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Old 10-19-2013, 07:52 AM
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".............. there are too many quality finishes made for wood today to use automotive products.

My thoughts exactly, especially on the interior of the vehicle.

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Dan is right Spar varnish, spar has u.v. protection, and teak is the wood that does it best, all round.
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I'll have to check into Spar. this is actually an open roadster, so the dash will be subject to weather and UV. I've tried the Hardware store urethane, and polyurethane. It just peeled. I tried marine epoxy. I liked it other than it was very thick and didn't lay down flat. It left a lumpy finish. To date the only thing I've had success with is the 2K clear.
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This has been a damn interesting thread so far, sure to learn a lot more reading the comments to come. I have never been a wood guy but always loved seeing a well done work no matter where it was. You guys are adding a new love of the wood interior pieces for me. It's got to be the right theme of the car to work, that is a given. But damn when it fits the car it is so beautiful to see it and I have seen some fine examples in this thread!

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to get good results from varnish temperature should be about 80, applied in shade only, one full day of drying between sanding and coats, 5 coats minimum. i did some sailboat varnishing in marinas, have fun doing it.
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good info. got a little wood in mine to finish.
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to get good results from varnish temperature should be about 80, applied in shade only, one full day of drying between sanding and coats, 5 coats minimum. i did some sailboat varnishing in marinas, have fun doing it.
Michigan, October. There is no such thing as 80
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Spar varnish is the traditional marine finish for exterior wood (usually Teak), found on boats - sun, water, salt spray. It stays somewhat soft, so it expands/contracts with temp changes. But as was mentioned, there are lots of modern wood finishes available these days. The Bedwood company makes all sorts of exotic bedwoods, and the finishes that go with them - good place to check what they recommend. Wood Finishes
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i used bubinga from africa in my 46 . hardest wood i have ever worked with but was really beautiful wood . i burned up a couple of bits on it. does this look the same bill ??? wouldn't swear to the name or spelling .
over the years i have found automotive urethanes fail over wood . most wood will tend to gas out in sunlight causing bubbles.

i also routered out the back for switches.
no, yours is alot redder then mine was.. mostly like a red hue.
but yours is beautiful.. i had a custom furniture maker build mine. also gave a templet with a selection of sw's..
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i just saw the upper unit.. that's close.. here's a pic of my bucket dash..
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the other consoles were dark walnut . i apply dark walnut stain then sand. it darkens the grain . i have another console to do for my 54 ford truck soon but haven't decided on wood yet.
dash looks good. i had a t when i was younger. had the nut buster steering in it . scary damn car but a ton of fun .
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Try some of this as a clear coat.


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