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Hi,

I have a 2010 XF (60 plate) 3.0 Diesel. the wood trim is ok but having seen them piano black they look a lot more modern & sporty...

I have two questions before i move forward with this:

1. i am told by a car body guy that their paints are made to adhere to metal or plastic so on wood is risky.... has anyone sprayed theirs & did it last?

2. I am also considering the vinyl wrap option but am concerned the touch sensitive glove box release may be affected & not work... so has anyone else gone down the vinyl wrap approach?
 

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Welcome Ielstacey.

I would look at hydrographics. A company called Garnish Dip or a Wicked Coatings can do it.


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Lelstacey, welcome here pleased you followed the invite.

Start a thread on your car to tell us more. There is a wealth of information here which no doubt help you and loads of members willing to assist if they can.

I haven't had any dipping done by Garnishdip but they have done other work for me. I can recommend them as a company.
 

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If you don't go the dipping route, then you need to go to a car dash/ trim refurbisher. Car body painters are not right for wood trim work as they have rightly said.

Same way you would not take your car to a piano repairer/restorer to spray....


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Thanks.... I'm now thinking Vinyl Wrap is the safest way to go :)
 

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Painted mine nearly 2 years ago... It's been fine :) had to vinyl wrap the bit under the gear selector as I couldn't remove it... Use an etch primer and you will be fine!
 

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There is a seller on eBay that advertises Piano Black Trim for the XF, the price includes fitting too :)
 

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saw that trim but at £400 not cheap.... wrapping or spraying is under half that
 

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going to fit myself... well, remove then refit that is..... Fingers crossed :/
 
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