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    Hi everyone. Iv been messing about with my car since iv had it, so far iv changed the dials to blue, indicators to red, interior roof lights to blue, gearstick and handbrake gaiters are blue, chrome rings round the dials, carbon fibre sticker round the dials, 18 button obc from the analouge clock and a carbon fibre gear knob. Not everyones cup of tea i know but each to there own. I have noticed tho that over the years the dashboard and doorcards and things like that have faded to a lighter or duller black, what can i use to make these proper black again? I was thinking about black boot ploish since its hardwareing but dont want it coming off all over the place. The list of things i wanna do to it soon is tint the windows limo black on the rears, light smoke on the fronts, recolour the parcel shelf black and get some black leather seats. If you have any other suggestions feel free to say. I want to keep it tasteful without going over the top.
     
     

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    how did you fit carbon fibre sticker round the dials? ive got some had the speedo appart and the cover is glued on :( do i need to cut it? thanks mate.
    for the black trim i use poorboyz trim spray stuff, smells lush and keeps it all black even stops dust.
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    Its hard to explain but i will give it a shot lol, Remove the cluster unit from the car, undo the 6 or 8 srews in the back, then u got 3 white sticks u need to twist round i used some long nose pliers then ur free to pull the dials out. Once there removed it is a bit of a pain but ur left with the whole front part like the window bit then on the back 4 circlues where the dials all that u cant get apart all i done was took the backing off the carbon fibre sticker, feed it through the speedo hole passed the rev counter and then the engine temp gauge pressing down where i can get my fingers then u need to bend it abit to get the petrol gauge bit in thats the tricky bit cuz thats where the milage reset button is which u cant get out all i done was made a tear directly under that button and then pushed um back together once its on the hard plastic then its done :-) it is tricky tho if ur like me and got big fingers lol but worth it in the end. the chrome rings where the hardest to fit cuz once the sticker was on it made the dials that bit extra fatter so the rings didnt sit in properly so i had to glue them in. Give us a shout if u get stuck and i will try and help ok mate.
     
     

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    Oh yeah and thanks i will look for that is it called poorboyz yeah? I usually use some vanilla dashboard shine outta halfords but that only lasts for about a day the shine does then its dull again
     
     

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    here we go mate i know this is an e46 and there fitting chrome rings but its the same idea as fitting the carbon fibre sticker to the dials u gotta work backwards on yourself hope this makes it abit clearer post a pic up when its done :-) heres some pics before and after i done the chrome rings on
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    im goin down that route of colour lights inside, im doin it all red tho, as for shine i use a product called finish and its from autosmart, im a car valeter and have used so many diff things but finish is amazing its £20 for 5 litres. it lasts for mths.


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    what car u got? e36 coupe? If so iv got somewhere a red and chrome gear knob, red leather gear stick gatier and a dull red looks redy pinky colour max power handbrake handle if ur interested i will post pics up
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    thanks for the offer mate but as mines a m3 rep 4door saloon im having the interior black with m3 gaiters etc so im only doin the lights red.


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    Ok right ok mate never mind there just getting in the way at mine as iv now turned mine to a black and blue theme
     
     

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    Nice job, the cluster looks very very nice.
     
     

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