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Removing IVA dash trim

How hard is it?

Do you just pull it off and clean off any residue?

What's it stuck on with? And is it hard to clean off?

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The dash trim is just n trim, it's only held my it's shape.  So it's simple to just pull it off, but do it carefully to not damage any paint.

Other IVA trims are held with glue, depending on the builder what glue was used.  Super glue is common and not easy to remove from paintwork, but possibly with a combination of acetone (applied only to the glue not the paint) and detailing clay.

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Thanks,

I'll have a go this evening.

I watched a YouTube review of a car which didn't have it and thought it looked so much better!

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Agree with Chris that it's simple to remove.

However, when I fitted it to my dash I made sure that that i removed the last metal clip (that sit within the rubber n shape) at each end before fitting it. Therefore, I'd recommend carefully opening up each end of the trim to make sure the clip doesn't scratch the paintwork underneath

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All removed with no problem Thumbup

Thanks all, really please with how it looks.

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Looking good, but you'll now need to remove the squishy safety pad from the centre of your Momo - & wipe 100g off the weight off the car.

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Ha, true!

I've actually thought about getting Joe at Krosstitch to work his magic, and those wheels look great with the pad (here's one I knocked up on the new configurator):

 

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I looked at that too Tim but it's a mix or suede and leather so tricky if you wear gloves....

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It doesn't have to be, although I don't wear gloves.

I actually quite like the look of the original MOMO wheel.

 

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Here you go - steering wheel pad removed too Thumbup

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Did you remove the Velcro tabs from the spokes too Tim? I struggled to get the adhesive off the back of the Velcro bits. I don't know what Momo use, but it's very effective!

 I do prefer the look of the wheel without the pad though & I like the look of the dash sans trim. Thumb Up