Follow up to my Interior Build

Lincoln LS

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    So I have finally completed my interior. I have chosen to paint some parts so as to match the stock cup holder that is flat black. Black carbon fiber is used to accent the stock black. So no more silver bits, all painted/covered. I installed a touch screen pioneer deck, as well external amps (in trunk).
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      Looks nice, maybe some daylight pics too?
       
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        That looks sweet.
         
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          Sure! Give me a day or so, id like to clean up and detail it now that the interior work is done.

          Here's one I took for now. Please excuse the dirty carpets, I only just finished it last night.

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            Thanks! I am pretty satisfied with the outcome
             
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            The wrap is solid....Very nice...you did good!
             
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            • 04_Sport_LS

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              Very nice. :cool: Those door handle escutcheons had to be a PITA.

              Since I've never fully seen a black interior... what all did you hit with the flat/matte black, (besides the shifter bezel)?
               
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                Thanks for all the compliments fellas.

                Yeah the door handles we're a PITA. Worth it tho. I like the transition, feels different. I personally prefer a dark interior so this made my car feel more sportier.

                I hit the main vent, climate control, and Ash tray all with Matt black and flat clear.
                 
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                I didn't take a before picture, but since it was stock, I'll show you a stock photo of before, and after I did the work.

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                That's what I thought. So now for the trick question. I know the vents can be disassembled... so painting that bezel is easy enough... but how in the heck did you do the face for the climate contols?
                 
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                Everything can be disassembled. The trick is re-assembly.
                 
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                Fair enough. :D Superglue?
                 
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                If it's like other climate controls I have worked on (haven't messed with an LS one so far), then just some snaps and some screws.
                 
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                Just watch what you snap... right? :eek:

                Sigh... I have some sort of Chrysler Taupe I used on my speaker grills that is close to the LS dark stone, (depending on the light). I may try the center console when I have time.
                 
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                Ok so this one..

                PAIN IN THE ASS!!!!!!!!!
                So when taking it apart I the thought the faceplate would just pop off... WRONG. The face does comes off, along with the display piece, and all the buttons still on it. I was able to unscrew the circuit board, but the buttons cannot come out (easily). I studied it, used my tools, and tried everything I could - but could not figure out how to remove the buttons. I was only able to pop out the up/down buttons with small flat head screw drivers. The rest? Time consuming tape masking...

                As for those tiny clear lights above each button, those don't come out. And you can't mask them. So using a small sharp swiss army knife, I scraped the paint off the clear plastic. Doing it carefully leaves no scratches or damage. Then just blasted it with the clear coat. Light shines thru perfect, no paint on them, looks mint.
                 
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                That's kinda what I figured :( ... and I'm sure it would be the same for the factory 6 disc.
                 
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                IIRC all of my push buttons popped out easily. I thought they fell out on their own once I removed the face's individual PCB. I only left the rockers in place. I'm sure I could have popped them out in hindsight, but I did my LED color swap a few years ago (and with less skill/knowledge).

                The body has several screws holding the face plate to the body. Taking those out lets you take off the face plate as you release all the snap tabs and apply light but steady pressure to keep them from re-snapping. The face plate has a circuit board screwed to it, which has a soldered ribbon cable attaching it to the main PCB. Taking out the screws lets you take out the display/button PCB and the full width rubber button pad
                 
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                  Yes I did all of that, but the buttons themselves are pressed in and clipped in. None of my tools were able to aid me, and I didn't want to risk pressing hard on them in fear of breaking what holds them in. They dont fall out. The up/down ones are held in by small pins on both sides of the buttons that allow it to swivel. These can be released using flat head screw drivers and prying back the tiny plastic that hold them in.

                  The buttons themselves have a clear base that is square, which press against the rubber pad. Similar to that of membrane keyboards. I couldn't identify what holds them in, so I just masked them. Took me 35 - 45 minutes to mask.
                   
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