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Old 30th September 2009, 15:55   #1
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Default DIY - Fiesta Centre Console painting

My car is 2 years old now and kinda got bored of the plain-jane grey/beige centre console holding the gear and parking brake.Decided to re-paint it all black-my seats are black n red art leather,so decided to go with the red/black theme.
Removed the entire centre console-about 6 screws holding it.A/C ducting was also enclosed with 2 plastic panels,removed them too.
Bought red n black spray paints.Washed all the panels with soap and steel wool to ensure paint adhesion.Left them to dry while I went paint shopping-had black paint from a previous DIY,so picked up a can of black and red paint each.
Didn't spray primer as most of the panels were of the grained texture-so paint stuck well to it.
Sprayed the center spine and vents red-waited for an 30 mins to ensure complete drying before spraying second coat.Masked the vents and painted black-left all panels to dry overnight,as weather was very cloudy and then rained.
Morning ensured all panels were dry before assembling them and then fitting it back on the car.Must say,the console matched perfectly with the seats.

Materials involved:
Black paint - 2 cans@Rs.190 each.
Red paint - 1 can@Rs.160.

The pride of accomplishing a DIY car project-Priceless!

Next DIY-Door panel re-painting to match seats.
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Old 30th September 2009, 16:52   #2
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Wow - superb finish! Job well done is happiness. Congratulations.
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Old 30th September 2009, 17:00   #3
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Was a little sceptical when I started reading your post, about the outcome and finish. On seeing the outcome my scepticism has changed to a pleasant surprise. Really well done and the finish looks good. What next , the beige glove box door?
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Wolffe, great job with the DIY. The color gels really well with the seat cover color combo.

Personally, i would have preferred if the air vents were also painted black, and not red. It would have been better of they were not made to stand out.

That aside, its a job well done!
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Fantastic DIY. Finishing looks great. Congrats friend. Door panel repainting?? is it the top part or full panel??
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great job..... next how about the dashboard alongwith the side door panels. would complete your car.
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i wish i could get up from my chair, put my hands into the screen and shake hands with you for this absolutely fabulous job. Though the colour is not to my liking (and that is highly subjective), I would like to pat you on your back for doing such a supreme job. Love the fit and finish, and I am sure pictures cannot do justice!
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The finishing is very professional. Good job. Whats next on the cards ?
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Very good finishing.
What kind of paint have you used? Did you do any kind of priming of surfaces?
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Looks great. Time to do the dashboard

p.s. Which paint did you use?
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Wow thats a nice set up, does anyone have any idea where I would get spray paint cans in Bangalore?
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Where did you pick up the spray paint from in Chennai?
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Brilliant My friend! But as there was no primer, do you feel the paint will hold without chipping off due to heat and temperature?

Not to demotivate you with this question, but want to know what you feel. This will help others, including me, if we decide to give it a try
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Very nice job done.

I am too planning changing Interior color of my Indica Vista to Black. But I am not sure how do I change color of Steering and Upholstery. If anybody can give idea about this then that will be great for me.
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awesome stuff. hats off to your imagination and innovativeness. i would never have dreamt of removing the dash parts (i didnt even know they are removable ) and paint them.

Congrats...
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