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I wanted to share my experience with replacing the factory woodgrain trim on my 2006 HSE. The factory molded kit uses a laminate woodgrain with a matte clearcoat. Over time, the clearcoat can turn cloudy, as you can see on the pic of my drivers side vent trim.

I decided I wanted to replace the trim, but the factory trim pieces are extremely expensive, if you can find them at all. Plus, I was worried the same clearcoat issue could occur again. After some searching of aftermarket kits, I found a 3D molded kit online which included the center stack and both vents. This seemed like the best choice for me.

Installation first involved removing the existing 3 trim pieces from the interior, which involves no screws or retainers - just pull straight out while holding near the bottom of the trim piece. The factory wood laminate was adhered to the trim with a type of rubber cement. The laminate could be catefully pryed away from the underlying trim piece as long as you worked carefully from an edge. After removal, the rubber cement residue had to be cleaned off with a putty knife and some goo-gone, but it was easy enough.

Once the trim was cleaned and dry, the new woodgrain could be attached. The original factory laminate was a couple of mm's thick, whereas this aftermarket woodgrain was a lot thinner, about the thickness of a playing card. However, it was exactly molded to the contours of the LR3's trim pieces and the fit was great.

Overall I am very happy with the new look! I will post some additional new vs old pictures in the thread.
 

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I ordered directly from the manufacturer, sherwood innovations. A quick web search will find them. My kit was ordered in majestic burl and was around $150. It took a few weeks to get mailed to me.
 
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