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#1622632 - 04/07/2018 11:39 Center console repair
Andrewseamaster Offline
Reaping the fruits

Registered: 14/01/2006
Posts: 73
Loc: Kames, Argyll, Scotland
I stripped and painted with plastic kote buy it was very poor at sticking so I have removed it again. Has anyone got a fool proof solution?

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#1622634 - 04/07/2018 12:00 Re: Center console repair [Re: Andrewseamaster]
barnacle Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 31764
Loc: Hemel in the Hempstead
I found the Halford's matt black spray effective. Been on three or four years so far.
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#1622643 - 04/07/2018 14:19 Re: Center console repair [Re: Andrewseamaster]
BBR Offline
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Registered: 15/05/2011
Posts: 1626
Loc: Hemel of the Hempstead
I used Halfords Vinyl Spray which worked great.
clicky clicky

Although wished I had sprayed it body colour now
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#1622646 - 04/07/2018 14:44 Re: Center console repair [Re: Andrewseamaster]
neil_r Offline
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Registered: 16/08/2007
Posts: 754
Loc: Germany
I removed the sticky layer with Aldi/Lidl nail polish remover and sprayed with a Baufix Car line rattle can from Lidl in matt black. 4 thin coats thin coats and it looks like a factory finish. It was relatively easy and I'm no expert at spraying.

Last weekend, I used Plastikote on some acryl-coated IKEA kitchen doors that our last renters had damaged and, after a little sanding, it stuck well. Two problems though - one we let dust blow into the room frown Our fault, but we did not have a good place to work. The other was that it needs to be sprayed very, very evenly to not show a slightly textured finish but can be sprayed comparatively thickly to avoid this. Need good light to see exactly what you are doing.


Edited by neil_r (04/07/2018 14:49)

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#1622649 - 04/07/2018 15:02 Re: Center console repair [Re: Andrewseamaster]
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Registered: 18/03/2008
Posts: 4214
Loc: highlands
Owners have done several finishes & it's all down to what your preferences are.

I removed the original sticky stuff with turps & acetone. More or less nail polish remover. Rub down with fine wire wool, two coats of plastic primer, rubbing between coats several coats of gloss black rubbing down between coats. Now, I was going to finish off with gloss clear coat, but no matter how I tried...orange peel... frown In the end I rubbed it down with water & very fine wet & dry, then I polished the hell out of it... cool

I was very pleased with my results. I did this over a period of several days. Easy, although time consuming. best of luck whatever finish to choose.
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#1622683 - 05/07/2018 20:58 Re: Center console repair [Re: Andrewseamaster]
MIB Offline
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Reaping the fruits

Registered: 27/02/2006
Posts: 83
Loc: Newbury
I very carefull scraped the old sticky rubber off with a filling knife. When the bulk of it was off I used a cloth and meths to remove what was left. Mine was white underneath the black and I applied a whole spray can of Frost Liquid Wrap BLACK Rubber Coating Dip Aerosol in a few heavy coats to get a flat finish. I think it's about as stock as you can get. That was just over a year ago and it still looks good. It will scratch though, just like the original so keep the finger nails short smile
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#1622686 - 05/07/2018 21:35 Re: Center console repair [Re: Andrewseamaster]
mr_nobut Offline
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Making a profit

Registered: 06/05/2009
Posts: 316
Loc: bristol
I rubbed off all the sticky with nail varnish and then sanded with fine wet and dry to leave a smooth Matt 'naked' plastic look....no paint so hopefully it'll just stay as is. A quick buff now and again keeps it 'mat'. Horses for courses, some do it body coloured.
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#1622712 - 07/07/2018 08:26 Re: Center console repair [Re: mr_nobut]
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Registered: 19/12/2005
Posts: 1539
Loc: Brisbane, Australia
In June 2010, I cleaned mine off with metho on a rag and then painted it with VHT Trim and Bumper polyurethane in satin black. Removed, cleaned, painted and refitted in the same day.

Still looks good 8 years later.
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#1622736 - 08/07/2018 08:36 Re: Center console repair [Re: barnacle]
Joe78 Offline
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I need some sleep

Registered: 20/03/2009
Posts: 3081
Loc: Leicestershire
Originally Posted By barnacle
I found the Halford's matt black spray effective. Been on three or four years so far.


I’ve used the same, looks like a factory finish and lasts really well.

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