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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:37 am    Post subject: Hard backs on sport seats? Reply with quote

What's the best thing to do with these?

The greyish paint is pretty lame and rubs back to black plastic far too easily. I got some touch up paint from the US, but not great.

What have others done? Are the plastic backs easy to remove - send off to a paint shop - what colours did you go for, try to stay OEM? Try and match the silver vent trim, much nicer.

Is it a good idea to take out the centre console and colour match to the hard backs - theme colour (ext body) - anyone done this?

Another bug bear is the rear leather side panels scratch easily!

Leather on the seats is brilliant, some of the other trim is not great, it's a shame
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Hard backs on sport seats? Reply with quote

clarkey979 wrote:
What's the best thing to do with these?

The greyish paint is pretty lame and rubs back to black plastic far too easily. I got some touch up paint from the US, but not great.

What have others done? Are the plastic backs easy to remove - send off to a paint shop - what colours did you go for, try to stay OEM? Try and match the silver vent trim, much nicer.

Is it a good idea to take out the centre console and colour match to the hard backs - theme colour (ext body) - anyone done this?

Another bug bear is the rear leather side panels scratch easily!

Leather on the seats is brilliant, some of the other trim is not great, it's a shame


I'm in a similar boat and looking at getting my hard backs wrapped same colour as the car.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wrapped, that's a good idea - more hard wearing? Anybody done this or coloured their seat backs on here? Pics?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello all, this is my first post although I have been a member for a year or two

I had mine hydrodipped in carbonfibre effect and had the sill plastics done to match

Will post some pics shortly
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in the same position, want to get the hardbacks painted to match the exterior colour of the car.

There is a thread posted on stripping these seats
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pics as promised hopefully!
 



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

philo997 wrote:
Pics as promised hopefully!


Looks great.

How much time did it take to remove the seats and remove the hardbacks etc?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was really easy to do,, I gave it to my local garage who carried out the removal and dipping etc whilst me and my good lady went off to Thailand for two weeks Cool Cool.

Seriously though they said that the seats were fairly easy to pull apart it was the dipping that was a pain in this a**e
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

philo997 wrote:
It was really easy to do,, I gave it to my local garage who carried out the removal and dipping etc whilst me and my good lady went off to Thailand for two weeks Cool Cool.

Seriously though they said that the seats were fairly easy to pull apart it was the dipping that was a pain in this a**e


Phil , those seats look very nice ,I like the carbon dipping and have some bits on my car also . Thumb Grin
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks really good, was thinking of exactly the same, mind made up now!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

philo997 wrote:
Hello all, this is my first post although I have been a member for a year or two

I had mine hydrodipped in carbonfibre effect and had the sill plastics done to match

Will post some pics shortly


That looks pretty good.

Could you find out which specific pattern they used on yours?
I am thinking of a change again, & like the look of that one!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will be taking it in for an mot in the next couple of weeks, I will ask for the details of the pattern that was used.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the approximate cost for doing seat backs in carbon please?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look good. I am guessing but do you protect the dip with multiple layers of laquer? I would love to get this done but am concerned about the wifes stilletto heels and those sill covers. Surprised I would hate to see them damaged after spending the time and money getting them looking so good. And no I am NOT asking the wife to not wear stilletto’ s they make a good pair of legs look great! Laughing C’mon then, lets get the jokes about scratching the dashboard over Floor Floor
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jl-c wrote:
And no I am NOT asking the wife to not wear stilletto’ s they make a good pair of legs look great! Laughing


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lurk2 Yeah the carbon dip looks good
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well you asked
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and yes it is my wifes legs.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey resurrection of another old thread. Grin

Wicked Coatings in Poole Dorset can either carbon dip or body colour paint them , they are not a body shop they are a coatings specialist so a call to them to discuss lacquers that are stiletto proof or other paint options . the carbon dip or hydrodip is protected by coats of clear lacquer in gloss or matt.
they also do a soft touch finish very similar to the OE centre console feel.

the other option that I have seen done is to retrim the hardbacks in matching leather or alcantara both also look very good.

there was a thread early last year with good pics from a group buy we did with Wicked Coatings most were centre console but some had seats and other bits done .heres a pic of my interior the painted bits were all done by Wicked Coatings, and the front luggage compartment on my gen1 was done in carbon dip by them also.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get those stilleto's Carbon dipped and post another picture Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frenchmeister wrote:
Get those stilleto's Carbon dipped and post another picture Smile


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