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Restoration Of 356 Dash Knobs Photos
Restoration of 356 Dash Knobs Process.
Date(s): November 15, 2005. Album by Tom Scott. Photos by Tom Scott. 1 - 15 of 15 Total. 632 Visits.
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Large Ivory Before Process

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The Same Knob After Step 1

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Step 2, Sanding with 240 Wet/Dry Sandpaper Using Drill Press

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Continue Sanding with 800 W/D
Sandpaper Using Drill Press


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Finished Knob After Polishing With Chrome Polish
Note: The outer edge of the large knobs was sanded slightly too much and has lost some of the "sharpness".  Refer to the before photo for a comparison.


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Gray Knob, With Paint, Before Process

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Same Gray Knob After Process

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A Wiper Knob Before Process

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The Same Knob After The Process
Please note that the edge at the top of the dome on this knob is too rounded, compare this to the original before restoration.


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A Turn Signal Switch Knob Before The Process

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Black knob before restoration.

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Same black knob after restoration.

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All of the finished knobs which were used in this demonstration.

 
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I have restored several ivory knobs using a process similar to yours.  I just wanted to verify, for those interested in trying the process, that it does work!
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Dan Macdonald, Mon, 8 Jan 2007 10:20AM
Thanks for the info. I will try it.
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Bob Hodgin, Sat, 7 Jan 2006 6:07PM
Remarkable knob salvage.  Thanks!
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Jon Pegg, Sun, 20 Nov 2005 7:35PM
Excellent work! The knobs do appear as new.
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Bob DiCorpo, Wed, 16 Nov 2005 4:48AM
 
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