Author Topic: Dashwood restoration and instrument panel refurbishments  (Read 208 times)

floyd111

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I found this ad in Germany today. They offer a complete set of refurbished panels, in return for your own panels and 400 bucks. Sounds good. Anyone heard of them before?
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/-w116-komplettes-holzset-amaturenbrett-neu-furniert-450sel/952686457-223-3452

Also found this one. They refurbish instrument panels. Saw the R107 listed, so that's us as well. Something like 280 bucks.. Kinda expensive, but maybe interesting for some.
https://kms-apeldoorn.nl/
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Re: Dashwood restoration and instrument panel refurbishments
« Reply #1 on: 01 June 2019, 05:47 AM »
I think more entrepreneurs and finding a good market now for both of these services and can now offer the same for much less than the one or two sources that have been around for a long time.

Here in the states I used these people and am quite pleased with the results for $700.  I think I paid $600 for mine a year or so ago.
https://www.dieselmercedes.com/Mercedes_Complete_Wood_Trim_Set_Restoration_Servic_p/5210-w16-r.htm
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Re: Dashwood restoration and instrument panel refurbishments
« Reply #2 on: 01 June 2019, 04:10 PM »
In your case, was it completely new veneer, or just a sand/lacquer job?
Were there options between burl and Zebrano to pick from? What about the laquer? Was there dark, light matt or gloss to pick from?
Trying to find the same answers from the other guys as we speak.

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Re: Dashwood restoration and instrument panel refurbishments
« Reply #3 on: 02 June 2019, 05:14 AM »
It was just strip and refinish.  I think they have the ability to re-veneer if needed. Probably adds to cost.
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