Author Topic: 68 Fastback Interior Door Crinkle  (Read 1070 times)

Offline 68GTFastback

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68 Fastback Interior Door Crinkle
« on: September 06, 2011, 08:07:05 PM »
The crinkle look around the door latch was damaged when the screw hole was welded and ground down. Is there anyway to replicate the look?

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Re: 68 Fastback Interior Door Crinkle
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 09:59:29 PM »
I used an electric scribe with poor results.  The original crinkle was stamped in the metal.

Offline cobrajetchris

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Re: 68 Fastback Interior Door Crinkle
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2011, 12:32:05 PM »
There is a rattle can wrinkle finish available but don't expect to duplicate the factory stamping. In a small area it works OK to blend into the original. The same issue comes up with modern vehicles with textured bumper covers and moldings, they are repair by replace.
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Re: 68 Fastback Interior Door Crinkle
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2011, 01:08:19 PM »
There is a rattle can wrinkle finish available but don't expect to duplicate the factory stamping. In a small area it works OK to blend into the original. The same issue comes up with modern vehicles with textured bumper covers and moldings, they are repair by replace.
The rattle can wrinkle finish is raised from the surrounding surface which is opposite of the indented texture made into the door metal. The raised texture would tend to draw more attention to the area rather then make it less visible IMHO. I know some who have effectively made a depression in the affected area enough to allow a skim coat of filler to level out and then went back in a carefully "grained" the filler in the area much like what they have to do when refinishing a grained steering wheel. The best of luck with your dilemma. Bob 
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