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SimonBash
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:54 pm    Post subject: Climate Control Button Refurb Reply with quote

Hi All,

Who do you guys recommend to remedy the normal wear on these buttons and how much should I expect to pay?

Is the unit difficult to remove myself?

All input welcome!

Thanks

Simon
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are easy to do yourself you will just need to remove them, clean them up with some sand paper and give them a paint with plastic spray, you can use vinyl letters to mask off the temp and fan symbol and once removed the light will still shine through as before
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More details of renovation etc here

---> http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=88877&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=button
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do not use sand paper, you will destroy the texture of the button!!!, i done mine, you will need transfer stickers, i think i may still have few sets, easy to repair !!

J
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all - has anyone replaced the buttons with the ones Design911 sell? Not worth replacing for better finish/ longer lasting repair?
 
  
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Robert SausageTrousers
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I did, made an instant difference to the look and feel of the interior, well worth doing.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheaper to do it yourself, take apart, clean up old parts ans spray them with black plasticote paint and simples, took me couple hours including drying process!!

J
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

-- 997 -- wrote:
Do not use sand paper, you will destroy the texture of the button!!!, i done mine, you will need transfer stickers, i think i may still have few sets, easy to repair !!

J


Just use a fine grit bonk


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thefinn wrote:
-- 997 -- wrote:
Do not use sand paper, you will destroy the texture of the button!!!, i done mine, you will need transfer stickers, i think i may still have few sets, easy to repair !!

J


Just use a fine grit bonk


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No, get a small beaker and pour nail varnish remover in it as much as you need and put the control bits in for 5 mins then you will see the black coating peel off then wash under cold water and the control buttons are nice and smoooooooth !! Apply the decals on and spray black matt plasticote paint, let dry then put back together, now these decals are hard to find, i still have a couple sets lying around somewhere incase i end uo doing it again for someone..... etc...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Posted mine off today to Climate repair. £86 to refurbish the buttons.

I did try myself but couldn't get the decals right.

I would be interested to see the ones which have been done using decals?

Any pics?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just seen the pics on the link above.

Looks good
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where can one buy the decals referred to - I have never heard of such a thing and a quick eBay search has rev eased nothing (though I may well be using the incorrect search terminology).
 
  
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