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I hate the dull gray boomerang on my '06 Solstice. Have seen the pictures of others painting their panels body color. My car is black so thought about gloss black. But then I got to thinking of my old MGB and how it had the wrinkle finish on the dash. I am now toying with the idea of a black wrinkle finish on the boomerang panel! If I were to do this, it would be a winter project. Your thoughts?...
 

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Give it a shot, might look great and if you aren't happy with it, you can always redo it a different way.
 

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I have had the dash, forward console and door inserts painted gloss black. As long as they add the proper amount of additive to ensure it remains flexible it works great. No reason why the same process could not be used on the waterfall. If you leave it with the factory finish and spray over the top it will come out looking wrinkled. :thumbs:
 

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I hate the dull gray boomerang on my '06 Solstice. Have seen the pictures of others painting their panels body color. My car is black so thought about gloss black. But then I got to thinking of my old MGB and how it had the wrinkle finish on the dash. I am now toying with the idea of a black wrinkle finish on the boomerang panel! If I were to do this, it would be a winter project. Your thoughts?...
Body black is exactly what I'll be doing mine.. I've already done the steering wheel and handbrake trim.
 

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I have had the dash, forward console and door inserts painted gloss black. As long as they add the proper amount of additive to ensure it remains flexible it works great. No reason why the same process could not be used on the waterfall. If you leave it with the factory finish and spray over the top it will come out looking wrinkled. :thumbs:
He didn't say waterfall... he said boomerang...
 

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Sounds cool, though I'd be tempted to have the outer perimeter of the boomerang covered in leather and cover the inner boomerang with a B&I dash kit in piano black (or the armor burl finish for texture). Their website says their finishes are covered in clear plastic urethane for additional protection. Then I'd have a hard time deciding if RTE, Northern Sol, or you had the :cool:est boomerang.
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Sounds cool, though I'd be tempted to have the outer perimeter of the boomerang covered in leather and cover the inner boomerang with a B&I dash kit in piano black (or the armor burl finish for texture). Their website says their finishes are covered in clear plastic urethane for additional protection. Then I'd have a hard time deciding if RTE, Northern Sol, or you had the :cool:est boomerang.
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Chop Top, thank you for including me in the "Best Boomerang" awards show! It is coming up to one year since I had it done and it still looks amazing. JPM do incredible work.:thumbs:
 

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Chop Top, thank you for including me in the "Best Boomerang" awards show! It is coming up to one year since I had it done and it still looks amazing. JPM do incredible work.:thumbs:
Yet they pretty much refused to do one for me saying it would last (edges would peel and shrink). They second time I asked, the price went up $100 and they still wouldn't recommend.

I love the look, but if the vendor so obviously won't stand behind it...
 

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Yet they pretty much refused to do one for me saying it would last (edges would peel and shrink). They second time I asked, the price went up $100 and they still wouldn't recommend.

I love the look, but if the vendor so obviously won't stand behind it...
Joe made aware of his concerns. It really comes down to how long you have it baking in the sun and taking care of it. My Sol is parked in underground parking where I live. I bought a windshield sun reflector which I use religiously when she is parked in the sun. I also make sure to moisturize / balm the all of my leather a couple of times per season. As I said in earlier post been a year and all good.

Bottom line, if you are in a year round hot climate then this would not make sense. Up here in Canuck land it is fine.:thumbs:
 

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Joe made aware of his concerns. It really comes down to how long you have it baking in the sun and taking care of it. My Sol is parked in underground parking where I live. I bought a windshield sun reflector which I use religiously when she is parked in the sun. I also make sure to moisturize / balm the all of my leather a couple of times per season. As I said in earlier post been a year and all good.

Bottom line, if you are in a year round hot climate then this would not make sense. Up here in Canuck land it is fine.:thumbs:
And I'm in WA where it's cloudy 9 months out of the year... And it's garaged at both ends of my commute...

anyways.. with the price increase and his reluctance (plus shipping back and forth) it seemed less feasible.
 

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I still kinda like the dull grey, just wish the radio faceplate matched it so it doesn't look like a black hole in the dash.

On the other hand, if I were to change the boomerang to a black wrinkle finish, I would also think about swapping out the white instrument backgrounds to black too.
 

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Joe made aware of his concerns. It really comes down to how long you have it baking in the sun and taking care of it. My Sol is parked in underground parking where I live. I bought a windshield sun reflector which I use religiously when she is parked in the sun. I also make sure to moisturize / balm the all of my leather a couple of times per season. As I said in earlier post been a year and all good.

Bottom line, if you are in a year round hot climate then this would not make sense. Up here in Canuck land it is fine.:thumbs:

Thought a dash cover would help but see those just cover the top of the dash, and its going off topic.

Riggs I Googled/Images, Solstice painted dashes and seen several, but didn't t see a gloss black.
 
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