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Repairing center console scratches

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I don't know if anyone has done any repairs on scratches on their center consoles, but I have a couple on mine I'd like to fix.

If you have, I'd be interested in how you did it and how it turned out, short of taking it completely out of the car and respraying.

I know SEM makes a spray paint for auto interiors and I've used it on a previous car I've owned with so-so results.

Don't know if they make a color that would match up to Savanna Beige.

Any help is appreciated.



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I have found some carbon fiber replacements and some OEM replacements.  My grey console is pretty beaten up and I might just go OEM black.


I also say someone in the Facebook group painted theirs with multiple coats of plastidip and it came out well.

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I took my ashtray to Home Depot and had it color matched in a  latex enamel. I don't remember if it was satin or semigloss. It worked well. Then I painted it in silver PlastiDip and that looked good for a little while.  Eventually I got tired of touching it up and covered it in fabric.


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It' a touch of old school and not to everyone's taste. It looks better in person.  As far as better options for hounds tooth fabric, I think I checked every website there is. I'm thinking about doing the horseshoe as that's starting to look a bit tired, but I might just replace it with an unpainted black version that some years used. I'm tired of touching these pieces up.

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I just bought a used console off of eBay. My plan is to strip it and either repaint it gloss black or possibly have it recovered in black leather like Wheels and Deals did on the 996 episode last year. I have a grey interior but was thinking black console, gray side pieces and gray concole door. Purely an experiment before replacing my slightly scratched gray console. 

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Can't help with beige but I removed my grey console last winter to deal with the marks.  Removal wasn't hard.  I used scotchbrite pads and warm water to remove the soft coat.  After clean up and prep, I sprayed a couple of coats with silver testors (plastic model car) paint.  I was very please with the match (arctic silver).  Its almost been a year and the paint seems to be holding up pretty well.  If I have to repaint at some time, it'll be no big deal.  It looks 100% better than the look of scratched up console.



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