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Old Fri 9th October 2015, 11:45 PM
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Old Sun 11th October 2015, 05:44 PM
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Sweet, like the roof console ...

What sort of fabric covering did you use there ?

Cheers, Batnum ...
Same as the head liner, the trim shop had just enough left over.

Today I went down to autobarn and got some VHT vinyl dye to test out on my interior trim pieces. I bought one each of their charcoal, light grey and satin black to try. To start with I sprayed one side of my sun visors and 2 plastic trim pieces. 2 light dust coats to start with then 1 wet coat 10 minutes in between each. Have to say I am thoroughly impressed with the stuff so far. The "charcoal" is remarkably similar in color to the stock grey interior that came in MY's. I'd say almost identical. Also the dye brought the plastic pieces back from faded tan (had gone pink in the sun) to looking absolutely brand new Have to be careful when spraying it though; it comes out thick and fast, and is like water rather than paint in consistency. It's very easy to get runs in it.

It's really important that all the parts are absolutely clean, so I cleaned them in 1:20 solution of CT14 degreaser and water which wiped the dirt right off. Rinse in clean water, thoroughly dried and then a final wipe down with white spirit and a clean rag before spraying.

Looking forward to using this stuff more! Hopefully it stands the wear test and doesn't scratch off too easily.

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Plus drivers kick panel, probably the most abused and visible trim panel in the whole car
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Old Sun 11th October 2015, 08:28 PM
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Great job and promo once again Sam I did a console cushion from white to black in about 1991 and still looks fine. Is so bloody flexible this stuff !
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Old Mon 12th October 2015, 06:45 PM
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It is good on flexible vinyl for sure, but today I did a test on the plastic pieces to test its toughness and well, it's not too great on the plastic pieces dig in hard enough with your fingernail and it scratches off showing the old tan underneath. It's not really bad though, light scratches don't worry it so I will try again with an adhesion promoter first and see if that gives it more sticking power. Otherwise I'm going to have to try something else and I'm favoring that new fangled plasti-dip. Although it is more expensive it is definitely tough and will give a good solid coating.

Today a whole pile of goodies arrived in the mail including the new UHF antenna, security system with dual immobilizer and the central locking kit! I jumped right into installing an actuator in the drivers door to get the location and gauge the difficulty. It is a right royal PITA! Window glass has to come out, rear side window runner and even the winding mechanism should come out to make it easier. I will use this time though to put sound deadener inside the door skin since it's easier with the glass out.

I decided with the neatest, cleanest install I could manage and put the actuator directly below the latch mech, with a Z shaped push rod going directly to the locking lever arm on the latch mech. Works perfectly! and no dodgy brackets and self tapping screws. Even better the rear doors have heaps more space in this area funnily enough, and even use an identical locking mechanism so there is still a lever arm in there with no push rod in it (where the key barrel usually connects) Perfect for attaching an actuator push rod.

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Have you seen how I mounted the actuators on Sunnie the Brumby? Could be worth going that way, the wagon's door shouldn't be too different from that of the Brumby to do the same thing.

It's looking good mate! Keep up the good work!

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Bennie, I do remember seeing the servos on Sunnie but when I was mucking around on the wagon front door yesterday I didn't like how it would line up, or that access hole was a little too small or something like that I used this method on the rear doors though.

When it came to the rear doors today there was no way known to mount the servo how I did on the fronts; yes there's lot's of space in there but not when the window comes down So I had to put it in the access hole, with its force working on the long pushrod from the inside lock/latch. The supplied bracket/straps were nowhere near long enough so I made my own, much better too. Made full use of my new favorite thing; riv nuts! So in all the mount worked out really well, and very strong since I used a piece of 409 stainless I had lying around, there's no flex in that bracket

Also mounted the control box up under the dash where the old flasher cans used to be, and today I also mounted up the rather large(!) control box for the security system/immobiliser neatly up under the dash as well with some inspired (if I don't say so myself) work with the riv nuts again. Thought I better not show where the security went, but there is heaps of space under the dash of these things if you look

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And here's a demo because I couldn't resist

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that plasti dip style spray on is not robust at all on our interior plastics, maybe the originals or the ones they demo on youtube as being pressure washer safe ...not the can i did my stuff with, and once it starts to peel looks bad
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man, I got this want for central, or drivers door unlocking remotely !!

Had an ALDI bargain years ago, alarm and central locking in one $49 sell out. Was excellent until the FL went vzzZZTT! and fried a few things ....
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Nice work mate! Looks very neat!

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After thought: will you have a slave server to unlock the rear tailgate? Very worth while!

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