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Thread: 2005 F150 Custom Console Dilemma

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    Quote Originally Posted by treetop777 View Post
    There go that vinyl again, i'm going to have to look into that.

    Thanks.
    vinal is very easy to work with as "rdholtz" said make sure it prety smoth to start with, you dont have to goto the truble of glassing it if your going to cover it, you can use some bondo and sand it back for ease.
    Then you can lay down some really thin foam. I use the foam they use under floating floor board for houses that you can get at hardware stores, it's about 2mm thick and covers all the imperfections and gives it a nicer plush finish, use a spray on tack glue to stick it down. 3M is the best i have found.
    for the vinal use the same glue, if you have any tight corners you can use a hair dryer to heat it up a little to make it more plyable.
    also be sure to secure the ends down with staples around the back when your done, you don't want the edges pealing up.

    have fun

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    After considering all your suggestions, i decided to wimp-out and use paint and stain; i figure i can recover from that if i screw-up to bad.

    Did the face with stain and 3 coats of polyurethane, came out pretty close to the faux wood on the dash - well, at least close enough for me!

    Next come the sides with a texture paint that closely match the leather on the seats. More to come..

    I got to remember to remove that zoom lens next time i take picture
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    looks great!
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    Agreed, that turned out looking great.

    Hurry up and finish the sides!

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    Came out good now for the real fun part - INSTALLATION!

    Again, thanks for ya'lls suggestions.
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    Looks great treetop! Nice console, the stain job came out really close to the OEM look.

    I would swap out the philips heads for some security screws, thats what I'm doing on mine to deter theft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blk02si View Post
    Looks great treetop! Nice console, the stain job came out really close to the OEM look.

    I would swap out the philips heads for some [HL]security screws[/HL], thats what I'm doing on mine to deter theft.
    Thanks Blk. Yep, will rethink the screws for "part II" when i get a better EQ.

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    oh WOW. I have a new Lariat F150 as well with the center console so this thread I had to open. VERY nice job. Can we get some higher resolution pictures? I really want to see what this looks like. Upload them to www.photobucket.com for our viewing pleasure if you don't mind. I want to see the staining job and texture on the sides better. Also get a pic of everything lighted up. I'm impressed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by treetop777 View Post
    Did a PhotoShop for you. I think it fits better.
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