Little DIY Project - Shift Knob
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    Little DIY Project - Shift Knob

    So, I bought my new-to-me RRS SC and the previous owners had this pretty ugly fake wood-trim shift knob. Now that I have replaced it with a factory leather knob, I have decided to make a project out of this unfortunately ugly knob. I have sanded the fake wood off. I have the black plastic and the standard metal center insert with the round Range Rover lettering. I want to paint it and make it a unique but subtle piece for my interior. I have black leather with walnut wood, including the steering wheel. The exterior is Zermatt silver.

    Now, I could paint the knob to match the exterior, but I don't think it will contrast enough with the metal inlay...

    I could also paint it glossy black, but I kind of think that won't look too different from OEM...

    I could paint it silver to match the exterior and then paint the metal glossy black...

    Give me some ideas... I will post pictures of my progress/process.

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    Re: Little DIY Project - Shift Knob

    I like the last idea - silver with glossy black.

    I'd love to know how this tuns out because i'm considering painting all the plastic (including radio plasic) a glossy black, but I'd rather someone else took the leap first!

    Any pictures of the ugly knob?

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    Re: Little DIY Project - Shift Knob

    FIRE ENGINE RED FER CHRISSAKES
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    Re: Little DIY Project - Shift Knob

    The original pics of the knob are in the Zebrano wood trim thread floating around here...

    Ok so it is sanded and currently looks like:




    Colors schemes/suggestions anyone?

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    Re: Little DIY Project - Shift Knob

    I think you should make it transparent and insert a series of 6 blue LED lights into the middle so that when in Sportmode, depending on what gear you are in, it lights up that many lights on top of the gear shift knob!

    Just a thought!!!
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    Re: Little DIY Project - Shift Knob

    Quote Originally Posted by PJPR01
    I think you should make it transparent and insert a series of 6 blue LED lights into the middle so that when in Sportmode, depending on what gear you are in, it lights up that many lights on top of the gear shift knob!

    Just a thought!!!
    Haha no.. that would take a lot. Although an LED powered redline countdown or shift-time indicator would be great. I miss that from my SMG-tranny'ed E46 M3...

    Phase II: Ready for paint.




    First coat of silver has been applied.

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    Re: Little DIY Project - Shift Knob

    To be continued tomorrow... it's beer time!

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    Re: Little DIY Project - Shift Knob

    Quote Originally Posted by MIAMIRRS
    To be continued tomorrow... it's beer time!
    RED! Seriously? Glossy black. And make sure it's slick and not tacky.
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    Re: Little DIY Project - Shift Knob

    Well what would match the red shifter in my car?? We'll see how this turns out....

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    Re: Little DIY Project - Shift Knob

    Quote Originally Posted by MIAMIRRS
    Well what would match the red shifter in my car?? We'll see how this turns out....

    Nothing, but it would look bad ass. Can you put flames on it too?

    EN FUEGO!
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    Re: Little DIY Project - Shift Knob

    Put a Skull head!!!

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    Re: Little DIY Project - Shift Knob

    Wow... That blue masking tape looks great! I think you should leave it like that.

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    Re: Little DIY Project - Shift Knob

    Hey, and make sure you don't get any paint on Mom's nice mohagany dining table!



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    Re: Little DIY Project - Shift Knob

    Haha a death's head?

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    Re: Little DIY Project - Shift Knob

    Quote Originally Posted by umbertob
    Wow... That blue masking tape looks great! I think you should leave it like that.
    One asks for blue LED lights, and all we get is blue tape...ah well...

    Deep sigh!
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