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Post by texan01 on Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:27 pm

So I've finally found a good gauge bezel with decent woodgrain that isn't hacked up around the radio or otherwise destroyed. Problem is the bezel is red, and I need it green.

I've got a dead-on match for paint, but I need to either take the woodgrain overlay off or mask it off and paint around it. I'd rather take it off.

I'm guessing a heat gun to soften the glue, and then some sort of contact cement for the re-application?

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Post by Limey SE on Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:46 pm

I would mask very very carefully around it......... I doubt you could get it off without Creasing it.....I have tried on multiple occasions


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Post by Laguna Budman on Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:15 pm

I'm with Limey on this one as I have tried also. The age makes the wood grain very brittle even w heat gun. I personally don't like the wood grain and tried carefully to take it off and it just cracked on 3 different bezels. Also left glue remnants so I wound up painting over the last wood grain bezel I had.
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Post by ant7377 on Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:22 am

C'mon ! You need the woodgrain it goes with the car! You can take it off but it is part of the car ! Its like covering the opera window ,not cool !! 70's car needs the 70's vibe!!!!
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Post by texan01 on Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:43 am

ant7377 wrote:C'mon ! You need the woodgrain it goes with the car! You can take it off but it is part of the car ! Its like covering the opera window ,not cool !! 70's car needs the 70's vibe!!!!

It's that added bit of flair!

I managed to get one off without creasing it by soaking it in hot water but since it was already broken and faded out I had nothing to lose.

I've found a company that sells sheet vinyl woodgrain for like $20 a 3sqft roll I'll have to find their site again, if I mess up this one.

Limey that's kind of what I figured, just best to paint around it.

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Post by ant7377 on Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:17 am

Check Home Depot too ! Save the wood grain !!!! And Opera windows and 8 tracks and Landau tops . I wish it was the the 70's ! Today sucks !
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Post by Laguna Budman on Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:18 am

Wait til you see my dash and then tell me I need wood grain. lol
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Post by ant7377 on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:53 am

Im sure it will be nice,I was a little loaded last night.
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Post by Laguna Budman on Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:12 am

I was to(loaded). I was givin ya crap anyway. Was gonna tell ya that wood grain was for kitchen cabinets and Chrysler station wagons. ha ha ha
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:03 pm

i took out the woodgrain when i took out my dash. i used another bezel and also took out the chrome air vents and put in black ones.

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Post by ant7377 on Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:55 pm

Laguna Budman wrote:I was to(loaded). I was givin ya crap anyway. Was gonna tell ya that wood grain was for kitchen cabinets and Chrysler station wagons. ha ha ha

What are Fridays for anyway?! HAHAHAHA !!!
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Post by pila on Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:27 pm

I have wood grain on the bezel in my Elco project. It's firethornn red, and it's from the '77 that I had to scrap. I used the whole interior in my '75 project.
A friend had a '73 Elco with wood grain on the body. I didn't care for that much...

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Post by Limey SE on Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:40 pm

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Absolutely my Fav dash and wheel !!


I hope I can get the SE to this quality

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Post by ant7377 on Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:43 pm

Chris,whats up with your seatbelts? Why dont you have those little black plastic ones (exploding seatbelts) in that car. Are they just in the bench seats ? Or did you change them?
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:05 pm

ant7377 wrote:Chris,whats up with your seatbelts? Why dont you have those little black plastic ones (exploding seatbelts) in that car. Are they just in the bench seats ? Or did you change them?

they are the originals,Ant.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:05 pm

Limey SE wrote:
1973 454 MONTE wrote:Dash woodgrain Pg_18910Dash woodgrain 51809d10

Absolutely my Fav dash and wheel !!


I hope I can get the SE to this quality

thanx Limey,now im gonna blush. Embarassed
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Post by ant7377 on Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:24 pm

Chris do you know if the "male" part of those will fit into the ones in my car? Just in case the exploding buckles actually do that one day.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:27 pm

ant7377 wrote:Chris do you know if the "male" part of those will fit into the ones in my car? Just in case the exploding buckles actually do that one day.

i think i have a set of plastic ones. i will have to look. i also have a set of green/chrome ones that are 73's if you would want me to send them to you to try.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:35 pm

b4 dash i changed things around.

notice woodgrain, factory am.fm radio,chrome vents, and a BIG gas gauge
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now its sports tac,no woodgrain,olds 4 spoke wheel,and pioneer cd player and delay wiper switch.

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Post by texan01 on Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:47 pm

yeah a black interior doesn't need the woodgrain and yours looks fantastic.

My green interior is a bit much without it for my taste.

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Post by ant7377 on Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:47 am

1973 454 MONTE wrote:
ant7377 wrote:Chris do you know if the "male" part of those will fit into the ones in my car? Just in case the exploding buckles actually do that one day.

i think i have a set of plastic ones. i will have to look. i also have a set of green/chrome ones that are 73's if you would want me to send them to you to try.


If you wouldnt mind when you get a chance ,see if the male part of the little black plastic ones like I have fit into what you have there in your car. That would be great !
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:35 am

1973 454 MONTE wrote:
ant7377 wrote:Chris,whats up with your seatbelts? Why dont you have those little black plastic ones (exploding seatbelts) in that car. Are they just in the bench seats ? Or did you change them?

they are the originals,Ant.

My Chevelle had the exploding seat belts. I have a set that I never put in!

The Monte has the same Deluxe buckles as Chris'.

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Post by Laguna Budman on Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:13 pm

Here is my black dash and updated pic of my project.Dash woodgrain Chevel18Dash woodgrain Chevel19Dash woodgrain Chevel20
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:53 pm

[quote="Laguna Budman"]Here is my black dash and updated pic of my project.Dash woodgrain Chevel18[img]quote]
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Post by ant7377 on Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:52 pm

Nice car !
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