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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:34 am    Post subject: 997 gear knob - the top cap (with numbers on!) - buy/referb? Reply with quote

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:30 am Post subject: 997 gear knob - the top cap (with numbers on!) - buy/referb? Reply with quote
Hi all,

The top cap (part right on the top of the gear knob with the gear numbers / pattern recessed into it) looks a tiny bit tired in my car (and in most I looked at) - has anyone found these for sale separately? (and good quality?).
I tried design911 but they said they can only see it as part of a complete gear knob assembly which is a bit pricey (circa £150 for gt3.)
A big part of the motivation is that I love the finish of the gt3 one and as I'm getting some lovely 'royal' alcantara parts installed I'd like the top cap to look the part.
Or perhaps has anyone refurbed it themselves? Any tips and advice on what colour might give a close to gt3 match?

Cheers all

(image I think shows gt3 knob, but fitted to non gt3)
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systech1
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same issue and bought a second hand knob assembly complete and simply replaced the top part you refer to. Cheapest way I could find Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I removed mine ,the same Alcantara one you have sent the cap to wicked coatings along with a few other bits they custom painted in body colour the gear gauge bit cleaned the rest and re lacquered it. but you could easily DIY it.This was before finding my X97 knob.

sorry its not a very good pic and it was before I cleaned the alcantara with a soft nail brush and soapy water which made it look like new
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

systech1 wrote:
I had the same issue and bought a second hand knob assembly complete and simply replaced the top part you refer to. Cheapest way I could find Smile


Yup, this is what I did as well! Usually some lurking around on ebay
 
  
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Robertb
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would try heating it to soften any glue, and gently prying it off. Spray paint, then lacquer.

It will mean the numbers are the same colour as the rest, but I don't think that would matter.

I would imagine Jack at Royal could tell you how to remove it as he must do so to retrim.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you do buy a new one try OPC they are normally cheaper the 911d and ask of a forum discount normally good for 10% off rrp
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