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Old 09-09-2005, 06:01   #1 (permalink)
Lee Coleman
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Restoring the "silvering" on a 69 mustang

Is there a way for the novice restorer to touch up or restore the silvering
on the dash trim pieces? Over the years it has been worn off from cleaning
and age. Does anyone know what color of silver should be used?
Thanks in advance.
Lee
69 Mach 1


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Old 09-09-2005, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Restoring the "silvering" on a 69 mustang

That stuff is chrome plated plastic, that they then put the plastic
wood veneer and paint on top of. There are rechromers out there, but I
can't name any off hand. Good luck.

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Old 09-09-2005, 18:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Restoring the "silvering" on a 69 mustang

Lee Coleman wrote:
>
> Is there a way for the novice restorer to touch up or restore the silvering
> on the dash trim pieces? Over the years it has been worn off from cleaning
> and age. Does anyone know what color of silver should be used?
> Thanks in advance.
> Lee
> 69 Mach 1


This is what you want

http://cgi.ebay.com/Alclad-II-Chrome...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 09-10-2005, 11:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Restoring the "silvering" on a 69 mustang

Unless you're trying for concours, by the time you either have the
piece re chromed to your satisfaction, or get tired of trying to do
it yourself, it might be cheaper (financially and mentally) in the
long run to buy a new repro part. Something to consider.

On Fri, 9 Sep 2005 07:31:40 -0500, "Lee Coleman" <wleecoleman@ev1.net>
wrote:

>Is there a way for the novice restorer to touch up or restore the silvering
>on the dash trim pieces? Over the years it has been worn off from cleaning
>and age. Does anyone know what color of silver should be used?
>Thanks in advance.
>Lee
>69 Mach 1
>


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Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior; Vintage 40
16" rims w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A gForce Radial
225/50ZR16 KDWS skins; surround sound audio-video.

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Old 09-10-2005, 17:01   #5 (permalink)
Kate 2O|||||||O5
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Re: Restoring the "silvering" on a 69 mustang

Hey Lee,
Sometime ago I built a 69 Chevy pickemup truck.
I had the dash rechromed, it looked fantastic when done.
If you want them right, get a pro to do it.

Kate
2O|||||||O5 Liberty


"Lee Coleman" <wleecoleman@ev1.net> wrote in message
news:11i3054oprohn11@corp.supernews.com...
: Is there a way for the novice restorer to touch up or restore the
silvering
: on the dash trim pieces? Over the years it has been worn off from cleaning
: and age. Does anyone know what color of silver should be used?
: Thanks in advance.
: Lee
: 69 Mach 1
:
:


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Old 09-10-2005, 18:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Restoring the "silvering" on a 69 mustang

Kate 2O|||||||O5 wrote:

> Hey Lee,
> Sometime ago I built a 69 Chevy pickemup truck.
> I had the dash rechromed, it looked fantastic when done.
> If you want them right, get a pro to do it.
>
> Kate
> 2O|||||||O5 Liberty
>
>
> "Lee Coleman" <wleecoleman@ev1.net> wrote in message
> news:11i3054oprohn11@corp.supernews.com...
> : Is there a way for the novice restorer to touch up or restore the
> silvering
> : on the dash trim pieces? Over the years it has been worn off from cleaning
> : and age. Does anyone know what color of silver should be used?
> : Thanks in advance.
> : Lee
> : 69 Mach 1
> :
> :
>
>

Hey Kate, wasn't it Jerold Ford who had a dog named Liberty? Or was that
Chevy Chase?
Could be a "Ford" Liberty or "Chevy" Liberty? ROL=Role Over Liberty ;-)

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Old 09-10-2005, 20:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Restoring the "silvering" on a 69 mustang

Sorry for the confusion, it is not chrome, it is a silver painted plastic
surface inside the instrument cluster. I have taken the entire panel apart
and will try to airbrush it back to the way it was. I talked to a local man
who does restoration on classic mustangs and this is what he said to do. It
will take some time with the masking but relatively simple to do.
Thanks again to all that replied.
Kate, I seem to remember that Liberty ships were made of concrete and many
sank crossing the Atlantic. Hope your dingy fairs better.
Lee
"Lee Coleman" <wleecoleman@ev1.net> wrote in message
news:11i3054oprohn11@corp.supernews.com...
> Is there a way for the novice restorer to touch up or restore the
> silvering on the dash trim pieces? Over the years it has been worn off
> from cleaning and age. Does anyone know what color of silver should be
> used?
> Thanks in advance.
> Lee
> 69 Mach 1
>



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Old 09-11-2005, 00:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Restoring the "silvering" on a 69 mustang

Kate 2O|||||||O5 wrote:
> Hey Lee,
> Sometime ago I built a 69 Chevy pickemup truck.
> I had the dash rechromed, it looked fantastic when done.
> If you want them right, get a pro to do it.
>
> Kate
> 2O|||||||O5 Liberty
>
>


Yeah I remember that. THat was a really nice truck until she
rearended someone because of the glare shining off the dash....

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clueless gets you committed..." - JG
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Old 09-11-2005, 15:01   #9 (permalink)
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"Gill" <gills@comcast.nospam.net> wrote
: >
: >
: Hey Kate, wasn't it Jerold Ford who had a dog named Liberty? Or was that
: Chevy Chase?
: Could be a "Ford" Liberty or "Chevy" Liberty? ROL=Role Over Liberty ;-)
:
: --
: Tropic Green Y2K 5 Speed Mustang GT
: With Bits and Pieces
: http://tinyurl.com/3w3sv

LOL!
Ya just never know.

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Old 09-11-2005, 21:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Restoring the "silvering" on a 69 mustang

Hey Lee,
If you come up with good results, be sure to put a clear coat on it, to keep
it from scuffing when you wipe the dust off of it.
--
Kate
2O|||||||O5 Liberty


"Lee Coleman" <wleecoleman@ev1.net> wrote in message
news:11i76b6ekd5g81c@corp.supernews.com...
: Sorry for the confusion, it is not chrome, it is a silver painted plastic
: surface inside the instrument cluster. I have taken the entire panel apart
: and will try to airbrush it back to the way it was. I talked to a local
man
: who does restoration on classic mustangs and this is what he said to do.
It
: will take some time with the masking but relatively simple to do.
: Thanks again to all that replied.
: Kate, I seem to remember that Liberty ships were made of concrete and
many
: sank crossing the Atlantic. Hope your dingy fairs better.
: Lee
: "Lee Coleman" <wleecoleman@ev1.net> wrote in message
: news:11i3054oprohn11@corp.supernews.com...
: > Is there a way for the novice restorer to touch up or restore the
: > silvering on the dash trim pieces? Over the years it has been worn off
: > from cleaning and age. Does anyone know what color of silver should be
: > used?
: > Thanks in advance.
: > Lee
: > 69 Mach 1
: >
:
:


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