Originally Posted by Vector-SS
So I've pretty much removed the navigation area trim and it seemed to be rather easy but a bit annoying to do, especially removing the chrome lining!
I've also removed the center piece around the shifter area but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to remove the chrome trim around the cup holders AND around the gear shifter bezel. Moreover, I cannot even disconnect the main silver piece around them shifter/ cup holder area.
Looking at the back side it seems all of those parts are "bolted" down using melted plastic clips which seem impossible to remove without snapping them off.
I've attached some pics so any advice here would be highly appreciated.
Nice, that would have made it easier.
On the bottom centre section this is pretty much what I did.
Apply the vinyl as per normal.
Then in those cavities you mentioned like the cup holder, I cut like a cross/star in the middle to allow the vinyl to stretch easier for the next step.
Pick one of those holes, apply some heat to get the vinyl soft then using a plastic card (like a credit card or something) work the vinyl down into the groove between the chrome and the plastic all the way around.
Let the the vinyl cool till it goes hard/stiff, then very carefully, run a scalpel around down in the groove to cut and remove the vinyl over the cavity.
Then heat the vinyl up again and run the plastic card all the way around the chrome to ensure the vinyl is pushed right down into the groove.
If you decide to try this method but don't like using a scalpel, I've heard of people using a plastic card with a sharp edge to cut the vinyl while it's hot.