View Full Version : Sprinter with Burlwood Dash!
12-21-2007, 03:14 AM
I'm almost done with my interior...here are some preliminary pictures. Sorry for the terrible quality, I took these tonight with my phone; my digital camera is on the fritz. These pictures don't do the new interior justice.
12-21-2007, 03:25 AM
12-21-2007, 06:52 AM
Yummy !!!! now lets get down to the floor. I want some more, :clapping:
Chrome them pedals, carpet the floor wall to wall none of that El Ceapo two bit rag you buy at the local benz shop.
Down to the carpet shop... and get a contractor to fit one peice in deep pile with bound edging.
Be like Richard, Go Man, Go.
11-22-2008, 02:53 PM
Maaan! You ARE the man! Where did you get this super 3D quality wood? please-please let me know the dealer for it! Do they also have Ash Burl wood (like ash-gray) color wood? I desperately want their site or phone number! Hope they're somewhere in US so I order locally!
11-23-2008, 03:10 PM
You don't buy the parts. You dismantle your dashboard and send your pieces in to be coated. I don't know what part of the country you're in but do a google search for "hydrographics shops" in your area. I know there's a big one in Texas, besides the local shop in my town, they're everywhere.
Here are some results of the search:
11-23-2008, 03:39 PM
Just to be clear since there seems to be some confusion; this is not using cheap aftermarket stick on decals. You use your actual dash pieces, which are sanded smooth to get rid of any texture, then coated in whatever pattern you choose like carbon fiber, aluminum, burlwood, camouflage (patterns available are endless). Once the base coat dries, then several coats of clear PPG automotive paint is applied to all the pieces and buffed (just like you buff a car's exterior paint) for a deep gloss shine and for protection and longevity of the finish that was applied underneath. And since you use your factory parts, it fits just like it did before you put the coating on, no gaps or unfinished edges, like the stick-on kits.
This is the way manufacturers, ford, chrysler, gm, jaguar, etc do their fake woodgrain.
In between the clear paint coats, I put the 3-star emblem chrome stickers I ordered from Lenda Products on several of the pieces, so the mercedes logo is actually embedded in the finish and does not look or feel like a sticker was simply taped on top.
12-01-2008, 06:28 PM
Wow! Really nice (Like the Corvette too!)
Are you planning to do the passenger airbag cover and glove box also?
12-01-2008, 11:52 PM
Thanks...I must say it's turning out really nice, and now with the factory navigation, it really looks like a mercedes cockpit.
The pass. airbag cover is too soft and hydrographics will not work. But I am looking for a piece of chrome or stainless steel to fill the small ridge that goes across the whole airbag cover. As far as the glove box, I think I'll just do the handle in burlwood.
But I do plan on taking off part of the steering wheel vinyl cover and coating it in several coats of hard plastic so I can have a wheel that looks sort of like this:
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