2014 Ford Focus ST3 Radio Vinyl?

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2014 Ford Focus ST3 Radio Vinyl?

Postby Bullet121 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:03 pm

Hello

I am still new to the 'ST' life...loving it so far... :D

Can anyone suggest a solution please...

1) I am looking for a matt finish on my ST3 Sony radio as the gloss is irritating me with fingerprint marks etc.

Is there anyone that could make up a vinyl or even recommend a replacement "matt finish radio cover plate"

2) I bought the car new and my climate control screen also has feint scratches since delivery :( Still fighting with Ford over this one. They say they will not replace if it is not broken. Is the screen glass or plastic? Not sure if I can polish/buff the scratches out or just buy replacement screen cover as I think Ford is very unhelpful in this regard to date. My engine start button also has feint scratches from showroom-still fighting about this too..Any advice or suggestions would really help

I know I am very full of crap when it comes to my car, I am a proud 'ST' owner.

Any input would be humbly appreicated

Thanks guys

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Re: 2014 Ford Focus ST3 Radio Vinyl?

Postby r0ckf1re » Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:12 pm

Bullet121 wrote:Hello

I am still new to the 'ST' life...loving it so far... :D

Can anyone suggest a solution please...

1) I am looking for a matt finish on my ST3 Sony radio as the gloss is irritating me with fingerprint marks etc.

Is there anyone that could make up a vinyl or even recommend a replacement "matt finish radio cover plate"

2) I bought the car new and my climate control screen also has feint scratches since delivery :( Still fighting with Ford over this one. They say they will not replace if it is not broken. Is the screen glass or plastic? Not sure if I can polish/buff the scratches out or just buy replacement screen cover as I think Ford is very unhelpful in this regard to date. My engine start button also has feint scratches from showroom-still fighting about this too..Any advice or suggestions would really help

I know I am very full of crap when it comes to my car, I am a proud 'ST' owner.

Any input would be humbly appreicated

Thanks guys


You use the engine button daily, its bound to get light scratches.
You should try a soundshop, like Tremor Audio for sometone to fabricate the cover you want

Honestly think the matt finish wont look as good as the High gloss...
Just keep it clean.. why do you have to touch it all the time :lol:
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Re: 2014 Ford Focus ST3 Radio Vinyl?

Postby frozen225 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:27 pm

r0ckf1re wrote:
Bullet121 wrote:Hello

I am still new to the 'ST' life...loving it so far... :D

Can anyone suggest a solution please...

1) I am looking for a matt finish on my ST3 Sony radio as the gloss is irritating me with fingerprint marks etc.

Is there anyone that could make up a vinyl or even recommend a replacement "matt finish radio cover plate"

2) I bought the car new and my climate control screen also has feint scratches since delivery :( Still fighting with Ford over this one. They say they will not replace if it is not broken. Is the screen glass or plastic? Not sure if I can polish/buff the scratches out or just buy replacement screen cover as I think Ford is very unhelpful in this regard to date. My engine start button also has feint scratches from showroom-still fighting about this too..Any advice or suggestions would really help

I know I am very full of crap when it comes to my car, I am a proud 'ST' owner.

Any input would be humbly appreicated

Thanks guys


You use the engine button daily, its bound to get light scratches.
You should try a soundshop, like Tremor Audio for sometone to fabricate the cover you want

Honestly think the matt finish wont look as good as the High gloss...
Just keep it clean.. why do you have to touch it all the time :lol:


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Re: 2014 Ford Focus ST3 Radio Vinyl?

Postby Bullet121 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:13 pm

I like touching my studio lol

I am a bit of a sound fanatic..

Will defs go see Tremor as I am thinking about upgrading the sound

Thanks for the feedback..

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Re: 2014 Ford Focus ST3 Radio Vinyl?

Postby Jules » Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:54 am

Hello 8)

Having a Fiesta ST know what you mean with the gloss finish same as the Focus :D

The best option is to get a new bezel from overseas in the matt black, to cut out the vinyl for so many little buttons is not going to look nice and neat trust me. Second options is to remove the bezel and have it painted / plastic dipped etc.

Second option probably the easiest. BUT would need to dissamble the button panel very carefully.
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Re: 2014 Ford Focus ST3 Radio Vinyl?

Postby V.B » Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:06 am

OP - Do you have long nails?

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Re: 2014 Ford Focus ST3 Radio Vinyl?

Postby Bullet121 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:39 pm

Hey Jules !

Thanks do you know where I could find a matt black bezel overseas? I don't need the entire radio just the cover...

A link or something, I was looking at importing something...

Will leave the sensitive assembly in your very capable hands :lol: 8) 'ST'

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Re: 2014 Ford Focus ST3 Radio Vinyl?

Postby piranha786 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:06 am

Lets swap. I have the base radio, not the sony 1.

Wonder if it will be plug n play.

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