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Time to make the Donuts

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by PROCRAFT, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

  2. loose_electron

    loose_electron Gold Level Sponsor

    When you redo the dashboard, consider using something that looks good but will take some wear and tear. I redid the dashboard using Formica, with a wood grain surface on it.

    In addition, I re-did the gauges and lights, and filled in holes that were not getting used. Things like the cigarette lighter, and windshield washer squirter went away.

    The windshield squirter never worked well, even when the car was brand new.
     
  3. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Jerry, can you show a closeup of the surround pieces around the knobs and switches? If you use the vinyl, for durability use the clearcoat. 3M has a primer to help adhesion plus paint the edges with durable enamel.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2020
  4. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

    Lot of interesting stuff here BUT all I did was post some pictures of the paint work and got a lot of stuff about dashboards. of which I ended up participating also!
     
  5. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    Joel,
    How long have I known you? You tend to open up broad conversations!:)
     
  6. Charles Johns

    Charles Johns Platinum Level Sponsor

    PROCRAFT, is that "float an image" the same as is done to camo guns? As a retired armorer, it looks as if that process may be used in many places on cars. Also, we have snow here in Abilene, Texas this AM...but not like the guys in the north deal with. That heated creeper idea sounds great though.
     
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  7. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Sorry to hijack your thread.
     
  8. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

    Hi Bob, look for a package in the mail.
     
  9. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

    Not sure my guy floats the pattern in a tank and then transfers to what ever,he does a lot of stuff for schools etc. He's got a skull pattern that's pretty cool????
     
  10. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

  11. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

  12. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    Joel,
    Is that the finish you told me about?
     
  13. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Joel, Looking good!
     
  14. Charles Johns

    Charles Johns Platinum Level Sponsor

    I have never seen it done in person but I watched a video where a camo pattern was floated on top of water, I think it was water, and it attached to a gun as the gun was removed, by lifting it out of the tank. Only got to see it once and only for a moment, so when you mentioned "float" I had to ask. The Sunbeam looks nice...actually what my generation called TOUGH.
     
  15. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

    That's it,in all its Glory.
     
  16. 260Alpine

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  17. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

    I'm thinking your right,from what was explained to me. They float the pattern which separates from the backing and imerse the part. Don't take that explanation to the bank.
     
  18. loose_electron

    loose_electron Gold Level Sponsor

    Jim:

    It is not vinyl, it is the same material that was used for millions of kitchen counters in the 1940-1990 era, commonly known as Formica, it is very hard, very durable, and resistant to scratching. It looks like wood, but it is not wood, and it requires some very careful inspection before you realize that it is not wood. There are no overcoats or clear coats on top of the surface. The surface requires no overcoats or protection.

    https://www.formica.com/en-us/produ...descending;@hue ascending&f:Style=[Woodgrain]
     
  19. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Jerry, I know yours is Formica. I am planning on using the vinyl with clear coat. I was curious about the label rings around the knobs and switches and where you got them?
     
  20. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    Original LeMans dash with Formica veneer. 105_0012.JPG 100_0297.JPG
     

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