Help Support Bigcoupe.com

Center console surround removal procedure?

Post in this forum for topics relating to the interior.

Moderators: ron, bfons, GRNSHRK

Post Reply
GRNSHRK
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 3156
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 3:24 pm
Location: Gilroy (SF Bay Area) CA

Center console surround removal procedure?

Post by GRNSHRK » Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:02 pm

Well, as you can see, some of the interior parts have turned rather yellow after 41 years and are no longer beige :-?

I need to remove the center console plastic surround so that I can respray it, but cannot find any info on how to remove it :-k

Please advise if you know or can point me in the right direction [-o<

I was also thinking about spraying it while still installed, but I really don't think that's a very good idea [-X

As always, TIA
Attachments
IMG_4178.JPG
IMG_4178.JPG (1.35 MiB) Viewed 459 times
:mrgreen:
Bobbo
1980 633 CSi Cypress Green/Pearl Beige
2017 X5 M Sport Xdrive 35i Carbon Black/Ivory White
2005 330 Ci ZHP Cabrio Imola Red/Bone/Black
Image

marc79euro645
Posts: 24
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:31 am
Location: pensacola

Re: Center console surround removal procedure?

Post by marc79euro645 » Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:01 pm

You may as well spray it where it is. I rebuilt mine recently with plywood, as the original particle board sides were falling apart. The back 3" is molded urethane as it rounds the corner. It's stapled to the particle board sides, so it's not coming off without rebuilding the sides.

User avatar
Ralph in Socal
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 2504
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:32 am
Location: High Desert of SoCal

Re: Center console surround removal procedure?

Post by Ralph in Socal » Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:28 am

Screws under the ashtray insert and a couple under the shift boot. Also a screw on each side at the very front bottom. Take off the shift knob to let it clear easier when pulling out.

Ralph
There is a very fine line between "Hobby" and Mental Illness.

85 635csi Zinno Auto
84 528i Euro
83 635 Euro Arktik
81 528i Kastanien 5-speed
88 528e Bronzit (Granpa Car)
86 535i Auto (For Sale)
81 633 csi (retired)

GRNSHRK
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 3156
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 3:24 pm
Location: Gilroy (SF Bay Area) CA

Re: Center console surround removal procedure?

Post by GRNSHRK » Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:20 pm

OK, so if I read this correctly, the whole thing comes out WITH the carpet attached :-?

Sheesh, not what I was expecting ](*,)

Sounding more like redying it in place, but not spray it, use a foam brush or something like that :-"
:mrgreen:
Bobbo
1980 633 CSi Cypress Green/Pearl Beige
2017 X5 M Sport Xdrive 35i Carbon Black/Ivory White
2005 330 Ci ZHP Cabrio Imola Red/Bone/Black
Image

marc79euro645
Posts: 24
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:31 am
Location: pensacola

Re: Center console surround removal procedure?

Post by marc79euro645 » Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:55 am

I think you could get a 9'x12' light visqueen dropcloth at lowes or home depot. Drape the whole interior, cut and tape to expose console, and spray it.
I haven't been satisfied with attempts to brush vinyl paint.

GRNSHRK
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 3156
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 3:24 pm
Location: Gilroy (SF Bay Area) CA

Re: Center console surround removal procedure?

Post by GRNSHRK » Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:41 pm

Well, I wound up redying it still installed [-(

I am very pleased with the results :lol:

Using the foam brush was the trick, although spraying would have been better :roll:

Here's a couple of shots, including while I have most everything removed from the dash, in part to hopefully sort out my charging system issues, and correct some of the "custom" wiring, not sure who did some of this, since I've owned this 6er for over 31 years :-"

And you can see by looking at the color of the glove box that I'm not quite done [-X

When does it ever end :-?
Attachments
IMG_4209.JPG
IMG_4209.JPG (1.68 MiB) Viewed 397 times
IMG_4213.JPG
IMG_4213.JPG (1.51 MiB) Viewed 397 times
IMG_4214.JPG
IMG_4214.JPG (1.47 MiB) Viewed 397 times
:mrgreen:
Bobbo
1980 633 CSi Cypress Green/Pearl Beige
2017 X5 M Sport Xdrive 35i Carbon Black/Ivory White
2005 330 Ci ZHP Cabrio Imola Red/Bone/Black
Image

User avatar
635sharknose
Bigcoupe 100 Post club
Posts: 400
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Location: The Netherlands
Contact:

Re: Center console surround removal procedure?

Post by 635sharknose » Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:11 am

That looks very fresh! Very good result Bob! =D>
Paul
Image
Instagram: @635sharknose
1987 635CSi Bronzitbeige

GRNSHRK
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 3156
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 3:24 pm
Location: Gilroy (SF Bay Area) CA

Re: Center console surround removal procedure?

Post by GRNSHRK » Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:14 pm

Thanks Paul, it is very fresh \:D/

Whatever wasn't refinished got cleaned, even Gliptone leather treatment on the shift gaitor =D>
:mrgreen:
Bobbo
1980 633 CSi Cypress Green/Pearl Beige
2017 X5 M Sport Xdrive 35i Carbon Black/Ivory White
2005 330 Ci ZHP Cabrio Imola Red/Bone/Black
Image

User avatar
hornhospital
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 2712
Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:46 pm
Location: Silverhill, AL
Contact:

Re: Center console surround removal procedure?

Post by hornhospital » Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:47 pm

Looking great!

And to answer your question, no, it never ends. :wink:
Ken Kanne
'84 633CSi "Sylvia"; '85 635CSi "Katja";'85 325e "Hazel Ann";'87 325is "Odette"; '93 325is "Elvira"; '95 M3 "Ashlyn"; '95 318is "Bebe"

GRNSHRK
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 3156
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 3:24 pm
Location: Gilroy (SF Bay Area) CA

Re: Center console surround removal procedure?

Post by GRNSHRK » Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:45 am

Thanks Ken, kinda already knew the answer :roll:

I was gonna reach out to you directly, hope all's well on the Gulf Coast [-o<
:mrgreen:
Bobbo
1980 633 CSi Cypress Green/Pearl Beige
2017 X5 M Sport Xdrive 35i Carbon Black/Ivory White
2005 330 Ci ZHP Cabrio Imola Red/Bone/Black
Image

User avatar
hornhospital
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 2712
Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:46 pm
Location: Silverhill, AL
Contact:

Re: Center console surround removal procedure?

Post by hornhospital » Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:33 am

We are fine, thanks for asking. A little wind (45-50 mph) for a few hours, and TONS of rain. Actually a lot less severe than I expected for being on the E/NE side of the storm. We are already close to our yearly rainfall total, with the normally wet months of October and November yet to come. Sure would like to donate some of this rain to the west coast!
Ken Kanne
'84 633CSi "Sylvia"; '85 635CSi "Katja";'85 325e "Hazel Ann";'87 325is "Odette"; '93 325is "Elvira"; '95 M3 "Ashlyn"; '95 318is "Bebe"

knunger
Posts: 39
Joined: Wed May 24, 2017 4:42 pm
Location: Tucson AZ

Re: Center console surround removal procedure?

Post by knunger » Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:43 pm

GRNSHRK wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:41 pm
Well, I wound up redying it still installed [-(

I am very pleased with the results :lol:

Using the foam brush was the trick, although spraying would have been better :roll:

Here's a couple of shots, including while I have most everything removed from the dash, in part to hopefully sort out my charging system issues, and correct some of the "custom" wiring, not sure who did some of this, since I've owned this 6er for over 31 years :-"

And you can see by looking at the color of the glove box that I'm not quite done [-X

When does it ever end :-?
What brand of dye did you use?
Did you use an adhesion promoter?

Thanks!

GRNSHRK
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 3156
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 3:24 pm
Location: Gilroy (SF Bay Area) CA

Re: Center console surround removal procedure?

Post by GRNSHRK » Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:34 pm

I used Leatherique products, just basically cleaned all of the parts that are plastic, and seems to adhere pretty good, so far [-o<

When I bought new front seats eons ago, I bought this kit so that I could match the new leather, as it's almost impossible to match pearl beige :-"

Just finally getting around to these projects, great being retired and now having the time to do these tasks =D>
:mrgreen:
Bobbo
1980 633 CSi Cypress Green/Pearl Beige
2017 X5 M Sport Xdrive 35i Carbon Black/Ivory White
2005 330 Ci ZHP Cabrio Imola Red/Bone/Black
Image

User avatar
635sharknose
Bigcoupe 100 Post club
Posts: 400
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Location: The Netherlands
Contact:

Re: Center console surround removal procedure?

Post by 635sharknose » Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:08 pm

GRNSHRK wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:34 pm
Just finally getting around to these projects, great being retired and now having the time to do these tasks =D>
That indeed must be great :D. Would be nice to have more time, still quite some years to go...

Please share some pics of the result when you are ready.
Paul
Image
Instagram: @635sharknose
1987 635CSi Bronzitbeige

Dmckim
Posts: 83
Joined: Thu May 22, 2014 12:54 pm
Location: Buffalo

Re: Center console surround removal procedure?

Post by Dmckim » Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:39 am

Since you are retired, and not a productive member of society, come to Buffalo and do that magic to my '80! 8)

Looks great Bobbo. Inspiring me to get back in to it.

Dale
Buffalo, NY
1980 633CSi
1987 325is (sold)
2001 740iL Sport (sold)
2007 328xiT (Sold)
2014 320dT (Sold)
Current: 2016 M-B E350 Sport,
2007 GMC Sierra,
1972 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible

Jlc
Bigcoupe 100 Post club
Posts: 157
Joined: Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:27 pm
Location: Atl

Re: Center console surround removal procedure?

Post by Jlc » Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:43 am

Looks great. What is the gauge cluster in it?
85 635CSi Bronzit

GRNSHRK
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 3156
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 3:24 pm
Location: Gilroy (SF Bay Area) CA

Re: Center console surround removal procedure?

Post by GRNSHRK » Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:34 am

I'll get right on that Dale, I better hurry up before it starts snowing :-"

Jlc, here's the entire story, sort of in reverse order :roll:

https://bigcoupe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=32360

The gauge kit came from the famed Hardy & Beck (H&B) in Berkeley, CA =D>

Thanks again gents, looking forward to more comments at PSF, with in-person viewing [-o<
:mrgreen:
Bobbo
1980 633 CSi Cypress Green/Pearl Beige
2017 X5 M Sport Xdrive 35i Carbon Black/Ivory White
2005 330 Ci ZHP Cabrio Imola Red/Bone/Black
Image

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests