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Old 12-17-2013, 02:02 PM   #1
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Bang for your Buck Interior Upgrade

I did this to my center console today...for 20 bucks and 20 minutes work, it looks like 100 bucks.






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Old 12-17-2013, 02:07 PM   #2
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GREAT Job! That looks real good..
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:08 PM   #3
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Yep, great upgrade. I did it too
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heliguy, what brand/type of silver and clearcoat is that? After 4 coats of clear, mine still isnt that smooth
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Porsche 986 Boxster 96 04 Armrest Cover Grey Stitch | eBay

I have an extra one with the black stitching(I wasn't thinking when I ordered, I wanted the grey stitching to match the rest of my interior), if you are interested in it, PM me.
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Those covers REALLY look good. Great Mod Indeed for $20!!!!
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heliguy, what brand/type of silver and clearcoat is that? After 4 coats of clear, mine still isnt that smooth
On the center console? That's a factory painted center console. The rest of the interior paint is Arctic Silver from Automotivetouchup.com and their clearcoat.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:57 PM   #9
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My next mod is the painted center console.
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:03 PM   #10
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I have the "interior delete" option; very cheap, just rip it all out.

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That looks awesome! love the ebrake stiching. Nice job.
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That looks awesome! love the ebrake stiching. Nice job.
Thanks, that and the other interior stitching (shifter boot, door pulls, side airbag, seats) were done by tedious work with a silver paint pen.
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Old 12-18-2013, 07:13 AM   #14
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Here is a vendor in Texas that sells the same thing including a stitched shift boot.


Porsche 911 996 Carrera 986 Boxster Leather Console Armrest Cover Red Stitch | eBay

1997 2004 Porsche Boxter 911 996 986 Real Leather Shift Boot Red Stitch | eBay



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Shift boot store - RedlineGoods leather shift boots

I have bought from here on all of my vehicles I own - they usually have a discount code on their Facebook page.
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Very nice ....Bruce sent you a PM on your armrest cover.
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Awesome, looks great. My wife will be thrilled that she just bought me more xmas gifts for the Porsche.
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I have the "interior delete" option; very cheap, just rip it all out.

....But where is your cup holder?
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Awesome, looks great. My wife will be thrilled that she just bought me more xmas gifts for the Porsche.
That's a good one.
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On the center console? That's a factory painted center console. The rest of the interior paint is Arctic Silver from Automotivetouchup.com and their clearcoat.
I have a painted console almost EXACTLY like this. Would be willing to trade for your old bland unit + some Christmas cash. I have armrests, door pulls and a cubby painted too but pictured.

Here's most all the parts laid out….


Would need your OLD unit. Be willing to part with the shift boot too! We are talking HALF price! Shoot me an offer!

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