[Healeys] Refinishing dashboard wood

BJ8Healeys sbyers at ec.rr.com
Sun Nov 4 14:02:20 MST 2018

I had to chip mine off carefully piece by piece.  Very tedious, but no stripper I could find would touch the original coating.  It was difficult to sand, too, without damaging the veneer, so I gave that up.  I re-stained the wood with Minwax stain and re-finished with  Envirotex Lite.  I found it to produce a beautiful finish and I was very happy with the result.  After 20 years, though, I see one area about the size of a nickel that is delaminating in a disc around the choke knob.  Nothing lasts forever.....


Steve Byers


BJ8 Registry

AHCA Delegate at Large

Havelock, NC  




On Sun, Nov 4, 2018 at 12:06 AM Bruce Peters <rv9aplane at gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all,
My dashboard wood’s clear coat is cracked all over. I’m wondering what type of finish this is and what i should use to recoat it after I’ve sanded it all off. Also, what stain can I use on the wood since I’m likely to have to do some restaining? My car is a 67 BJ8. Thanks in advance for the advice.


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