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sixfiveoh
02-26-2008, 07:12 PM
I was getting a little sick of looking at it each time I got in the car so I decided to try something. Worst that could happen is I could screw up and have to buy another one, what the hell.

So I'm sure most of us have this problem:

http://sixfiveohphoto.com/audi/shifter.jpg

The gross peeling of the rubber material on our shifter console.

http://sixfiveohphoto.com/audi/shifter2.jpg

Ew. So with a little of this

http://sixfiveohphoto.com/audi/shifter3.jpg

I got this

http://sixfiveohphoto.com/audi/shifter4.jpg

Keep in mind this was literally done in 10 minutes. I'm thinking of maybe sanding it down with a little 2000 grit and then using some kind of plastic polish on it maybe? I was even considering spraying it with some trim paint/plasti dip. But yeah. That is all. [:D]

VTAudiA4
02-26-2008, 07:24 PM
That happened to me so I bought some suede and covered it. Im gonna change the color though soonish.

biketsai
02-26-2008, 07:32 PM
IM me and tell me how it is to remove it!

DSM 2 Avant
02-26-2008, 07:35 PM
Came out nice. I'm thinking of using some Pasti-Dip.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006SU3QW/ref=pd_cp_hi_2/102-6491915-0581745?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-41&pf_rd_r=1Q272X93W0115D4WDTFE&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=277661601&pf_rd_i=B0000DD1PF

Nebone
02-26-2008, 07:42 PM
That is definitely on the To-Do list. The winter time does suck when it comes to working on the car and stuff to do just piles up.

sixfiveoh
02-26-2008, 07:44 PM
It looks kind of scuffed and dull now. I tried working a little polish into it, but it's still not perfect. But much better than before. Thinking of doing the same to the door handle inserts and cigarette lighter housing.

Some guy on here did the same to his Volkswagen and got these

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g174/jrust1221/newb190.jpg

To turn out like this

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g174/jrust1221/newb196.jpg

A little upset mine didn't turn out like that, but ah well.

gsverz
02-26-2008, 07:50 PM
what plasti-dip would look like...
http://forums.audiworld.com/s4/msgs/2777600.phtml

sixfiveoh
02-26-2008, 07:58 PM
what plasti-dip would look like...
http://forums.audiworld.com/s4/msgs/2777600.phtml

[eek]

BRB

gotaudi
02-26-2008, 08:32 PM
or you get

this
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g220/gotaudi/3k_Carbon_Fiber_Fabric_Twill_2x2.jpg

Plus

this
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g220/gotaudi/Resine.jpg

plus lots of this:
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g220/gotaudi/sandpaper.jpg

it take a little longer than 10 minutes but I think it is worth it.

and you get this:

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g220/gotaudi/carbonfiber023.jpg

sixfiveoh
02-26-2008, 08:33 PM
Yeah, but then I'd need the CF trim I think. Or piano black. I think it would just be too random of a piece. But who knows, that does look nice, I might end up trying that some day...

I'm on my 2nd coat of trim paint, btw. [:D]

shaahid
02-26-2008, 08:36 PM
Definitely spray it with some plasti-dip. I sanded mine down and used plasti dip and it looks good as new.

gotaudi
02-26-2008, 08:37 PM
All the trim will be done for about $100, all it takes is time. The only thing I have left is the belt line

sixfiveoh
02-26-2008, 08:40 PM
Damn, good ass alternative to the $700 CF stuff they sell [up]

Any pics of some other pieces you've done?

DSM 2 Avant
02-26-2008, 08:53 PM
what plasti-dip would look like...
http://forums.audiworld.com/s4/msgs/2777600.phtml

Came out great!

oneohone
02-26-2008, 08:54 PM
I just painted mine body color. It took 30 mins to paint and I gave it a day to fully dry. Damn, I love duplicolor.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h175/PiMPMAN101/DSC00793.jpg

sixfiveoh
02-26-2008, 08:57 PM
Wow pimpman, usually color matching interior panels looks rice as hell but that paint gives it a brushed aluminum look, nice. I'm on the last coat of plastidip, it's looking good! [eek]

oneohone
02-26-2008, 09:02 PM
Thanks! Plus I am getting pretty good with the rattle can... I have learned the most valuable tool is patience, which I don't have much of.

gotaudi
02-26-2008, 09:07 PM
this is what I have done so far:

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g220/gotaudi/IMG_1218.jpg

experiment:
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g220/gotaudi/IMG_0920.jpg

sixfiveoh
02-26-2008, 10:14 PM
Nice, it looks SO much better with the trim paint...

http://sixfiveohphoto.com/audi/shifter5.jpg

http://sixfiveohphoto.com/audi/shifter6.jpg

I want piano black trim now [:(]

oneohone
02-26-2008, 10:40 PM
Woo! Looks great! Good job man!

Durkin
02-26-2008, 10:42 PM
wow that looks really clean... i need to do mine...

gotaudi
02-26-2008, 10:59 PM
I like it [up]