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    Removing and painting center console silver dash trim (radio, A/C and such) to black

    Ok, so I want to paint the silver center console's dash trim to match my car's exterior color (which is black). I think this will look really good. I'm talking about the silver pieces on the radio, A/C and bottom pocket trim.

    I see it seems attached to the radio as well as A/C unit itself. Based on this picture below which is on the PCM Install Article, is there a way to unclip the front trim piece from the radio unit itself?

    I see it seems attached to the radio as well as A/C unit itself. Based on this picture below which is on the PCM Install Article (http://www.caymanclub.net/reviews/showproduct.php?product=92), is there a way to unclip the front trim piece from the radio unit itself?

    If we could remove the trim off the radio, then it would be easy to paint... otherwise I am confused on how I can do this well.

    Any ideas/help guys?

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    it is my understanding that it cannot be done. eric at bumperplugs told me this. i had the same idea.

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    Hmmm, well I was wondering because they allow you to order it direct from Porsche in a different color... and they have to be able to paint it somehow!
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    Not sure of year/model, but we ARE painting the radio/pcm/front console faceplates on 987/Cayman units now, and 997's too.

    Email me for more info anytime:

    eric@bumperplugs.com

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    You remove the parts/faceplates, remove all switches and send to us. We turn it around in 10 days or less (usually) and you reassemble.

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    I had bumperplugs paint mine too... http://www.caymanclub.net/cayman-mod...s-console.html
    Only i got the faceplates in metalic silver. and yes, there is a way to remove the faceplates and all of the buttons(which have to be removed for bumperplugs to do the paintjob). i believe there are a bunch of little screws behind the faceplates that need to be removed, but... call this number, 865-691-2834, it is Harpers Porsche in knoxville tennessee. ask for Mark and explain to him what you're trying to do. he's the one that removed my faceplates and im sure he(or one of his techs) can explain it better than i can. good luck!
    Chris Hare
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    Eric, that picture of the painted center console looks great... I've seen you guy's work around the site and on your website and it looks nothing but top-notch!

    Chris, wow - thanks so much for the detailed info. I just spoke with Mark and he said it was pretty easy to do and to just be careful when doing it. Your interior is HOT!!!

    I am going to attempt to remove the trim pieces now and I'll be sure to take pictures so I can write this up so it can help others in the future. I think this is a really cool mod that adds a nice look to our cars. :-)

    Thanks guys!

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    Ah, come on Eric, that's not fair. Now I have to send you a bunch of parts to get painted Actually I was planning on doing so anyway, so this will just add to the list.

    You'll see an email from me soon. Any other shots of that white interior would be appreciated.

    Chris

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    How about the cupholder cover and the dash trim that run horizontally through the dash. Can that be painted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by galacticos10 View Post
    How about the cupholder cover and the dash trim that run horizontally through the dash. Can that be painted?
    Sure can. We've done a few show cars in the most recent past, including Pure Orange and Speed Yellow on some 997 interiors (black leather).









    Email me anytime with questions or ideas. eric@bumperplugs.com


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    Anyne have pics of the centre console painted in silver?

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    Think there is one on the porsche website , just go to tequipment pages and there are some pics of the interior options there.

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    OEM silver finish looks luxurious imo, would never change it up.

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    Re: Removing and painting center console silver dash trim (radio, A/C and such) to bl

    Hi

    I will open this subject again and ask if someone has instructions (photos?) of how to remove the faceplats of the PCM and clima control??

    Thanks in advance

    //Joacim

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    Re: Removing and painting center console silver dash trim (radio, A/C and such) to bl

    Im taking apart a Cayman Gen 2 CDR-30, Climate Control and Sport, etc buttons. All to be painted. I just have the climate control remaining to get broken down. Its being the most troublesome.
    Ill do a How-to when Im done. Im taking lots of pics.

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    Link with DIY for taking apart CDR-30: http://www.planet-9.com/cayman-boxst...-complete.html
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    Re: Removing and painting center console silver dash trim (radio, A/C and such) to bl

    Along these same lines, how do you remove the steering wheel parts that Eric painted? Im talking about the silver center ring and the three flanges on the spoke of the steering wheel. Id love to get those things painted. Im trying to get rid of all the silver on my car.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Removing and painting center console silver dash trim (radio, A/C and such) to bl

    One question. I have all the information on taking the trim pieces out, but how do you remove the headlight switch? Wanted to paint that too. The trim that goes around the headlight switch
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    Re: Removing and painting center console silver dash trim (radio, A/C and such) to bl

    Macarbon has a video or written instructions for most items of the interior trim removal. If it isn't in the Cayman product list it will be in the 997 section like the headlight switch surround.

    http://www.macarbon.com/install_guid...structions.pdf
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    Re: Removing and painting center console silver dash trim (radio, A/C and such) to bl

    Oh brother!!!! I owe you a beer or a keg for that matter!!!! Thanks a bunch!!

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