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6, Blue stripe pimping and steering wheel cover:
With the new carbon black carpets with its blue edge I feel I must do something more with the interior. It's too grey !
Looking on YouTube what can be done with the interior I found these stripes. They can be inserted in the gap between the door panels and others. In the videos it looked very nice so why not try to use them on my Crossfire ?
The stripe has a thin edge that is inserted in the gap, the gap must be around 1 mm wide and a couple of mm deep. A tool is included to use when mounting these stripes. The stripe looks black here but it's glittering blue.
I use the yellow tool that was included to widen the gap between the panels so the stripe can be insirted.
My first stripe. At this place it was simple, just did some cuts on the stripe where it's bent sharp.
At top of the center console I had some trouble, the sharp edges was difficult to get the stripe follow around. I skipped that part for the moment.
I continue over to the right side, even here is a sharp bent and I did a cut in the stripe.
Don't use too strong force with the tool, you can crack the panels.
The last part on the right side was very difficult to get the stripe in place. I think I have to glue it later.
After I had practice on the dashboard I move over to the door panels. I want the blue stripe continue all the way around. One important thing, don't let the stripe go all the way to the door gasket. The sharp end of the stripe can wear out the gasket.
The door panel was more difficult, I can only move the tool one cm at a time while I press the stripe in place.
The last curve get me depressed, I couldn't get the stripe in place.
30 minutes later, it's there. But I think that I will find it on the floor next time I visit the garage.
It doesn't look much on these photos, but when sitting in the coupe these discrete blue stripes do a lot for the impression.
Later I will do another try on the center panel. Blue line on the carpets, blue stripes and a blue steering wheel cover.
Steering wheel cover:
A couple of years ago I changed the steering wheel cover, from grey to blue. Looks good with a matching color. But it wasn't so nice to hold in.
Now I have ordered a new, still blue.
Not very much different look but feels much better to hold in.
Later adjustment of the stripes around the center console:
When I did this the first time I had problem with the sharp corners around the ventilation outlet and let that place out. Now when I have got some experience I try once more to have the stripe all around the ventilation. This time it wasn't very difficult to fix it.
Details around the sharp corners, the upper gap between the panels is a little too big to hold the stripe in perfect place. I have to add some extra in between.
I also let the stripe go around the corners, it didn't look very good earlier whit the stripe's visible end. To do this I had to cut out a piece of the strip where it bents.
Even the most right stripe I changed too also have this go around the corner.