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67_C-30 08-10-2013 08:11 PM

Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
I love the '67 dashes more than any other year in these trucks because of the symmetrical look between gauge cluster and glove box door. The factory '67 had a textured surface with a silver outer that somewhat matched the gauge cluster grain. The factory glove box grain is not a real good match, though. I used 2 Rustoleum textured paints, and with a little experimentation, I pretty much nailed it.

Here's how I did it if anybody wants to do the same.

I painted the silver outside and then taped it up. I used the Aged Iron as base because it has the bigger textured pattern and it is gray in color.

The key is to hold the can about 2 feet away and dust it in light, even coats. DO NOT by any means spray it thick. Trust me - you'll have a huge mess QUICK!

After it pretty much dries (about an hour), do the same thing with textured black. Spray quick, even, light coats at about 2 feet away. If you spray it heavy, or get to close it "fills in" the grain like regular spray paint will do cluster if you put it on too thick.

It takes about 8 or so (I didn't count) light coats to get a good, deep, rich look. The black textured paint by itself actually matches the factory '67 glovebox grain perfectly, but I was wanting to match the cluster.

The light coats also help to keep the paint from trying to bleed under the masking tape. The tape line was good and crisp because of this.


Here's some pics.



http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d...psd6ec9dcf.jpg

This is an up close pic of the glove box.
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d...psbdce11b6.jpg

This is an close pic of factory grain of the cluster. It is nearly identical to my glove box door..
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d...psbcaefade.jpg

Here is a pic of the 2 paints I used.
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d...ps0eb8c14b.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d...ps2baddd28.jpg

Here is the door installed. I noticed after I took the pic that I got some dusty fingerprints on it. I didn't see it, but the camera did! :rolleyes: I am going to install the gauge bezel tomorrow.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d...psb7594a3b.jpg


I did something similiar years ago with spray in bedliner on my red '69 C-10. It turned out decent, but it didn't match like this did.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=299203

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/a...1&d=1215995691

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/a...1&d=1215995691

mixermike 08-10-2013 11:40 PM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
Nice job looks great
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PAWS 72 08-10-2013 11:49 PM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
I got a couple if you want to experiment for me. Since your in Bama I'm needing a road trip.hahaha

67_C-30 08-11-2013 12:02 AM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
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Originally Posted by PAWS 72 (Post 6214545)
I got a couple if you want to experiment for me. Since your in Bama I'm needing a road trip.hahaha

My truck came from Killen!

Chvy2NV 08-11-2013 09:59 AM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
That's sweet!!
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heyjoe 08-11-2013 07:07 PM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
Great how-to! Thanks for sharing.

BobbyB. 08-11-2013 09:21 PM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
Looks great! What silver did you use? And what did you use to prep the bezel?
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67_C-30 08-11-2013 09:32 PM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
I sanded the plastic chrome off of the outer bezel with 400 grit sandpaper. Most of it was gone already anyway. I used VHT argent silver wheel paint. It was the best match to '67 glove box I had.

special-K 08-11-2013 09:42 PM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
That's a great tip. Looks good. I did a glovebox door spraying Dupli-Color bed liner after painting the desired color for the outer rim. Looks good as well.

BobbyB. 08-11-2013 10:03 PM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
Awesome thank you
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67_C-30 08-11-2013 10:43 PM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
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Originally Posted by special-K (Post 6215825)
That's a great tip. Looks good. I did a glovebox door spraying Dupli-Color bed liner after painting the desired color for the outer rim. Looks good as well.

Yes Tim, I copied your idea back when I did the glove box door on my red '69 and it does a good, too. I used some of that textured paint creating some fauxtina on an old JC Higgins boardtrack tribute bicycle a few months ago, and decided to try it.

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Originally Posted by BobbyB. (Post 6215875)
Awesome thank you
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No problem! I forgot add that I wiped the whole thing down with acetone to try to remove any oil or old Armor All, etc.

67_C-30 08-11-2013 11:21 PM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
I got the dash cluster installed today, and it looks really nice. I'm just waiting on the new glove box emblem to come in now!

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d...ps803752c1.jpg

special-K 08-12-2013 08:02 AM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
Looks fantastic. I'm sure pictures don't show much difference between the two methods. I thought you had tried that bedliner,too,so I'm thinking this looks even closer.

8door 08-12-2013 10:53 AM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
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Originally Posted by 67_C-30 (Post 6216021)
I got the dash cluster installed today, and it looks really nice. I'm just waiting on the new glove box emblem to come in now!

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d...ps803752c1.jpg

You just solved my dilemma on my 68 same light blue body.
I was ready to paint the glove box door blue, but this is so much better:bann:
Thanks for the post.......

67_C-30 08-12-2013 08:54 PM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
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Originally Posted by 8door (Post 6216554)
You just solved my dilemma on my 68 same light blue body.
I was ready to paint the glove box door blue, but this is so much better:bann:
Thanks for the post.......

Thanks! The pic below was what I was going for, and I think I successfully '67'd it!

wesmigletz 01-01-2014 01:45 AM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
Thank you for sharing. I'll be doing my glove box and cluster this spring.

67_C-30 01-01-2014 12:46 PM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
Thanks! I've had a lot of compliments on it the cluster and glove box door. Everybody always thinks they are new. -lol

Sicklajoie 01-01-2014 01:34 PM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
That came out great!

oklalawnboy 01-01-2014 01:42 PM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
Looks great! Maybe I can see it in person at a local car show.

jorgensensc 01-01-2014 08:11 PM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
Subscribed!

alsriv2 01-02-2014 11:23 AM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
Very neat process you shared. That might actually look good in my truck!

slowcpe 01-02-2014 11:31 AM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
I'll be using this method in the next week or two on my '67 glove box I managed to butcher up while stripping paint.

goldenburb 11-05-2014 08:52 PM

Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.
 
Thanks So much for posting.
I'm doing this method as I'm typing..


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