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post #31 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-06-2011, 08:31 AM
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It's a spam, so just ignore it.

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post #32 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-08-2011, 04:25 PM
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I am anxiously awaiting each post on this project. If you are able to check off each box on your list, this will be one amazing W108. Good luck with the project.



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Dash

This is my gorgeous chocolate brown suede dash : )
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Wood Trim

This is the wood trim from my dash, I've stripped it and sanded it back but now I'm not sure what I want to do with it... re-veneer or start from scratch... or if I decide to revamp the stuff that I've got, I'll have to stain it all because time has faded it and it's all different colours.... decisions, decisions!
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post #35 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 03:07 AM
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WOW, that dashpanel looks really nice, looks like a pro did it! How did you apply the suede to it?
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post #36 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-21-2011, 04:21 AM
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Looking great so far! Keep up the good work!
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post #37 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-21-2011, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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WOW, that dashpanel looks really nice, looks like a pro did it! How did you apply the suede to it?
With a LOT of patience, and Sellys Quik Grip : )
I brushed the adhesive on a little bit at a time and smoothed the suede over the top to keep it all flat without creases and stuff. And if you put a bit much adhesive on, or didn't wait for it to go off enough before smoothing the suede over, it'd get a wet patch and be ruined. It took like 3 attempts : )
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Update

Just a little progress update... pics tomorrow : )

So, today we repaired the rear guards and sill panels, and applied spray putty to the rear guards. Get to start blocking out tomorrow, yay!

Oh, and with the steering wheel, I've decided not to have it plain old boring old white! Stay tuned : )
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re: steering wheel
I've got the ivory one in the litle fin and a black one in the big fin. The black wheel is fine, uncracked, and the cushion around the emblem is fine as well. With the ivory one, that is quite cracked, unfortunately, and the cushion was completely ruined. What I decided on there is to have a replacement 'cushion' made from the same wood that I've had put on the dash (rosewood), and then use that as the centre piece. The back of this circular wooden block still needs grinding out for the locknut to fit in there and the chrome ring over the outside...

Not too sure yet about the wheel itself, the pitted one in the Auto Union I just sanded down and sprayed it in Hammerite dark grey and left the interior Ivory badge. Looks OK. But that wheel is Bakelit, where the Merc one is plastic.

If I can get a solid enough substrate built up around the wheel to cover the cracks and pitting, this can then be sanded for spraying... Possibly body colour (that car is ivory grey).

Do the wheel in body colour, should look nice or cover in suede like the dash panel?

Look forward to seeing your progress!
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Good looking resto so far and excellent interior work, you def. need patience with the detail involved. Later.

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