Sun Visors And Grab Handles

Discussion in 'Interiors, Seating, Lining' started by ROMANY TAMPIN, 29 Sep 2018.

  1. ROMANY TAMPIN

    ROMANY TAMPIN Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Map
    Hi all

    in interested to find out please !

    Are there any other color options for grab handles and sun visors and their mounting brackets ??

    similar to the T6 door cards many of us change to caravelle or shuttle as they nice dark grey or black
    I've seen many wonderful black headlining done for a conversion but then stick the light grey sun visors back up there !!

    Many thanks in advance
    Romany
     
  2. Fish

    Fish Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Map
    AFAIK, no. There are shade differences in light grey and beige.
    You are able to plastic die, spray or hydro dip them but I do not believe that black is available.

    Would love to be proven wrong.
     
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  3. ROMANY TAMPIN

    ROMANY TAMPIN Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Map
    @Fish
    Many thanks, this is what i thought, hummmmm
     
  4. Ads_Essex

    Ads_Essex Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Map
    I’m currently roaring through can after can of dye from VinylDye with my factory grey plastics.. seems to hold up fairly well on rigid plastics - the spiel states they impregnate the plastic, so in theory they should work fine with the visors.

    I’ll report back, if anyones’ interested.
     
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  5. ROMANY TAMPIN

    ROMANY TAMPIN Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Hi Ya @Ads_Essex im very interested in how you get on, i need to do something as im planning black headlining and dont want beige sun visors grab handles associated brackets or mountings
    Want it all to be perfect somehow
     
  6. Ads_Essex

    Ads_Essex Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Map
    Sure. I’ll get some photos taken and post them here.
     
  7. ROMANY TAMPIN

    ROMANY TAMPIN Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Map
  8. t6 soon

    t6 soon Member

    romany the d pillar in photo was done with 2 coats of plasti dye the other photo shows original colour may help you decide what to use 20180930_131148.jpg 20180930_131207.jpg 20180930_131207.jpg [ATTACH=
     
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  9. ROMANY TAMPIN

    ROMANY TAMPIN Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Map
    Looks great fella

    Good work
     
  10. T6180

    T6180 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

  11. t6 soon

    t6 soon Member

    not sure as that d pillar was out of a t5 but the anthracite one I used was a close match to the rest of the original plastic that I wanted to match up to
     
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  12. ROMANY TAMPIN

    ROMANY TAMPIN Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Im going to jump right in here and give it a go, visited https://www.vinyldye.co.uk/
    bought some cleaner and a dark grey dye.

    im going take the A pillars out my Toyota hi-ace soon as products arrive and give it a blast.
     
  13. Ads_Essex

    Ads_Essex Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Not the greatest photos but hopefully will give you an idea. They’ve had a coat of matte clearcoat to bring the sheen down a little.

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    Bit of wear on the knob (ooh er)
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  14. ROMANY TAMPIN

    ROMANY TAMPIN Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Map
    Looks very smart fella
     
  15. ROMANY TAMPIN

    ROMANY TAMPIN Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Map
  16. ROMANY TAMPIN

    ROMANY TAMPIN Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Map
    Ok Ok so is not the best spray job in the world i know
    but its my first go

    These came out my toyota hiace just as a try and practice before i have a go at the T6

    They where black with black brackets and mountings, i just wanted to see if this plastic dye was any good.

    What do ya think ???
     
  17. T6180

    T6180 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    considering they were black ...id say that's a very good result
     
  18. LambethBoy

    LambethBoy Member VIP Member

    How does the dark grey dye match up with the vw dash Romany??
     
  19. ROMANY TAMPIN

    ROMANY TAMPIN Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    @LambethBoy
    Hi Ya

    Not good ya know !
    I wasn't trying too match it up really it was more about trying the product out which is why i practiced on my work Toyota ! lol..

    Im not really convinced with the product now, as i was re fitting the Toyota brackets that hold the sun visors i noticed i had also sprayed the under side of the brackets, so i gave it a little scrape with my finger nail... Off came the dye !!!! crap !!!!

    I was expecting from the Blurb from the web site that this stuff did just that Dye the original plastic, I din't know how, but that was what I was expecting.
    Its much more of a paint than a dye, As such I'm guessing there may be better and cheaper products that will do the same thing ?? Dunno.

    Its certainly not good enough to use in the T6
    It certainly wont take the use or hammer needed if as I wanted to change the color of the grab handles, It's just not good enough.

    The more time I spend in the T6 the more i'm starting to like the light head lining and sun visors and grab handles.
    I've almost decided to leave it alone and just have a color change / divide between the cab and the living space.

    I do say almost as i may look see if Amarock stuff fits ???

    Or i have my black head lining and get the visors leather covered with black stitching which I've seen, paint the brackets as they wont get touched !
    But i'm still stuck with poxy beige grab handles and sun glasses case !! Which i will hate on Black head lining !!!

    OMG ! I'm getting on my own nerves now

    Romany
     
  20. T6180

    T6180 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    if your referring to the A post grab handles just get the startline A post covers, they come without grab handle holes

    If your referring to the flip down grab handles you can get black Passat or golf anniversary ones

    Sunglasses visor you can get them
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