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i got a kooglewerks cup holder tray to replace my beat shift surround that PO had laminated over with stick-on CF sheets, presumably to cover all the cigarette melts.

 

the kw plastic is nicely textured and looks great externally, but is onion skin thin in regions of greatest stretch like the holder cavities.

 

the cup holder tray has a support sheet glued to the bottom/backside of the unit protecting the cup holder cavities from getting crushed against the tunnel.

 

being not too thrilled with tray at this point, im thinking of dumping $20 of epoxy resin into the backside cavities. hopefully that would at least make it less hollow/cheap sounding during use and may allow it to last a while. will likely do a few separate pours because im not sure the thermoset plastic will tolerate the heat released during cure.

 

what say ye?

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Go lighter with your fill. Full of resin seems way too heavy… foam?

 

oh yeah, obvs account for the tunnel shape. Maybe a reverse mold ( or something you can shave/shape).?

 

 

 

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Hey!  If BMW had wanted you to drink your coffee/tea/gin/beer while you were driving, they would have given you cupholders from the factory.  How are you gonna go around corners fast with a cup of something waiting to tip into your lap or all over your carpets? 😁

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On 1/26/2024 at 4:12 PM, VWScott said:

Ashtrays everywhere but no cup holders-yep vintage German cars

That's it. Tossing the Starbucks card and going out to buy a pack of Camels....

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just to follow up, i did some epoxy and seems to have adhered well and beefed things up nicely. the flick test sounds way better than it did. went from cheap sounding to not.

 

after a test fit of the whole console today i'm pretty happy with it. just need to finish

the wiring and reinstall.

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pre epoxy 

 

 

post epoxy:

 

 

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Clean and functional, feels very OEM in a good way.

 

Nice!

 

(an under steering wheel pad would really tie the room together 🙂 )

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On 1/26/2024 at 5:26 PM, Mike Self said:

Hey!  If BMW had wanted you to drink your coffee/tea/gin/beer while you were driving, they would have given you cupholders from the factory.  How are you gonna go around corners fast with a cup of something waiting to tip into your lap or all over your carpets? 😁

Someone should invent lids!

 

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Although the last thing that’s likely to land in my Koogle cupholders is a drink, they’re a great feature.  I was just finishing up some vibration damping/“soundproofing” when mine came in, so I took a bunch of mass-loaded vinyl scraps and filled the voids between the holders, along the edges and under the whole shebang with those.  Probably didn’t stiffen like epoxy, but did get rid of the tinniness and provided a little more sound dampening around the shift tower hole as well.

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sound deadening mats should help. i also put a scrap of dynamat around shifter but did that as a +1 to epoxy so dont know effect of that alone.

 

i used to jamb my phone in cup holders and it would stand up nicely, but phones these days are far too big.

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17 minutes ago, 0257 said:

I was just finishing up some vibration damping/“soundproofing” when mine came in, so I took a bunch of mass-loaded vinyl scraps and filled the voids between the holders, along the edges and under the whole shebang with those.

 

I did the same thing to mine, but I don't have cup holders. 

 

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I also did the back side of the four plastic hinge covers.  They still l@@k kind of cheap, but at least they no longer sound that way when you touch them.

 

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Plus, the back side of the space bar

 

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as well as my computer's mouse.  :) 

 

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Ironically, I used very little of it on my car's floor pan.  Just circles cut to fit over the 'drain hole covers' and patches stuck to the firewall.  I enjoy listening to the sounds the car makes... except for the wind noise.

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