NOS Kingswood Estate Di-noc

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  1. 90merc

    90merc Well-Known Member

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    Hi folks, here is a pic of 1970-71 Chevy Kingswood Estate wood grain di-noc (my all-time favorite).

    I plan to have a graphics company scan the usable portion of the roll into a high-resolution file. If I ever need to replace the wood grain on my CP, I will then use the file as the basis for making new wood grain car wrap.

    No more trolling for an existing wood grain replacement that just won't do the trick.
     

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    rrbnut 1993 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon

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    great idea;how best to photgraph or scan? can be of interest to us all.
     
  3. 90merc

    90merc Well-Known Member

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    I think the scanning prevents capturing glare on the image as well as prevents distortion. Once I get it done (probably in the next couple months) I'll update the thread.
     
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    90merc Well-Known Member

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    Sorry nut, misread! In order to scan it I'll need the use of a super large format scanner that can take in the length of the product continuously and uses lighting that won't alter the resulting image with glare, etc. The only cost-effective way to do this is go to a graphic print shop that has this kind of scanner.
     
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    Then you can make a wrap!
     
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    Hey 90merc, have you done this yet? If so whats involved and who does it?

    Thanks Mike
     
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    90merc Well-Known Member

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    Hi Mike, I posted another thread in April after getting the di-noc scanned into a file by a graphics company in Eatontown, NJ. They did a fantastic job. Again, I am attaching a screen shot from the file to show how detailed and realistic this wood-grain pattern is. Cheers, Owen
     

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    Hello - do you have any suggestion on where to purchase the closest replacement for a 72 Kingswood?
     
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    I’m in the process of restoring my 73 Caprice Estate. When it came to the woodgrain, I knew from research that the original DiNoc was a translucent woodgrain that obviously let the body color bleed through. I went the route of having a graphics company reproduce the woodgrain, although not translucent, it will be fine, I saw the product coming out of the printer yesterday, it looked great, should be done this week. I’m also having the printer replicate the lighter woodgrain on the woodgrain trim molding. Will post pics soon. Paint is already finished.
     
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    I'm curious too. Looking forward to seeing the results.
     
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    90merc Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully better late than never, look at stripeman.com under woodgrain and the pattern that would be a good match is GM dark walnut
     

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