When I bought my car (S2 2+2) many years ago the interior was dark blue and in very poor condition, so I re-trimmed it entirely in biscuit.
I was left with the 3 rear hatch covers that were trimmed in dark blue vinyl and I really could not see how I could re-trim them and get a neat finish. So in the end I just stripped off the vinyl, and painted them in a colour as close to biscuit as I could find. The result was OK but over the years they have got very grubby and so I decided to have another go using flock this time.
I found a kit on eBay which comes in various colours, “light beige” seemed the closest to biscuit. All it is is some glue, and a pack of what can only be described as “fluff”. You apply the glue first, then use a puffer bottle to spray on the fluff. Leave to dry and blow off the excess.
The result? not perfect, but a million times better than before. Judge for yourselves below:
This is how the latch cover looked after hand painting 26 years ago:
This after a thorough covering with flock (looking rather like a dead gerbil):
The finished article:
All I need to do now is find the little bits of chrome plastic trim that fit round the edge (which I put safely away in storage 26 years ago) and the job’s done. It will be interesting to see how long the flock stays in place!