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Hi guys,

Just did a quick fix on my 987's terrible aircon dials. Read a few ways to fix them - the decal things to retain the text looked interesting but I thought anything was better for now and used what I already had laying around.

 

All I used was;

Scissors

Halfords plastic bag (you can use any bag ;))

Masking tape 

Matte black plastidip

 

The process is pretty self explainitory so I'm not going to go into detail. The whole thing took about an hour, 45 minutes of which was drying time and I was sat in the house!

I went for 4 coats. If it doesn't last I'll update you all :).

I peeled the masking off in one go, and the surplus came off with it. 

 

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not bad finish at all 

do you have any closer shots of the final finish 

looks a lot better than the decal thing i got 

shame you lose the backlit part but i guess that would be a nightmare to mask off 

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Looks a whole heap better than before, when the time arrives for mine im I've had this site bookmarked for a while, £70 rings a bell 

http://www.climaterepair.co.uk/index.html

 

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I painted mine with a rattle can as well and got a good result. I took the unit out of the car to stop any over-spray etc, which was very easy to do.

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Looks a good job, well done.

Its one of those things on the 987 which really detracts from the interior on an otherwise tidy car.

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looks tidy enough for nothing, might even be a permanent fix, only time will tell. 

Guvs.

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On ‎05‎/‎04‎/‎2016 at 10:07 AM, pgk188 said:

I painted mine with a rattle can as well and got a good result. I took the unit out of the car to stop any over-spray etc, which was very easy to do.

Just out of interest did you find any easy guides to removing this unit - I would like to treat my two worn buttons and out would be better than in I guess?

Cheers.

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4 hours ago, rowbos said:

Just out of interest did you find any easy guides to removing this unit - I would like to treat my two worn buttons and out would be better than in I guess?

Cheers.

Yes, no problem, the info is here, good luck!

http://www.climaterepair.co.uk/Tips.html

 

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3 hours ago, rowbos said:

Thanks, I knew I had seen that somewhere in the past!

It's very easy to take out.

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