Polishing the dash surround and centre plates

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By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

We’ve been debating over the issue of whether to polish and re-chrome the dash of our 1949 MGYT. There was no question on whether to recover the leather as this was very much needed but the metalwork was debatable. It looked tired but were we about to open doors to more issues if we start to re-chrome the intricate shapes.

The centre piece has been painted brown at some time in it’s life so this could have been tidied up simply by re-painting.

We made the decision to remove the metalwork from the dash and do the job right. This means the edging strips and centre plate will now be re-chromed and polished so they can be fitted looking just as beautiful as the rest of the car.

Not all occasions require the chrome to be re-polished but we felt this was one occasion that deserved the treatment.

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