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post #1 of 50 Old 12-23-2015 Thread Starter
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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.
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That looks fantastic! Please take some time and let us know how to remove the trim pieces and where you bought the materials from.

I have already removed the piece on the door; not too hard.
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Looks great! Very professional. Well done.
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Thank you for sharing the photos. It really does look great!

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Top-notch work.

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I gotta say I've never been disappointed by any 3M automotive product. Their synthetic wax is crazy good, easy to apply and lasts a long time. Their super-strong trim application tape is great too.

In spite of everything, I still like Volkswagens.
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That looks sweet!!Would also like to know how to take out the center console trim piece.
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While I like the 2012, Orange-wood, that does look good.
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That looks nice enough to have come from the factory.

Everything is wrapped nice and the colors actually match. Not what I have come to expect, as most amateur jobs look amateur and/or garish.

Congratulations!
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And thanks for noting that you used the 3M 1080 in Matte Charcoal Metallic. That would have been my first question.

Now condition your seats.
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