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Centre Console refurb #1635226
02/09/2019 19:59
02/09/2019 19:59
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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 20:12
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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 20:28
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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 05:52
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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.


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Re: Centre Console refurb [Re: jimboy] #1635240
03/09/2019 07:12
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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 16:22
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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
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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!

Re: Centre Console refurb [Re: aust_powers] #1635620
18/09/2019 18:54
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Does the methylated spirits get rid of the nasty stickiness? I lent my car to a relative and they had it valeted. I think the valeter used something funny on the interior and the centre consul has gone horrid and sticky.

Re: Centre Console refurb [Re: Merlin_Cat] #1635625
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I used Metho on mine when I did the console refurb and yes, it did remove the sticky.


Re: Centre Console refurb [Re: aust_powers] #1635635
19/09/2019 14:32
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Just done mine with Mr Muscle oven cleaner and the sticky surface came off really easily. Not repainted it yet though but hope to do it later today.


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Re: Centre Console refurb [Re: aust_powers] #1635637
19/09/2019 15:39
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I’ve just completed doing mine. Will get some pictures up later.

Gone for a hydro dipped console (Carbon) and a high gloss handbrake.

Such a horrid job.


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Re: Centre Console refurb [Re: RusH] #1635679
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Originally Posted by RusH
I’ve just completed doing mine. Will get some pictures up later.

Gone for a hydro dipped console (Carbon) and a high gloss handbrake.

Such a horrid job.

Just looked up hydro dipping
How tough/ resilient is the finish please?

Re: Centre Console refurb [Re: Smatt] #1635747
25/09/2019 06:31
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Very hardy.

Most applications are used for external body parts. So they have to stand up to wear and tear.

Lots of people are dead set against ‘fake’ carbon look, however I think it looks ace and always say it’s dipped when people ask. Each to their own.


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Re: Centre Console refurb [Re: RusH] #1636521
01/11/2019 01:21
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Hi Rus Any pics? I think I read somewhere you used A1 in Oxon. If so do they do a good job?


Re: Centre Console refurb [Re: aust_powers] #1636527
01/11/2019 15:43
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Will get some up for you. A1 Hydro Graphics we’re spot on


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Re: Centre Console refurb [Re: aust_powers] #1636576
03/11/2019 19:30
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Hope this works ok....

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