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Numbers On The Stock Gear Shifter

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Post  drive135mph on Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:11 pm

Hey I'm new on the forum and thought I'd throw my one useful interior mod out to the community. hope you enjoy.

The 944 shifter, as we all know, has the indentation of numbers but they're not filled in. This bothered me. I had seen, in the shooting world, where guys used nail polish to fill in the logos on the slides and receivers of their weapons. It would hang in there for seasons without being touched up or discoloring despite the assault of solvents, vibration and holster wear.

So I gave it a shot on my gear shifter:
Step 1:
I cleaned the numbers out with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol (CVS $5). there was a surprising amount of gunk from the last 25 years that the nail polish would not adhere to. the numbers must be totally clean.

Step 2:
tape off all of the shifter except for the top medallion, then dab nail polish ($2 for whatever color blows you skirt up) over all of the numbers

Step 3:
take a piece of standard computer paper and with it stretched between your two hands wipe off the nail polish with only the stretched surface. NOTE: this will not remove all of the nail polish from places it doesn't belong, that will be removed later

Let the nail polish dry. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until there is a uninterrupted pool of nail polish occupies all of the area indented for the numbers. [/b]

At this point the shifter should look awful and you are regretting your decision to listen to the new guy... Step 4 to the rescue

Step 4:
Once the nail polish is fully dry, pour a little rubbing alcohol on the whole shift pattern and with a finger rub off the excess nail polish. Because the nail polish is not that soluble in the alcohol if you happen to tag your number or shift pattern you don't go back to square one. It's best to do this in one shot if you can but if your alcohol evaporates too fast you can always add more.

The result of this step will reveal super small cracks in the plastic. with use these disappear or you can armor-all the finished product.

I completed the above process about six months and 15k miles ago and it continues to look as if it came from Stuttgart that way.

Remember we're bumper bowling here because if you don't like the end result or feel the need to change pattern colors all you have to do is take a few minutes with some nail polish remover and a q-tip and undo your masterpiece.


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Re: Numbers On The Stock Gear Shifter

Post  87-944S on Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:24 pm

Nice write up, I may have kept my insert if I saw this a ways back. I ended up buying a stainless steel insert from Paragon Products and painted the shift pattern the same color as the car. It's somewhere in my large pile of parts that are waiting to be installed.

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