Centre console. - How to paint.

10 years 11 months ago - 10 years 3 weeks ago #5160 by cjj
For those of you who want to tart up your interior with a bit of colour then this is how I did my centre console.

I wanted to colour coordinate it with the bodywork, which I thought would look quite classy, due to the colour.
There is also a how to on removing your centre console HERE

First came the rub down with a bit of wet and dry, to smooth it down a bit.



Also a rub down with IPA to remove any grease etc.



Next came the primer. I used plastic primer from Halfords.



Any imperfections were smoothed out at this point with a bit of wet and dry..

Then came several coats of colour, again, leave to dry and go over with very fine wet and dry.
Once you have achieved a satisfactory finish you can apply a layer of lacquer or two for protection.

I have to say I am impressed with the results. It is mainly down to the colour. In normal light it just looks black



But add a bit of light, or take the roof down and...



Mmmmmm. Bluuuuuuuuuue.

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7 years 2 months ago #127293 by bensewell
What grade of wet n dry did you use for each bit?

I'm going to do this soon, I'm off next week so by day its painting and by night I'll be assembling my MG parts / projects.

So:
1. Rub down
2. Clean
3. Spray primer
4. Rub down if needed
5. Wait 24hrs
6. Colour coats * 2 +
7. Slight rub down (this is the scary bit I'm not looking forward to.
8. Wait 24hrs
9. 3 / 4 coats of lacquer
10. Wait 24hrs and fit?

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7 years 2 months ago - 7 years 2 months ago #127295 by GT MG SPARES LTD
Nice touch on the technical grey centre console you have used.It as more of a keyed abrasive finish as standard.The OE MGF MARK 2 mgtf matt black one is coated with a different composite more soft and rubbery it tends to scratch off easier.

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7 years 2 months ago #127299 by Mickle5
Looks really great, I'm thinking of sprucing up the air vents in a similar way.

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7 years 2 months ago #127305 by LadyMGF
A kind friend did this for me to match my red mgf

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7 years 2 months ago #127308 by Leigh Ping
It's great to have artistic friends that can do a good job. Looks real nice. :broon:

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7 years 2 months ago #127312 by LadyMGF
he's real crazy with mg's ....owns 13 of them plus 2 land rovers and thanks to him that I have my mgf on the road as it had every problem you could think off , he lovingly got it working to its beautiful self

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7 years 2 months ago #127348 by John Pell
I have recently spayed my spare centre console silver used halfords primer etc but problem is if you knock it or rub your finger nail on it etc the paint comes off to easy so have not fitted it back in the F got an techno Grey one in
Where am I going wrong

Work to live don't live to work.

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7 years 2 months ago #127353 by idrawcad
Best primer to use would be an etch primer, this does what it says on the tin (sorry) and etches into the surface. I have used it in the past to paint laminate.

Regards

Chris
If your going to have one, Have a big one!

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7 years 2 months ago #127355 by John and Sue
The firkin pointless indentations beneath the radio annoy me tbh: spraying the centre surround is on my list after the front wheel arch chip damage.

So I reckon I'll fill 'em. :broon:

It will be all right in the end. If it isn't all right yet, then it is not yet the end..

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7 years 2 months ago #127361 by Cobber

John and Sue wrote: The firkin pointless indentations beneath the radio annoy me tbh: spraying the centre surround is on my list after the front wheel arch chip damage.

So I reckon I'll fill 'em. :broon:


You could fill 'em with LEDs!

"Keep calm, relax, focus on the problem & PULL THE BLOODY TRIGGER"

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7 years 2 months ago #127364 by paulsmgf
just in case you want to see how it would look lol

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