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    Cool John's weekend console adventure

    Afternoon everyone.

    I'm groggy from paint fumes, have gotten a cold and swore a lot over the weekend, here's why......

    Friday 11:00 - purchased centre console from a scrappy down walsall way

    Friday 16:00 - began sanding the bugger down with soem 240 wet/dry sandpaper

    Saturday 11:00 - think I'm finished with the console and other parts I bought from VX a few days earlier.



    Saturday 11:30 - Time to put on a coat of primer........



    Saturday 12:00 - Swearing a lot cos the primer has bubbled and run as I had massively under-prepared,



    gave up cos I had a Faithless gig to go to...

    Sunday 13:00 - After staying up til 5:00am to watch the whole Australian GP I awoke and began trying to salvage as much as possible



    Sunday 15:00 - applied another coat of primer this time with a higher rate of sucess.

    Monday 10:00 - was supposed to be going to Alton Towers today but feeling a bit crappy and weather's terrible so I'll get on with the console. After sanding down with 1200 w/d I applied a base colour



    Sunday 16:00 - Mad base colour eh? Well time to put the 'laquer' on



    Sunday 19:00 - Here's the final finish. The idea was that under normal light it would look shiny and black much like Vauxhalls new 'piano black' effect but under flash it would show up the red. However in getting the black finish the red is not visible through the laquer. Never mind. Just a polish to go and I should have a nice shiny centre console.

    John - Astra GTC SRi 2.0 CDTi

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    That looks really good, now get it fitted and lets see the final item!
    Sold my Astra to buy a house.

    Now drive a 205 GTI 2.0 16v

    Cheap and Chearfull!

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    Looks Good! Wonna See it Fitted tho!
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    Alright, alright, it's been drying all night and it's getting t-cutted and polished before fitting to get the best finish possible. Then it will be in I promise, tonight maybe, tommorow deffo!
    John - Astra GTC SRi 2.0 CDTi

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    how much did you pay for the console mate!?
    Astra Mk4 GSi in Ardon BLUE
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    Looking good, will be interesting to see what it looks like in the car, so get some pics up

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForZiE View Post
    how much did you pay for the console mate!?
    £20 matey, was a little more than I was hoping to pay, but cheaper than some of the offerings on eGay!
    John - Astra GTC SRi 2.0 CDTi

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    looks gud, picked my stuff up from scrappy over day but trying to get round to do the stuff (haggle wit the scrappies, got my console and bumpstrips for a tenner)
    wot materials did you use and where from?
    cheers

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    Fitted.....

    Not happy with it, the finish isn't perfect and there are red bits showing everywhere. I am happy with the effect though so it's getting taken off tonight and will be re-done with black gloss to get rid of all the red!

    John - Astra GTC SRi 2.0 CDTi

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