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    painted my centre console...............FLAME RED !!!

    im no expert on painting and prepping and all that but ive wanted to make my interior more unique and with having a red car it only made sense to go for the flame red interior, so a trip to halfords and £24.49 later i had, grey plastic primer, clear laqcuer, "vauxhall flame red" spray paint and, 240,600,800 wet and dry paper. now before i continue everyone has to understand im very impatient lol and can sit and wait for something to dry but i tried my best, but anyways on with the centre console.

    first i washed it with warm soapr water, dried it off and began flattening the plastic with the 240 paper, i tried my best by removing all the grain but to be perfectly honest i got bored, but that doesnt mean iv done a cack job because it was smoothed as the guide on here instructed. so once everything was smooth i dried it with a towel and hairdryer and let it dry naturally for a while.
    EDIT: go to page 3 to see the smaller pics.

    started off with a few layers of primer.


    then slowly built it up



    then left that to dry for a while then came the fun part. PAINTING.


    then once i was happy with the paintjob i set about using the laqcuer and boy did give off some right fumes. heres a pic with a few layers of laqcuer, not to be boasting but im really proud of the way it turned out i just hope it doesnt peel off like some others have done,


    ill post more pics up when its 100% finished and fitted. hope you enjoy feel free to comment good or bad lol

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    HUGE pics!

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    Looks a good job, just need to see them in the car.

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    give them a few mins to load then they should resize lol

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    That's what i was doing when i posted my first reply.

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    Looks good, some of the pictures didnt work. Get some pictures fitted when you can.

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    erm looks good from what i can make out as its taking ages to load
    All mines are red but I gave mines a few coats of laquer for added protecton
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    just fitted it and ive got to say i love it !!! its definatley transformed the interior. can i just say the pics really really dont do it justice, my phones cack, the red is more vibrant in person.

    one quick question, now that its dry i tested this on a peice what isnt visible, the paint and laqcuer can peel off with a finger nail. should it do this or does it mean ive done something wrong because i need to be very careful now that nothing touches it otherwise it wil scrape it off.



    my future plans are to make a double din out of a spare centre console and paint that but its been fun with it been my first time doing anything like this. i recomend it to everyone.

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    Im in the process of doing mine at the moment. I have sanded the raised bit off the ash tray though which looks good. Im a bit of a perfectionist so i was quite annoyed when the bubble wrap i used to protect it got stuck to the lacquer!! Sanded it all back, more paint and lacquer have gone on this aternoon.

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    quik note. the website im using to show my pics is acting dodgy so they may not all show up but im going to try later or and upload the resized versions of them.

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