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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 6:41 pm 
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My demister switch and cruisecontrol switchs have a chalky feel to them. The dimister has a thickish crust and the cruise is just surfaced base. Can these be lightly sanded and painted ??

If so, I would presume that vinyl paint would be the way to go but I was thinking of one of those shiny paints that I have seen at Supercheap. (not the chrome paint)

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 6:43 pm 
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Helps if people know what kidna car your on about, as it doesn't say in your profil!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Chalky switches
Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 6:57 pm 
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japa62 wrote:
My demister switch and cruisecontrol switchs have a chalky feel to them. The dimister has a thickish crust and the cruise is just surfaced base. Can these be lightly sanded and painted ??

If so, I would presume that vinyl paint would be the way to go but I was thinking of one of those shiny paints that I have seen at Supercheap. (not the chrome paint)


Mine are the same. I think it's a common thing for EA - ED's. I presume thats what car you own?
I tried Armoral but did nothing, Actually it looked great for about 2 minutes but once it dried it was back to that faded grey look. The console in my EB is the same way.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 7:14 pm 
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Helps if people know what kidna car your on about, as it doesn't say in your profil!


Sludge, fixed. :)

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 3:14 pm 
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Most people that I have heard of used a little bit of toothpaste on a toothbrush to fix the buttons.

I used some soapy water and a sponge, and a little scrubbing.

Didn't come up too bad, but not as good as what I hear toothpaste brings.

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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 5:25 pm 
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The toothpaste idea sounds good!!!!

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 5:25 pm 
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Baby Oil is where it's at! Mine have remained nice looking for several months.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 5:27 pm 
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voxace wrote:
Baby Oil is where it's at! Mine have remained nice looking for several months.


^^^^^ what he said :P Apparently baby oil works wonders on the chalky plastic. Im yet to try it as mine arent too bad, apart from the inside C pillar covers at the rear

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:25 pm 
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Baby oil is the goer :D Or just some general household oil works well too.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:27 pm 
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voxace wrote:
Baby Oil is where it's at! Mine have remained nice looking for several months.


Hmm, me wonders how Voxace discovered this. Playing with babyoil in the car and accidently spilt it on his chalky buttons? :P

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 11:17 pm 
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voxace wrote:
Baby Oil is where it's at! Mine have remained nice looking for several months.


Hmm, me wonders how Voxace discovered this. Playing with babyoil in the car and accidently spilt it on his chalky buttons? :P
Yer, i thought same thing!
Id try some autoglyme bumper/plastic renovator if you could..
I swear by the stuff, makes anything plastic look BETTER than new, lasts ages n smells good enough to eat lol!
For the record, no i havnt eaten it; yet. :o

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 10:44 am 
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Hmm, me wonders how Voxace discovered this. Playing with babyoil in the car and accidently spilt it on his chalky buttons? :P


Well I could suggest something else that works wonders too, but we won't go there!

 

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For the record, no i havnt eaten it; yet. :o


Lemme know the results when you do.

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 12:38 pm 
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Daniel wrote:
For the record, no i havnt eaten it; yet. :o


Lemme know the results when you do.

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Will do - im about to go use it nowm i can already imagine that sweet minty smell mmmm

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 6:52 pm 
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I used "Black Trim Wax" on my ones in an old EB Ghia I had.

They were almost white when I bought the car and after one go with this stuff they looked brand new and the writing stood out really well.

I got the stuff from Marlows, now Super Sheep Auto's. It is really handy on all the outside window trims and C pillar covers as well. Much better than Armourall. A bottle lasts for ages as well.

If anyone is interested I will check out who makes the stuff.

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