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    Re-Trim and Painting Grab Handles

    finally been convinced to re-trim my headlining but im wondering if there is any type of paint that wont flake off the grap handles with them being rubbery plastic?

    im going to get a interior light from a mk4 cab as these are black standard to match the black head cloth so at least that wont flake off with use

    and iv seen a set of mk5 sunvisors on ebay that are black from a 2006 model with the light up mirrors so ill get them to stop them from flaking

    how many metres of cloth would i need to re-trim it
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    Prep the plastic properly & it won't flake off.
    Mines been done over 3 years now & it's only now startin g to show any signs of wear. Another coat of paint & it'll look like new again.
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    Been looking at doing this for a while too. What material did you use?

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    Nigel used alcantara, real shabam stuff!
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    Going out and about tomorrow so ill see if i can find anything suitable.

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    got myself a head lining and set of grab handles from my mate at the scrappy for a bargain price of £10

    got 2.20 metres of materiel (fake alcantara type)

    ordering the high temp glue on monday so should hopefully get change to start it tue/wed and have it back in the car for the weekend

    just hope i dont make a mess of the job cos it looks really nice laid out on the head lining

    dont know whether to paint my sun visors or have them re-trimmed in the same fabric as the head cloth (this is what im thinking will look the best)
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    Why not dye the headlining like Davecoupe?

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    dont think dave dye'd it did he? he had it upholsterd?

    IIRC you cant dye the head lining to a even coveredge
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    Got the headlinging all completed, the black looks alot diff with the flash, it all blends in and looks simmular colours to the naked eye, still need to pick up the handles from my mate as he painted them for me, hopefully ill be getting them tomorrow, sun visors painted well and so did the interior light although im trying to source a standard black one from a convertible astra









    Also got a set of mk4 golf needles to change from the vec c ones i was using before as alot chunkier, and as you can see in the interior mirror iv mounted my eye that controls the headunit from the steering controls whitch is a nice OEM look!





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    Love the dials. The other needles that you could try using are the corsa c that has clear needles.

    They are exactly the same size


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