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Post by 93RGTE » 02 Nov 2016, 17:36

I wonder if they could be hydro dipped.
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Post by leonbray » 04 Nov 2016, 21:14

93RGTE wrote:I wonder if they could be hydro dipped.

Yes they can and there is a burr walnut that looks very close

http://www.cosmic-chrome.com/wood-grain-patterns
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Post by 93RGTE » 06 Nov 2016, 09:41

Leon - Very cool. Which pattern did you think was closest? Now I wonder if they'd make a custom pattern that is exact. You'd think they could make one by scanning a dash panel.
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Post by 1967 S Code » 06 Nov 2016, 15:11

leonbray wrote:
93RGTE wrote:I wonder if they could be hydro dipped.

Yes they can and there is a burr walnut that looks very close

http://www.cosmic-chrome.com/wood-grain-patterns
The patterns look nice but I didn't see one that looked close to the stock dash. Which one looks the closest in your opinion?
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Post by akfordman » 10 Nov 2016, 16:26

thanks to everyone so far. I appreciate the tips/insight. It always seems to boil down to 'nothing a bunch of money can't take care of"

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Post by akfordman » 05 Dec 2016, 11:08

here's a 1st attempt to chrome the dash bezel using vinyl chrome. got some micro-crinkles along the inside radius's but overall, not bad, I think.
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Post by Don Rush » 05 Dec 2016, 11:55

Nice! Take some more pics if you can.

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Post by 1969XR7Vert » 05 Dec 2016, 12:28

Yes, more pictures (hard to see the detail well in that picture). I'm wondering if the adhesive on the vinyl chrome will be up to the task during the summer months when a car may end up hot inside?
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Post by akfordman » 05 Dec 2016, 13:20

There's no doubt it's not show quality, not even close. but it was my first attempt and it's reasonably easy to remove with gentle heat from a nice heat gun. I'm convinced I can come up with a technique to all but eliminate the micro-crinkles on the front and inside radius of the large loops. also, I had some 3-dinmensional visualization challenges on getting a working size of the vinyl sheeting cut down before starting. hence the some piecing. I'm not that middle section between the Speedo and Tach is possible w/o some piecing, but quite honestly hiding the intersections in the inside bends is all but invisible.
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