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Old 12-11-14, 02:11 AM   #1
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Cool Just wanted to Share with the LS crew

Here's a diy I did on my sc which will work wonders on your LS aswell I did this a little while ago and thought I should do a write up to show you all the steps I took to renew my wood trim around shifter and shift **** also, please note my shifter doesn't look the best because it's worn out from daily driving so much couldn't be done. I didn't take pics of the method I used however here is the details and products I used for the transformation

First-wipe down the surface with a wet cloth using small amount of Meguiars Gold Class Shampoo to lift any dirt or oils off the surface.rinse and ring out so it isn't soapy

Second-tape off everywhere so you don't get any excess in any creases.

Third- use a dime size of 3m rubbing compound on a terry towel and rub it in until it's completely covered evenly ,then you wait a little let it sit for 2 mins and then you buff it off with a clean towel

Fourth-apply a polish of your choice to it you rub it in with medium pressure then you can add mothers polishing glaze to add more depth for a new look then you wipe it down with a damp cloth to clean up around the area

Fifth add a sealant on top my choice was the Detailers Pro Poli-Coat Paint Sealant I

before do not mind the fur wry cloth was just getting some ideas

Here's the after results

pleaee let me know if you have a better or easier solution to this process let me know what you think next mission is the seats overhaul stay tuned
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if you have deep scratches or cracks you can pull it off the car, sand it, and relaquer it. Regular UV resistant polyurethane clear works fine.
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Nice. Ours is getting more scratches and I've also debated polishing up the shifter bezel plastic.
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looks good thanks for sharing.
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Very cool! i'll have to try that!
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