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Center console repair #1622632
04/07/2018 09:39
04/07/2018 09:39
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Kames, Argyll, Scotland
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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?

Re: Center console repair [Re: Andrewseamaster] #1622634
04/07/2018 10:00
04/07/2018 10:00
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Hemel in the Hempstead
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I found the Halford's matt black spray effective. Been on three or four years so far.



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Re: Center console repair [Re: Andrewseamaster] #1622643
04/07/2018 12:19
04/07/2018 12:19
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Caston, Norfolk
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I used Halfords Vinyl Spray which worked great.
clicky clicky

Although wished I had sprayed it body colour now


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Re: Center console repair [Re: Andrewseamaster] #1622646
04/07/2018 12:44
04/07/2018 12:44
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Germany
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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.

Last edited by neil_r; 04/07/2018 12:49.

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Re: Center console repair [Re: Andrewseamaster] #1622649
04/07/2018 13:02
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highlands
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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.


I'm an old git & happy with it,most of the time
Re: Center console repair [Re: Andrewseamaster] #1622683
05/07/2018 18:58
05/07/2018 18:58
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Newbury
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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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Re: Center console repair [Re: Andrewseamaster] #1622686
05/07/2018 19:35
05/07/2018 19:35
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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.


inky goodness!!
Re: Center console repair [Re: mr_nobut] #1622712
07/07/2018 06:26
07/07/2018 06:26
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Brisbane, Australia
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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.


Re: Center console repair [Re: barnacle] #1622736
08/07/2018 06:36
08/07/2018 06:36
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Leicestershire
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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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