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  • February 27, 2024, 09:28:36 AM

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Offline eaglefan

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Wood grain
« on: February 28, 2019, 04:21:32 PM »
OK I am new to the forum, but have had my  88 Eagle wagon since 94.  I am repainting and replacing the wood grain.  The problem is the original was so old and flaking I don't know what the finish was.  I unfortunately threw all the material away without thinking.  I have located the 3M decal material, but it comes in two finishes:  a high gloss and a more of a satin.  Which was the original finish, gloss or satin?

Offline Factory53

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Re: Wood grain
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2023, 07:19:10 PM »
I don't think I've ever seen an Eagle wagon with anything other than a satin finish. I'm curious did you complete the paint job and new vinyl wood grain?

Would love to see a pic posted.
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Offline 86Woodgrain

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Re: Wood grain
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2023, 12:08:10 AM »
I'm sure the factory finish was closer to satin. With that said, I had a body shop professionally apply clear coat to my woodgrain decal to help keep the patina but protect it. I would 100% recommend go for high gloss if you can, it really pops.

https://youtu.be/5-L_e388i5A
« Last Edit: October 15, 2023, 12:10:33 AM by 86Woodgrain »

Offline Taylor

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Re: Wood grain
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2023, 08:47:27 PM »
Looks real good. Excellent idea. Hopefully the finish will last a good long time.
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