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    WOW! Improve center console by painting it?

    What about that bright metallic silver trim pieces which surround the 50 buttons and video screen?

    I thought of getting it painted a nice dark metallic color, probably one that matches the buttons' color.

    Could go along way to making that "cop car electronics junk" look less in-your-face?


    No big deal to paint it, just get a new piece of trim so if you dislike the results you can revert.

    Re: WOW! Improve center console by painting it?

    I saw a car which had carbon instead of the silver parts, it looked absolutely great.

    Re: WOW! Improve center console by painting it?

    yeah, that would be interesting. It's just that the silver adornment/embellishment of an already problematic area 9all the buttons and screen) seems to feature and accent the problem as I see it.

    Will keep my eyes open.

    The other idea I thought of was to get a cover made by some specialty shop.

    I can't remember which car has it but one of 'em out there has a flap which looks nice when shut. Might be too impractical looks- and use-wise though to retrofit in this case.

    Re: WOW! Improve center console by painting it?

    I see on page 30 of Christophorus Edition 309 a Cayenne with a black surround,looks much more elegant than that metallic silver plastic.Any of our European friends know of a speciality company like Carnewal who could be in this market.

    Re: WOW! Improve center console by painting it?

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    9Eleven said:
    I see on page 30 of Christophorus Edition 309 a Cayenne with a black surround,looks much more elegant than that metallic silver plastic.Any of our European friends know of a speciality company like Carnewal who could be in this market.



    Oh, yeah 9, good observation, thanks!. I looked at the pic an I'm getting happier about all that jazzy buttonage being put in it's place: the background.



    Looks like a good solution to complaints about all the buttons.

     
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