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Flat Dash Brass Trim Sought

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Hey there, anybody have a piece of the brass trim that surrounds the outside edge of a flat dash they have removed during a restoration laying around their shop? What I'm looking for is a beat up corroded piece that someone thought not good enough for a proper restoration with the original patina still on it.

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What dimension are you looking for? 3/4" or 1"

Al

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I was looking for what I thought was a standard piece of 3/4", one that lips down over the edge of a piece of 3/4 mahogany plywood dash, like restoration supply sells but have come to realize there is nothing standard in this hobby.

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I have a piece of used brass trim, i think it is 1" but maybe 3/4".  If I can find it I will send you a picture.  It may be about 5 ' long.

Al

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I guess I should be more specific. The trim is probably close to 1" wide but it fits down over a piece of 3/4" wood. There are two small lips, one over each side, that protects the flat dash on some early brass cars when the trim is installed. I'm actually wondering now if I need it.

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You could always buy a new piece and patina it.  It's not that hard to do. Also consider that you will very likely destroy the original patina when you have to heat it to bend the corners anyway. 

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