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Old 03-12-2016, 10:13 AM
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Finding the Best Wood Grain

Guys,
Based on some of the prior threads regarding wood grain for our rigs, I thought I would do an updated "samples" showing since I am in the market.

I ordered samples from:
Auto Trim Designs and Team Grand Wagoneer. I would have ordered others, but didn't see an easy way to do it, so I just snagged the samples that I could get easily.

First the Auto Trim Designs. I like that they give you a bigger sample. It allows you to see more of the grain. IMO, the teak had a strong green tone to it vs. the original on my ride. I see the green more in person than in the photos.






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Then here is the Team Grand Wagoneer wood grain. IMO it is a better color match.






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Old 03-12-2016, 10:14 AM
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Auto Trim Design side-by-side Team Grand Wagoneer Vinyl Wood Grain

Here they are all side-by-side

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Old 03-12-2016, 10:17 AM
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Trim from TGW

Thankfully TGW included a sample of the trim in their package.
Here is how it compares to what is on my Jeep now.

Pretty close in color. A little less yellow, but that could also be a result of 29 years of sun I guess.

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Old 03-12-2016, 10:18 AM
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Trim and Wood grain all together



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Old 03-12-2016, 09:58 PM
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http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...IMG_1014-2.jpg

This is a GW I saw today at the Raleigh show. The owner said he got the trim from Team Grand Wagoneer. It REALLY looked good. The grain came from "something" Graphics in Texas. He could not remember the name. It looked great too. The GW was an '87 or '86, can't remember which, with 71,000 miles. He was asking 15,000 but changed his mind and decided to keep it after all.
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:04 PM
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http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...IMG_1014-2.jpg

This is a GW I saw today at the Raleigh show. The owner said he got the trim from Team Grand Wagoneer. It REALLY looked good. The grain came from "something" Graphics in Texas. He could not remember the name. It looked great too. The GW was an '87 or '86, can't remember which, with 71,000 miles. He was asking 15,000 but changed his mind and decided to keep it after all.

Can not believe he took it to a car show without caps on the wheels
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:38 AM
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Can not believe he took it to a car show without caps on the wheels

I can only pull-up one photo and I don't see the missing cap? Are there more photos?
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:42 AM
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http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...IMG_1014-2.jpg

This is a GW I saw today at the Raleigh show. The owner said he got the trim from Team Grand Wagoneer. It REALLY looked good. The grain came from "something" Graphics in Texas. He could not remember the name. It looked great too. The GW was an '87 or '86, can't remember which, with 71,000 miles. He was asking 15,000 but changed his mind and decided to keep it after all.

Maybe Phoenix Graphix in Arizona? http://www.phoenixgraphix.com/
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1990 Grand Wagoneer:
Delilah - def: "White Lady (cocktail) with the additional ingredients of egg-whites, sugar, and cream"

1987 XJ Wagoneer Limited:
Desiree - def: “Much Desired” [orig: French] Desirable Charcoal Gray façade, Wood-grain vêneers,and Tan Leather éssentials"

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Old 03-13-2016, 08:09 AM
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Keep up the good information... Very useful. Other factors to consider are gloss and open-grain compared to OEM.
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1990 Grand Wagoneer:
Delilah - def: "White Lady (cocktail) with the additional ingredients of egg-whites, sugar, and cream"

1987 XJ Wagoneer Limited:
Desiree - def: “Much Desired” [orig: French] Desirable Charcoal Gray façade, Wood-grain vêneers,and Tan Leather éssentials"

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Old 03-13-2016, 08:18 AM
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It does look nice. A good cherry oak with properly sized trim is a good look. I can't tell you how many bad thin trims I have seen.

I would say $15k is a fair price with only 71k miles and in what appears to be very nice condition. If the interior is as good as the exterior, I think he could get in the 20's if there are not major flaws somewhere.

What show was this in Raleigh? (http://www.carolinacollectorautofest.com/ ???)
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Old 03-14-2016, 04:39 AM
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BJ's offroad has wood trim now too. Has anyone gotten a sample of their woodgrain or trim?
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Old 03-17-2016, 03:30 PM
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That is an intersting thing.

I ordered samples from TGW perhaps one year ago and they look different
to yours.
I compared them to NOS Marine Teak from Jeep and the Cherry Oak came out very close, better than the Marine Teak reproduction.





The stuff that I got looks very similar to the Wagonmaster stuff.
You should try to get samples from BJs, to see what they have.

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Old 03-18-2016, 08:00 PM
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That is an intersting thing.

I ordered samples from TGW perhaps one year ago and they look different
to yours.
I compared them to NOS Marine Teak from Jeep and the Cherry Oak came out very close, better than the Marine Teak reproduction.





The stuff that I got looks very similar to the Wagonmaster stuff.
You should try to get samples from BJs, to see what they have.

Gunnar

Looks good. Where did you get the NOS. Does it match your Blue Jeep OEM grain? Does your 1990 Blue Jeep have the Cherry or Marine Teak? My blue seems to have the teak.
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Old 03-19-2016, 05:38 PM
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Hi,
I bought the NOS all over the world. This took years to find and a lot of money...
It matches exact, comming out of the MOPAR boxes.
My 90 has Marine Teak, Cherry Oak was up to 86.
So Marine Teak on your 87 is correct.
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Old 03-19-2016, 05:49 PM
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Hi,
I bought the NOS all over the world. This took years to find and a lot of money...
It matches exact, comming out of the MOPAR boxes.
My 90 has Marine Teak, Cherry Oak was up to 86.
So Marine Teak on your 87 is correct.
Gunnar

Thanks Steamship!

The sides of my Jeep look good (at least from 5-10 feet away) but the back looks horrible. I wish I could just find the back and not have to do the whole Jeep. I have read that it is difficult to get the trim straight.

Maybe those who have done it can weigh in...
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