Jag dash back in car and I'm very pleased!

May 21, 2020,07:57 AM
 

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For those who followed my thread about removing the original wood veneer from my XJ6 and painting a burlwood finish rather than re-veneering, here's the final product!
















And one before photo just to show how bad the original wood actually was.






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Excellent job, my friend! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : May 21st, 2020-08:08
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Thank you! [nt]

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : May 21st, 2020-08:12
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Great job. Any photo of the car? Cheers S [nt]

 
 By: Hulk : May 21st, 2020-08:31
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Thanks! It's an '86, so a series 3, purchased early last summer and turned into my current daily driver.

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : May 21st, 2020-10:50
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Like the Equaliser of i recall. Loved that car. [nt]

 
 By: Hulk : May 21st, 2020-14:59
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I had to google it to see, but yes, the same model (series 3) as in The Equalizer. [nt]

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : May 21st, 2020-15:45
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Total class. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : May 21st, 2020-15:00
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I agree, as is your P1800. [nt]

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : May 21st, 2020-15:47
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Thanks, Emil. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : May 21st, 2020-17:59
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Love It [nt]

 
 By: Jim : May 21st, 2020-08:54
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Thanks, I'm very pleased with how it came out. [nt]

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : May 21st, 2020-10:50
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Great work Emil!

 
 By: JLCman : May 21st, 2020-08:57
And yes, the Original Wood veneer is extremely vulnerable and especially suffering from heat and sunshine. I‘m happy that I never needed to re-veneer it at my merry old 1978 XJ6... ...  
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Thank you, and your car is beautify! [nt]

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : May 21st, 2020-10:51
And I see your solar powered "waving queen" in the window. I have the same one in my garage window, a gift from one of my daughters a few years ago. LOL
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LOL, yes...

 
 By: JLCman : May 22nd, 2020-04:57
...the waving Queen always lets people smile - saying bye-bye to the European Union.
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Wow! I’m impressed. The only tool I know how to use is the telephone . . . to call for help:) [nt]

 
 By: EdTonkin : May 21st, 2020-09:28
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LOL. Thanks! I've spent my entire life working on cars, although only as a hobby, but this was a big job and just outside my normal comfort level. Still, it was worth the effort. [nt]

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : May 21st, 2020-10:54
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I agree. You must get tremendous satisfaction when looking at your work. Really well done. Bravo! [nt]

 
 By: EdTonkin : May 21st, 2020-13:21
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Thanks again, and yes, the entire process has been very satisfying, especially the results. [nt]

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : May 21st, 2020-15:50
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Looks great

 
 By: Jari from Finland : May 21st, 2020-09:35
Result is professional done. That job was worth of doing. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks Jari! [nt]

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : May 21st, 2020-10:55
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Woderful restoration Emil!! Your Jag really deserve it! Looks like real burl wood!! Amazing job you did! You are a true artist! Enjoy your beautiful car so much! Cheers! Abel [nt]

 
 By: Subexplorer : May 21st, 2020-09:37
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Thanks, I have to say I even impressed myself! LOL. Although I will admit I started private art lessons at the age of eight, and spent a good part of my career doing illustrations. [nt]

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : May 21st, 2020-10:59
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My big pleasure Emil! Well you have a great background to try this project and you surely did a superb job!! Big congrats and enjoy it so much! Best! Abel [nt]

 
 By: Subexplorer : May 23rd, 2020-10:41
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That's painted? Wow... nice work! Also love the blue! [nt]

 
 By: InDebtButOnTime : May 21st, 2020-14:40
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Thank you. Yes, painted then varnished following an online instructional video. [nt]

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : May 21st, 2020-15:52
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Can I commission you . . .

 
 By: Dr No : May 21st, 2020-16:43
. . . to paint a pool cue?
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I'm honored you feel my work is worthy of a commission although unfortunately I have too many projects in the works, and even more planned, to be able to accommodate. Sorry! [nt]

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : May 22nd, 2020-07:04
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Well done! (Nt)

 
 By: Echi : May 21st, 2020-19:42
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Thanks! [nt]

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : May 22nd, 2020-07:05
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Well done!

 
 By: r0gue : May 22nd, 2020-03:34
I have an old Mercedes that tortures (challenges) me in the very same way.
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Thank you! I just gave my son my '94 E420 after deciding the Jag would be my daily driver. The wood in that car has just started to crack and I told him if he removes the pieces, I'll do the painting. LOL [nt]

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : May 22nd, 2020-07:11
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