1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

 

We have included these pictures so you can:

See why it is so Important to have Us Restore your parts for you &

So you can learn about the Color Change automotive woodwork goes thru !!!

 

We are trying to show you an example.....an Extreme, yet fairly common example.....of Color Change. 

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We are trying to teach you that: The color of your woodwork now.....is probably not the color it was when it was new.

Many folks....even some so called experts, will try to claim that the color of your woodwork, is the color it was, when it was new. 

Not True !!

For starters, here is the picture you saw on the main page.  If you study it a bit, you will see 3 distinct things!!
The first is that we have removed the old clear finish and sanded some parts.  The second thing is that there are some really Orange parts and the third thing is that there are some really Yellow parts.

 

Automotive Woodwork starts to change in color from the moment it is exposed to light. 

Depending on the species of wood,and the exposure to light, the change can be subtle or dramatic.

Below you can see that when we remove the clear finish and sand the wood, we sand away a micorscopic layer of wood cells that have changed in color. 

The woodwork on this Silver Cloud was Burled Walnut and it was originally medium-brown with a hint of red in it..

Rolls-Royce did not stain these parts, choosing to leave them their natural color, so you can see all the beauty we were provided !!!! 

We won't stain them either !!!

In the picture below, we wetted the Upper Dash Panel and the Instrument Panel which have been sanded and are now bare wood.   You can see how the color and wood grain pattern "comes alive" on those parts. 

 The darker lines, knots and "eyes" had nearly faded away, and now you can see a beautiful "contrast". 

 

Please Note:  the camera flash made the color look redder than it really is.

Scroll up and down on the picture below and you can see how yellow the woodwork got over the years....and the contrasting dark lines of the wood grain pattern are basically gone.   Yet, on the parts that are wetted, you can see the grain pattern and color that are closer to how they were when the parts were new.

Again, the camera flash made the color look redder than it really is.

 

Below, is the wetted instrument panel laying on top of one of the picnic tables. 

All we can say, is what a stunning difference !!!!

The picture below is of the instrument panel still laying in the same place on the picnic table......

.....what a difference !!!

Yes, this set came in Yellow....really Yellow....but that is not how it began its' life.  As you can see, from the wetted part, this set is rich in color and has gorgeous contrasting grain patterns !!!!!
 

Hopefully the pictures above and our explanation of color change has been helpful to you.  Now you understand why, when you have us restore your woodwork, the parts come back to you darker than they were prior to restoration.

Also, now you know why it is important to have us restore All your woodwork, All at the same time.

The following pictures show why you should have us restore your woodwork for you !!!
This picture is from the full set picture at the top of this page.  It shows the parts that were a bit redder than the rest of the parts.  They were refinished by someone shortly before our customer sent us their woodwork for restoration.
 

For starters, it is really important to have all your woodwork restored by us - all at the same time.  That way, there are no color issues, the finish will be fresh and your parts will look "showroom new".

In this case, only these parts were refinished by someone else and as you can see the colors are different from the other parts.

BUT upon a closer look at each part, sadly whomever refinished them did a very poor job. 

They actually sanded right thru the wood veneer and into the base wood.....and they ruined these 5 parts.

 

Take a close look at these front door capping rails.  The top one still has veneer on the end of it.

But the face veneer and the crossbanding on the door capping in the bottom of this picture, has been sanded off, exposing the base wood substructure. (the same was true with the other end of the door rail in the top of this picture)

Whomever did this refinishing job, also sanded thru the veneer on the both rear door capping rails and the A/C panel.

And, they used the wrong clear finish and it was failing already.

Had our customer sent us all of their woodwork to begin with, we would have Refinished all of the parts successfully.  Our customer would have saved money and ended up with a professional restoration.

Instead, they wasted money on a bad job and because we had to reveneer and refinish all 5 of these ruined parts, the restoration cost our customer more money than it would have, had they come to us in the first place.

 

When it comes to restoring your Roll-Royce woodwork, there is no better choice than to send it to us...!!!! 

Give us a call today !

805-962-1579