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I have just read an article on the forum about the fitting of the aluminium r32 or anniversary trim to the centre consol of the mk 4 golf. I have recently fitted this kit to my v5, having purchased it from www.vagparts.com (great blokes). Anyway, I had the problem that the two vertical strips would not fit to my car as the black ones were part of the cage.To cut a long story short, all the other parts of trim fitted, so instead of replacing the cage (very expensive and laborious method), I took the car to a local sign writer who simply covered the two strips with sticky backed brushed aluminium. Cost me £5 and matches to the other VAG trim perfectly!!!! Hope this helps others.
 

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Welcome to the forum mate.

Glad to hear of your cool time and cost saver.

How about some pics to show the results?

Keep on dubbin!
 

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Am a bit of a virgin to this forum thing mate and dont know how to get a photo on here. Want to put a list of my mods on here too but not sure how. Keep the faith. j
 

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The name of the company is tint master (they specialize in window tints) and yes they would be able to supply a sheet of the stuff. Only problem is that they arevery big sheets and the company is based in telford. Try your local Halfords or other boy racer supplier as they also sell similar laminated sheets.Be warned though, this stuff is proper aluminium and although very cheep, it does not do tight bends without lifting. You would not be able to cover the ashtray, diagnostic cover or the climate control surround..... only the two vertical strips!
 

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Think Ill look into that - it was the joy of having to fit a new cage that put me off doing this - any idea where I could get hold of the five door aluminium trim?
 

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the diagnostic socket cover from the official trim set will not properly fit the non-trim version radio cage, so you still really need the new radio cage.
 

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I managed to get the diagnostic cover done with the sticky backed aluminium.Just takes a bit of time with some proper thinners to clean it first, then apply the aluminium slowly and finaly a very small amount of clear nail polish around the edges to prevent it liting. Really does look, the [email protected]*£ox.Have got apicture of mine now but cant get it on the forum. could email though.
 

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Quote: posted by Felix on 06/01/2004 15:31:19

Think Ill look into that - it was the joy of having to fit a new cage that put me off doing this - any idea where I could get hold of the five door aluminium trim?

Felix, just fitted the new cage in my lunch break, very easy. Looks worse as in the pics it looks like the complete dash has gone, but its very simple.
 

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Quote: posted by dub warrior on 07/01/2004 16:03:06

I bought all mine from www.vagparts.com for my 5-door

If you don't mind me asking what was the total cost ?
 

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Quote: posted by Gti Jazz Blue on 11/02/2004 16:40:01

Quote: posted by dub warrior on 07/01/2004 16:03:06

I bought all mine from www.vagparts.com for my 5-door

If you don't mind me asking what was the total cost ?

It should be around £215 with delivery and discount. This is for climate I think manual A/C is slightly more.
 

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GTI Jazz, ive ordered mine from vag parts, here are the costs;

1 R32 front ashtray cover 1J*857351* 15.00 GBP 15.00 GBP 2.63 GBP (17.5%)

Type: Right hand drive

1 R32 centre console trims manual AC or no AC

R32console5noclimate 109.00 GBP 109.00 GBP 19.07 GBP (17.5%)

1 R32 drivers side finger plate R32Finger17* 23.00 GBP 23.00 GBP 4.03 GBP (17.5%)

TYPE: RHD 4 electric window switches

1 R32 front grab handle R32grab17* 23.00 GBP 23.00 GBP 4.03 GBP (17.5%)

Type: RHD front left door

1 R32 door open triggers 3B2 898 113 4J4 15.00 GBP 15.00 GBP 2.63 GBP (17.5%)

Type: Right hand drive

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Amount: 185.00 GBP

plus VAT (17.5 %): 32.38 GBP

Total amount: 226.58 GBP

Yet to order the rear door handles (£46) and the rear door triggers (£15)
 

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Quote: posted by dub warrior on 19/01/2004 17:19:48

I managed to get the diagnostic cover done with the sticky backed aluminium.Just takes a bit of time with some proper thinners to clean it first, then apply the aluminium slowly and finaly a very small amount of clear nail polish around the edges to prevent it liting. Really does look, the [email protected]*£ox.Have got apicture of mine now but cant get it on the forum. could email though.

I can host it for you, email me at [email protected]
 

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How much was the cage Joey?

I cant see the cup holder trim on your list.

You do know that you will need the new style cup holder as the old one won't accept the alu trim.
 

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Got the new style cup holder in the post to me (cheers bob) and the trim is in the center console set (i hope) 5 piece, cup holder, 2 sides, ac & diagnostics cover.
 

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Quote: posted by LiQuOrIcE on 11/02/2004 19:39:33

Do we get a discount with them?? i better ring up tomorrow before they send it out!!

If you mention uk-polos forum you should bee able to get discount. It worked for both Gary and me.
 
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