[xj] Veneer repair

My dash is in remarkably good condition for it’s age. Two
minor problems though.

  1. There is a small amount of lifting (of veneer or varnish -
    reluctant to poke at it) around the edge of the glove box
    aperture - maybe a couple of cm long by 2mm. It ocurred to me
    that a little clear nail varnish would maybe do the trick -
    probably seep in and seal - provided that the solvent doesn’t
    affect the varnish. Any thoughts anyone please - apart from
    taking the dash out and re-doing it?
  2. The glove box door itself has lost all the ‘‘veneer’’ round
    it’s edge although the facing is perfect - was this originally
    wood or something else?–
    Rolph XJ6 C Manual: Alicante(Spain) Tampere(Finland)
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In reply to a message from Rolph sent Tue 10 Oct 2006:

Rolph not sure how well clear nail varnish will work. For minor
repairs where the veneer itself has lifted and not just the finish.
I have used a 2-part epoxy. I mix it up and load it into a
hypodermic syringe and squirt it in to the area I want to fix. I
use this same method to fix some radio consuls and shifter plates
where the veneer has lifted but not badly enough to require re-
veneering. I got a funny look and some questions asked by the
pharmacies when I first asked for the needles but after explaining
what I was doing with them. I now get them without any trouble.

As far the glove box door there was never any veneer around the
edge just on the front face. Using a small brush, just apply some
similar coloured brown paint around the edge. You will be just
replacing what was originally there less the lacquer finish.

Bob.–
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In reply to a message from Rolph sent Tue 10 Oct 2006:

I’ve had a couple of useful replies on this - thank you both
again - but no-feed back on the use of nail varnish. Come on
guys - don’t be shy!–
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At 15:51 2006-10-11 +0200, Rolph wrote:

In reply to a message from Rolph sent Tue 10 Oct 2006:

I’ve had a couple of useful replies on this - thank you both
again - but no-feed back on the use of nail varnish. Come on
guys - don’t be shy!

I would very much doubt that nail varnish would have the necessary
strength. It’d be one thing to paint over a small chip, but it won’t bond
the wood to the lifted lacquer.

Use a clear-drying epoxy.

— '88 Jaguar XJ-SC 5.3L V12 (LHD) ‘Black Cat’
Sean Straw '85 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3L V12 (LHD) ‘Bad Kitty’
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At 01:24 2006-10-11 +0200, Peddlarbob wrote:

veneering. I got a funny look and some questions asked by the
pharmacies when I first asked for the needles but after explaining
what I was doing with them. I now get them without any trouble.

Bah, around here, I think you can just say you’re a serial drug user…

I found a hypo along the walkway in front of my former home, took it in and
soaked it then ran a solution of chlorine through it several times and
added it to the sharps drawer of my toolbox (I have a small drawer
dedicated to razors, blades, awls, knifes, etc). Subsequently found that
my neighbour had dropped it - a syringe for arthritis medication.

Hypos are very useful for application of controlled amounts of glue.

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Sean Straw '85 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3L V12 (LHD) ‘Bad Kitty’
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In reply to a message from sean.straw%2BJaguar@mail.professional.org sent Wed 11 Oct 2006:

Or oiling cables, or inside rubber spherical joint covers on
linkages etc.–
The original message included these comments:

Hypos are very useful for application of controlled amounts of glue.


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