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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Theres a thread around here some where showing how simple it is to get this stuff off..

here we are

Got me some cheap dash wood for my W123 300D - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

Your doing an good job....but you need to fill that grain more....it looks like you just piled it....you really have to pile on the lacquer to fill the grain then sand it way down and repeat till its filled.
Thanks for that link. I see the super glue technique that I can try on the cracked pieces on my 124. That will save me from replacing those pieces with ones I already bought!

I see what you mean about filling in the wood grain to get that one super smooth finish. I dunno, I like the wood grain exposed to show it really is wood and not fake. With vinyl wraps that can mimic anything, even with my 124, I always wondered if it really is wood under that smooth finish. And then you notice that there is matching grain pattern on some of the pieces such as the ashtray(124) to confirm it really is the real deal.

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If you are into it, you can do what I did and vinyl wrap the dash wood
I did black carbon fiber

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That actually does look nice with the carbon fiber wrap. It's not for me though, I like the wood to keep that vintage look.
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I see what you mean about filling in the wood grain to get that one super smooth finish. I dunno, I like the wood grain exposed to show it really is wood and not fake.
I'm of the same mindset as you, when I stripped my wood I left it without lacquer and simply put a wood preservative/oil but this will darken it slightly unless you are using something like the Howard's (my favorite) cor beeswax style you can buy for cutting boards, which maintains more of the color.
The "matte" finish is much more modern and I never really loved thick gloss wood.




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Use Minwax brand spray Spar Varnish for the proper topcoat. This works especially well for the wood piece that goes on top of the dash.

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