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    Smile Show me your consoles!!

    Right guys - I'm sick of the dull and nasty grey centre console in the coupe, so have decided to paint it

    Was thinking about carbon wrapping it, rather than 'dipping' but as a start i'm going to paint it, will be much easier/cheaper until i get some more funds/time

    Here's the problem, really stuck on colour, thinking of piano black but examples of other colours would be good

    Any pics you could help me out with of your sprayed centres would be great

    Cheers in advance

    Trev

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    piano black is alright i think but i think against a black dash (and the astra dash's arnt the most exciting of dash's) it looks abit too bland, a nice bright silver would look better

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    Know what you mean mate - car is blue though so not sure silver would work.

    Like i said only planning on doing it for the short term -got a few weeks where i've got some time so thought i'd crack on.

    gonna ring round a few scrappies and see if i can find another console in the morning, then i can look into carbon in more detail.

    anyone else?

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    or the whole shebang!


    Rolling in a: 57 Astra 1.7 SRi CDTi with X-Pack in Black (135K Miles).
    61 Corsa 1.4 SRi With X-pack in Silver

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    here is mine..

    204.5 bhp and 202.8 lb/ft torque
    ARDEN BLUE GSI STAGE ONE ON THE WAY

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    Quote Originally Posted by piperm View Post

    As it can be deceiving, what colour is that? Silver? White?


    After having my first crack at painting something like this, how do you guys go with 'runs'? Your painting suffer from it badly? Maybe it's because i'm new, or because i layed mine flat, but i got runs when doing the grille. Bit annoying having to always sand the buggers out.

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    As you got a nice blue, i would spray the console the same colour, i dont get the whole silver glaring in my eyes with sunlight (comin fron someone who has a 95 1.8 sport with a boring standard coloured console)

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    Think the main thing kev is to be very, very patient. If you flat it back and build up a decent level of primer, then add the paint very lightly, building it up.

    the first few layers it will prob look rubbish, but then if you get to 3 or 4 it should look something like.

    'runs' occur when you over spray, so spray once, leave it a while to dry, then go back to it.

    Learnt the hard way spraying the gfs wing mirrors.....

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    Know what you mean about the blue - just not convinced it will fit, could be overkill with the interior as well. The examples above look great - cheers guys, still think black might be the way forward, anybody done one?

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    Mate ive sprayed my console about 3 times (3 seperate ones) I can honestly say spraying it silver is the best. (ive got a europa blue coupe) I bought star silver paint from halfords which is a vauxhall cover and sprayed base down first with the silver on top. 2 coats of paint and one coat of primer and im more than please with it. I didnt have any runs because i worked slowly and carefully. I am looking out for another console as the one i managed to buy has an odd moulding defect i only saw when spraying it silver.

    With spraying silver it is one hell of a colour if you mess it up!

    Or if you want to be diffrent spray it white

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