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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:32 pm    Post subject: Dash Grill Mesh Insert Reply with quote

Just a quickie. Does anyone know what colour the mesh inserts would be if new. Just painted the car but the inserts have faded after 60 years. Wanta clean them up.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Dash Grill Mesh Insert Reply with quote

Mine have always been a raw, but dull metal- but I did re-spray a set a grey metallic just to get them looking better. I had some wheel paint left in a can. To knock off the gloss and metallic sheen a bit, I rubbed them with a terry towel/cloth after they flash dried- they look like factory fresh in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Dash Grill Mesh Insert Reply with quote

When I restore a car, I usually just media blast them and a coat of clear to prevent surface rust from forming. Nice, simple & clean look.

But in the past, Iíve heard and seen some mesh screens restored with a Tan colored flocking.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Dash Grill Mesh Insert Reply with quote

RareAir wrote:
When I restore a car, I usually just media blast them and a coat of clear to prevent surface rust from forming. Nice, simple & clean look.

But in the past, Iíve heard and seen some mesh screens restored with a Tan colored flocking.

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My all original Ď65 is flocked, it seems to be more like a greyish white than tan.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Dash Grill Mesh Insert Reply with quote

Flocking, or oxidation?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Dash Grill Mesh Insert Reply with quote

Thanks all. I ended up painting them black. Looks good gave it a bit of a pop. Will post shortly.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:51 am    Post subject: Re: Dash Grill Mesh Insert Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:39 am    Post subject: Re: Dash Grill Mesh Insert Reply with quote

KTPhil wrote:
Flocking, or oxidation?



Mine appeared to have been flocked. Very fuzzy.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Dash Grill Mesh Insert Reply with quote

My '65 is tan and flocked on the front side, as is my former Zenith Blue '67. Looking from the rear, it's just bare wire. It seems only the front of the mesh received the coating.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Dash Grill Mesh Insert Reply with quote

They were all finished in an off white flocking.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:12 am    Post subject: Re: Dash Grill Mesh Insert Reply with quote

Whats flocking vs spray paint?
I just thought they were fuzzy due to years of dust. Laughing
Does anyone have a source for flocking paint?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Dash Grill Mesh Insert Reply with quote

http://www.flockit.com/index.php/products/suede-te...ibers.html
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Dash Grill Mesh Insert Reply with quote

67 Florida Deluxe wrote:
My '65 is tan and flocked on the front side, as is my former Zenith Blue '67. Looking from the rear, it's just bare wire. It seems only the front of the mesh received the coating.

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Thatís exactly how my Ď65ís grill mesh looks like as I mentioned earlier, thanks for the pics. I actually forgot all about this thread. I was going to snap a pic of mine to show KTphil since he didnít believe me and thought I was confusing oxidation for flocking. They are 100% flocked.
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