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Technical Woodgraining 1940 Mercury interior pieces

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by lomofo1949, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. lomofo1949
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  2. lomofo1949
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    This is the first step. The parts were chromed plated so I had to get them stripped then I sandblasted them. Now I use a epoxy primer by u-tech. Tomorrow I will post the high build primer to fill some of the pitting. This set is going on my friend and fellow hamber Shawn's car here is the linc to his build I know he is going to love the step by step process. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=848030 more pics to come tomorrow.

    Thank you for looking.......
    Drew


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  3. Sledge
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    Thanks for sharing Drew. I really dig the look of Woodgraining when it's done right!
     
  4. T&A Flathead
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    Thanks for posting. I am looking forward to the updates. I will try the same thing on my 32 dash and garnish moldings.
     

  5. Hnstray
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    Yes, thanks for starting this thread. I am very interested to learn more about this process.
     
  6. 40fordtudor
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    X2--can't wait
     
  7. jazz1
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    Yep,, gotta see this in detail
     
  8. fryguy
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    This is going to be good Drew. I have all of this done in my '37 Convertible but it was done over 50 years ago but it still looks good. Can't wait to see how this turns out
     
  9. lomofo1949
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    Wow thank you guys for the response so far. I am doing a little bit of body work to some of the pieces, dash and a couple of mouldings
    need a little bit of smoothing out before I put the high build on. When they are sand blasted you don't see to much imperfections till you get some good epoxy on there and then you can see everything so bare with me I will have some more pics here soon.

    Thanks again!
    Drew


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  10. lomofo1949
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    Here we go! I am having a good slow week at the shop and I am getting some fun time again! After the epoxy I found some pitting and a few miner dings. I did the body work and I went with a good product I like to use for pitted metal it's slick sand from Evercoat. I put two coats of slick sand and that gave me the coverage I needed to fill the Pitts. I let it cure overnight and this morning I guide coated the primer with 3m Dry guide. This helps see all the imperfections in the part. I used 180 grit sand paper and a good soft block. The slick sand even filled a few minuet dings I missed! After everything is sanded I put two coats of Sikkens urethane primer. I baked the pieces for twenty minutes to speed things up a bit and dry guide coated them again for the final wet sand. I use 400 grit wet sand paper, this will really make the job look that much better. To me it's all about the prep work that makes the paint look like a million bucks! Painting is just the icing on the cake! Tomorrow,I will finish the wet sand part and start the woodgrain process. So get your airbrush ready and we are going to have some fun! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394584599.014521.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394584611.508143.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394584622.402279.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394584631.952551.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394584641.682245.jpg


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    Paul I hope this job lasts as long as that,and longer. They had good lead in the paint back then. I hope with all the effort it lasts forever!


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  12. lomofo1949
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    Started on the dash today, I used color build plus sikkens sealer number cbp010 dune beige for my ground coat. And followed with the same Ford color base coat dune beige. I let it cure then I use a PPG D M X die for the candy. I will post the formula if anyone is interested. Then I take a cheap brush, thin it out with a razor blade, this is the brush I will use to get one layer of wood grain. Once I am happy with the wood grain flow this is when I use the airbrush shields, here is where it is all about the imagination. I look at the dash and figure out where the best spot for the knothole is and build it from there. That starts the flow of the piece. Once the whole piece is laid out. Then I start making it richer by fogging in the candy just on the that I sprayed. This keeps the light and dark areas nice. Once the candy is to the shade that I wanted then I put three coats of sikkens HS plus clear. Bare with me on the pictures my I pad does not do well with fine detail. I will post more with a very good camera after the pieces are wet sanded and buffed. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394921590.376577.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394921612.879020.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394921630.222464.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394921649.682360.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394921664.557895.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394921678.570530.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394921695.869627.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394921732.619011.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394921747.470402.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394921762.595050.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394921780.930744.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394921797.790107.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394921809.324869.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394921822.903341.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394921835.692303.jpg


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  13. lomofo1949
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  14. oldsrocket
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    amazing! great work!
     
  15. T&A Flathead
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    You make it look easy. Do you want to do mine?
     
  16. lomofo1949
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    Thank you, let me know when you are ready! I'll knock it out.


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  17. Sledge
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    Lookin good Drew!
     
  18. hombres ruin
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    That's just crazy .. Great work.
     
  19. 40mercFlathead
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    Holy crap Drew! You do good work man. I've been in Idaho for last fee days outta civilization range so I just got your messages.

    I can't wait to get this masterpiece in my car. Good job

    Shawn


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  20. lomofo1949
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    Thank you Shawn! Your interior will be deluxe bro. Can't wait to see some pics with it all back in the merc. Talk at you soon man.

    Cheers!



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  21. BRENT
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    That's something different! Looks excellent thanks for sharing.
     
  22. lomofo1949
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    Ok I took some better pics today hopefully you like them. I wet sanded the dash with 1500 and then 2000 with a good soft block and then buffed it out slick. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395099036.805228.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395099057.292264.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395099073.977277.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395099097.146299.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395099111.985500.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395099132.806949.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395099169.278088.jpg


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  23. lomofo1949
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    And a few more with some better light. Shawn I am sick that these are not going in my merc! I need to get busy on my stuff lol.. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395099492.272882.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395099502.741666.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395099513.110468.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395099525.613489.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395099536.199202.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395099544.507663.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395099559.133721.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395099567.543480.jpg


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  24. lht
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    great job on the dash, now the fun part shipping without damage
     
  25. Atwater Mike
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    My bud's dad used to do this with a brush...(he made all of Shirley Temple's furniture...)

    Mr. Encina was glad to show me how it was done. He demonstrated some of the technique on a '36 Chevy he took in just for that. It was amazingly simple, with the right preparation, Old World knowledge, and some confidence. (according to Mr. Encina!)

    That was in 1957...Mr. Encina was in his mid 50s then. It's an old technique...
    Obviously, Shawn has revitalized it. Beautiful work, Shawn!
     
  26. lomofo1949
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    Thank you Mike! I love the original woodgrain done back then, I've done a couple of cars with my boss in south fla in 1989 the original way. I thought it was the coolest thing I have ever seen! I always love learning, especially about paint! I think Shawn will love his woodgrain interior. And Mr Encina I think would love to see it too.

    Drew


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  27. lomofo1949
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    Here are the garnish moldings I've been super busy and forgot to post them. I made the front and rear window garnish to look like different pieces of wood for a little bit more added touch into the job. can't wait to see them in your ride Shawn! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1396731557.558329.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1396731566.254710.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1396731575.781246.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1396731583.741813.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1396731591.560785.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1396731604.859307.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1396731619.422248.jpg


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  28. 40mercFlathead
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    Pics coming soon when it's all in the car. Damn you hooked me up nice Drew!


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  29. Drew impressive work - wood graining takes a special touch to get it just right , and you did it

    Best
    John
     

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