Dashboard restoration services for Classic Car Restoration Garages
Working alongside car restorers on the wooden and metal interior trim
Our classic car restoration services are also offered to restoration garage owners. Simon Lorkin has been working alongside garage owners for many years, helping them give their clients the interior of their classic car that they’d always dreamed of. He works on wooden dashboard and interior trim using his craftsmanship to bring out the beauty of the woodwork using water-based lacquers to give a fine finish, so it looks as it would when it would have left the factory (not using the thick PU lacquers that are used in modern cars).
He also creates a hand-painted wood effect on metal dashboards, door cappings and window surrounds, mainly in a rich burr-walnut effect, but other effects can be achieved. In recent years he has also become the go-to restorer in Europe for Facel Vega dashboard restorations with their very specific painted Facel Style wood effect.