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Post by Ragtacker on Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:58 am

What has you done if anything to the plastic dash panels to bring them back to factory look? The black on mine is great but the trim around the edges that is supposed to be chrome is just grey/brown plastic now and I want to either get them redone or I will just spray them all black and hand paint the lettering for the heat controls back on in white. Any ideas or solutions?

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Post by smoken340 on Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:22 am

I use a company called chromeenhancements. Their web site doesn't say that they offer this service but they do.

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Post by Ragtacker on Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:52 am

I called them they are only dealing with year 2000 forward now. I may just go ahead and paint it all black unless I find other options but thanks.

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Post by GONEFISHIN' on Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:03 pm

I'm replacing all my gauges (incl speedo & tach) with new Autometer - having them mounted in the OEM bezel. I bought a bezel, rougher than I expected, seriously thinking about matte blacking it (keeping the original bezel unmolested)

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Post by smoken340 on Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:16 pm

I had one for my 67 Coronet done by them 2 years ago. They were a little worried about the plastic being brittle. Apparently they had issues before so I guess it just isn't worth their bother.

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Post by Ragtacker on Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:52 pm

I am mulling around the idea of hydrodipping the dash. Theres a company in town called Victoria Hydrographics and they do some amazing stuff. Check out their website theres some cool videos. I am thinking of doing the dash in a carbon fibre pattern.

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Post by smoken340 on Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:14 pm

Ragtacker wrote:I am mulling around the idea of hydrodipping the dash. Theres a company in town called Victoria Hydrographics and they do some amazing stuff. Check out their website theres some cool videos. I am thinking of doing the dash in a carbon fibre pattern.
Can you copy and paste there web address here ?

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Post by Ragtacker on Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:53 pm


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Post by smoken340 on Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:57 pm

Thank you, sort of gives it a carbon fibre effect. Probably would look good.
Did you get a quote ?

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Post by Ragtacker on Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:09 pm

No not yet. I was going to see them this week but work has all of a sudden gone crazy.

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Post by daytona71 on Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:02 pm

I did the chrome trim around the edges of my dash with a Krylon Silver Leafing Pen. Turned out pretty good.

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Post by Ragtacker on Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:15 pm

Great idea never thought of that

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Post by smoken340 on Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:40 pm

daytona71 wrote:I did the chrome trim around the edges of my dash with a Krylon Silver Leafing Pen. Turned out pretty good.

Would like to see how it turned out. How about posting a picture of your dash. If your not sure how then you can email it to me and I'll post it for you.

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Post by anlauto on Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:06 am

A lot of the dash bezels are available in reproduction now.

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Post by Ragtacker on Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:19 am

anlauto wrote:A lot of the dash bezels are available in reproduction now.
But expensive the last set I saw was 700 bucks

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Post by smoken340 on Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:29 pm

Pictures for daytona71. Here you go Paul.
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Post by daytona71 on Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:02 pm

Sorry for all the dust and not the best photos. I find the leafing pens are good for the chrome trim, easy to apply, dries really fast

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Post by smoken340 on Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:36 pm

daytona71 wrote:I did the chrome trim around the edges of my dash with a Krylon Silver Leafing Pen. Turned out pretty good.
Looked into these silver leafing pens and they actually 18 karot, silver.
I'm going to go to a craft store sometime in the next few days and get myself one of these pen. I'll let you guys know how it looks up close.

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Post by Ragtacker on Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:12 pm


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Post by smoken340 on Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:18 pm

Can this be purchased in Canada ?

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Post by Ragtacker on Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:37 pm

It can be shipped from the States by ground. The gentleman I spoke with suggested the best way he has found is ship it to the border and go across and pick it up because its classed as dangerous goods. He did say that this is as close to chrome plating you can get and really does look like chrome so I have to take him at his word. The wheels are a turning now.

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Post by JGL on Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:32 pm

Good ol border pickup...But the exchange is still super high.

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Post by smoken340 on Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:52 pm

Probably a good product. The only problem that I see, is for the amount anyone of us needs, it seems like it would be expensive. Lots of left over paint. Maybe when I go to Vegas next month I'll look into buying it, that is if I can find it there.

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Post by smoken340 on Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:03 pm

I have contacted them and the price for one pint is $65 US.

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Post by JGL on Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:27 pm

That would make it around $110 CDN.

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