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Old 05-04-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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Anyone know of wood graining kits or a patch kit, I really don not want to remove the dash from my 34.
Anyone had success with a patch kit ?
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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I have patched dashes ,specially were the hinges mark it ,post a photo .
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:30 PM   #3
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There is a new method of wood graining. It consists of a tank of water and some sort of decal that floats on the water. I saw a Packard dash that was done the other day and it was the best dash I have seen. It don't look like a decal, it looks better than any wood graining job I have ever seen. $250.00 for the dash, glove box door, windshield and doors. I think it's called hydrograin?? G.M.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:30 PM   #4
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Thanks Ted, I will get a picture, I had masking tape all along the top and when I pulled the tape several big areas pulled off the metal. Pretty ugly.
What did you use ? Home Depot has a wood graining kit.

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Thanks, I did see that stuff, I hope to patch it with out removing it.
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There is also the vinyl film system they use for all the modern signage.. If there are not a lot of curves it could be applied in the car, but you would want to do the whole dash, not patch
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I just grabbed this http://www.rvinyl.com/Dash-Kits.html off of a Google search but there are plenty of others.
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Thanks to all , itsa52 looks like that may be a winner
Thanks Barners one and all
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I checked out that transfer system of woodgraining: go to cobraimaging.com, and you can see samples of the process done on utube. As an traditional woodgrainer, I am definitely going to try this alternate method next time... Pretty cool.
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If you just pulled of the top layer (clear coat )then you may be able to re coat it with clear then rub back between each 4 coats ..If it worse than that then a full job is required ,The small part that I did I took some color lacquer to the job then eye matched some to the base of the back ground color ,then I used some timber wipe on stain (the paste type ) or you can use printers ink and something with a texture in it like Burlap or a bit of foam rubber to grain it ,then clear coat it . The sytiom that GM talks about is a membrane thats floats on water they spray a activator on it ,then they dip the object in it .it .I have seen a steering wheel done and it does a outstanding job Ted
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Thanks Ted, I will get a picture, I had masking tape all along the top and when I pulled the tape several big areas pulled off the metal. Pretty ugly.
What did you use ? Home Depot has a wood graining kit.

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I have had my '39 std and deluxe dashboards done by the water transfer method.
The grain is not 100% authentic but the finish is immaculate.

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What did you use swoopNZ, information appreciated, Bruce
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Hi Swoop Yes its real nice .We use the Grain it technology for a full dash ,My son just did a brook ville 3 window ,Collin W ,and a 39 mercury Conv bob ferbine ,Its comes out just about as good .
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The dip method is expensive ,Heres some shots of what we do
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Ted,
Have you got an example of what you would use on a '39 deluxe ( medium tan base - straight grain )
Thanks,
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Swoop ,I do have the straight grain Engraved plate ,thats does Model A, maybe 30, and later v8 ,I haven used it yet, This would likly be what you want , Ted
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Ted,
I have that plate from Grain-It but not the rollers etc.
I might get you to do my next one.
Got a ballpark figure for a '39 dash ?
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There is also the vinyl film system they use for all the modern signage.. If there are not a lot of curves it could be applied in the car, but you would want to do the whole dash, not patch
Tried that. Worked ok in the winter but on a hot summers day it tends lift at corners and the wind catches it & it goes out the window.
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A coil, this one went out the window .
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