Pontiac GTA Enhancement information and discussions with Technical DIY and performance tuning information for the hardcore Pontiac GTA Owners and Enthusiasts.
Forum | Register Now | Members | Search | How Do I... | Calendar

Go Back   The GTA Source Page Message Forums > GTA SPECIFIC > GTA NON-TECH

GTA NON-TECH Got a question about non-mechanical items related to your GTA.... whatever they may be? Then post it HERE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-14-2004   #1
89gta5spd
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: wv
Posts: 5


Cleaning up console plate?

Anyone know of a way to remove the scuffs/scratches on the shifter plate. I have a 5spd and it's impossible to purchase a new one with all the button holes cut out. My plate is in good shape but not perfect b/c of some scratches. I'm probably stuck with it like that but just wondered if there was some way to clean it up.
89gta5spd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2004   #2
rockingta
Johnboy!!
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 24


Re: Cleaning up console plate?

tire cleaner will make it look new but the scratches will still be there.
rockingta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2004   #3
Ozzy88GTA
Old Timer
 
Ozzy88GTA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Rincon, GA
Posts: 528



GTA Year: 1988
GTA Engine: 305 TPI Automatic
Re: Cleaning up console plate?

Do it the same way you'd polish tail lights. Use some aluminum polish first then polish with a "plastic and plexiglass polish". Be carefull not to polish on the surfaces that are painted, it will rub off the paint. I buffed mine this same way and it took some time, lots of patience. For deep scratches I used 1500 grit paper then a Dremel with a buffing wheel and aluminum polish, running on low speed and on end (buffing in circular motion like a large buffer) to keep it from getting hot. This part I did very carefully!

-Ozzy

Last edited by Ozzy88GTA; 07-21-2004 at 09:28 PM.
Ozzy88GTA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Center Console DAVE GTA NON-TECH 1 12-13-2003 02:56 PM
Upper console map light chris87gta GTA PARTS WANTED 1 01-31-2003 08:21 AM
Center console repair Brett89GTA GTA NON-TECH 7 07-16-2002 07:46 PM
console help tommydodso GTA NON-TECH 4 04-25-2002 09:29 AM
Center console REMOVED USER GTA PARTS FOR SALE 0 12-03-2001 04:33 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.