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    WTB: small piece of Basketweave material

    Hi,

    Looking for a piece of Basketweave material to recover my radio plate. The car is a 1969 912 and Iím assuming itís the original material across the dash except on the radio plate. The radio plate has a different pattern on it. I ordered a new roll of Basketweave that Sierra Madre sells and itís just not close enough to the original stuff. Enough so that I think it would look worse than what is on there now. The original material has more grain to it and a little sheen. The new material is very flat with no sheen at all. Iíll try to post a few pictures. Iíve searched online and contacted Garry at ClassicFX, and Autos International so far. Garry is checking stock and I havenít heard back from AI so I thought I would ask here.

    More than happy to pay for a piece that is 8.5 inches across by 2.5 inches tall, if anyone has some old stock not being used.

    Regards,
    Dave, Minneapolis MN

    Hereís what I have on there now -
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    Try coloring the new piece with SEM Landau Black. It comes in a can, and it can be found at auto parts stores.

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    here is a sample of what i have
    it is laying on other pieces that were graded sheen#3 of 1-5
    let me knowDSCN1318.jpg

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    spraying is a very good solution for the area you are doing.

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    Agreed on the poor match. Try to buy a door card of original basket weave that has been carved out for speaker holes. Should be $50-$100 (at most). Very easy to cut a strip out, and you’ll have some left over for the rest of your dash. Usually you can find some on the samba or Pelican from someone tarting up their car as a hotrod.
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    Is it the same as the toolbag material? I have a trashed toolbag which you may be able to clean and recover enough from for your job.

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    You guys are great. I really appreciate all the help with this. This is our first vintage car, and we couldn’t be happier with it.

    Bob I’ll send you a PM.

    Dave

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    I can provide some original basket weave material. PM me with your email for details.
    Tom Butler
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    I have a few other original pieces should anyone need them.
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