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Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1670467
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I’m working on the sticky dash at the moment. I’m slowly cleaning the stuff up, but is there a way to restore the original finish?

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Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1670473
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My method is using isopropanol to remove all the sticky mess, wipe with panel wipes and a couple of coats of satin black rattle can to give it that OE soft touch look.

Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1670474
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I understand. The soft touch look. Has anyone attempted achieve the actual soft touch?


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Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1670475
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Yes owners have also applied Plastidip paint.

https://www.plastidip.co.uk/product/aerosol-spray

Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1670525
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Moving on… does anyone have this? To spare?

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Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1670536
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Worse case, just buy some hose from a local auto factors and thread it over the ac pipe


She's alive!
Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1670541
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Originally Posted by Mags
Moving on… does anyone have this? To spare?


I'm sure I've got a clamp somewhere.

Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Countrycruising] #1670556
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Originally Posted by Countrycruising
Originally Posted by Mags
Moving on… does anyone have this? To spare?


I'm sure I've got a clamp somewhere.


Fantastic! Let me know if you stumble across any


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Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1670562
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Originally Posted by Mags
Originally Posted by Countrycruising
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Moving on… does anyone have this? To spare?


I'm sure I've got a clamp somewhere.


Fantastic! Let me know if you stumble across any


Yes I've found one thumb

I have your address so I'll pop it in the post.

Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1671857
07/05/2024 22:43
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Well, I got an envelope in the mail today, supposedly containing a bracket. But it was empty! Maybe customs took it, maybe someone stole it, or perhaps it made its way out on its own. ooo

Anyways, I appreciate the effort, and if you ever find one again, I’d be delighted to pay for both of them, including shipping. smile


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Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1671870
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Hi Mags,
the same thing has happened to me, twice. When i queried the problem of missing metal items in an envelope i found out and still find it quite unbelievable that the gpo can get away with removing the offending metal item, in their eyes, because it can damage the machinery that they use to sort the letters, and then resealing an empty envelope and sending it on it`s way without any explanation. l lost a turbo badge and a key on separate occasions, commiserations for your loss but if you have another sent by post probably a good idea to have it packed in a jiffy bag or a box.

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