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Cracked Ice Gauge Panel Treatment

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Cracked Ice Gauge Panel Treatment

Post by steve bunda » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:05 am

I am looking for an original photo of the prewar Cracked Ice panel. I plan on applying the treatment to this panel for a 1937 Chris Craft 25 foot Roll Deck and would like to get as close as possible to the original look. I did a panel for a 22 foot Custom in 2000 and just want to get some other ideas.

I also need the switches for this panel.

Thanks, Steve
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Re: Cracked Ice Gauge Panel Treatment

Post by steve bunda » Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:27 pm

This is my cracked ice treatment done in 2000 on the 22 foot Chris Craft Custom .
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Post by Don Vogt » Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:59 pm

steve, we had a discussion of this about 4 years ago on the buzz. I know there is a picture in the archives of this and i recall two or three different instrument restorers chimned in. I wasnt able to find anything with a quick search but if you take the time I am sure you will find it. good luck.
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Re: Cracked Ice Gauge Panel Treatment

Post by steve bunda » Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:58 am

OK, Sorry just looking for any new information on the subject.

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Re: Cracked Ice Gauge Panel Treatment

Post by Greg Wallace » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:04 am

Steve,
Have photo of great original 6 unit panel in 1939 19. Saw and touched it myself and is real. Don't know how to post pics yet...(you can all stop laughing anytime now)so will email. You may post if you wish.
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Re: Cracked Ice Gauge Panel Treatment

Post by jim g » Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:40 pm

Mark Clawson does them. He did the one for a customers 19 Barrelback several years ago. It came out perfect.
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Re: Cracked Ice Gauge Panel Treatment

Post by mattbyrne » Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:48 am

I believe this is one that Clawson did.
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Re: Cracked Ice Gauge Panel Treatment

Post by Tom Gruenauer » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:55 am

Brass Bell Fall 2006 has a nice article / pictures.

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Re: Cracked Ice Gauge Panel Treatment

Post by steve bunda » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:45 pm

Thanks Tom, I looked at the pictures in the Bell and feel the pattern on the cracked ice panels were very intricate and detailed. I wonder if the process involved a photography treatment, or an engraved plate that applied the silver?
I would love the best possible black and white photo in existence of a cracked ice panel . Then it would be possible to mimic the patterns and details within the scope and field of the panel.

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Re: Cracked Ice Gauge Panel Treatment

Post by Don Vogt » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:56 pm

i would guess this was a stewart-warner panel? if so, has anyone talked to them?
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Re: Cracked Ice Gauge Panel Treatment

Post by Brian Robinson » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:13 pm

Aside from slightly better versions of the '06 Brass Bell photos, there is this one...
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Re: Cracked Ice Gauge Panel Treatment

Post by Don Vogt » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:23 am

Hi Brian, on another subject I see you have a l7' barrelback in the shop. can you answer the question as to whether the dash was stained dark walnut at any time during its production run? there is a thread with that question floating around here. Don A. answered the question re the 40-42 19' custom. thx.
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Re: Cracked Ice Gauge Panel Treatment

Post by steve bunda » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:07 am

Look at the detail in the edge of this 1937 panel, I have a suspicion that the silver finish was applied over the black from a take off of a hand engraved plate. The small area of original finish does not allow one to see the complete pattern, or to deduct if the pattern repeats its self. Looking at old paper money and stock certificates of that era , one can see similar engravings.
I hope a direct head on picture will surface of a original panel that can show the small details and pattern. The panel I have in my hand has details to .005 inch .

Thanks to everyone for their input, this is a mystery.
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