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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Refurbishing the airbag cover back to new

In case anyone wanted to make they’re airbag cover look decent again I made a video on it.

https://youtu.be/nnULeBkT3Ns
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Thanks. Will be refinishing mine this winter.
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Thanks for the great video but members should try using Denatured Alcohol prior to going into taking things apart. See the post https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f92...pieces-405241/ where this was discussed. I wiped mine down with strong Denatured Alcohol from Home Depot a year ago and it took the goo off completely. It looked like factory new when I was done (60 seconds) and still looks factory fresh a year later. Your vid is good because it also paints the silver ring that all of us have to deal with when the paint chips/peals/scratches. I put CF wrap on mine but the Plasticoat is awesome stuff to!
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Thanks for the great video but members should try using Denatured Alcohol prior to going into taking things apart. See the post https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f92...pieces-405241/ where this was discussed. I wiped mine down with strong Denatured Alcohol from Home Depot a year ago and it took the goo off completely. It looked like factory new when I was done (60 seconds) and still looks factory fresh a year later. Your vid is good because it also paints the silver ring that all of us have to deal with when the paint chips/peals/scratches. I put CF wrap on mine but the Plasticoat is awesome stuff to!
I know what you mean I used acetone to remove the tacky layer off prior to sanding and it came off but It looked somewhat faded and some of the scratches where deep that’s why I sanded and painted
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