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Most common console colour

Poll ended at Wed 22 Jul, 2015 10:12

BLACK
22
40%
SILVER
13
24%
WOOD
9
16%
OTHER (SPECIFY)
11
20%
 
Total votes: 55

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MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?

Post by Southernboy » Thu 02 Jul, 2015 10:03

What is the most common console colour for the sections housing the gearshift and gauges?

BLACK

SILVER

WOOD

OTHER
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Re: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?

Post by Boosh » Thu 02 Jul, 2015 10:05

Well, mine was wood, now vinyl-wrapped black...
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Post by BladeRunner919 » Thu 02 Jul, 2015 10:27

Are you asking what colour we have, or are we guessing what the most common colour from the factory was?

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Post by Southernboy » Thu 02 Jul, 2015 12:20

What coulur do you have... :wink:
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Post by Jewell » Thu 02 Jul, 2015 13:11

RED subtle BMW of course :D

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Post by BladeRunner919 » Thu 02 Jul, 2015 14:21

Southernboy wrote:What coulur do you have... :wink:
Oh, ok. I've put my 'vote' in for black, then, but I do have a silver one in a box and another one that I'm planning on painting red!

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Post by gookah » Thu 02 Jul, 2015 14:37

blue carbon fibre wrap
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Post by Southernboy » Thu 02 Jul, 2015 14:41

What colour is it under the wrap?
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Post by Mor61e » Thu 02 Jul, 2015 14:50

Beige
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Post by ('_')Z3 » Thu 02 Jul, 2015 15:08

Black alcantara
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Post by gookah » Thu 02 Jul, 2015 15:10

Southernboy wrote:What colour is it under the wrap?
red
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I have an element of 'M-styling' on my car, If that's a good enough reason for the manufacturers to adorn a 320 with the M badge, then its certainly a good enough reason for me..

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Post by colb » Thu 02 Jul, 2015 15:27

Other - Oregon/beige

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Post by g8jka » Thu 02 Jul, 2015 17:37

I need more than 1 option as I have 3 :shock:

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Post by Southernboy » Thu 02 Jul, 2015 17:56

Unlucky... :lol:
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Post by peter2b » Thu 02 Jul, 2015 18:04

Other blue leather
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Post by saturdaygig » Thu 02 Jul, 2015 18:32

mine was brushed aluminium but I swapped it red.

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Post by lebigmec » Thu 02 Jul, 2015 21:56

Mine is red matching my dream Red interior

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Post by ///M_aniac » Fri 03 Jul, 2015 01:01

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Post by Althulas » Fri 03 Jul, 2015 02:28

Black but I do love the red/black interior maybe one day when the wife's away.
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Post by littlefeller » Fri 03 Jul, 2015 07:00

feeling a bit left out now, mine is the original wood with beige :lol:

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Post by Mr Silver » Fri 03 Jul, 2015 08:19

Other - Red


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Re: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?

Post by stevov » Fri 03 Jul, 2015 09:48

Brushed aluminium silver

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Post by billibob » Sat 04 Jul, 2015 20:13

Replaced original with wood centre and wood gearshift. Class. :lol:

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Post by Davejue1 » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 07:06

Mine was black when I bought the car but changed the gearknob, handbrake and centre console to wood.
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Post by Dave L2 » Tue 14 Jul, 2015 12:24

Other - RED
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Post by littlefeller » Thu 23 Jul, 2015 20:06

changing my wood to this
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Post by Southernboy » Fri 24 Jul, 2015 07:34

Looks like Bird's eye Maple... very nice !
Wood trim was considered synonymous with the roadster image for many years, and I have seen some smart "upgrades" to the Z4 interior using wood trim for just that reason... good luck with your modification... looking forward to seeing pics of the results. Perhaps pay a visit to a Jaguar classic outlet and have a look inside some of the Mk II's, they have used that wood in the trim and the finishing with substantial layers of lacquer makes it extremely attractive... :wink:
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Post by littlefeller » Fri 24 Jul, 2015 18:24

that is the plan, deep lacquer, buffed real well. I never liked wood trim till I brought my z, now its great in cars like these.

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Post by littlefeller » Fri 24 Jul, 2015 19:53

this is nice too, olive ash
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Post by Southernboy » Fri 24 Jul, 2015 20:11

I prefer the Bird's Eye.... It has a natural sheen which is enhanced with the lacquer. The olive ash is somewhat "busy" by comparison IMO.
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Post by littlefeller » Fri 24 Jul, 2015 20:47

the birds eye is also a bit cheaper and the sections are a lot larger. the choices are plentiful. don't want to clog this thread up, I started a new one a couple of days ago. I will be making a few other changes to the wood trim too.

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Post by littlefeller » Mon 03 Oct, 2016 18:14

well mine is certainly different now
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Post by Southernboy » Mon 03 Oct, 2016 18:20

Holy Rattlesnake Batman!! :D
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Post by littlefeller » Mon 03 Oct, 2016 19:37

go well with my beige trim

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Post by Bonzo » Mon 03 Oct, 2016 23:02

I've got WOOD! :shock:
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Post by littlefeller » Sat 15 Oct, 2016 08:12

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now thinking, I think I would prefer beige leather with nice stitching, maybe even a two tone (a darker beige running up the centre)

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Post by Southernboy » Sat 15 Oct, 2016 16:26

I hope you don't have matching boots..... :lol:
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Post by handsomejackuk » Sat 15 Oct, 2016 18:20

littlefeller wrote:feeling a bit left out now, mine is the original wood with beige :lol:
wood with beige for me too...

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Post by littlefeller » Sun 16 Oct, 2016 07:10

its not staying in, I will be swapping it for leather (beige) with some nice stitching.

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Post by Bonzo » Sun 16 Oct, 2016 19:24

littlefeller wrote:Image
Nooooooooooooooooooooooo! :shake: :bad :nono
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Post by petecossie » Sun 16 Oct, 2016 21:30

My console is black but when I bought my M Coupe one annoying thing was that a previous owner/maintainer had put a deep groove in the surface just a adjacent to the surround/gaiter (maybe they had used a screwdriver to remove the surround and slipped). To rectify this thinking a putting a black leather textured vinyl wrap over the console surface.
How easy is it to remove the console sections? Is there a guide to carry out this work? May just try doing the effected flat section with the surround & window switches first to see what it looks like.
Anyone used a similar wrap finish, if so any pics?
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Post by Southernboy » Mon 17 Oct, 2016 06:42

If you refer to the Z3 Knowledgebase, and go to the "Dashboard removal" item, then within that you will see the "console removal" item - click on that for guidance.
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Post by Zed Carer » Mon 17 Oct, 2016 12:08

Mine is blue with blue extended leather to the dashboard pods.
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Post by knighthawk » Mon 17 Oct, 2016 14:54

Black in mine :lol:

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Post by knighthawk » Mon 17 Oct, 2016 14:55

Bonzo wrote:
littlefeller wrote:Image
Nooooooooooooooooooooooo! :shake: :bad :nono
Where did you get the clock

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Post by littlefeller » Mon 17 Oct, 2016 21:04

knighthawk wrote:
Bonzo wrote:
littlefeller wrote:Image
Nooooooooooooooooooooooo! :shake: :bad :nono
Where did you get the clock
made it, its all temporary, its was an experiment to test the idea of swapping the wood colour to another grain, but now I'm thinking maybe leather would be better.

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Post by petecossie » Mon 17 Oct, 2016 21:47

Southernboy wrote:If you refer to the Z3 Knowledgebase, and go to the "Dashboard removal" item, then within that you will see the "console removal" item - click on that for guidance.
Cheers Barry, I'll have a good study of the that thread.
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