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Old 03-15-2016, 08:42 PM   #41
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Yeah, be careful. I punched myself right in the face with the woodgrain gear selector. Ive never said so many cuss words in one sentence.
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:07 PM   #42
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Wow....that looks fantastic. I really like that gloss center console. Just pray you don't scratch it all up! I definitely would like to try something like that for myself

Also I have the Grey interior, anyone have any ideas of what I should wrap the wood trim with?
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Old 03-16-2016, 02:02 AM   #43
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Dont wrap it mate get it hydro dipped or spray it i would do the trim gloss black or matt black to contrast the grey if you were to hydro dip it then id go for carbon fiber look.
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Old 03-16-2016, 02:02 AM   #44
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Thanks for the info on the gear selector lol. Do you need to glue it back on?
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Old 03-16-2016, 05:32 AM   #45
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Wow....that looks fantastic. I really like that gloss center console. Just pray you don't scratch it all up! I definitely would like to try something like that for myself

Also I have the Grey interior, anyone have any ideas of what I should wrap the wood trim with?
I as well have the gray interior. The wood trim made me feel like an old man so i wrapped it in black carbon fiber. Looks alot better IMO.
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Old 03-16-2016, 05:33 AM   #46
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Thanks for the info on the gear selector lol. Do you need to glue it back on?
Nope, just push down until you hear it click back into place.
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Wow....that looks fantastic. I really like that gloss center console. Just pray you don't scratch it all up! I definitely would like to try something like that for myself

Also I have the Grey interior, anyone have any ideas of what I should wrap the wood trim with?
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Old 03-16-2016, 07:21 AM   #47
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Sweet shall give it a try this weekend probably going to get a black eye in the process lol
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Old 03-16-2016, 07:54 AM   #48
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Sweet shall give it a try this weekend probably going to get a black eye in the process lol
Wrap a towel around the shifter, it will make the blow hurt less.
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:02 AM   #49
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Camera does not do it justice whatsoever the soft glow over the door card and within the tray is so soft the camera cant detect it. Where you sit it does not look like it does in the photos much nicer in real life
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:29 AM   #50
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:36 AM   #51
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I as well have the gray interior. The wood trim made me feel like an old man so i wrapped it in black carbon fiber. Looks alot better IMO.
Which wrap did you purchase? I have a coup how much do I need
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:00 AM   #52
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When u wrapped mine the first time i purchased a meter x 50cm and cost me around 20 which did all the doors dash and gear surround. Also you will need a good heat gun or hair dryer to persuade the wrap to go around sharp edges and a craft knife. The problem i had was the wrap after time came away from the glossy surface of the trim when it contrasted hot and cold weather. Maybe keying the surface would help. Make sure your wrap has no air trapping technoledgy. A trim removal tool is highly reccomended too.
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Old 03-16-2016, 12:20 PM   #53
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Looks good but as others have said change up the shift knob. I put in this one when I changed my wood trim to brushed aluminum.

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Old 03-16-2016, 12:31 PM   #54
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Thats really nice i take it the button on it is just a lever to engage gears? Is it literally take off and put on?
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Old 03-16-2016, 12:48 PM   #55
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Yea just pull up wards with some muscle it slides up a few mm at a time until its off completely. And the button is there to be used just like the stock knob. You can't move the shift knob without engaging the button.
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Old 03-16-2016, 02:43 PM   #56
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Which wrap did you purchase? I have a coup how much do I need
I bought 2 rolls of 6x5 which was plenty. I only bought two becusase i was sure i was going to screw up and sure enough i did. I bought some 3m off of amazon like $10 bucks a piece, being a coupe, one rolls will be fine

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