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So I'm redoing the dash on my 1962 Biscayne after finishing out most of the rest of the interior.  I removed the original rubber mats (tried to keep them together as best possible, they are not made anymore) and went back with carpet (I know, shouldn't be in a Biscayne) after sealing the rust free floor pans.

 Carpet.jpg

Then I went on to tackle the dash, which had been painted Red but not the correct color for 1962 (kind of a "Skittles Red").  I did the dash in the correct color, but it looked too shiny so I put a Clear Satin over it and that toned it down a bit.  I cleared the steering wheel with a Gloss Clear, looks right.  What to do with the steering column, which I have out at the moment?  Does it get a shiny coat like the wheel, or the Satin Clear like the dash?  The base Red coat is the same, it's jut the Clear that either cuts the shine or makes it glossier.

 1962 Biscayne interior.jpg

Either way, it sure looks better now!

Biscayne Red Dash.jpg



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1962 Belair 2 door sedan 409 Turbo350

1962 Impala SS Dual quad 409 Four speed

1961 Belair Sport Coupe 348 tripower Four speed

1963 Corvette Coupe 327 340 horse Four speed



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Who’s paint and brand are you using? Nothing should be high gloss other than the steering wheel. It looks nice, but with a painted interior, it’s either correct or not correct.....with all your hard work and effort you don’t want someone coming up to the car and saying..... “nice car, but you missed the boat on the color match.” Especially the dash paint.

Painted interiors are much more difficult to restore. Blacks are easy, but having to color match the correct reds is time consuming and
and frustrating. It takes a good paint system, many spray out samples, and a lot of research to restore colored interiors.

Dan

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Since this is not a "factory correct" restoration, I am taking a few liberties here :). The interior is from a Belair of that era, not a Biscayne. This will be a nice driver, not a show car. I like to put miles on them!

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Nice, Enjoy

Dan

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