Ashtray renovation

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#1 Ashtray renovation

Post by AshM » Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:07 pm

Hi all

Not my most complex workshop task for the winter months but am keen to freshen up the Ashtray on my S2.

Anyone had particular success with a recommended paint and/or process?

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Ash
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#2 Re: Ashtray renovation

Post by Gfhug » Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:32 pm

Ash, give up smoking and delete the thing!
I tried a plain, matt none wrinkle (or crinkle) black paint, it looks ok if not correct. Could a powder coating company do anything suitable, even if not wrinkle finish?

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#3 Re: Ashtray renovation

Post by vee12eman » Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:03 pm

Hi.
The crackle finish is available in cans and I have had great success on my ashtray and radio console, amongst other things. It’s such a long time ago I can’t remember what brand I used, but I think I used something from Eastwood. I have used a couple of different versions, in fact I am almost certain I bought one from Halfords, though I doubt they still sell it, that would be years back. Anyway the trick is to follow the instructions, especially with regards to the temperature recommendations.

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#4 Re: Ashtray renovation

Post by malcolm » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:13 am

Gfhug wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:32 pm
Ash, give up smoking and delete the thing!
I tried a plain, matt none wrinkle (or crinkle) black paint, it looks ok if not correct. Could a powder coating company do anything suitable, even if not wrinkle finish?

Geoff
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#5 Re: Ashtray renovation

Post by tinworm » Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:33 pm

I have seen a 4.2 ashtray with the stubber taken out and the interior lined with green felt. Ideal place to put a phone !

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#6 Re: Ashtray renovation

Post by Allrand » Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:58 pm

Excellent idea, I think I'll try that.
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#7 Re: Ashtray renovation

Post by AshM » Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:40 pm

:bigrin: Thanks all

Will research some paint and let you know how I get on.

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#8 Re: Ashtray renovation

Post by lowact » Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:46 am

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#9 Re: Ashtray renovation

Post by mark10337 » Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:36 pm

I removed the ashtray and use the space for the garage remote control :smile:
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