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Re: Wood grain fading&stereo upgrade (archive)

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Posted by Jonathan on December 29, 2000 at 04:34:58:

In Reply to: Re: Wood grain fading&stereo upgrade posted by Daiy7 on December 27, 2000 at 21:20:46:

The panels beside the steering cloumn arejust snug fit on. Looks like a fine thread screw pushed through an oval plastic washer for tension.
To remove it I used a screwdriver wrapped with tape and applied gentle force. Just gently work it. The screws for those two panels are about an inch long.

The finish is a clear coated wood with an epoxy backing. If you sand it, do it by hand and be gentle. You could try a gentle paint stripper, but the wood can become very brittle and crack.

Stripping the original clear coat is tedious and ugly, but once you have restained it and re clear coated it, it is beautiful again.

Search the archives for wood refinishing.


Hey Jonathan how did you get your panels off and is there just a clear coat or is it a plastic covering on the panels?

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