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Hi Guys n gals, like a lot of people with the NA MX5, there comes a time when you want to do something about the dreary inside.

So Ive been slowly gathering old bits of plastic from the scrapper so I can have a go at doing something with the drab interior.I decided to do something about the radio surround, as much as I like the KG Works stuff, I could never justify the cost. Instead I thought I'd see what I could do with a can of paint.......



The pain is some plasticote stuff,colour is called Pewter, the finish isnt perfect, the laquer makes it too shiney, plus I should should have rubbed the plastic grain down smooth, still it looks better than before. I've also added a MK2 MX5 clock and cubby,I did get the BMW clock, but Ive decided to go digital instead.

Ive got replacement dash pads, im not sure if I want to cover them with another material or to get em flocked, Im also going to do a DIY carpeted gear surround, im basically going to do a nakamae rip off, lol!

On another note, does any know where I can source some cheapish fake suede/alcantara/pleather? I want to cover the door cards.
 

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Hi Guys n gals, like a lot of people with the NA MX5, there comes a time when you want to do something about the dreary inside.

So Ive been slowly gathering old bits of plastic from the scrapper so I can have a go at doing something with the drab interior.I decided to do something about the radio surround, as much as I like the KG Works stuff, I could never justify the cost. Instead I thought I'd see what I could do with a can of paint.......



The pain is some plasticote stuff,colour is called Pewter, the finish isnt perfect, the laquer makes it too shiney, plus I should should have rubbed the plastic grain down smooth, still it looks better than before. I've also added a MK2 MX5 clock and cubby,I did get the BMW clock, but Ive decided to go digital instead.

Ive got replacement dash pads, im not sure if I want to cover them with another material or to get em flocked, Im also going to do a DIY carpeted gear surround, im basically going to do a nakamae rip off, lol!

On another note, does any know where I can source some cheapish fake suede/alcantara/pleather? I want to cover the door cards.
Any changes are personal choice, Looks good IMHO

I have just order 1x Meter of black Alcantara from a seller on ebay in black to do my door cards, and will probably flock the crash pads door tops and speedo cowl.

Phill
 

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Looks good to me, nice one matey


You should maybe think about doing the other part of the centre console in the same colour as well.
 

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Thanks guys, the paints cheap so I may paint the gear surround aswell, im just worried it will be too silver.

The crash pads and cowl, will more than likely be flocked in black, banbury flocking is on 1 hour from me so I may drive down one day and drop my bits off.
 

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Looks good to me, nice one matey


You should maybe think about doing the other part of the centre console in the same colour as well.
No need if he`s going for the Nakamae look....try & keep up lad


Looks good fella
 
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