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Dsg surround removal for wrap
« on: January 03, 2017, 01:58:21 PM »
Hi Iv just received my gloss black wrap for the dsg surround as mine is scratched any help on T-Mobile safely Iv pulled it up for a quick look but there's the wire connected and how do u remove from the  area to wrap thanks for any help

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Re: Dsg surround removal for wrap
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017, 03:55:18 PM »
If you lift up the surround you'll see that the wire is connected to a lil connector, you just need to pry the lil clip on the connector inwards and pull gently. It may need a bit of persuasion but this goes without saying be careful you don't break it.
Mine was a bugger, I used a lil jewellers screwdriver carefully to help take it off. Good luck

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Re: Dsg surround removal for wrap
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 08:04:10 PM »
So it just basically pulls out then unclip the wire, that's it?

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Re: Dsg surround removal for wrap
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2017, 02:07:48 PM »
How's it going Mitch, got mine off last night, no idea how to get the gaiter off so unclipped it.

I've taken all the rubbery black paint off and scoured the surface a little, got it on but got some annoying creases in it near the D button so will probably take it off and have another go.

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Re: Dsg surround removal for wrap
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2017, 11:20:26 AM »
The whole thing can be taken apart including the silver surround so you are left with only the black plate.

I just scotched mine, plastic primed it and painted it matt black. Looks factory fresh  :happy2:
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Re: Dsg surround removal for wrap
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2017, 12:22:32 PM »
Yeah mine is completely stripped down but wanted the carbon look to go with the stereo surround when I do that  :signLOL:

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Re: Dsg surround removal for wrap
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2017, 05:56:37 PM »
To be honest i was going to do mine graphite grey along with the astray surround and cover but i couldn't be arsed as i had already spent ages fitting my boost gauge in the ashtray :happy2:
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Re: Dsg surround removal for wrap
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2017, 09:05:04 PM »
Thanks fellas Iv been busy with other mods but il give it a go next weekend and hope for the best if it goes bad il just look into spraying thanks

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Re: Dsg surround removal for wrap
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2017, 04:27:42 PM »
How do you do the holes  :doh: :doh:

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Re: Dsg surround removal for wrap
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2017, 04:38:44 PM »
How do you do the holes  :doh: :doh:
Lol I struggled with them too at first

Hopefully it makes sense when I try and explain this

I used a sharp scalpel that fits into the hole and attacked them via the back. Cut an "X" into the hole first then insert the scalpel about half way from the back and cut in circular motion, almost like your trying to scrap the "side" of the hole....obviously have to take "gear indicator" thing off.

Takes a bit of patience and practice. Heat and sharp scalpel will be your best friends here!

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Re: Dsg surround removal for wrap
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2017, 05:11:20 PM »
Cheers, I've ordered a craft knife kit so I'll attempt it then lol

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Re: Dsg surround removal for wrap
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2017, 06:58:41 PM »
Cheers, I've ordered a craft knife kit so I'll attempt it then lol
Happy to help
Do show the result when done, good luck lol

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Re: Dsg surround removal for wrap
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2017, 07:01:04 PM »
I've got the rest done, just need to do the holes :surprised:

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Re: Dsg surround removal for wrap
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2017, 08:42:56 PM »
Not a great pic in the car but you get the idea, a lot easier with a set of craft blades :signLOL: :signLOL:



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Re: Dsg surround removal for wrap
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2017, 09:05:47 PM »
Not a great pic in the car but you get the idea, a lot easier with a set of craft blades :signLOL: :signLOL: