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Old 10-06-2002, 08:53 PM
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I would like to woodgrain my buick dash and window mouldings.Has anyone got any ideas? Thanks

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Knowing the year or kind of dash and window moldings are padded or not, would help. There are several things that might work, to cover a metal dash and moldings you could try real wood laminates, talk to a wood worker for molding it and the right glue and then there are the stickers, nuff said. If you are or know a carpenter they could be replaced with solid wood units $$$ and time.
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if u r talking about metal parts...like '30's & '40's cars,u paint 'em.it's called faux painting.base coat,brush strokes,toners,more brush strokes,more toners,etc...ect....lotsa time involved.but it works!
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check hemmings for suppliers of the faux woodgraining paints i saw it done at auburn indiana on an old (20's) buick and the guy did a fantastic job with minimum materials.
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I've done this a number of years back. The most dificult part is the paint colors you select.

First you select a base coat color, spray the dash. let completely dry. lightly sand(for adhesion). The next color needs to be mixed with very little drier, or know drier and you add yourself, ( thats the secret), this allows
you to create the woodgrain simulation.

To create the woodgrain,either spray the top coat (the one without much drier0 and then wipe the topcat with the inside of a sock (yes the ones you put on your feet, you need a sock with fuzzies on the inside)and wipe the dash,(spraying works best, but you can dip the sock in the color)and you will create what looks like woodgrain.

Practice a bit on something thats not important
and you will get the nak.

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Hank,
Email me .....I will give you some pointers.......
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Years ago there was a little book by a man named Neal Rogers from Houston TX called "How to Woodgrain your Dash" or something similar to that. Neal made a nice bit of money graining people's dashs and mouldings and decide to share his knowledge. It may be hard to find but it's a good place to start. Check your listings at the on-line automotive book outlets too. Maybe someone has done something with this. I remember Neal told me, "The secret, if there is one, is practice, practice, practice. And experiment, you may find a better or at least different way to get the same results."
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