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Old 08-27-2016, 08:14 PM
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I recently had a W205 loaner. That car had the dark grey matte finished wood. Does anyone know of anyone that makes similar trim for the W204? I think it would look good in our cars. I like the low gloss finish and the open grain. The trim in our cars is simple enough that I even wonder if I could just make some. Thanks!
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I don't know about wood, but you could always wrap the interior trim with CF or buy CF covers (if you're into that).
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You have pics of it, the BMW stuff I have seen in person and it just looks like fake plastic wood, the gloss looks way better on the BMWs, curious what the Mercedes stuff looks like as I have not seen it.
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The matte wood looks good in the 205.
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It's hard to see the actual effect in pics. It looks very nice in person. Right now I have real CF that was poorly done, and I don't actually like the CF any more (ie-don't want to get new CF trim). You get what you pay for. Here is the trim I am talking about

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i love the open grain low gloss wood trim on the newer models as well. if they come up with a vinyl with similar finish, i would def give it a go, until then, hope somebody here has an alternate suggestion.
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That looks really good!
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found this on ebay Chris...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-x60-Black...-/400642895396

ill ask my local supplier and see if he can get me a sample sheet. looks close enough.
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I like that matte wood also. I'm pretty sure it's just a veneer, and not real solid throughout. Have you tried asking Matt if he can get ahold of the right material?
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A few weeks ago I was looking into having leather dash covers fabricated for two cars. Shops are out there doing amazing things to the interiors of cars. You might call a few of the more highly-rated custom shops to see if they can laminate and then finish something like this on top of your OE trim. Probably $$$$$ though.

http://www.woodworkerssource.com/sho...ck_veneer.html
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I like that matte wood also. I'm pretty sure it's just a veneer, and not real solid throughout. Have you tried asking Matt if he can get ahold of the right material?
I haven't talked to Matt. If anyone can do if, I'm sure he can. And I think most trims are just veneer. Even Rolls does that.

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A few weeks ago I was looking into having leather dash covers fabricated for two cars. Shops are out there doing amazing things to the interiors of cars. You might call a few of the more highly-rated custom shops to see if they can laminate and then finish something like this on top of your OE trim. Probably $$$$$ though.

http://www.woodworkerssource.com/sho...ck_veneer.html
Yeah, I'm moving to CA later this year and I'm sure there are plenty of shops out there that could do it.
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A few weeks ago I was looking into having leather dash covers fabricated for two cars. Shops are out there doing amazing things to the interiors of cars. You might call a few of the more highly-rated custom shops to see if they can laminate and then finish something like this on top of your OE trim. Probably $$$$$ though.

http://www.woodworkerssource.com/sho...ck_veneer.html
Sorry for the quick hijack, but I've been mulling this over for a couple years myself. Actually the only thing holding me back is that I haven't taken the time to figure out how to remove the upper dash yet - I think basically the whole thing has to come apart, and I'm pretty sure I'm not going to get it put back together correctly and create rattles that make me want to drive into a wall. Think covering my upper dash in alcantara will be my winter project this year. Check out these links for some ideas, once you get the material and dash apart it doesn't look hard to do at all.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2401575
http://overland-designs.com/products...cantara-panel/
http://www.jpmsupplyco.com/collections/alcantara
http://bayhas.com/mercedes/w211/cont...isassembly.htm (disassembly tips for the interior)
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Originally Posted by BLKROKT View Post
Sorry for the quick hijack, but I've been mulling this over for a couple years myself. Actually the only thing holding me back is that I haven't taken the time to figure out how to remove the upper dash yet - I think basically the whole thing has to come apart, and I'm pretty sure I'm not going to get it put back together correctly and create rattles that make me want to drive into a wall. Think covering my upper dash in alcantara will be my winter project this year. Check out these links for some ideas, once you get the material and dash apart it doesn't look hard to do at all.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2401575
http://overland-designs.com/products...cantara-panel/
http://www.jpmsupplyco.com/collections/alcantara
http://bayhas.com/mercedes/w211/cont...isassembly.htm (disassembly tips for the interior)
that looks good too. but they always seem easy on photos until you tackle it yourself. stuff like that i always end up with creases and fold. seems very doable but. thanks for the idea mate!
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Sorry for the quick hijack, but I've been mulling this over for a couple years myself. Actually the only thing holding me back is that I haven't taken the time to figure out how to remove the upper dash yet - I think basically the whole thing has to come apart, and I'm pretty sure I'm not going to get it put back together correctly and create rattles that make me want to drive into a wall. Think covering my upper dash in alcantara will be my winter project this year. Check out these links for some ideas, once you get the material and dash apart it doesn't look hard to do at all.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2401575
http://overland-designs.com/products...cantara-panel/
http://www.jpmsupplyco.com/collections/alcantara
http://bayhas.com/mercedes/w211/cont...isassembly.htm (disassembly tips for the interior)
Well good luck with that if you do it yourself. I think it's well beyond me to get a cosmetic result that I'd find acceptable. I'm a picky SOB. The dash design of one car lends itself beautifully to the addition of a leather covering but I want a double dark grey thread stitch that simply has to be factory perfect. I've seen quite a few dashes w/o that kind of a perfect stitch and IMO that flaw, modest as it is, ruins the job.
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Pretty sure that 3M has some sort of Matte Wood Vinyl. Something like this looks like it could be easily replicated by vinyl, whereas real CF has that sort of sheen on it.
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Most of the wood vinyl wraps out there that I have seen have a smooth finish to them, and do not have the depth/texture like the wood on the newer Mercedes cars.
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Most of the wood vinyl wraps out there that I have seen have a smooth finish to them, and do not have the depth/texture like the wood on the newer Mercedes cars.
what about the "textured" films?
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Sorry for the quick hijack, but I've been mulling this over for a couple years myself. Actually the only thing holding me back is that I haven't taken the time to figure out how to remove the upper dash yet - I think basically the whole thing has to come apart, and I'm pretty sure I'm not going to get it put back together correctly and create rattles that make me want to drive into a wall. Think covering my upper dash in alcantara will be my winter project this year. Check out these links for some ideas, once you get the material and dash apart it doesn't look hard to do at all.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2401575
http://overland-designs.com/products...cantara-panel/
http://www.jpmsupplyco.com/collections/alcantara
http://bayhas.com/mercedes/w211/cont...isassembly.htm (disassembly tips for the interior)
I'm not the biggest fan of alcantara on the dash - it strikes me as having a bit of a kit-car look - but having taken a second pass on these threads it seems doable for the patient and mildly technically minded person. The thought of combining the dash with perforated alcantara inserts on the seats makes sense to me.
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I'm not the biggest fan of alcantara on the dash - it strikes me as having a bit of a kit-car look - but having taken a second pass on these threads it seems doable for the patient and mildly technically minded person. The thought of combining the dash with perforated alcantara inserts on the seats makes sense to me.
i actually love the idea, although if one is gonna go down this road, has to be a hundred percent sure as it seems more like a permanent mod. otherwise it will be a pita to remove the spray on glue/residue. not to mention it might look tacky once the glue dries out under the sun. reminds me of my old SLK with sagging roof liner. not a pretty sight.
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Wood Vinyl. Looks pretty decent.
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If you do custom wood trim I vote for dyed burl or birds eye. That kind of figure can look truly spectacular.

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Hey Chris thanks for the idea, found some textured wood vinyl on ebay but decided to go with dark wood color on my E sedan. Heres where im at atm. Took me less than an hour to do the center console from disassembly. Easily reversible as well. Ill be working on the door panels and dash when i find time.




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That looks awesome! Thank you! I think I'll give that a try.
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You guys liking wood trim in your interior must be in your late 50s+.
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Haha. Nah I just turned 30! I'm just kind of tired of the shouty look of the CF I have. I want something some classy and subtle. And CF in a 4000 lb car...it's definitely not for lightness.
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