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« on: January 14, 2013, 02:55:19 PM »
hi guys

anyone here can recommend some places that can do modification to centre console ?

at the moment, the hole is only to fit 1-din unit, so it will need to be opened up so it can take the 2-din unit.

so obviously it will need some cutting, some epoxing, some grinding, some sanding and painting

this is the pic :


RHS is the FACTORY std one, and i want it to look like the LHS one for the 2-din unit

pointers ? suggestions ? recommendations ? etc ... much appreciated :)

thanks
« Last Edit: January 14, 2013, 03:28:32 PM by R_U_NUTZ »

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2013, 03:15:04 PM »
image doesnt work, what type of car?

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2013, 03:28:36 PM »
hi harley.. odd, the image is showing just fine in here.. it is for my honda

thanks :)

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2013, 03:48:23 PM »
works now, take to it with a steady hand.

I Would contact honda, and spend both arms and testicles.

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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2013, 03:55:17 PM »
nooooooo.... i wanna keep my testicles so i can keep driving my nissan :D

but on the serious note, even if i wanna buy it from honda, there is none for the 2-din unit as honda has only ever made for 1-din unit :(

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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2013, 04:19:55 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2013, 04:20:12 PM »
It depends how good you want it to look, if its in a nsx id be tempted to splash out.

Modify oem item, get mold made, make new item in plastic, or carbon fibre

Edit, or buy that!

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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2013, 04:50:12 PM »
i love carbon fibre, but it seems all the carbon fibre i see always ended up with white-ish/yellowish finish after a while - unless it's a dry carbon

oh well... i will keep searching..

it does look SEX though that CF console ... hmmm.... :)

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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2013, 07:56:18 PM »
I made this for my 33 last year....



made a mould off the original and laid up with 2 layers of CF.  Came out rather nice :)  It's not that hard either once you get started...
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2013, 08:20:07 PM »
Frost what material did you use to make mould? And what brand of clear coat did you use?

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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2013, 09:02:48 PM »
very nice frost !! mustta taken u a long time to do those tricky inner curves. top effort mate ! :)

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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2013, 10:55:23 PM »
mould was made from normal old fibreglass and polyester resin.  I used packing tape to cover the original, one layer of gel-coat and then laid on the glass.  Once it set I bogged the inside, sanded and primered it to get a glassy finish.  Then wax and PVC the crap out of it and lay up into your mould!

Clear coat was out of a spray can if I remember correctly!  Just a lot of wet sanding :)
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2013, 09:23:14 AM »
Thanks for info Frost..

I wasn’t brave enough to do curves.. I made a flat piece of CF for mounting EVC display.

Clear coat spray can I bought dried to a cool yellow surface.. lol

@Nuts: Are you nutz enough to tackle this? :laugh:

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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2013, 09:51:23 AM »
ecozile... to be honest, i don't think i'm 'nutty' enuff to tackle this.... never touch this stuff before, so i think i will f**ck it up excellently :D

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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2013, 10:23:09 PM »
actually, thinking about it - it was 2K clear. Sorry.  I have used rattle-can clear before on CF and it has come out mint as well tho...

Happy to help out with local lads if they want to make up some CF bits.
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