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Old 01-27-2019, 01:02 PM   #1
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Good or Bad - “Suede” Trim

So i got a whole trim set for 13$ and I had heard of flocking , the material in jewelry boxes and “suede” like texture. I decided to flock my interior trim cause why not and i wanted to post my results and maybe get some feedback and opinions
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Old 01-27-2019, 01:38 PM   #2
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some people have done this with a Alcantara for a while. I think even Coby wheel offers this as a product. so it’s nothing strange. if I had the everyday wood trim I would want this over that. but I prefer the metal trims overall.

I would be bothered if dash didn’t match the rest. did you also do the door trims? something to consider is if the material holds up to sun. many can fade and/or become brittle and fall apart. even some of the cheaper micro suedes do this.
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Old 01-27-2019, 02:50 PM   #3
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some people have done this with a Alcantara for a while. I think even Coby wheel offers this as a product. so it’s nothing strange. if I had the everyday wood trim I would want this over that. but I prefer the metal trims overall.



I would be bothered if dash didn’t match the rest. did you also do the door trims? something to consider is if the material holds up to sun. many can fade and/or become brittle and fall apart. even some of the cheaper micro suedes do this.


I didnt have enough of the material to do all the door trim. I ordered some more but it looks way better than myrtle trim. But the silver trim i got for 13$ doesnt have a comfy feel with the beige.
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I wonder how it holds up if it was used on something that got touched.


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Old 01-27-2019, 04:26 PM   #5
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My opinion is put the wood back on. I actually like the wood in mine. If I could get cube aluminum for free I would do it but the wood looks great. I have the same beige and black interior as you

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My opinion is put the wood back on. I actually like the wood in mine. If I could get cube aluminum for free I would do it but the wood looks great. I have the same beige and black interior as you

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I might keep this for awhile and maybe sell it when it gets boring and out myrtle back on
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:34 PM   #7
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OP, how is the finish holding up?
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Its holding up great just the same as when i first put it on


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I so badly wanted to say "Get the flock out of there!"

But it actually looks kind of cool. I did my seat backs in the same material.

It would be cool if you could back it with 1/32" foam to give it some softness.
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Thanks. Fuzzy trim incoming..

You're on a roll, Arch. The "fern green children" comment...
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:37 PM   #11
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I'm surprised how good it looks.
Then again, I like the wood trim.








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Old 05-18-2019, 08:47 PM   #12
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This is just my opinion but I'm a fan of the wood trim with a black interior.
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Its HORRIBLE i did my steering wheel trim and it flattened it out after about a month so thats trash now
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Update to this if anyone cares. I wouldn’t recommend doing this. Either i did it wrong because no matter how much i blow, scrub or wipe tiny particles of flocking material get everywhere. It becomes less noticeable and tiny bald spots aren’t.
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Steering wheel trim did not hold up at all


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That's a shame... I actually liked the look on the dash
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Interesting look, too bad it didn't hold up.

It actually kind of reminded me of wrinkle finish paint. I wonder if anyone has tried that before or if the trim could even hold up to the heat required during curing to produce the wrinkle effect.


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When I was looking for a wrap to cover the wood trim, the only color I could find that worked well on a sand beige interior was like a....eh....turd brown.
I suppose a gloss (piano) black would look ok.
Has anyone found a good looking 3M wrap for sand beige?
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When I was looking for a wrap to cover the wood trim, the only color I could find that worked well on a sand beige interior was like a....eh....turd brown.
I suppose a gloss (piano) black would look ok.
Has anyone found a good looking 3M wrap for sand beige?


If you try looking for marble/ granite wrap it gives an interesting “grain” that looks like wood try looking at some of those
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I like the black cube trim on my beige interior. It provides a nice blend from the black to beige IMHO. And, it's Genuine BMW

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Ive been collecting trim for awhile and i have so much myrtle trim. Its so cheap at the junkyard i just buy it and resell it . But i bit the bullet recently and got myself some individual birch trim. Should match nice with natural brown.


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