Touareg: 2012 V6 FSI
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Second Vehicle: Still looking
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3M Vinyl Wrapped Interior - T3 Exec
Just finished wrapping the interior trim of my Treg (T3 Exec) with vinyl. Got really sick of the wood--not only did I not love it but it had a few deep scratches and light swirls that really just never looked great to me. Anyway--thought I'd share a few pictures of how it turned out because there really isn't too much info out there on people who have done this--at least not on the T3. Unfortunately I don't have the time to do a full writeup (also I have never worked with vinyl before so it would probably be all incorrect) but there are tons of tutorials out there for different cars, and the Treg's trim pieces really aren't too difficult. Having said that, I'm happy to answer any questions anyone may have.
Toughest piece was probably the ashtray as it has corners that become exposed when it's open. The main center console piece wasn't too bad--most of the switches come out so you can wrap behind them, except for the e-brake switch, which does come out but some vinyl still has to be "cut-in" with the edges exposed. I can explain more if anyone is curious.
I wanted something clean and simple, with an OEM look, but not the wood. I really like how the R-Lines have the aluminum look, which I would have gone for, but with the Exec's silver plastic trim surrounding the wood (as opposed to the Sport/R-Line's gloss black) I would have had to do twice as much wrapping which I wasn't comfortable with my first time around. For anyone curious--this is the 3M 1080 in Matte Charcoal Metallic. It's the warmer of the two darker greys and I think I picked the right one. If you're considering wrapping get a sample book of the 1080 finishes--I got mine for free a while back, forgot how. I got by with a 5' X 1' with a little to spare (but not much room for error.) Total cost--$15. Really impressed with the stuff.