Join Date: Sep 2010
When the primer (plastic primer Halfords 6.99) is dry, can only take an hour on a dry sunny day, wet and rub down again, wash and repeat. Primer again and rub down again and then use 1200 grit as a last pass. Should feel really smooth now. Wash and dry off again. This time grab something for the console to sit on, block of wood wrapped in paper was what I used. This allows you to prop up one end and consentrate on it then on the next pass prop the other end up and paint that end.
Anyway I used matt black paint (motor factors 7.99). I sprayed lightly taking time to not build too much up each time. Start spraying about two inches before you hit the plastic sweeping accross the plastic and continue spaying fror a few inches after. This means that there is no initial build up of paint. Again leave about 20mins between coats. It takes a while but be patiant with it, it will be in the car constanty reminding you if you dont. If you do build up too much paint dont worry, let it harden and rub it down with your wet and dry again to get rid of the paint build up and go back over.
I gave it about three coats altogether and it turned out great. Leave it overnight - 24hrs at least to harden and then put it all back together.
Oh I didnt mention the ciggy lighter, its a ******* to pull apart, take the pod that holds the pins together off the end by prying up the metal legs eather side. Pull the black bulb holder off and push the metal core through the center and then take out the green light up plastic bit, to put it back together just reverse and use a vice grips to bush the metal legs of the pin pod back together.
Job done and well worth doing!
I will throw some pics up.