Partial Faux Wood Trim Restoration
The owner wanted to minimize changes to the original interior. He removed the 5 pieces that were most damaged. Of course my advice was to do them all at once.
After my work was done and installed, I was fortunate to have full access to the car for shooting pictures. This car is so gorgeous that I decided to create a larger pictorial blog post.
I shot video and images of the graining process for this project and added it to The Perfect Wood Grain Car Graining Course.
Bill, a retired architect, bought this gem in 1989 in all original condition. He painted and re-chromed, had a new top installed and made other needed repairs, but mostly left it alone. For example, the upholstery is all original.
The owner of the media blasting shop I use was concerned that his process might damage the old, thin metal.
A low pressure sand blaster was used instead. This got the job done and gave us the light texture we needed for maximum primer adhesion.
I followed my standard process of creating a sample panel with 4 variations on the original grain for the customer to choose from.
Base Coat Alternative
For the base coat, I used a spray can product called Montana Gold. Formulated for murals, this product offers a much wider range of colors than paint or hardware shops, and they had a nearly perfect match for this project.