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Has anybody 'de-chromed' the interior of their mk8? I've got my panel removal tools now but can't remove most of the chrome panels, bit scared to use too much force tbh. Maybe i need to.

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On 6/4/2019 at 4:46 PM, Darren-mk8 said:

Has anybody 'de-chromed' the interior of their mk8? I've got my panel removal tools now but can't remove most of the chrome panels, bit scared to use too much force tbh. Maybe i need to.

I would be careful with the force you use. I think the panels, especially the clips that gel everything together are super easy to snap. Haven’t attempted it but found out the hard way taking off a whole door panel 

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Not much chrome in ours, mostly carbon fibre effect. 

I am guessing different models may have different trim levels?

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20 hours ago, DG97 said:

I would be careful with the force you use. I think the panels, especially the clips that gel everything together are super easy to snap. Haven’t attempted it but found out the hard way taking off a whole door panel 

Thats what i am afraid of. 

4 hours ago, Mavroz said:

Not much chrome in ours, mostly carbon fibre effect. 

I am guessing different models may have different trim levels?

It is mostly carbon fibre in mine, but i just want rid of the small chrome bits, like around the bottom of the front panel and door handles etc.

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This is the piece i want to remove (red in picture) and spray red. As well as the other chrome pieces on the door and glove box. But i can't finad anyone who has removed a centre console from a mk8. I might just mask off all the surrounding area and spray paint it without removing it.

Image result for mk8 fiesta centre console

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Would be easier to buy some trim tape and wrap it in place - at least you wont get overspray or damage the clips by trying to remove

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Use pinstripe to cover it. Various colours, gloss or matte, and multiple widths to suit. Just clean with alcohol wipes and apply on a warm day. 

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That was going to be my other option. Probably safer than spraying tbh.

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