Project 1.4 se day one

Out of interest Steve, what would I be looking at for a full centre console as a first option or console plus glove box and under wheel bits? Thanks Darren

The centre console would be £15, glovebox £15-35 and under steering pane £12.50-20. The range of prices are dependant on condition, the lower being usable condition, the upper being excellent. The donar car isn’t arriving until the end of the week so don’t know the condition yet.
 
The centre console would be £15, glovebox £15-35 and under steering pane £12.50-20. The range of prices are dependant on condition, the lower being usable condition, the upper being excellent. The donar car isn’t arriving until the end of the week so don’t know the condition yet.
Ok cool ? give me a heads up please when you are sorted, thanks very much!
 
By 'full centre console', how many pieces of trim do you mean?

The entire centre section on which the Swing paint is peeling on your car includes the central kick panels and driver's footrest, the 'cheeks' above them, the tray in front of the gear lever and the unit that goes between the seats. The latter includes the semicircle to the rear of the gearlever. Then there's the handbrake housing and lever trim that go on top of it.
 
By 'full centre console', how many pieces of trim do you mean?

The entire centre section on which the Swing paint is peeling on your car includes the central kick panels and driver's footrest, the 'cheeks' above them, the tray in front of the gear lever and the unit that goes between the seats. The latter includes the semicircle to the rear of the gearlever. Then there's the handbrake housing and lever trim that go on top of it.
I don’t know what is classed as the centre console ? but your right it is all peeling on my car, all the bits you mentioned. Then the glove box lid plus the under wheel section.
 
Ok so I started just cleaning up the offending plastics in the car and all the grey started coming off? Underneath they are still grey, just a touch lighter in colour. It was just lifting off as I was cleaning as though they have been painted previously or is this how this interior is? I think I will attempt to take the centre console out to clean off the paint and see how it looks, is this a hard job? Do I need to remove the front seats?
 
Ok so I started just cleaning up the offending plastics in the car and all the grey started coming off? Underneath they are still grey, just a touch lighter in colour. It was just lifting off as I was cleaning as though they have been painted previously or is this how this interior is? I think I will attempt to take the centre console out to clean off the paint and see how it looks, is this a hard job? Do I need to remove the front seats?

Use nail varnish remover, it will lift very easily.
 
Nearly a week in and finally getting somewhere!
Been hard guys but it’s finally looking like a proper car! 3 hours polishing today and I found a clean car under the crap!
 

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Apologies! to you both! I find it strange that they are painted in my car, it has a tacky feel to it where it is painted, peels really easily, yet the plastic that is underneath is only a bit lighter in colour, are all the other colours painted also? is it easy to take out the centre console do you know?

Replying here to avoid derailing @Jeetesh 's thread. I don't know for sure how much of the A2 interior is overpainted; my Twist interior from 2001 is still in good shape.

Volico don't just make interior paint for Audis, but also Porsches and Mercedes-Benz. Interior paint peeling is a common problem, particularly with Mercs, and plenty of owners of that marque settle for respraying much of their interior.
 
Replying here to avoid derailing @Jeetesh 's thread. I don't know for sure how much of the A2 interior is overpainted; my Twist interior from 2001 is still in good shape.

Volico don't just make interior paint for Audis, but also Porsches and Mercedes-Benz. Interior paint peeling is a common problem, particularly with Mercs, and plenty of owners of that marque settle for respraying much of their interior.
From comments on here it seems to be more of an issue with the Swing interior in general, as you can see on my pictures it is really spoiling (for me!) the look of what is now a relatively clean, for its age car. The rest of the interior is is pretty good shape and none of the other plastics that are grey have any real signs of this. I would rather because I will have to take out the sections that need attention, either to paint or replace, do this one time and get it right. I guess the easiest thing is to price up the parts I need and weigh the cost up against what will surely be the cheaper option to paint them.
 
From comments on here it seems to be more of an issue with the Swing interior in general, as you can see on my pictures it is really spoiling (for me!) the look of what is now a relatively clean, for its age car. The rest of the interior is is pretty good shape and none of the other plastics that are grey have any real signs of this. I would rather because I will have to take out the sections that need attention, either to paint or replace, do this one time and get it right. I guess the easiest thing is to price up the parts I need and weigh the cost up against what will surely be the cheaper option to paint them.

There is a third option. Remove the peeling paint and leave the plastic unpainted. That is the solution that @Rusty911 went for recently. However, you'd still need to overpaint any parts that were the 'wrong' colour.
 
There is a third option. Remove the peeling paint and leave the plastic unpainted. That is the solution that @Rusty911 went for recently. However, you'd still need to overpaint any parts that were the 'wrong' colour.
Just looked through @Rusty911 post on his car, I thought already about trying this and I think I will just get some chemicals on it and see how it looks, worse case scenario is it can only look better than it does now! thanks!
 
Failing that, since the black dashboard and pale grey roof and A+D pillar linings in your car were common to all interiors except Twist beige, you have plenty of opportunity to mix and match from the Soul and Platinum colour schemes as you replace worn trim items, to create a unique interior of your own.
Do you have any images of anyone who has done this before? I’m thinking this is the way to go, just trying to decide which bits to swap ?
 
Mine started out Soul black and it was the upgrade of the seats to Twist beige leather and heated that prompted the rest of the interior redesign. A major consideration that led to the black armrests and door pockets being retained was the non-availability of BOSE speaker grilles, rear electric window armrests and the four-way driver's window switch surround in Twist. You'll have similar considerations with the spec on yours, but you already have nice seats. I think Platinum would work well on yours in the main body of the doorcards and the other places where I've got Twist. Then down the middle of the car you could either leave the darker Swing grey (but maybe take it back to the hard plastic) where I've got the black, or you could take them black also. Steve's got a breaker in the Market at the moment with the black interior.
 
Mine started out Soul black and it was the upgrade of the seats to Twist beige leather and heated that prompted the rest of the interior redesign. A major consideration that led to the black armrests and door pockets being retained was the non-availability of BOSE speaker grilles, rear electric window armrests and the four-way driver's window switch surround in Twist. You'll have similar considerations with the spec on yours, but you already have nice seats. I think Platinum would work well on yours in the main body of the doorcards and the other places where I've got Twist. Then down the middle of the car you could either leave the darker Swing grey (but maybe take it back to the hard plastic) where I've got the black, or you could take them black also. Steve's got a breaker in the Market at the moment with the black interior.
yours looks great, I had a 320d se bus ed back in the day that was virtually the same inside and I loved it.
I am thinking of black insert in front of gear lever, black handbrake shroud, black powerpoint surround and black armrests.
The rest I will strip down to hard plastic and clean the life out of the rest, what do you think?
 
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