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GTA Centre console

Postby LesC » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:00 am

Has anyone repainted/covered the cubbies in the centre console. It feels as though it has a rubberised coating? Can anyone recommend a solution?
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Re: GTA Centre console

Postby Dave Williams » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:38 pm

LesC wrote:Has anyone repainted/covered the cubbies in the centre console. It feels as though it has a rubberised coating? Can anyone recommend a solution?
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I have experimented with removal of this on my Avantime...but never found a good solution (or really a solvent to get the goo off). Took ages and I only did a couple of small bits.

I think only the later GTAs >1990 got the rubberised treatment..(but I have some console lids from a later car in the spares box..but never used as they look rubbish)

I do know that 90s Ferraris had similar issues..so there is quite some advice..if you Google "Ferrari sticky rubber"..

This post has some advice to use brake fluid as a solvent...and then repaint with rattle cans..
There is even a company stickynomore.com but that is us based...but who knows maybe something similar in the UK..the Avantime owners forum might have some tips...

I would find an expert if you can ..as it is a pain.


http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/moder ... 550-a.html


Edit...
A company in Germany gets a mention here...
http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/showth ... p?t=526456

Mr Taylor might know if there is someone in the UK from his Ferrari chums...
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Re: GTA Centre console

Postby mettersl » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:53 pm

Stephen used to recommend a treatment in a can, but I can't find anything on the current forum.
It must be available...anyone remember the name?
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Re: GTA Centre console

Postby LesC » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:46 pm

Found this on Halfords website to order which might do the job. Depends on how well I can prep the lids. Also seen a similar product on Ebay.

Might try on a piece of sheet metal to see the result.

I certainly don't want to damage the lids but if they are scratched anyway there must be a way of bringing them back to a good finish.
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Re: GTA Centre console

Postby Tony Smith » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:08 am

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I like the way these came out. Been experimenting with dipping too for a few bits, think they would look very good in carbon, these are in one of my GTAs and are wrapped.
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Re: GTA Centre console

Postby LesC » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:09 pm

Wrapping. Never thought of that. looks good too. A few options then. :)
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Re: GTA Centre console

Postby Alpine Tom » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:02 pm

Love the wrapping great idea, I used rubberised enamel on mine in the past which I think looks good.
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Re: GTA Centre console

Postby LesC » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:40 pm

Yes love the wrap idea. Great ideas. Keep 'em coming!
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Re: GTA Centre console

Postby stephendell » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:51 am

mettersl wrote:Stephen used to recommend a treatment in a can, but I can't find anything on the current forum.
It must be available...anyone remember the name?


Plastidip was the one I used. Very close to OEM on the later cars.
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Re: GTA Centre console

Postby LesC » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:01 pm

Yes. Seen Plastidip and wondered about that one. Worth a shot.
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Re: GTA Centre console

Postby Dave Williams » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:34 pm

A few Avantime owners have used Plastidip...and one chap reported that brake fluid and then plastidip worked...Image


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