8:06 pm

Hi all

Got my vert outta storage and got some jobs to do on it this summer.

1st job is seat bolster - see other thread.

2nd job is carbon trim fixed - lacquer is cracked.

Obvs i need to get this out/off so i can send it away.

2 questions.
1) does it all just ‘pop’ out? I dont wanna be breaking any ‘lugs’. Anyone got any piccys as theyll help me know how to remove.
2) does the quattro badge on the piece above the glovebox, stick on or ‘pop’ out?

Tia

m5killer
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Re: Carbon trim removal and refurb

Post by m5killer » Sun Apr 17, 2022 11:05 am

I need to do the carbon trims on mine too let me know if you find anyone to repair them cheers

Fatneck73
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Re: Carbon trim removal and refurb

Post by Fatneck73 » Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:33 am

So….finally got the inlays out…simples when you know how BUT not as per YouTube. 🤦🏼‍♂️ Sent off and inspected - seems there are 2 layers of carbon ‘floating’ in lacquer, not something ‘my man’ has seen before…so in otherwords, cant be re-lacquered. 😥😥😥😥

Sending it all back - no change unfort.

Has anyone else had theirs ‘fixed’? Any recommendations / suggestions?

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Re: Carbon trim removal and refurb

Post by Spwong » Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:26 am

It can be done, but this might not make sense for you since I’m in the U.S.: After buying many new OEM carbon replacement trims (they all cracked, esp. shifter plate), I finally bought a whole set of refurbished trims from ocarbon.com (you send yours to be refurbished (and wait), or they send you a finished set and you send yours as cores for the next person). This was three years ago and they still look great and haven’t cracked, or warped. They say they use an improved clear coat and their process makes the carbon look less brown and more black, so I believe he only sells whole sets. I think the color looks better than the original.

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