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Old 09-15-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Interior plasidip

Hi I know this is a minor issue but I've searched the forum and couldn't find the answer. So in trying to clean up my cup holder which is really messed up from the last owner.

How would you advise I remove the weathered down top layer of plastic? And should I use the grey plastidip from Homedepo and would the color match..

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Old 09-15-2012, 03:00 PM   #2
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it been discussed to death, just scrub it with hot water and a scotch bright and leave it alone, I suggest doing the whole center console
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:06 PM   #3
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Or just buy new ones, they're not terribly expensive...
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:22 PM   #4
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Soak it with warm water and soap. Let it sit for a while. Scrub like hell.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:32 PM   #5
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Scrubbing works great. I did mine right after I got the car. It does take a bit of elbow grease to get it all off though.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:32 PM   #6
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Don't plasti dip that. I did it, and it makes the spring loaded parts very annoying. At least until it's worn off.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:54 PM   #7
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Plastidip will not hold up on a high traffic area like that. Scrub it and leave it, or just buy a new one. ~$60.00 shipped.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:54 PM   #8
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that plasti-dip stuff looks cheap on the interior IMO, and the stock is no different. I rough sanded mine all the way down and resprayed some in matching silver to other trim elements. i wasn't satisfied with the glossy plain black plastic though either- too greasy and plain looking. sunglasses and ashtray are left rough with chrome insert intact, lightweight supercar-ish. with the black int. and titanium silver ext. i think it looks more high end euro than crap-bucket *****.
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:41 AM   #9
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Buy a new one.
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:47 AM   #10
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I just used hot water and scrubbed, came out pretty nice..Don't want to buy a new one, just more expenses with all the maintenance work coming up-_-
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:51 AM   #11
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that plasti-dip stuff looks cheap on the interior IMO, and the stock is no different. I rough sanded mine all the way down and resprayed some in matching silver to other trim elements. i wasn't satisfied with the glossy plain black plastic though either- too greasy and plain looking. sunglasses and ashtray are left rough with chrome insert intact, lightweight supercar-ish. with the black int. and titanium silver ext. i think it looks more high end euro than crap-bucket *****.
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Revert back to original look ASAP!
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:53 AM   #12
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+1 It will end up peeling and looking like crap.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:32 AM   #13
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I'd be tempted to try putting it in the dishwasher.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:18 PM   #14
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I tried putting it in the dishwasher and it worked ok but im gonna try to scrub it with hot water to see what works better...
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:23 PM   #15
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Not worth it unless your interior is made of that material. Porsches come to mind. They always peel and look like garbage later.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:41 AM   #16
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Revert back to original look ASAP!
Seriously...

No offense dude, but those random silver bits look really tacky...
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Seriously...

No offense dude, but those random silver bits look really tacky...
Sorry. Gotta agree. Interesting idea, but it looks kinda cheap.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:45 AM   #18
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I just used acetone. Came out all nice and dark black. Plus faster than soap and water.
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