Wood trim restoration

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Wood trim restoration

Post by garyhine » Wed 29 Nov, 2017 8:02 pm

New to this site, have recently acquired a 1970 w109 3.5v8 from my father. It requires a little restoration work (rust, paint, interior), but once done I will sell and buy his 6.3 w109.
My question right now is does anyone know where I might be able to get the dash and door wood trims restored in the Brisbane area. Have spoken to a local wood worker here in Toowoomba, but due to the rear upper door trims being quite badly delaminated he is leaning towards making new trims for the rear out of solid timber. This wood mean they would be the original trim which I would rather have just to say that it is original.
Any ideas would be appreciated

Cheers all

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Re: Wood trim restoration

Post by maddin » Thu 30 Nov, 2017 8:16 am

I have to have a look,I saw an add somewhere of a company in South Africa that produces solid timber replacements.
I'll post when i find the link...cheers Marty
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Re: Wood trim restoration

Post by VFRBoy » Fri 01 Dec, 2017 11:34 am

If remade in solid wood they may be prone to warping - which is why they were made from laminate in the first place. There's some in the US that restore/remanufacture too
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Re: Wood trim restoration

Post by Fozza » Wed 18 Jul, 2018 12:17 am

Hi there,
I found this thread having the same question in mind as garyhine who had the initial query. Looks like ideas ran dry at the end of last year. I'd very much appreciate any further pointers to wood restorers if anyone has tips! I'm just about to start the wood on my W108 280SE. The dash bow and door wood trims are delaminated and the dash wood also needs attention. I'm not sure me and a bottle of wood glue are going to cut muster! Thanks in advance for any responses..
1972 W108 280SE 3.5 (weekender and well on the way to being utterly magnificent)
1978 W123 230 (Under reconstruction as a 300D!)
1980 W123 300D (Simply Red) - Gone to a young enthusiast
1983 W123 230E (Daily driver)
1989 W126 300SE (The Yakuza Staff Car - now sadly missed - gone to a good home)

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