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36 P2 Glovebox refinishing


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But of a shameless plug here.   We have been looking for a way to refinish the glovebox doors on my 36 P2 Deluxe for a long time.   They have a beautiful wood gained pattern with a gold stripe overlay.   After much searching we decided it was going to be a DIY.  The ultimate solution was a vinyl wrap.   The graphic was put together by my dad, we then had it printed on vinyl wrap and applied to the door. 

 

I think it turned out great!  And we are excited to offer this service to others.   For $65 plus shipping we will take your door and return a finished product.  Below is the ad that will be using if you are interested.   

 

I hope to be offering my steering column pad too, but it needs a bit tweaking first. 

 

 

After searching for a 1936 Plymouth P2 glove box door, I realized they are just not available anywhere.  So, using my old, faded glove box door as a pattern I created a file that faithfully recreates the original pattern.  That file was then used to make this beautiful vinyl wrap.  Send me your old glove box door (no rust holes, please).  It will come back to you with the vinyl wrap applied.  $65 plus shipping.  Email dougkrassow@ymail.com for more information. 

 

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Boy, that came out really nice! I've been trying to find a graphics company to make me a copy of a silk screened decal that I had for my '36 Dodge but to no avail! They claim that it will not photograph in enough detail. Of course, I only need one for an ash tray! Is the film wrapped the whole way around the panel or was it applied like a decal?

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It's a vinyl wrap, I'll get more pics for you later.   If you need a different pattern for yours you can email Doug (my father) and ask him if he is willing to do it.   This is mostly his venture so I don't want to speak for him there and you'll get a quicker response directly from him.   He is semi retired. 

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The big issue is trying to get one piece to match the other decals. I had an extra ash tray decal but decided to add a period radio, so I tried to make a decal for the control head from the ash tray decal. That attempt failed, so I was forced to buy another set of decals.  Somehow I ended up using both of the tray decals and now the set is no longer available. I could buy the whole kit and cabootle from the original manufacturer, as he's retired, but it would cost too much money and who knows if I'd be able to sell any now. the grain pattern on yours look very much like the Dodge but the trim ribs run horizontally. here's a photo of my dummy dash door with the decal.

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I'm sure he could handle the wood grain.   Your gold trim looks a bit shinier than what we have.   Is that gold leaf?  You would have to do them all at once to ensure a good match.   The Plymouth only the glove box and dummy have wood grain.   And the top of the dash, havn't figured out a way to do that yet. 

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That is a silk screen decal printed on clear water transfer paper. The panels where nickel plated and the bars on the decal where see through so that the bright nickel shows through the decal. The angle of the pic and the bad lighting does make it look a little yellowish, but it's bright. I had mine chromed instead of nickel to avoid the yellowing that sometimes happens with nickel plate. The dashes and garnish mouldings were usually woodgrained with similar grain pattern. That you could probably do yourself with some practice. You would prep the dash and/or other parts then prime. Then you would topcoat the parts with a satin finish paint that will serve as the base wood color. Usually, this color is evident on the back of the dash or around the inner edges of the mouldings. It's usually a medium tan or light brown color. Then the wood grain is applied with standard wood stain in your choice of color with some old paint brushes. You'd be surprised as how you can get a realistic finish with some practice. there are a lot of vids on Youtube as to how to do this. I've tried some small parts with fair success. The actual grain pattern on the other parts my vary from the grain on the door panels, at least in my cars it does.  Here's s pick of my instrument panel which shows the decal better. You'll note that I had a graphics shop make some new transfers for the instrument faces which were applied over the originals. Really brightened them up!

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