Brenton Trafford wrote on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 04:44 pm:
Would it be worth trying a leather conditioner once it is absolutely dry?
Yeh i was thinking about doing that to my other bits that i have already painted. OR some sort of clear/sealer coat as i dont want the dye to scratch off. I did a few extra coats on the high use areas (window trims etc) and i hope that will suffice.
Carpet is coming along ok ... slower than i thought it would take and still a bit patchy. Just brushing it heaps and spraying and spraying and spraying... i reckon the carpet will take 4 or 5 cans itself ! I MAY cheat a little as i do have black floor mats anyways.
Matt - I have done all the brown bits. So A piller and all the bits at the back including the parcel shelf.
Did the carpet and upper door trims. My lower door trims are at the trimmers being fixed up and prob painted there.
I didnt end up doing the roof like i had originally planned as i really CBF haha.
Luke - Yeh thanks mate, i love it already... i think i may have some issues with the dye scratching off etc but ill just be careful with it all. PLUS ill let the car sit in the sun for a few days , hopefully that will help.
Yes i used gloss black for everything (including carpet)
Friday, July 18, 2008 - 12:30 am, by: Chris Prak(Carizma)
Ohh nice seats. Can't wait to see this finished, I'm probably almost excited as you! LOL yes, spraying the dash gets you very high, I had a fan going and had to hold my breath each time, almost fainted. Coming along nice!
Use the armorall cloth on it after about a week, it comes out even nicer and gets rid of that 'rough' feel, and mine has not scrathed or anything yet as most people said.
Im back at work now and ive been royaly stuffed around by sh1t people who work in the trimming industry and also the painting industry.
My door trims were supposed to be done before the 26th.... will call them tomorrow and a verbal spray may follow if they are still not done.
I gave up on the woodgrain it drove me bloody insane and what i thought would be a couple of hours job turned into over 5 hours and TWO bloody polishing machines broken.. Pain in the ass. So i took them to a painter to spray them glossy black (awaits the woodgrain lovers to get upset).
The trims were also supposed to be done by last friday... but were not ready.
SO if these guys reckon that im going to pay them what we kinda agreed on they have another thing coming. The price was negotiated with a time frame in mind and i told them that very clearly. They failed.......
ONCE i finally get all that crap back ill slap it all together and it will look shmick. The dash has come up very well after another coat of paint and i used some Armour All on all the black bits for some lovely protection and glossy finishes.
I went to the paint place today to "pick up" my woodgrain and it looked like sh1t.
The paint had ripples in it and bumps and all sorts of imperfections and they said it was because they couldnt bake the paint as the wood would burn.....
I told them id take it away and that it was worth nothing to me (i.e - not paying them a cent) and then he said he would try again and sand back the bad bits and give it another crack.
I really didnt think it would be THAT hard to paint a few bits of woodgrain and the centre trim. Perhaps i should have just sent them away to be modi-coated.. BUT i didnt want to wait that long hahah. Prob woulda worked out faster.
OH and i called the trimmers again and they said they are waiting for their vinyl repair guy to come out and fix up the ripped bits.... been waiting on him for over a week. I told him that i wanted the trims BY THE 28TH (which woulda given him 2 weeks).
So as you can see im sadly still not having much luck here with this friken job and its rather frustrating.
I really do wish i had some hook ups in the trimming and painting business....
Guess we wait and see boys and girls.... wait and see