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    This weekend has been glorious, plenty of suncream on ( factor 30, cause I need it) shorts on but nightmare. Driving an auto i tend to rest my left leg against the centre dash. Out and about on Sunday, had been playing tennis with my son in the local park, when I noticed that where my sweaty, suncreamed leg had been resting against the dash, it had dissolved the top layer of plastic of the the trim, leaving a right mess. Here's the pics, whilst I figure out what to do about it.



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    Jeez!! What brand was that?! Remind me not to use it!! If it does that to plastic!!

    If it's any consolation, you can replace those parts - just involves taking out the whole centre console.

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    If it's done that to plastic, What about your leg? Could write a still letter about this one I reckon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan
    Jeez!! What brand was that?!
    Tesco Factor 30 and, wait for this "Kids Formula"

    I wonder if its made by Nitromore.
    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan
    If it's any consolation, you can replace those parts - just involves taking out the whole centre console.
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    So, a quick and easy job, then

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCOTTEX
    So, a quick and easy job, then
    lol - not so quick, but not so difficult either. You just need to remove the bits from the rear centre console forwards in a set way.

    The bit you've damaged is one large part - you'll see it extends into both footwells and all around the centre console area (radio etc.)

    Having removed this lot at least twice now, I'd be happy to guide you through any of it if if helps (assuming you want to replace the part).

    Without wishing to alarm you! , this is bascially what you need to remove to get to the trim you need to replace.



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    Crikey! I hate to think what the sun cream did to your leg...

    BTW, Duncan, I love looking at pictures of disassembled Vectras. I'm usually too nervous to pull off more than little pieces of trim, in case they don't go back.

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    I wonder if you could get the manufacturer to pay for the replacement parts. But i guess you would have a hard time trying to prove it though.

    The only other option would be to cover the rest of the plastic in the suncream so it all matches.........or maybe not......lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by VectraMat
    I wonder if you could get the manufacturer to pay for the replacement parts. But i guess you would have a hard time trying to prove it though.

    The only other option would be to cover the rest of the plastic in the suncream so it all matches.........or maybe not......lol
    You may mock.................the choice; peeling skin or a peeling dashboard

    I'd have more chance predicting this week Lottery Nos than getting Vauxhall to sort it out.
    I'll just have to live with it or undertake a crash course in trim removal.

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    I think he meant the suncream Manufacturer.

    I could have used some of this cream when I de badged the boot! Lol.

    If it makes you feel better, I went to the Cosford Airshow on Sunday. Short and t shirt, 5 hours in the sun at the hottest part of the day and I thought the missus had packed the sun cream. She thought the same!. Oh the pain........

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCOTTEX
    I'll just have to live with it or undertake a crash course in trim removal.
    If you were nearer m8, I could've helped you to have it swapped over inside a couple of hours!

    For what it's worth, Part Number is 1105256. Retail price is.....hope you're sitting down.....£72.50 + VAT = £85!! It is a rather large part, but it's still only a bit of moulded plastic!!

    Could be the sort of part easily got from a breakers? It's the sort of part unlikely to have been damaged in any sort of accident.

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