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Stoddy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:14 pm    Post subject: Centre console re colour Reply with quote

Howdy,
If I were to change the centre console from the sandy beige to Red, what’s the best way? Strip it out and re paint, or buy a new one?

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2005 997.1 3.6 (Rufus -THE DUKE)
2002 996 3.6 C2 (Henry) For sale.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy a spare and paint that, you've got the original then if you ever sold the car Thumb
 
  
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Stoddy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HSC911 wrote:
Buy a spare and paint that, you've got the original then if you ever sold the car Thumb



Saweeeet. That’s a great idea!

Aren’t they plastic though? Will they paint ok?

EBay, here I come!

Cheers.
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2002 996 3.6 C2 (Henry) For sale.


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X 3.2 Carrera (Gordon)
X 3.4 Cayman (George)
 
  
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TonyC911
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently the soft touch coating is a ***** to remove prior to re-painting. I would highly recommend Wicked Coatings - loads of info here:

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=116174
 
  
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Stoddy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant, thanks very muchly worship
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2005 997.1 3.6 (Rufus -THE DUKE)
2002 996 3.6 C2 (Henry) For sale.


Restoring THE COLONEL, 1973 914.
X 944 S2 Cab (Miller)
X 3.2 Carrera (Gordon)
X 3.4 Cayman (George)
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HSC911 wrote:
Buy a spare and paint that, you've got the original then if you ever sold the car Thumb


Very much this Agree

eBay as long as the unit is solid. scratches etc not an issue. Buying a full console and all the bits in one deal isn’t easy, but colour ain’t an issue as it all gets painted anyway. Mines metropole, sand and black underneath.

Think others have DIY’d it and got good results. Wicked have done a lot including mine a few years ago and it’s still perfect.
 
  
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Stoddy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far, all the consoles that I could paint on eBay have the hatches and lids missing, still, there’s no real rush I guess!

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2005 997.1 3.6 (Rufus -THE DUKE)
2002 996 3.6 C2 (Henry) For sale.


Restoring THE COLONEL, 1973 914.
X 944 S2 Cab (Miller)
X 3.2 Carrera (Gordon)
X 3.4 Cayman (George)
 
  
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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cars still drivable with the centre console removed. I sent mine to Wicked Coatings in Poole Dorset they are a coatings specialist they will strip it and repaint it . then you can refit your beige armrest and put it back in the car . Thumb or buy one off ebay get it painted and then fit your beige armrest to the new one.
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Stoddy
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff Mr Phil, cheers!!

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2005 997.1 3.6 (Rufus -THE DUKE)
2002 996 3.6 C2 (Henry) For sale.


Restoring THE COLONEL, 1973 914.
X 944 S2 Cab (Miller)
X 3.2 Carrera (Gordon)
X 3.4 Cayman (George)
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stoddy wrote:
HSC911 wrote:
Buy a spare and paint that, you've got the original then if you ever sold the car Thumb



Saweeeet. That’s a great idea!

Aren’t they plastic though? Will they paint ok?

EBay, here I come!

Cheers.


Sod ebay!! I have one for sale if your interested !!

J
 
  
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Stoddy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sent you a PM mate.

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2005 997.1 3.6 (Rufus -THE DUKE)
2002 996 3.6 C2 (Henry) For sale.


Restoring THE COLONEL, 1973 914.
X 944 S2 Cab (Miller)
X 3.2 Carrera (Gordon)
X 3.4 Cayman (George)
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stoddy wrote:
Sent you a PM mate.

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Pm recieved and replied !!
 
  
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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

-- 997 -- wrote:
Stoddy wrote:
HSC911 wrote:
Buy a spare and paint that, you've got the original then if you ever sold the car Thumb



Saweeeet. That’s a great idea!

Aren’t they plastic though? Will they paint ok?

EBay, here I come!

Cheers.


Sod ebay!! I have one for sale if your interested !!

J


Jimi, I recon you have more 997 bits in your garage than me mate and would put the OPC spares dept. to shame Grin Grin Thumb
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