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#1 BIG KEV

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Posted 30 June 2024 - 06:30 PM

Hi Guys 

In need of some help tips and advise on how to remove the wood grain inserts on the lower section on the dash of a LH Torana 

what i am trying to do is remove the light wood grain parts and swap them to dark wood grain as my lower dash is damaged 

I have tried to use a razer with no luck and i dont want to do any damage 

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Posted 01 July 2024 - 09:31 AM

Hi Kev. Sorry I can't advise first hand as I went a different way. Painted to match the car. Would it be possible to sand it down/off with say a dremel? I know it would be a bit time consuming but I think that is what I would try first. Good luck. Cheers Ron

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Posted 01 July 2024 - 09:59 AM

Hi Kev.  Don't know if the wood grain insert are similar to the silver. If they are I used a heat gun on low till I could get under one corner with a scraper and the glue came lose and it came straight off. Found it on youtube. Hopefully this is helpfull.



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Posted 01 July 2024 - 06:06 PM

Ok thanks will try the heat gun this weekend 



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Posted 03 July 2024 - 05:48 PM

Ok Guys 

I removed the woodgrain section on the lower dash as mentioned above with heat gun 

My problem now is the one on the top left around the vent next to the glove box seems to be part of the dash and not removeable 

so what do i do now as it is a light woodgrain and i need to make it a dark woodgrain to match the rest of the interior 

 

Thanks for any advice 



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Posted 03 July 2024 - 06:12 PM

Hi Kev.  That section is part of the lower dash from memory but I think it is still the same as the rest of the woodgrain sections ie. presume it should peel off as well. Cheers Ron



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Posted 03 July 2024 - 07:55 PM

Hi Kev.  That section is part of the lower dash from memory but I think it is still the same as the rest of the woodgrain sections ie. presume it should peel off as well. Cheers Ron

Theres no way thats coming off 

But happy if someone can prove me wrong 

i have applied heat to the point if i heat it any more it would melt 

i cant even see a edge to start to peel with a razer blade 



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Posted 04 July 2024 - 07:13 AM

Hi Kev.   Not sure about the woodgrain but the silver  only the lower parts that were removable with heat gun. The part around the vents was not removable.



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Posted 04 July 2024 - 07:52 AM

Hi Kev.   Not sure about the woodgrain but the silver  only the lower parts that were removable with heat gun. The part around the vents was not removable.

Hi Dale and yes this is what i was thinking 






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