In early November, 2012…
I was offered this wood grain car paint project by a world class auto upholstery guy in my area.
The details of this project will be included in the upcoming version of the Perfect Wood Grain course for auto painters, where I’ll include process pics, video and technical details necessary to paint this finish.
The car owner requested…
… that I mimic the “original” finish, which had actually been done in the 80’s. I convinced him to let me do more convincing faux wood paint.
I’m picky about which projects I take on.
I can’t afford to have my work associated with ugly cars. When I saw the level of restoration and quality of work on this car, I knew this wood grain car paint project would be a worthwhile endeavor.
I make sure to pay special attention to detail in high focus areas like window trim escutcheons.
The interior work on this car is immaculate thanks to Ed at Kenny’s Auto Upholstery in Renton, WA.
More window escutcheon detail.
I made sure the wood grain flows over and through…
…the dash-mounted ashtray, as if it were all carved out of the same piece of burl. A common mistake that wood grainers make is having it flow around knobs and other features. Wood doesn’t grow that way and no carpenter can change the direction of grain.