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Old 26-10-10, 11:16 AM
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Has anyone used this stuff ?

LIGHT WALNUT DASH FILM TRIM HIGH TACK ADHESIVE EASY CUT on eBay (end time 28-Oct-10 07:28:50 BST)
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Old 26-10-10, 12:03 PM
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You could have problems matching it with the original existing timberwork as it isn't a timber product thus compromising the authenticity of the car.
John K.
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Old 26-10-10, 12:39 PM
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John,
..... Having seen it used on a Bentley Special you are absolutly right, its rather like trying to make up a dash board sourced from a number of cars all with slightly different veneer it just wont match, if you use it to cover the lot it will overcome that problem. The car I saw had it applied straight onto a metal base it looked quite good and seems quite durable re the weather, the car being run with the hood down nearly all the time, but not so good on impact abrasion damage.
A section had to be re done after a surface cut, It is used quite a lot on modern cars but may not look right on cars of the 400 to 405 period which often had a plain wood finish.
Europa specialist spares stock it, or did when I last looked
www.EuropaSpares.com
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Old 26-10-10, 01:09 PM
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Ah - so it's mainly intended for the kit car market, like the AC / Arnolt type cars.

I think I will order some to take a look at.
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Old 26-10-10, 07:55 PM
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Yes for the kit and custom builders basically, Europa also actually did real wood Burr Walnut veneered panels, a Burr Walnut laminate with a "plastic finish" and turned aluminium panels so that the Frazer Nash boys wouldn't feel left out!!.
They also used to sell a spray lacquer and epoxy resin dashboard finisher and if you were starting with one of their laminated panels an adjustable hole cutter.
I dug out their old book, must see if they are still going and get the latest edition as I have just about got all the old lacquer of the door and window capping's on my 410.
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Old 27-10-10, 03:35 AM
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Regarding the A.C and Arnolt Bristol being "Kit cars" I must take
exception. I can't vouch for the A.C., but I assure you that there is no phony
wood grain in any Arnolt Bristol, and they certainly were not a "Kit Car"

Anyone who would put a phony wood dash covering on the dash board of their
Arnolt Bristol would probably be drawn and quartered. :-)

Jim McQuay
West Linn, OR
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Old 27-10-10, 06:01 AM
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"High Tack" indeed!

Where were you thinking of using it?
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Old 27-10-10, 06:21 AM
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Either this last post was not an answer to my last post, as it is linked,
or I am totally at sea. No-where did I use a term "High Tack". If this
was meant as an answer to some previous post, please accept my apology.

Jim McQuay
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Old 27-10-10, 06:25 AM
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Rocker covers :-)

Actually,on part of the dash of my old London Taxi ( my dog walking car )

Great fun to drive as well
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Default What wood type and finish on '64 408 dash??

The doorsil and dash top wood on my '64 408 is in rough shape, especially the thicker ends of the dash top where they meet the windshield pillars - lots of water must have leaked in here, as the different layers are separating and have lost all their finish. Does anyone know what type of wood was used, and what type of finish was used originally? I'd like to try my hand at refinishing the wood myself but don't know what the best glues/finish materlals are for this type of wood as I can't identify it in the first place. Any guidance would be highly appreciated.
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