How to renovate the dash and centre console.

8 years 10 months ago - 8 years 10 months ago #36363 by Leigh Ping
The guide and pics for this 'How to' were provided by 'mgf1998'. Click here to view the original thread.

I gave the dash bits a paint as they had a snake skin effect on them that was all cracked.
First I gave them a good sand with 240 wet & dry sandpaper.


Then I gave them a good clean with a damp cloth.
I then used a hair dryer to dry them.
Use a hair dryer to get them warm, ready for primer.


I used this plastic primer from b&q, really good stuff. Apply a lite coat first.


Give them 3 coats, use the hair dryer between coats. Afterwards I put them in the airing cupboard over night to dry.


Next, use an in between coat pad to give them a lite sanding all over.


Now they are ready for the top coat. Use the dryer again to warm the plastic
and just dust them over for the coat.


Leave for 5 mins then give them a full coat. Leave for another 5 minutes, still use the dryer, now give them a good wet coat.




This is the finished product.


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8 years 10 months ago - 8 years 10 months ago #36364 by Leigh Ping
A great guide provided by 'mgf1998'. Awesome job. :broon:

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8 years 10 months ago #36410 by Softly~Softly
Great guide if you know how to get all the bits off :coat:

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8 years 10 months ago #36448 by Leigh Ping

Softly~Softly wrote: Great guide if you know how to get all the bits off :coat:

That's on this guide. We have 'guides for guides' @ the T-Bar. :P

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8 years 10 months ago #36456 by Red Devil
Fantastic how to, looks superb too :broon:

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8 years 10 months ago #36473 by birks
I sprayed some up in gloss black, but 6 months later they've bubbled quite badly, not sure if it's heat...too much paint in too thick coats or what, but going to try sanding them right back and doing them in spectre...fingers crossed!



This girl doesn't mind getting her hands dirty !!! :lol:

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8 years 10 months ago #36479 by Softly~Softly

Leigh Ping wrote:

Softly~Softly wrote: Great guide if you know how to get all the bits off :coat:

That's on this guide. We have 'guides for guides' @ the T-Bar. :P


Do you have idiot proof guides :-?

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