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post #81 of 125 (permalink) Old 03-16-2014, 06:41 AM
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Have some time today so going to install. AikShi sent me directions via snail mail but I don't have them yet - so, question for you guys

Does the velcro just stick to the OUTER edge of the aluminum tray and the glovebox 'rests' on it, or do you do something with removing the black AC control bezel and the bottom edge of the glovebox sort of 'slides' into the tray and the top is secured by velcro?

Sorry for being dumb, but I bought mine used of another forumite who took it off his car.

If it just sticks with the velcro on outer edges, install should take 10 seconds. If some of you said 10 minutes, I guess I'm missing something.

Any info is helpful and feel free to post an install pic (every pic we have is finished product).

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You remove the AC bezel so you can put the Velcro on the tray, top and bottom. The top you tuck the Velcro in as far as you can, so not to see the aluminum. The bottom, I put in on the glove box. I lined up the top so it's nice and even! Then push the bottom on. Push hard to stick to the tray. I then pulled the unit off slow, stuff really grabs. Release the top first. When pulling the bottom, it will try and pull the Velcro off the tray some. Once unit is off, fold the bottom over so it sticks really good to the tray. Put the AC control back in. Done, put glove box back on and you should not see any Velcro or very little!
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Congrats on the birth of your new son, glad to hear mother and baby are well.

Thanks for your greeting, Rascal. We are very happy with the new family memeber, very tired, but very happy!
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You remove the AC bezel so you can put the Velcro on the tray, top and bottom. The top you tuck the Velcro in as far as you can, so not to see the aluminum. The bottom, I put in on the glove box. I lined up the top so it's nice and even! Then push the bottom on. Push hard to stick to the tray. I then pulled the unit off slow, stuff really grabs. Release the top first. When pulling the bottom, it will try and pull the Velcro off the tray some. Once unit is off, fold the bottom over so it sticks really good to the tray. Put the AC control back in. Done, put glove box back on and you should not see any Velcro or very little!
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Have some time today so going to install. AikShi sent me directions via snail mail but I don't have them yet - so, question for you guys

Does the velcro just stick to the OUTER edge of the aluminum tray and the glovebox 'rests' on it, or do you do something with removing the black AC control bezel and the bottom edge of the glovebox sort of 'slides' into the tray and the top is secured by velcro?

Sorry for being dumb, but I bought mine used of another forumite who took it off his car.

If it just sticks with the velcro on outer edges, install should take 10 seconds. If some of you said 10 minutes, I guess I'm missing something.

Any info is helpful and feel free to post an install pic (every pic we have is finished product).

Thx


Jeff,

Sorry for not being able to response the instruction write out quickly... Things got pretty stacked up since the baby was born...
It would be easier for me to send a hardcopy to you since I have quite a few copies sitting at my office. It may take a little bit longer to find the soft copy since it was written 2-3 years ago...
Please let me know if you have any question on the instruction when you get it. Will do my best to help on!

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Installed mine. Again, I have the '08 'sensusoft' interior which has a rubbery coating and is more deep charcoal.

So, I custom mixed Plastidip:

- Can of black Plasti. Added some white to get a perfect match.
- Mixed with 50:50 of Naptha.
- Put into a $5 Preval sprayer.
- Sprayed about 10 coats. Let it cure for a solid week or two
- Added a silver Elise decal I got on eBay (same as exterior decals)

Looks incredible and matches perfectly. Spraying plastidip through a preval (thinned) gets a finish that is LIGHT YEARS better than out of the rattle can.
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Installed mine. Again, I have the '08 'sensusoft' interior which has a rubbery coating and is more deep charcoal.

So, I custom mixed Plastidip:

- Can of black Plasti. Added some white to get a perfect match.
- Mixed with 50:50 of Naptha.
- Put into a $5 Preval sprayer.
- Sprayed about 10 coats. Let it cure for a solid week or two
- Added a silver Elise decal I got on eBay (same as exterior decals)

Looks incredible and matches perfectly. Spraying plastidip through a preval (thinned) gets a finish that is LIGHT YEARS better than out of the rattle can.


Wow, I admire your details of work (no compromise)! It looks perfectly matched up, great job!!!

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where are you guys getting the cool emblems?

Solar Yellow 07 (225 whp)
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Decals on eBay. Just search for it on ebay
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I tried that but didnt find anything, I tried again with "elise decal" and now I see them. I guess ebay puts this (fits: Elise) in every thing I search for? Stupid ebay. Actually using -(fits: Elise) gives best result. Cant wait for me GB!

Solar Yellow 07 (225 whp)
Katana 2 SC
Sector 111 Pro rad radiator
Larini SE Exhaust and Lotus Euro Grills
alarm mod ( 80 feet )
all recalls complete.
upgraded front speakers to 5.25, back to 6.5 added a 12 inch sub
AikShii's Glove box.
Nexus gen 2 custom made radio Bessel.
Garw.co Dash.
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Mr2 87 - sold (1997-2004)
Mr2 01 - Wife's toy now (2000-)
Elise 07 - My DD (2014-).
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That is GORGEOUS (and I love your carpeted interior :O)
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I tried that but didnt find anything, I tried again with "elise decal" and now I see them. I guess ebay puts this (fits: Elise) in every thing I search for? Stupid ebay. Actually using -(fits: Elise) gives best result. Cant wait for me GB!
This guy - and he sells all the variants.

Keep in mind, comes from China so takes a couple of weeks:

2 pcs Elise Superchargered Sticker Decal Lotus S1 S2 111S 340R S111 SC Cd35 | eBay
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Lotushii, are you still selling these?
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That is GORGEOUS (and I love your carpeted interior :O)

ehowton, thank you so much for your compliment...! I guess you are talking about my pictures...right?
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Lotushii, are you still selling these?


Alek, pm sent...
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This guy - and he sells all the variants.

Keep in mind, comes from China so takes a couple of weeks:

2 pcs Elise Superchargered Sticker Decal Lotus S1 S2 111S 340R S111 SC Cd35 | eBay
haha that is the exact one I ordered.

Solar Yellow 07 (225 whp)
Katana 2 SC
Sector 111 Pro rad radiator
Larini SE Exhaust and Lotus Euro Grills
alarm mod ( 80 feet )
all recalls complete.
upgraded front speakers to 5.25, back to 6.5 added a 12 inch sub
AikShii's Glove box.
Nexus gen 2 custom made radio Bessel.
Garw.co Dash.
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Mr2 87 - sold (1997-2004)
Mr2 01 - Wife's toy now (2000-)
Elise 07 - My DD (2014-).
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If you want the new Chrome OEM one from lotus, here is the part.
http://www.mylotusgarage.com/index.p...num=A120U0150F



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Sporting a GB now!
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Solar Yellow 07 (225 whp)
Katana 2 SC
Sector 111 Pro rad radiator
Larini SE Exhaust and Lotus Euro Grills
alarm mod ( 80 feet )
all recalls complete.
upgraded front speakers to 5.25, back to 6.5 added a 12 inch sub
AikShii's Glove box.
Nexus gen 2 custom made radio Bessel.
Garw.co Dash.
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Mr2 87 - sold (1997-2004)
Mr2 01 - Wife's toy now (2000-)
Elise 07 - My DD (2014-).
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Sporting a GB now!

ulao, thanks for the picture. It looks great, and I like the emblems too! Good job!
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