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Centre Console refurb #1635226
02/09/2019 20:59
02/09/2019 20:59
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aust_powers Offline OP
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So after reading about how to take the centre console off, I decided not to do it smile 21 year old Italian wiring and the idea of fiddling around with it worried me, so I managed to spend a few hours doing it in situ.

I used methalated spirit, my wife's makeup removing pads and lots of elbow grease on all the peeling rubber, after a couple not hours I had taken it all back to a plastic finish and then used silicone spray to get a nice finish.

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Re: Centre Console refurb [Re: aust_powers] #1635227
02/09/2019 21:12
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Nice one
That's a really good 'unfinished' finish.

I would prefer no paint as there is less to scuff. You've inspired me to have a crack at mine!

Re: Centre Console refurb [Re: aust_powers] #1635228
02/09/2019 21:28
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Isopropryl alcohol is good for this and the handbrake console too. If you plan to paint, a pack of brillo pads with the chemicals work well. lots of elbow grease still reqd.That's halfords gloss black plus lacquer to match the centre console done by prev owner

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Re: Centre Console refurb [Re: aust_powers] #1635235
03/09/2019 06:52
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I like the piano black. When I did mine, took me some time to come up with a finish that was acceptable to me. I could not for the life of me get rid of the orange peel when spraying the gloss black. In the end, there were so many coats of paint on, I rubbed it with fine wet & dry, & polished the hell out of it. I was at it for days, on & off.


I'm an old git & happy with it,most of the time
Re: Centre Console refurb [Re: jimboy] #1635240
03/09/2019 08:12
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I used VHT Hood Bumper and Trim paint on mine in June 2010 and it still looks good. Had no problems with "orange peel". Although I live in the sub-tropics, my cars are always garaged, and as we say here, the best carpark at the shopping centre is the one in the shade.

https://www.vhtpaint.com/specialty/vht-hood-bumper-trim-paint


Re: Centre Console refurb [Re: jonnyboy54321] #1635249
03/09/2019 17:22
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Cheers Jonnboy54321, I plan to tackle the handbrake console next, it's also all sticky and horrible frown

Re: Centre Console refurb [Re: aust_powers] #1635281
05/09/2019 08:49
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Originally Posted by aust_powers
Cheers Jonnboy54321, I plan to tackle the handbrake console next, it's also all sticky and horrible frown



Use oven cleaner. I've used methylated spirit before and it makes it SO much faster!


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