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Old 02-17-2017, 10:48 AM   #1
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Interior trim and headliner contemplations

My red over black Touring has the standard wood trim, along with light gray pillars and headliner. I don't care for either unfortunately, especially since the headliner (and visors) are pretty dingy/dirty in my case. I would love to get some thoughts and opinions on various swap/color options. Seeing Nick's thread where he swapped to piano black and a black headliner really got my wheels turning.

That said, with a black leather Sport interior, I'm hesitant to go all black everything. What do you all think would look good/interesting for trim and headliner? Silver cube from a ZHP? Brushed aluminum? Wrap the existing wood in carbon fiber vinyl (maybe too race-y for a DD wagon)? On the headliner front, I'd really like to go with a charcoal Alcantara, but am fearful of the cost.

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Old 02-17-2017, 11:09 AM   #2
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I have a tiag with black interior and was thinking of doing the same with the headliner. I am swapping the wood trim over for the silver as well as adding an M3 steering wheel but hoping that doesn't clash too much thinking all black with a new black alcantara headliner might be a lot of black. I like the idea of a dark charcoal alcantara though, it wouldn't hurt to get some local quotes from some interior shops though.
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:48 PM   #3
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I have a set of Birch Anthracite Individual wood trim that I'm not using if you want to buy that!

Any of the silver trims would like nice and sporty but a bit cheap-looking in my opinion. If money were not a factor and I had your car, I would do the maple wood trim that I think would really nicely accent the red exterior.

The attached image makes it look a lot like the standard myrtle wood but it is really a lot brighter and redder. Very distinctive and cool.
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Birch Anthracite individual wood trim for touring? (Actually I guess I've never asked this, but is the rear door just the same as the sedan?)

That sounds nice.
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Birch Anthracite individual wood trim for touring? (Actually I guess I've never asked this, but is the rear door just the same as the sedan?)

That sounds nice.
Yes the sedan and touring sets are the same
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I have a set of Birch Anthracite Individual wood trim that I'm not using if you want to buy that!

Any of the silver trims would like nice and sporty but a bit cheap-looking in my opinion. If money were not a factor and I had your car, I would do the maple wood trim that I think would really nicely accent the red exterior.

The attached image makes it look a lot like the standard myrtle wood but it is really a lot brighter and redder. Very distinctive and cool.
Agreed that the Birch is stunning. Really gorgeous. I would love it if it were going in a tan or natural brown interior. But not the look I'm going for in my black interior.

I actually just bought the trim set Nick listed for sale. It's wrapped with what looks like a brushed/satin finish dark silver vinyl. It might not be my final choice, but I'm excited to see it rather than the current wood trim I have.
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Here was the custom headliner I did in my wagon I had black suede a, b, and c pillars.
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Old 02-19-2017, 01:18 PM   #10
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Here was the custom headliner I did in my wagon I had black suede a, b, and c pillars.
That is certainly different!

I would love to do Alcantara but am just not sure I could pull it off even remotely economically.
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