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      03-23-2009, 01:09 AM   #1
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quick interior mod

Took my I drive knob out. Sanded it, painted it.
You will either like it, completely hate it or think matte black would have been better I like it
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      03-23-2009, 01:24 AM   #2
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I give you an A for effort, but it looks like a POS aftermarket piece
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      03-23-2009, 01:40 AM   #3
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matte black would have looks goood
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      03-23-2009, 01:57 AM   #4
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+1 on the effort....thumbs down on the outcome for me anyways!
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      03-23-2009, 02:07 AM   #5
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Looks pretty nice IMO. Anodizing would be cool as well and is super durable. The OEM part is actually clear anodized. You can get a different amount of gloss with a different grades of steel wool before anodize or with a different amount of acid etch (can be done by anodizer). I think it would look pretty cool anodized. You could do other colors as well with anodize.
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      03-23-2009, 02:21 AM   #6
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Should have made it Type-R red.
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      03-23-2009, 02:58 AM   #7
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lol like I said some will hate it some will like it some will think matte black lol....I personally love the way it looks IRL so it stays
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      03-23-2009, 03:02 AM   #8
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You might want to give it a textured finish with something like bumper paint or SEM texture paint. It will match better with the plastic console trim and give it some nice grip. Good idea though.
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You might want to give it a textured finish with something like bumper paint or SEM texture paint. It will match better with the plastic console trim and give it some nice grip. Good idea though.
Yeah I was thinking about that. I did it overnight and threw it back in...later when I have more time ill experiment with different textures.
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      03-23-2009, 04:24 AM   #10
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I don't think B&O would be happy
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      03-23-2009, 07:44 AM   #11
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not feelin it
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looks pretty good... do you have better pictures?!
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I don't think B&O would be happy
Does he work for bang and olufsen?
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How bout a higher res pic.
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      03-23-2009, 02:57 PM   #15
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yeah i think once we get a better pic, a lot more people will like it
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      03-23-2009, 06:15 PM   #16
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What interior trim do you have? Would look sweet with the piano black
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      03-23-2009, 06:17 PM   #17
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Cool I never thought about doing anything with the knob until right now, I'm going to play around tonight and paint my Idrive knob matte black and we'll see how it turns out.

I'll post pics, if I don't like it, I'll just buy another one on ebay. They only run for about $100
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What interior trim do you have? Would look sweet with the piano black
agreed that it would look great with piano black. otherwise, i do not like it. also, is it a fingerprint magnet?
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Does he work for bang and olufsen?
No.

I just think the existing one looks pretty cool.
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      03-23-2009, 06:34 PM   #20
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DIY on knob removal please
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DIY on knob removal please
Pull it out lol....just grab it and pull it out lol. When you put it back on, make sure you line up the + shape on the knob with the + shape on the console and push it in until u hear it click into place.
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agreed that it would look great with piano black. otherwise, i do not like it. also, is it a fingerprint magnet?
When it's completely dry, no. Besides just get a cloth when you are cleaning your interior and it'll shine right back. I was going to paint an outline of the ///m in red but that woulda looked hella tacky.
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