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Old 08-27-2016, 07:59 PM
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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.

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Old 08-27-2016, 09:52 PM
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Re: Dash vinyl wrapped

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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.
If you want to remove these parts, you can Dremel the melted plastic sections off. After the wrap, use a decent adhesive to reattach them... or melt some donor plastic in there with someone else's soldering iron.

I'm not sure the effort would improve the result much... Wade's console section looks slick.
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Re: Dash vinyl wrapped

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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.
Great thanks! Knowing that I don't have to remove those parts puts me at ease! Wrap should be coming in by tomorrow so I should get working on it very soon. I still need to remove the center bin area, but it seems to be a few screws according to the WK2 interior trim removal manual.

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If you want to remove these parts, you can Dremel the melted plastic sections off. After the wrap, use a decent adhesive to reattach them... or melt some donor plastic in there with someone else's soldering iron.

I'm not sure the effort would improve the result much... Wade's console section looks slick.
While this sounds easy in theory, I don't think my heart can take on such a job It's my first time doing something like this and I already feel I've done more than I could have imagined before starting this job!

Either way, thanks for the advice!
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Re: Dash vinyl wrapped

The roll came in yesterday and Immediately got to work. The results are excellent and this wrap is so incredible and forgiving to work with. I still need to place back the chrome strip around the nav unit hence why it may look "unfinished".

Thanks @wadeaus for your help and tips. Some pics of my results.
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Old 09-01-2016, 01:31 AM
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Nice work. Did mine too a few months back, was well worth the effort and is holding up well.


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Old 09-01-2016, 02:26 AM
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Good job mate, looks great.
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Re: Dash vinyl wrapped

Both of those came out excellent. After I saw these completed, I purchased some brushed Aluminum and went to work. Problem is I've done the center two times so far and still can't seem to get a decent roll into the chrome trim cup holders, and shifter. It's close but the chrome is extremely tight in certain spots. Maybe it's just my trim but it's tough to get even a card into that crack. I can't zoom that well but are either of those perfectly rolled over on the edges?
I also attempted the screen trim and it was not easy. I was able to remove the entire chrome trim.
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Old 11-15-2016, 03:12 AM
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Both of those came out excellent. After I saw these completed, I purchased some brushed Aluminum and went to work. Problem is I've done the center two times so far and still can't seem to get a decent roll into the chrome trim cup holders, and shifter. It's close but the chrome is extremely tight in certain spots. Maybe it's just my trim but it's tough to get even a card into that crack. I can't zoom that well but are either of those perfectly rolled over on the edges?
I also attempted the screen trim and it was not easy. I was able to remove the entire chrome trim.
Hi TheDetailMedic, sorry to hear you're having trouble, I know how frustrating it is when you have to redo a piece multiple times.
Do you have a picture of how yours looks?
Mine was pretty tight in some of those areas too, I just forced fed my credit card into the grooves until the vinyl was pushed right in, the corner of my card was a bit average by the end though. A laminated card might work if you have one, they'd be thinner and maybe rigid enough?
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