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My Name is Jim Rentz and I have a graining service. While I have done many Cadillacs over the years I have never done a '49. My client wants it done correctly. I have seen many pictures of 49s but none look right. Is there some one of you that can difinitively indentify the correct graining for the '49 Club Coupe?

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This one appears to have been restored: http://www.schmitt.com/viewimage.asp?ID=3722

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This one appears to be unrestored: http://www.classicera.com/ForSale/Automobiles/Cadillac/cadillac.html

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Another shot:

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You might email them for higher resolution photos, but you mention that photos are not that useful.

What is the correct way for the graining to be described? For example, if you knew the type of wood?

Bruce

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My Name is Jim Rentz and I have a graining service. While I have done many Cadillacs over the years I have never done a '49. My client wants it done correctly. I have seen many pictures of 49s but none look right. Is there some one of you that can difinitively indentify the correct graining for the '49 Club Coupe?

Thanks for the photos. The first one I saw earlier and that definately is not right. That was done by hand and looks cartoonish. The second one however does look to be original as can be seen in the glove box. It was typical of GM to leave the inside of the door a different color to co-ordinate with the lining of the glove box. That grain is what I would call a tight burl with not too many "flames" or big swirls.

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Apparently the Di-Noc company supplied Cadillac with the faux wood treatments in the 40s. Di-noc appears to have become a part of 3M, who lists di-noc textures on their site here: http://catalog.dinocfilm.com/

That surface may be similar to WG-881 http://www.idsfinishes.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=36&pos=76

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but certainly your eye would be better than mine on selecting from the samples shown. Also no guarantee that they still offer a texture from the 40s.

Might be reasonable to call them and ask if they can index the 1949 Cadillac texture though.

Bruce

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Apparently the Di-Noc company supplied Cadillac with the faux wood treatments in the 40s. Di-noc appears to have become a part of 3M, who lists di-noc textures on their site here: http://catalog.dinocfilm.com/

That surface may be similar to WG-881 http://www.idsfinishes.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=36&pos=76

normal_WG-881.jpg

but certainly your eye would be better than mine on selecting from the samples shown. Also no guarantee that they still offer a texture from the 40s.

Might be reasonable to call them and ask if they can index the 1949 Cadillac texture though.

Bruce,

I thank you for your input. I had forgotten all about di-noc. Of course by the forties they could no longer do the graining by the old print method, too slow. I thought they had gone out of business. You are a wealth of information. I most certainly will attempt to contact 3-M to see what they may have in their archives. Again I thank you. If ever I can be of service please feel free to get in touch.

Jim

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