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Old 08-10-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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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.


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This is an up close pic of the glove box.


This is an close pic of factory grain of the cluster. It is nearly identical to my glove box door..


Here is a pic of the 2 paints I used.




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! I am going to install the gauge bezel tomorrow.




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.

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Old 08-10-2013, 11:40 PM   #2
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Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.

Nice job looks great
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:49 PM   #3
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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
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:02 AM   #4
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Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.

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Old 08-11-2013, 07:07 PM   #6
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Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.

Great how-to! Thanks for sharing.
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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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Old 08-11-2013, 09:32 PM   #8
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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.
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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.
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Awesome thank you
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:43 PM   #11
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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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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.
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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!

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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.
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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!

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
Thanks for the post.......
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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
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Thanks! The pic below was what I was going for, and I think I successfully '67'd it!
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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.
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Old 01-01-2014, 12:46 PM   #17
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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
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Re: Found a new way to match the cluster texture on the glove box.

That came out great!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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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