Interior 1st Gen Speaking of new interior...

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  1. Professor

    Professor New Member

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    Interior is back in the car. let me tell you, i dont know what they use to coat the alloy looking dash parts but it makes painting a pita. You have to use thinner to remove all of it before you paint, miss a little and you will see it in the base coat!

    I am going to have to redo the whole driver door panel but the passenger side is great!

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  2. Professor

    Professor New Member

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    For those who dont know my interior parts were that fake alloy junk with silver bits. Now its all dark silver and anthracite. Next is the pillars and headliner.
     
  3. docv

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    Looking Good :Thumbsup:
     
  4. Batrugger

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    Is the anthracite a good match to the factory interior anthracite? Are you going to paint the tach ring?
     
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    You are shameless. The man already has an obvious problem. Stop encouraging him. :prrr:
     
  6. Professor

    Professor New Member

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    Its a little darker honestly. I am still not sure what I want to do with the tack and boost gauge.

    I really want to get an 05 MFSW but all options are kinda pricey there. Waiting on the right deal.
     
  7. drPhilGandini

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    I really like this as another alternative to OEM finishes. It's hard to make the Mini interior unique because the design elements are so powerful. Hence it's about using different textures and colors to create something different.
    I like this a lot, but feel your pain about getting it perfect.
    Good luck,
     
  8. versus

    versus Active Member

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    Pretty sweet. Nice shift knob by the way.
     
  9. imspencerwithanr53

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    The headliner is fun to do. I would recommend Alcantara (ultra suede.) It stretches, looks nice and feels amazing.
     
  10. Deviant

    Deviant Banned

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    Looks good, I hate that alloy-look dash I have myself but haven't committed to tearing it all out for paint yet.
    Only on a car forum can someone say nice knob and nobody snickers.
     
  11. Professor

    Professor New Member

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    Update. Finished my headliner and pillar do over. Pass visor is missing in the pic but is now in the car.

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  12. ScottinBend

    ScottinBend Space Cowboy
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    Now wait as minute..........I love my patina interior !

    :D

    Nice work !
     
  13. Minidave

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    At least you didn't go as far as I did......count the blue parts.....

    Did you have a shop do the headliner or did you DIY? Looks nice....
     

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  14. lotsie

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    I should do my headliner. Will need something that matches Black Lab fur:rolleyes5:.

    Looks great:Thumbsup:

    Mark
     
  15. Professor

    Professor New Member

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    I did the headliner myself.
     
  16. Minidave

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    Is that a "glued to cardboard" type headliner, like most cars these days? I've done a few of those in the past myself......
     

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