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Old 7th March 2023, 02:25 PM
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As you might know, my S8 has silver grey leather and the steering wheel, in particular, was beginning to look a every bit of its 196K miles (see photos). After talking to the nice folks at Auto Trim Systems, I abandoned plan A (to have the steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake recovered) and instead had them spray painted (yes, really!).

The technician also repainted the handbrake surround and the seat memory switch surround, both of which were pretty badly chipped.

Some of the parts won't be fitted for a day or two to make sure the paint sets fully before I muck about with them, and I'm to wear gloves to protect the steering wheel from my sweaty mitts! then a quick buff with a microfibre cloth should restore a slightly more glossy look.

I think the photos speak for themselves - especially the steering wheel.

I'm now waiting for a quote to get my driver's seat recovered in genuine Audi silver grey hide that I'm buying from Neil.
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2002 Final Edition S8. Ebony black with Silver Grey leather and myrtle wood trim.
Current mods: solar sun roof, 20mm rear spacers, 15 mm on front, red brembo callipers, 6k headlights, rear view camera, engine remap, alloy dash dial rings, alloy navi rings, tt/phaeton pedal upgrade, (and custom matching foot rest) dension ipod interface & parrot hands free kit (both fully hidden), av input, tv in motion switched thro' PF switch in blanking plug right of steering column, Audi 'quattro' sill covers, repositioned centre console switches, radio clock, .
Planned mods: auto-dimming rear view mirror, dash cam (as steamship's), fit the ski hatch, refit philips drl's (or maybe not - nope, definitely not - horrible botch!).
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Old 7th March 2023, 02:39 PM
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The finish you have on the handbrake lever (and steering wheel) is very similar to what I achieved with Woollies product on my handbrake, which I believe can be spray painted, though I brushed it on.
I also painted the plastic surround to match - pictures on an old thread somewhere.....
(Though mine is beige not grey)
And, as noted in the "memory button repair" thread I also used Woollies on that panel.

I did debate whether to recolour my steering wheel and gear shift to match, but left them alone in the end. It seemed a better match to the plastics etc. around them.

Edit: Thread here. You even asked about it way back then in 2014! http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showpost....09&postcount=7
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2003 D2 FL S8. Irish Green Pearl/Beige. Solar sunroof, auto-dim mirrors, electric rear seat functions, ski hatch retrofit; extended leather. Aftermarket DVB-T, reversing camera and full XCarlink (Bluetooth etc.).
2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!) Oh, and a brand new engine at just under 30,000 miles on the factory one!
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.
And before that a lot of Rover 800s, a few oddities, a lovely Triumph Dolomite 1850HL with Overdrive and way back in my schooldays an Austin Seven aka Mini 850!

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Old 7th March 2023, 06:38 PM
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I do remember asking about it, but tried with my Woolies stuff to little effect with the steering wheel, so didn’t attempt anything else. Perhaps it’s a combination of the silver grey and high mileage on my car?
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2002 Final Edition S8. Ebony black with Silver Grey leather and myrtle wood trim.
Current mods: solar sun roof, 20mm rear spacers, 15 mm on front, red brembo callipers, 6k headlights, rear view camera, engine remap, alloy dash dial rings, alloy navi rings, tt/phaeton pedal upgrade, (and custom matching foot rest) dension ipod interface & parrot hands free kit (both fully hidden), av input, tv in motion switched thro' PF switch in blanking plug right of steering column, Audi 'quattro' sill covers, repositioned centre console switches, radio clock, .
Planned mods: auto-dimming rear view mirror, dash cam (as steamship's), fit the ski hatch, refit philips drl's (or maybe not - nope, definitely not - horrible botch!).
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Old 8th March 2023, 10:46 AM
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tried with my Woolies stuff to little effect with the steering wheel
Yes, my efforts on the drivers seat were definitely not brilliant. The professional job done on all my seats last summer, when in the capable hands of the D2 Doctor, is however absolutely superb!
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2003 D2 FL S8. Irish Green Pearl/Beige. Solar sunroof, auto-dim mirrors, electric rear seat functions, ski hatch retrofit; extended leather. Aftermarket DVB-T, reversing camera and full XCarlink (Bluetooth etc.).
2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!) Oh, and a brand new engine at just under 30,000 miles on the factory one!
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.
And before that a lot of Rover 800s, a few oddities, a lovely Triumph Dolomite 1850HL with Overdrive and way back in my schooldays an Austin Seven aka Mini 850!
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So, I've continued with a couple more vanity projects: re-webbed the front seat belts and had the B-pillar panels stripped and repainted (well, I actually got seat belts and B-pillar trims from A8 Parts, got them sorted and then swapped them.

Before and after photos below.

I now have a spare set of belts and B-pillar trim panels if anyone would like them to get the same treatment. Belts were 65 each (plus travel costs. Can't remember what the B-pillar trims cost, but will get a quote if anyone is interested), plus whatever I paid A8 Parts (not much!) PM me if interested.
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2002 Final Edition S8. Ebony black with Silver Grey leather and myrtle wood trim.
Current mods: solar sun roof, 20mm rear spacers, 15 mm on front, red brembo callipers, 6k headlights, rear view camera, engine remap, alloy dash dial rings, alloy navi rings, tt/phaeton pedal upgrade, (and custom matching foot rest) dension ipod interface & parrot hands free kit (both fully hidden), av input, tv in motion switched thro' PF switch in blanking plug right of steering column, Audi 'quattro' sill covers, repositioned centre console switches, radio clock, .
Planned mods: auto-dimming rear view mirror, dash cam (as steamship's), fit the ski hatch, refit philips drl's (or maybe not - nope, definitely not - horrible botch!).
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