blacksheep
(Baraqsheep)
04/20/03 12:20 AM
Cleaning the center console area...

Anyone know how to clean the felt (sp?) center console interior. I was told not to use water. I tried using a vaccum cleaner and a toothbrush, but no luck. The thing is filled with tobacco and ash. [Frown]

Thanks!

KC


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
04/20/03 12:55 AM
Re: Cleaning the center console area...

If your talking about the little tray area under the radio. I can send you a piece of leather for 5 dollars. Check out my pics of the shift boot. I don't know if ou can tell or not, but that little peice pops out from the bottom. I scrubbed the shit out of it and got all the fuzz off. Then I sanded it and used spray adhesize and glued a peice of leather on it. Then I trimmed it to fit once it dried, and snapped back in place.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
04/20/03 04:43 AM
Re: Cleaning the center console area...

I just sanded off the felt and painted it black. Looks good to me.... [Smile]

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
04/20/03 06:07 AM
Re: Cleaning the center console area...

You should just cut it out and replace it w/crushed velvet. A light blue looks best in our interiors.

blacksheep
(Baraqsheep)
04/20/03 08:23 AM
Re: Cleaning the center console area...

I actually meant the center console piece under the armrest. It has the same material in it like the piece in front. Mine was used as an ashtray/trash bin [Eek!]

VR6 Eater - That front piece of mine has a big gaping hole cut into it for a turbo timer install. The turbo timer stuck halfway up..pretty sad. I figure I will cut some carpet pad first or even ABS plastic, cover the hole and then add something to it...I may take you up on the offer.
I was hoping someone had that piece from a wrecked car [Smile]

Jon - that will match my austin powers crushed velvet suit... [Smile]

Thanks, guys!


Romanova
( the coolest person to ever post in the past 2 hours)
04/20/03 03:06 PM
Re: Cleaning the center console area...

Only $20 for a new one.
MB603303


Gabor
(Decal Specialist!)
04/20/03 10:08 PM
Re: Cleaning the center console area...

I just made a cover for mine and put the S-AFC under it.
But yes you can just pop it out and clean it with a brush.

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Gabor
692/1000


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
04/20/03 10:48 PM
Re: Cleaning the center console area...

quote:
Originally posted by turbowop:
I just sanded off the felt and painted it black. Looks good to me.... [Smile]

That's exactly what I did with mine. It was totally f'd up from a prev. owner spilling soda all over the place & never cleaning it up. I just used flat black high-temp engine paint. Looks like it came that way almost. As far as the center console piece I had to clean it heavily too because of the aforementioned soda. I took the cup holder part out & soaked it in the sink a few times for half an hour or so at a time. Otherwise I just used a toothbrush, paper towels, and elbow grease to clean up what I could.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
04/21/03 04:22 AM
Re: Cleaning the center console area...

quote:
Originally posted by sleeper:
I just made a cover for mine and put the S-AFC under it.
But yes you can just pop it out and clean it with a brush.

Gabor
692/1000

Nice Gabor. Is the cover hinged or latched? You wanna flip it up and show us a pic? Looks good... what's w/the stereo situation? Got an aftermarket deck, but the stocker w/cassette? How did you wire that up, ie, does the aftermarket take precedence and you switch to the stocker when you want to play a cassette, or does the aftermarket feed into the stocker CD input??

blacksheep
(Baraqsheep)
04/21/03 08:21 AM
Re: Cleaning the center console area...

Gabor

I like your idea a lot..Hook me up [Big Grin]


Gabor
(Decal Specialist!)
04/21/03 09:52 AM
Re: Cleaning the center console area...

The top head unit is not hooked up yet so while I'm installing the amps and stuff I listen to the stock radio.

The cover is hinged by putting some tape underneat.
It works. You can look at other pictures with the lid off at www.dsmstuff.com/pictures/
Should be under gvr4.

Gabor
692/1000


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
04/21/03 11:54 PM
Re: Cleaning the center console area...

So there's double-sided tape on the bottom of the cover? I really like that look, can I pay you to make me one? [Wink]

Also, what is this shifter from?


Matt W
(Senior Member)
04/21/03 12:34 PM
Re: Cleaning the center console area...

I'll pay too.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
04/21/03 12:52 PM
Re: Cleaning the center console area...

Gabor,

You have a MAD clean interior! Love the stealth look with those vented gauges, SAFC cover, and that saweeeet Evo steering wheel as well! I wish I could find one used... I'm assuming you made that cover thingy from ABS plate like what you can find from Radio Shack no? One question for you on your install, how did you get your SAFC to sit countersunk into the lil dish? I'm guessing you cut it in the shape of a U like this |___| and maybe pressed the SAFC it in?


Gabor
(Decal Specialist!)
04/21/03 01:20 PM
Re: Cleaning the center console area...

I popped the felt piece out and cut a whole to fit the AFC. It is mounted from the bottom up.
4 pieces of L shaped metal holding it up that is JB welded to the console.

The lid is ABS plastic that I got from an electronic store like Radio Shack. I used a soft side of the welcro tape to make it hinged. You have to open it with your fingernails wich is kind of hard but a door handle of some sort could be glued on it if you like. It's really not that hard to make. I just cut the plastic close to size and grinding the rest of it to fit.
It took me about 20 minutes and getting in and out of the car about a zillion times to trim a little more.

Thanks for the comment about the car. It was/is going to be a sleeper, hence such care about placement of stuff.

Gabor
692/1000


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
04/22/03 12:49 PM
Re: Cleaning the center console area...

quote:
Originally posted by sleeper:
I popped the felt piece out and cut a whole to fit the AFC. It is mounted from the bottom up.
4 pieces of L shaped metal holding it up that is JB welded to the console.

Thanks for the comment about the car. It was/is going to be a sleeper, hence such care about placement of stuff.

Gabor
692/1000

Yeah doesn't look that hard to do... Always looking for something to use the dremel on. [Big Grin] Is there some metal that you JB Welded the brackets to under there or did you just weld it to the plastic underside of the console?

Gabor
(Decal Specialist!)
04/22/03 01:06 PM
Re: Cleaning the center console area...

There isn't any metal under there. Just glue it to the plastic.
I don't think the dremmel is a right tool for this project. A razor knife and a bench grinder is all you need. Cut it of paper first to fit, then draw around the plastic. Very easy to do. My dog wanted to do it first, but though it wasn't such a challenge for her. (It's that easy) [Smile]

Gabor
692/1000


HertzGalant VR4.org Administrator
(OneTitle to rule them all.)
04/22/03 10:58 PM
Re: Cleaning the center console area...

FWIW -- I cleaned the arm rest felt box in the sink with soap and water. It held up fine... but the "ash tray resevoir" piece gave up in the warm sudsy stuff... especially when I took the scrubber to it. I ended up swapping it with the good one from my GS and doing a custom upholstery job on it by covering it in a blue shop towel (paper) and snapping it back in.


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