I saw a niche gear market item that needed to be filled so I decided to do it myself. Normally, I just rhino into things, laying waste to everything in my path until I achieve the desired result. But not this time.
Now today is a state holiday and combining that with it snowing and a huge supply of red wine, I went to work.
Modern cars are seldom equipped with ashtrays anymore due to the Health Cabal and lighters have been turned into 12v ports for your phone charger. Sure, some cars still offer a smoker's kit as an option but not mine. I really don't like to smoke in my car but when I do, I am in need of an ash receptacle.
Now drink holders are ubiquitous in car interiors and their fancy size has pretty much been standardized or like mine, are adjustable. Again, after my research period, I found that mini Pringles cans fit perfectly. Of course, it took me another couple of weeks to decide what flavor would be best. (It was cheddar.)
These cans have a bunch of features I found appealing. They are a decent size for a short cigar to be placed in should I need to. They are foil lined which keeps ash from burning them. And they have a lid which I can seal until I can empty it.
So I grabbed some 500d MC I have a stash of, a razor blade, glue, scissors and a paper shopping bag and went to work. I made a template out of the paper bag, fitted it to the can, trimmed it up and then transferred the shape to the 500d. I trimmed that with the razor, did one more dry test fit and then played down the glue, using a plastic knife to spread the glue evenly like tile mastic. Then I wrapped that bitch up and it sits drying.
I think the reason it took nearly three hours to do is my lack of experience and the wine. Most definitely the wine. I wanted to wrap my Keurig in MultiCam but Stalin has taken my scissors...and razor...and most importantly my wine. Something about me drinking since 10 am. But it's a snow day.