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Info please (Searched). Wagon cargo/hatch trim pieces for purchase?

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I think I'm using the wrong terms for my searches but I am looking for the plastic interior trim pieces that are in the hatch/cargo area. My plastic pieces are fine but they are grey and I want black pieces. My neighbor brought up a good point that VW usually puts black at the top of the dash and the door panels and the wagon stops that tradition in the hatch/cargo area. So I would like to use black pieces in the cargo/hatch area where mine are grey. I understand the inside of the hatch is grey and so are the surrounding hatch/cargo plastic pieces but I would like to see how changing the grey plastic pieces (over the seatbelts along the bottom of the window and down the back of the hatch) along with the panel on the back of the hatch would look.

I looked here, Passat 98-05 B5/5.5 | CarParts4Sale, Inc. but didn't see those pieces. Well, I saw the large flat piece on the back of the hatch, but not the side pieces. I found the carpet below those pieces, side windows above those pieces, etc. So I am asking - WHAT ARE THOSE PIECES CALLED? And also why are they so hard to find?

My local junkyard has two wagons with black interiors but thier hatches are closed/latched and I can't open them to get to all of the screws to remove the panels so I was trying to find those plastic panels online but I can't find them. Any/all help will be appreciated. You guys have endured my newbie posts and I greatly appreciate the responses. :)
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There is that.
VHT vinyl dye (in a spray can) can be had at pretty much any parts store. And, it works quite well, so long as the surface is clean-clean.
True but is valid if you don't ever touch the panel. If you touch the panel with a panel puller, screw driver, etc, the paint will flake off. :(

I'm making a trip this weekend to the Pull-A-Part junk yard with a small 12 volt battery to grab the interior pieces. I will keep this thread updated! :)
Well I went back to the junk yard to see if I could open the hatch on the passat. I purchased a tiny 12 volt battery (less than 2 lbs) and equipped it with some leads so I could hook it up to the battery connections under the hood to energize the car enough to operate the hatch mechanism. Sadly someone yanked the main fuse/relay panel so nothing worked in the car after I hooked up the 12 volt battery. Hatch didn't open, locks didn't operate, nothing worked with the main fuse/relay panel removed. Pretty bummed but I still tried to get the hatch open with a screw driver but that didn't work. But while I was in the hatch area I decided to look at the trim pieces and noticed that they are part of the carpet meaning if you are able to take the black trim pieces you are taking the black carpet with it. So knowing that I couldn't get the hatch open I cut my losses and left the yard. I do want the black plastic trim pieces but I don't want the black carpet that goes with it. I'll stick with the grey pieces. Much easier. :)
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