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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Midlands
! its any grade far as i am aware
2 i painded loads on and tackled area by area......... thought about the VAT but thought it was expensive
3 i dont think there is any chance of it burning through the plastic
4 you do need to have a perfect clean grease free area once ready, I used 4-5 light coats of halfords Plastic Primer and a very light 2000 grade wet and dry sandpaper after final primer coat, then i used the Matt Black Paint also from Halfords and again 4-5 payers built up and a light 2000 grade sand paper afterwards...... final result is Mat and a tough hardened silk smooth finish
Read this thread with interest as my phase 1 also suffers from the awful sticky melted plastic syndrome and it really lets the car down. I am thinking of having a go at taking the centre console apart and respraying as others seem to have done. Before I start I hope no one minds me asking some silly questions:
1) I'm going to use brake fluid as suggested by a few people - does it have to be any particular type of brake fluid or will any do? Say this one from Halfords Comma DOT 5.1 Brake Fluid 1L
2) How did you bathe the console in the fluid? Paint it on or leave it in a vat full of the stuff?
3) How long should it stay in the brake fluid for? I am a bit worried about melting the plastic.
4) Are there any particular paints you would recommend? I was just looking at some Halfords primer and matt black.
Any help appreciated!
If it all seems under control..............your not going fast enough !!