A common problem with Audis, BMWs, Mercedes, and VWs.
Don't spend big money to replace parts, when you can fix them yourself.
What you'll need:
- 220 grit sandpaper
- 600 grit sandpaper
- Automotive aerosol primer
- Spray can of factory-matched leather, vinyl, and plastic dye.
About 60 minutes.
Step 1: Step 1: Remove Trim (if Possible)
Get the best possible repair with the parts outside of the vehicle. But if they cannot be removed, you can mask off the pieces and repair them in the car.
Step 2: Step 2: Sand With 220 Grit Paper.
Keep sanding until the rubberized coating is removed entirely. Clean.
Step 3: Step 3: Apply Primer
Apply multiple light coats and allow to dry 20 minutes.
Step 4: Step 4: Wet Sand 600 Grit.
Keep your paper wet and sand with light pressure until primer is smooth.
Step 5: Step 5: Apply Dye
Spray multiple, light coats of dye. A heat gun can speed up the curing process. Wait about 10 min. before installing the pieces in your car.