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  1. #1
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    Default What to recover this with

    On my new to me Fletcher the 'plastic' sticker material over the dash has failed. This is very common with fletchers. I want to replace it with something similar but it has compound curves. Does anyone know what this material is/was and or has a link to something similar


    See the black arrows in the picture below



    Thanks

    Dennis
    Last edited by Bigplumbs; 07-10-19 at 07:19.
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  2. #2
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    Default Re: What to recover this with

    remove the wooden substrate. if it's in decent condition and can be sanded, reuse it. Get some carbon vehicle wrap from www.mdpsupplies.com and cover it with that. It can be done in situ, but you'll get better results if you can remove it.

    There are plenty of youtube tutorials to assist.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: What to recover this with

    Here's a link to an example youtube vid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kZeE7mUznM

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    Default Re: What to recover this with

    Another option would be to get a new panel made up in whatever finish takes your fancy. Brian Wards at Brundall do a good job. Would cost a bit more than a vinyl wrap but they do that too if memory serves.

    https://www.brianwards.co.uk/services/control-panels-2/

  5. #5
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    Default Re: What to recover this with

    I remade mine using some marine ply and an iron-on wood veneer. You could lay-up carbon-fibre over the top, flowcoat gel or apply a wrap as previously suggested.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: What to recover this with

    How about water transfer decals? It should accomodate any compound shapes and you can choose any style, carbon, wood effect etc.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CA0DR4GSQg

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    Default Re: What to recover this with

    3M Di-noc Is what I covered mine with. Exceptionally easy to work with and to cover compound curves use a hair drier to make those areas more pliable. Di-Noc comes with a huge range in finishes / appearances so you will find something suitable.

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    Default Re: What to recover this with

    Quote Originally Posted by BruceK View Post
    3M Di-noc Is what I covered mine with. Exceptionally easy to work with and to cover compound curves use a hair drier to make those areas more pliable. Di-Noc comes with a huge range in finishes / appearances so you will find something suitable.
    Thanks to all for your suggestions but especially to Bruce as I have just ordered the Di Noc.

    This one which matches the steering wheel

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3M-Di-NOC...53.m2749.l2649

    £26.99 so good price to do both sides
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