Sticky Plastics/Switches - The Cure

Sticky Plastics/Switches - The Cure

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thegreenhell

8,481 posts

184 months

Thursday 4th March
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ZeroH said:
Yes some places take the piss on pricing just because they can.
Tyler Hoover from Hoovies Garage on YouTube is having his Diablo centre console de-stickied at the moment. He said it's costing him $2.5k, and that he didn't have any choice because it's the only place he could find to do it so they could basically charge whatever they wanted.

matjk

966 posts

105 months

Friday 5th March
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Wonder how much the laser engraving costs?
I have a laser engraving business we do a lot of switches for private jets , back lit buttons the same as these , simple to do , just laser the black away and leave the white undercoat .

Durzel

9,778 posts

133 months

Friday 12th March
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What causes this to happen?

Also +1 on £350 sounding like a reasonable price given the amount of labour (and care) involved. The end result in the OP looks really good!

ZeroH

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2,889 posts

154 months

Friday 12th March
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Durzel said:
What causes this to happen?

Also +1 on £350 sounding like a reasonable price given the amount of labour (and care) involved. The end result in the OP looks really good!
Thanks v much !

Ferrari coat a lot of their switches with a rubber coating which when new has a really nice texture to the touch. Nice aesthetic also.... but over time, especially in hotter climates, the coating kind of melts and just gets sticky.

Its taken almost 15yrs for my cars bits to get to the point of really needing a refurb and the treatment Roland gave them provides the OE texture but actually uses a harder wearing coating so should last for longer.

Bebs

2,892 posts

246 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Just received all my sticky switches back from Roland. Looks terrific and is very well done.





Spleen

3,582 posts

86 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Very impressive, did you take them apart yourself? Not sure I'm that brave to be honest.

Bebs

2,892 posts

246 months

Wednesday 7th April
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No, AV engineering took it all apart and sent it off.

Spleen

3,582 posts

86 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Nice, hoping to get mine done in the not too distant future. I just need to solve an annoying rattle first...

Mark_Blanchard

293 posts

220 months

Friday 9th April
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I used Dunlop 65 guitar lemon oil on my 360 plastics. Only £6 and worked a treat.

9xxNick

726 posts

179 months

Monday 12th April
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ZeroH said:
Aldous recommended Roland @ Sticky Plastics.
Could you share the website or email for this company please? I can't find it via Google.

Spleen

3,582 posts

86 months

Monday 12th April
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9xxNick said:
ZeroH said:
Aldous recommended Roland @ Sticky Plastics.
Could you share the website or email for this company please? I can't find it via Google.
I googled 'roland plastics' and look what came up!

https://www.rolandplastics.com

wink

Bebs

2,892 posts

246 months

Monday 12th April
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9xxNick said:
Could you share the website or email for this company please? I can't find it via Google.
I did that last week and the moderators removed it!
Roland replied to this thread previously, have a look and click on his profile. Otherwise PM me.

9xxNick

726 posts

179 months

Monday 12th April
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Spleen said:
I googled 'roland plastics' and look what came up!

https://www.rolandplastics.com

wink
Ah - OK. I was googling "roland sticky plastics" and similar and got a load of irrelevant hits.

Spleen

3,582 posts

86 months

Wednesday 14th April
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Bebs said:
Just received all my sticky switches back from Roland. Looks terrific and is very well done.




Out of interest, what was the turnaround time?

Bebs

2,892 posts

246 months

Wednesday 14th April
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Couple of weeks turnaround.

Spleen

3,582 posts

86 months

Wednesday 14th April
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Bebs said:
Couple of weeks turnaround.
Ta. Mine's going down to AV this weekend and that's one of the things on the list, hopefully won't have to wait too long.

Spleen

3,582 posts

86 months

Yesterday (11:02)
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Still waiting, been three weeks now and getting horrendous withdrawal symptoms. Have to say that if I ever needed to do this again, I wouldn't. V frustrating and not AV's fault.

frown


Edited by Spleen on Friday 7th May 14:04

Bebs

2,892 posts

246 months

Yesterday (17:43)
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You’re only doing this once, 3 weeks is not a lot given how much work it is to remove, ship, then refurbish, ship again, refit.
You’ll be pleased you did it when it’s done. Mine looks fantastic after all the work.

Spleen

3,582 posts

86 months

Yesterday (18:46)
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Bebs said:
You’re only doing this once, 3 weeks is not a lot given how much work it is to remove, ship, then refurbish, ship again, refit.
You’ll be pleased you did it when it’s done. Mine looks fantastic after all the work.
Seriously? I'm sure they'll look the dog's giblets when they're back but three weeks is just ridiculous.