Polo 9N3 Interior Trim Overhaul

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Polo 9N3 Interior Trim Overhaul

Post by Legion739 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:51 am

So I've been busy this weekend.
What started out with just replacing blown tail light and removing number plates so I can stick them on with valcro dots ended up being a lot more.

My center console was scratched quite bad and that rubber [email protected] wasn't looking to great so then this happened
Removed everything (cup holder popped open and was a **** !! to resemble)
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Some pics of trying to polish of the rubber [email protected] lots of elbow grease needed
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Where I realized there is no way in fark I'm getting the rubber [email protected] of nicely so I used 360 grit sandpaper and plastidip remover (basically thinners) to get it all off nicely
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Morné doing so spray work, we used quick dry matt white spray paint
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And here's the end result
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Re: Polo 9N3 Interior Trim Overhaul

Post by Jacques1397 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:06 am

Had the same to do list a while back. Went for matt silver as it matches the original color of the GTI. Need to do it over again. Is it just me or pics not working ?
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Re: Polo 9N3 Interior Trim Overhaul

Post by Legion739 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:44 pm

Jacques1397 wrote:Had the same to do list a while back. Went for matt silver as it matches the original color of the GTI. Need to do it over again. Is it just me or pics not working ?
awesome, when I get my side skirts sprayed I'll have those interior timings done professionally, everything looks perfect but I'm just scared it will get dirty.

Looks like mine works fine ? use http://imgur.com/ to upload pics
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Re: Polo 9N3 Interior Trim Overhaul

Post by J0NN0 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:04 pm

looks great! I dig it
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Post by quintinm » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:20 pm

That white really looks nice... well done :-)
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Post by Shivbeanz » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:13 pm

Looks good! very storm trooper like :grin:
Any tips for removing the dash and cup holder?
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Post by UzziB » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:59 pm

Looking good bru... considering this after I saw your pics
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Re: Polo 9N3 Interior Trim Overhaul

Post by Legion739 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:24 am

Thx guys :hug:
Shivbeanz wrote:Looks good! very storm trooper like :grin:
Any tips for removing the dash and cup holder?
It's quite simple removing everything that I sprayed white

How to remove center console:
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1) RED: Just pull off (use a screw driver if needed but I got it off by hand) Then there are 2 screws you need to remove behind it
2) GREEN: Just pull off (use a screw driver if needed but I got it off by hand) Then there are 2 screws you need to remove under it
3) Remove your radio or what ever you have there, there are 2 screw behind your radio that needs to be removed.
4) Then comes the tricky part, removing the "Card holder" is easy (pop it out with a screwdriver) then behind it is 1 screw also holding the center console. the hard part is removing the damn cup holder, there is one last screw behind it holding the center console.

The cup holder has 3 clips holding it (one of which you can't reach) I got mine out by pulling the whole thing apart from the front so that I can get to that screw and resembled the cup holder later (not easy if you didn't keep track of which parts go where).
I know you can also get it out with applying lots of force on it from the back, but you might break a clip (not the end of the world) my advice would be to go watch a couple of youtube videos on how to remove the cup holder

After that it's cake the whole thing just comes off easily, the searing wheel bits and vents also just pop out with a screw driver

Tip: don't want to scratch the plastic with a screwdriver ? just stick a layer or 2 of insulation tape over the screw driver

Now for that rubber [email protected] !! it's really a **** to get off especially if you want to get if off without making any small scratches on the plastic, I did about 10% of it perfectly with a cloth and scraping at the rubber with plastic tools, after a hour and a half I got sick of it and took plastidip remover (basically weak thinners) and 360 grit sandpaper and it works like a charm !! and will provide more grip for the paint to stick to.

Then we got some Quick dry matt white spray paint and gave it all about 5 cotes and It all came out looking great in the end :grin:
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Re: Polo 9N3 Interior Trim Overhaul

Post by PoloGirl » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:37 am

Looks good bud! As you say it is a b!tch to remove the cupholder. I just pulled mine out with some force. It came apart. But was easy to reassemble it onces its out.
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Post by Legion739 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:42 am

PoloGirl wrote:Looks godd bud! As you say the cup holder is a b!tch to remove the cupholder. I jist pulled mine out with some force. It came apart. But was easy to reassemble it onces its out.
Nice !! mine wasn't :lol: Everything poped appart and jumped all over :lol: so we had no idea how to put it back together
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Post by PoloGirl » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:52 am

You can ask anytime if you need help bud. Just not engine stuff lol
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Re: Polo 9N3 Interior Trim Overhaul

Post by Jacques1397 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:12 am

Good Write up on the removal part.

I have to say , the 9n3 is an easy car to work on. I replaced my complete dashboard and trim a few months ago and managed to put everything back as well. No rattles at all. Very easy. Will take you maybe some time in the beginning to strip but you learn the ropes fast.
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Post by quintinm » Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:34 pm

Legion739 wrote:
PoloGirl wrote:Looks godd bud! As you say the cup holder is a b!tch to remove the cupholder. I jist pulled mine out with some force. It came apart. But was easy to reassemble it onces its out.
Nice !! mine wasn't Image Everything poped appart and jumped all over Image so we had no idea how to put it back together
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Post by Nishp » Sat May 23, 2015 11:53 pm

thats the sweetest bit of mod that ive seen in a while. nice contrasts.

i wonder why it does not come from the vw factory like this.

good job man and

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Post by Reegz » Sun May 24, 2015 12:06 am

Very cool!
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Post by Silverbird_96Kw » Sun May 24, 2015 12:41 am

Nee to follow this. Want to take it apart and maki it Vloss black and mYbe i can also sort out the rattles there same time :hurray:
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