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I am trying to restore the plastic section on my black console back to its original texture.

As you can see on the attached pic, there is a smooth section and then it turns into a crackle look. I think the prior owner tried to repaint it and sanded the grain right off the console.

I looked at some SEM products, including their textured paint, it didn't look like what I wanted.

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Is that on the side? 67s are woodgrain aren't they? 1 possible solution if it's on the side, and it would take some patience and the right material. Why not put black vinyl over it? The thin stuff, no backing, pulled nice and tight, glued with a fine brush vs spray to avoid the inevitable bumps. Just a thought...
 

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Yes, it is on the side of the console and yes 67 has the woodgrain in the center. The vinyl may do the trick, I just wish I knew how this was done at the factory, not even sure what the finish is called, alligator grain was all Google showed me.
 

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For the benefit of others who may find themselves in a similar situation, Eastwood makes a "wrinkle" paint that has similar properties to the plastic console base. I don't think I am going to go this route, Ames sells them and I confirmed today that the bases they sell come with grain already etched into the plastic. Thanks 666bbl for the creative idea.
 

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The grain is done during the injection molding, it is part of the mother mold. Here is mine, i decided i hated the cheap look of the plastic with the nice new wood and vinyl on my dash. So i wrapped it with the same vinyl i used on the custom dash pad

 

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Beefcake, you are correct, the grain has been sanded off. That said, it won't be noticeable when in the car. I would install it and run it or get another console if your worried about it. Textured paint, etc. won't match. You could etch some grain in there yourself with a soldering pencil, or apply a leaf to the tacky paint for a pattern, etc., but if you're that worried, you'll need another console.
 
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