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Offline WEZO

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DSG Gear surround scratch fix
« on: August 29, 2017, 09:27:23 pm »
I'm sure something like this has been posted numerous times but thought i'd share a cheap and simple fix to my scratched gearbox surround, which i understand is very common with Mk5's. 

$21 from Repco.  (only used a small portion of it).  Took 20 minutes. 

1. Unclip gear surround.  Pretty straightforward. There's a light cable that needs unplugging too.
2. Unclip the chrome surround and numbers board.
3. Clean off scratched paint.  (most of this came off with fingernail! Used my wife's nail polish remover for the rest)
4. With a sharp blade, cut out and smooth on the adhesive wrap.  Cut out holes.
5. Put it all back together!

Photo attached.  (Forgot to take a before shot)
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Offline Naekyr

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Re: DSG Gear surround scratch fix
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 10:00:51 am »
any ideas how to fix the chrome surround? mine has a small piece chipped off when it was bought

Offline WEZO

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Re: DSG Gear surround scratch fix
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2017, 10:14:55 am »
You're probably best to source a replacement. It separates easily rom the rest of the surround so i'm sure it'll be available somewhere.   
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Offline dummer

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Re: DSG Gear surround scratch fix
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2017, 01:08:26 pm »
it's the circle hole that holding me back

Offline WEZO

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Re: DSG Gear surround scratch fix
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2017, 05:15:31 pm »
The gear number holes? I found pressing the carbon wrap down into the holes stretched the film enough to easily to pull it from the underside and it eventually pulled away with a little help from a small blade. 
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Offline dummer

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Re: DSG Gear surround scratch fix
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2017, 06:02:59 pm »
bummer you are in Nelson or I'll definitely ask for help

Offline Feeding Cone

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Re: DSG Gear surround scratch fix
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2017, 01:32:50 pm »
Better late than never - I picked up this; with shipping it was US$17.99 - came precut perfectly...

Offline dummer

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Re: DSG Gear surround scratch fix
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2017, 02:11:05 pm »
Please put it a review when you have done it.
do you still have to pull the assembly out to get around the edge?

Offline Feeding Cone

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Re: DSG Gear surround scratch fix
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2017, 11:54:17 am »
Nope; it's got a slit around the top so it can be installed.
Haven't actually put it on yet; but will do it this weekend.

Offline dummer

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Re: DSG Gear surround scratch fix
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2017, 09:57:59 am »
Any after pic?