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« on: December 27, 2018, 07:01:35 PM »

Hi all Iím about 90% done with my console resto. Itís an automatic that was green from the factory and Iím lookin to paint it black. I got all of the black paint from the previous owner off of it and repaired a few little issues. I also did a big patch/reinforcement job on the underside of the back area where a lot of them crack from peoples elbows leaning on them. I used a combo of Dinoís ABS slurry method mixed with some sheets of ABS I got off eBay and it seems to be holding strong. My next step was to scrub it down, spray with adhesion promoter, then a couple thin coats of SEM trim black. Couple questions:
Is that trim black going to be the right finish? I used the same stuff for my gauge bezels.

Is spraying it the way to go or should I use dye? Never used dye before and from the top the crack has some fills that could stand a coat of paint to hide my lack of expertise.
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2018, 07:07:20 PM »

Realized after the first few patches of the y-shaped crack that I should have just patched the surface of the area with two full patches  brickwall


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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2018, 01:06:49 PM »

Anyone have any comments on what paint to use for the console? Does everyone just buy the troop thatís out there?personally Iíd rather rejuvenate the old for 30-40 bucks over the $250+ new one...
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 10:12:17 AM »

SEM interior spray paint
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2019, 12:17:54 PM »

Awesome. Got a fresh unused can. Hope the one can is enough! Thank you
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2019, 09:13:39 AM »

Got my console sprayed with the SEM trim black. The finish looks great. My crack repair on the back leaves a little to desire cosmetically but the reinforcement is pretty sturdy. I am waiting on the carpet inserts in the mail. Any advice on what adhesive to use for the carpet?
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2019, 10:58:23 AM »

I used contact cement for the carpet inserts on sides. Worked great. The carpet inserts backing has a coating on it so the contact cement won't bleed through. Great job on the console resto!
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2019, 09:23:36 AM »

Thanks  cheers

Iíll probably head to Loweís later and get some so I can get it glued on. I test fitted it and was wondering if it should hang like this or if it should be trimmed:

@albsure, do you have any pics of your console you could post for reference?


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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2019, 06:45:28 AM »

I trimmed right to the edge. Tried to upload pic but keep getting stupid error message that I uploaded it already. Happens time to time with this site
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2019, 07:21:12 AM »

I trimmed right to the edge. Tried to upload pic but keep getting stupid error message that I uploaded it already. Happens time to time with this site

I appreciate it. I get that error all the time too. Or, ďfile is too largeĒ
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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2019, 09:53:51 PM »

Little update:

Got the console finished and built a little stand for it since it could be eons before the car is ready for it.



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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2019, 07:14:35 PM »

What did you do to shine up the chrome?  I have the same crack on mine   Undecided
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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2019, 05:57:39 AM »

I got REALLY lucky and the chrome and stainless are both in great shape. All I had to do was clean them. They do have some scratches on them but are definitely good driver quality. Also, these pics did a good job of hiding the flaws. What kind of shape are yours in?
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2019, 07:55:40 PM »

I have the type that is all chrome on top.  The edges are ok but I have to figure something out for the top.  The light bezels have a little pitting.  I have played around with some ideas on how to fix my crack.
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« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2019, 06:21:32 PM »

I used to have a part of the Ď68 bezel. It had some good pitting in it and I didnít know what to do about it. I ended up selling it to a dude in CA. Iím sure he figured something out. You could find the aluminum the wood grain mounts to and put that over the chrome lines area?
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