Here are some recommendations from my archive. I beleve Jim was talking
about high quality marine grade epoxy.
Subject: refinishing wood dash
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 18:56:34 -1200
From: "Jeff Hacker" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A couple week's ago the ignition in my Jaguar broke and I needed to
replace it. After 2 hours in 95 degree heat disassembling the dash, I
decided I might as well try to refinish the wooden dashboard since it was
all in pieces by then. Typical to Jag wood , the old coating was chipping
and peeling off.
I bought "EnviroTex Lite" Pour-On High Gloss Finish at a local hobby shop
for about $16. It is very simple to use and to my surprise - LOOKS GREAT !
The best under $20 investment I've made in improving the interior look in
any of my cars. It makes me feel pretty stupid spending $300 2 years ago for
a new dash for the Tiger project.
Can't wait to reinstall the dash in the Kitty now - just hope it cools off
Subject: Re: Wooden dash update
Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2000 19:31:45 -0800
From: "jumpin'jan" <email@example.com>
Organization: SSR Designs
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Good deal on the veneer job. However, I would like to just mention
everyone to use a sprayed-on, automotive clear coat paint instead of the
hardware store's polyurethane varnish. The comparison, of using the auto
clear coat, is night vs. day. If one doesn't have the facilities to
spray paint, your favorite auto body repair shop can do this for you.
Those transfers are made from a type of wax and that maybe the source of
the problems that you mentioned. I have cleared many of those transfers
on helmets that I have painted, and I have never had any problems with
the fish-eyes. Also, these auto finishes can dry quickly to sand out in
about 3-4 hours. Furthermore, the auto clear coat has what is called
"high solids", so that one can really lay down a thicker coat of paint
in one session and it is catalyzed to harden without evaporation, so
that one can keep applying another coat within 3-4 hours. It's great
Re: Wood Dash Finish
Fri, 27 Jan 2006 10:13:10 -0500 (EST)
Ron and Dave,
I write that over 5 years ago and since then I believe System-Three
(epoxy) had been taken over by the Fiberlay Fiberglass Company. As I wrote
before, epoxy technology is constantly improving. Certain types of
being used to glue aircraft together at a certain unnamed major airplane
manufacturer a few miles south of me... : )
Bill Mounce wrote:
>In the past few months I saw something going back and forth about the best way
>to treat a wood dash, I believe it was a two part system. I have just
>veneered my dash, and need to treat the wood. Could whoever sent that out
>send me the name of this product? I know some varnishes are killed by UV
>exposure (as evidenced by my Adirondack chair).