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Re: Tims Chestnut Brown R

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:18 pm
by Timw144
Started blacking out the cockpit on the van..

still waiting on deliveries for the carpet dye for the roof and PlastX paint for the pillars.

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Has anyone tried the cheer blossom shoe polish method of staining grey plastics? a mate of mine has done it on his T4 and looks incredible.

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Re: Tims Chestnut Brown R

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:23 pm
by Ash1987
Surly that will eventually come tho wouldn’t it ?


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Re: Tims Chestnut Brown R

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:53 pm
by Timw144
Ash1987 wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:23 pm
Surly that will eventually come tho wouldn’t it ?


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hes had his on for 3 years still going strong its the liquid gel stuff apparently and it soaks in to the plastics and stains it!

Re: Tims Chestnut Brown R

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:33 pm
by bigveev
I used cherry blossom on my dads plastic bumpers, been over a year, outside in all weather and still looks black. Be careful cos it stains everything you touch with it

Re: Tims Chestnut Brown R

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:22 pm
by Timw144
Almost finished fully blacking out the interior of the Cabin!

Used PlastX paint and AutoBrite Dye for the roof lining which i highly recommend!

Got a mk4 R32/Leon Cupra black roof light installed..(plug and play!!)

Also waiting for the postman to deliver my Black grab handles and sun visor retention clips.

BIGGEST NEWS

Ordered the Retro Retrims sunvisors im pretty excited to see the outcome!!

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Re: Tims Chestnut Brown R

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:43 pm
by Papa Bear
Looking good. How much paint did you use?

Re: Tims Chestnut Brown R

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:18 pm
by Timw144
Papa Bear wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:43 pm
Looking good. How much paint did you use?
one can was enough for A/B pillars and seat belt plastics.

My parcel tray is covered in black carpet and the roof lining was 2 bottles of dye!

Re: Tims Chestnut Brown R

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:31 pm
by Papa Bear
I have a 5 litre container of autobrite, tried it on plastic, not good. I reckon I’m going to need more than one can for a maxi life including the shelf. Maybe have to do it in sections as money allows

Re: Tims Chestnut Brown R

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:34 pm
by Timw144
Papa Bear wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:31 pm
I have a 5 litre container of autobrite, tried it on plastic, not good. I reckon I’m going to need more than one can for a maxi life including the shelf. Maybe have to do it in sections as money allows
yes the AutoBrite deffo doesn't work on plastics only the roof lining! i recommend the PlastX stuff along as your prep it properly and do thin coats looks factory!

Re: Tims Chestnut Brown R

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:38 pm
by Ripley55
Hi @Timw144
I’ve had driver’s side A pillar off before on mine, and it was a bit of a phaff :roll: when the W8 went in.
Any chance on a quick run through of any problems with the B pillar ? Seat belt etc mate ?

Re: Tims Chestnut Brown R

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:49 pm
by Jonnyr
That looks so much better blacked out! 8)

Re: Tims Chestnut Brown R

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:11 pm
by Timw144
Ripley55 wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:38 pm
Hi @Timw144
I’ve had driver’s side A pillar off before on mine, and it was a bit of a phaff :roll: when the W8 went in.
Any chance on a quick run through of any problems with the B pillar ? Seat belt etc mate ?
The B pillar is easy as the A pillar to get off :oops:

I have lost two of the clips ( one each side down) into the depths of somewhere

you need to take off the parcel shelf to get off the B Pillar so best off doing it in a oner..

i have found out this kit from eBay very helpful in all my carpeting gives you black replacements for most bits.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/555pcs-Car-F ... 2749.l2649

Re: Tims Chestnut Brown R

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:00 pm
by Papa Bear
Added to my basket
Thanks for that link

Re: Tims Chestnut Brown R

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:59 pm
by Timw144
Papa Bear wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:00 pm
Added to my basket
Thanks for that link
i ordered that kit for black fittings for all of my ply work in the back and bits i have found around the van.

Re: Tims Chestnut Brown R

Posted: Wed May 06, 2020 11:24 am
by Timw144
R32 Grab handles turned up today!! one step closer to fully black cockpit.
Patiently waiting for the sun visors from the trimmers then front will be done for now!


well until i can find a GTS wheel for a reasonable price.

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