Anyone plastidip a Whalen knob?

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  1. minintrigue

    minintrigue Active Member

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    So I love my Whalen shift knob that I have in my 06, but was concerned about how hot it would get in my 08 vert so I bought a TWM phantom hybrid weighted knob instead. It's a little too small for me, and I have small hands, so I was considering getting another Whalen and plastidip-ing it. Anyone ever do this? I know my dipped headlight rings have held up well but not sure how well something that gets as much action as the shift knob will hold up.
     
  2. itsmewutup

    itsmewutup New Member

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    Can't answer your ? But I do know a metal shift knob gets quite hot even in my HT with the panoramic sunroof. I've almost considered just getting a pair of driving gloves lol.
     
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    Quite the conundrum. The thought of the metal shift knob getting hot in the sun never occurred to me before. Seems like a legitimate concern.

    That said, putting paint over a Whalen knob somehow seems akin to drawing a mustache on the Mona Lisa...
     
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    A beautiful Whalen shift knob slathered with plastidip just seems so wrong to me. I do understand they get hot. I have a metal one in my Miata that is powder coated white & it seems to stay a bit cooler. If all else fails put an old Gym sock on it. :wink:

    The one in my MINI does not get hot, but wow it can get cold. I got a shift knob cozy from Outmotoring for winter use. Guess you could use that for summer use too. :biggrin5:

    MINI Cooper Shift Knob Cover
     
  5. Metalman

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    Ummmmm....

    These work extremely well for all your ills.....:D

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    Too hard to pick your nose while wearing them..... :)
     
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    Chuck.... Got you covered...

    That's why this version was developed... So now you can pick away...

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    Whalen shift knob and plasti-dip = a SIN / Epic Fail IMHO
     
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    And it doesn't taste good either

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    Buy the shift knob condom from Outmotoring. If you get the one with the ridges it will feel better!
     
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    I'm scar'd for life after seeing that picture!
     
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    That's a disturbing image.... :yikes:
     
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    Florida resident here with a Whalen shift knob. My sunroof has limo tint (5%), windows are 20%. When I park at work I close everything up & use a reflective sun shade on the windshield. When I hit the grocery store, beach, or wherever else my MINI takes me I usually close the windows & sunroof (but leave it popped up); sometimes I leave it totally open

    Under none of the above situations/circumstances has my shift knob been too hot to handle. Get some tint for you MINI but please don't deface a beautiful Whalen shifter. :frown2:
     
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