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Old 12-20-2017, 10:59 AM
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Ranger XLT woodgrain material

I know this has been discussed a lot as Iíve spent a lot of time searching threads. A lot of them are a few years old.

Sooo, has anyone located a source for the wood grain sticker material. Iím looking for the burl walnut style for dash and door AND the exterior side trim and rear tailgate panel (which is more regular grain walnut) My trim is good but wood grain is faded.

Iím thinking about getting with a local vinyl car wrap company and seeing if they can reproduce.

Any other sources?
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Ok, so I just ordered a sample from a co that sells 3m DI-NOC walnut but it looked a little light. Still looking for the more burley styl for interior.
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Ok, so I just ordered a sample from a co that sells 3m DI-NOC walnut but it looked a little light. Still looking for the more burley styl for interior.
There's a gazillion different types of wood grained 3M Di-Noc (walnut/burled walnut/oak/pine/mahagony and etc.).

FoMoCo began using burled walnut Di-Noc in the late 1960's, originally on Ford Country Squire & Merc Colony Park station wagons.
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There's a gazillion different types of wood grained 3M Di-Noc (walnut/burled walnut/oak/pine/mahagony and etc.).

FoMoCo began using burled walnut Di-Noc in the late 1960's, originally on Ford Country Squire & Merc Colony Park station wagons.
Yeah I went on the 3M site. Found a few wrap companies that sell them. One may be able to replicate what I have which I think is better because Iím sure the latest versions look more realistic than the early examples. Iíd prefer it to look as original as possible.
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So I found a good match for rear panel and side trim when I found an earlier thread on the subject. It’s 3m Di-Noc Marine Teak WG430. Now I need to replace the burl wood square piece on my door panel. As you can see below it’s torn due to PO using incorrect window crank. My other panel is almost perfect so I just nťe one.

Has anyone done this?

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I haven't done it, but I wanted to say, it might be a better match if you do both doors.
The rest of your door panel looks in great shape. Is there suppose to be a nylon washer behind that window crank, to prevent that?
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The nylon washer definitely helps but I think the window regulator wears out after many years and gets some slop in the outer bushing which allows the shaft and crank to start to grind into the panel.
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Hey y’all
Thanks, I just finished flattening them back out and cleaning them up. If I can find the burl print or get someone to repro it for me I’ll definitely do both doors.

The damage is do to no washer and warped panel. Mech is a little sloppy but not bad enough to rub now. Worse case I re-glue the torn area and add some stain. Doing so would have worked better if P.O. hadn’t used a handle from another vehicle that had a wider base thus cutting it out further than the edge of an OEM handle would have.

But ultimately I want it to look as good as rest of the panel with a new burl piece. I understand you can print them on a laser printer using vinyl sheets. It’s a matter of finding a laser printer ....or a company that does it.

I also would love to find the Mylar chrome tape for the plast detail trim.
Here they are. Notice pass side is almost perfect. Can’t tell by the glare but the colors are still very vibrant.

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If you use a sharp and fine toothed blade, she might not notice that patch missing from the cabinet in the background. But it wasn't my idea!
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If you use a sharp and fine toothed blade, she might not notice that patch missing from the cabinet in the background. But it wasn't my idea!
Yeah why not? I’m already getting the evil eye for having them in the house and against the furniture....
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Actually a good idea. Im waiting on a vinyl graphic sticker using a picture of the panel. If it turns out to be a bust I may try the wood veneer. My biggest concern is the thickness of the veneer and how good it adheres to the panel material. Thanks for the suggestion and link.
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Whit as air tight as our trucks are, the moisture causes the real wood veneer to buckle and life. Iíve got the T-shirt.
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AutoKrafters has a couple of different types on their website.
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