April 2012

Rolls-Royce Steering Wheel Before and After (video)

by Rau April 25, 2012
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It’s hard to believe that you would find a plastic steering wheel inside of an otherwise beautiful Rolls-Royce automobile, but that’s what you would find in a Silver Shadow from the mid 1960s…

1913 Packard Steering Wheel Restoration

by Rau April 23, 2012
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“Ask the Man Who Owns One” was the slogan 100 years ago, but few men own Packard Automobiles today, so it was a special treat to have the opportunity to work on the steering wheel from a 1913 Packard…

1991 Rolls-Royce Corniche wood evaluation (video)

by Rau April 23, 2012
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The first step in wood restoration is a proper evaluation by a qualified wood restorer. The preliminary examination takes place when the wood arrives and prior to the removal of the old finish…

1959 Mercedes Benz 220s Walnut Burl Steering Wheel (video)

by Rau April 19, 2012
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Pre-airbag steering wheels offer a unique design oppotunity as seen with this 1950 Mercedes Benz 220s Steering wheel…

Wood Repairs for Luxury Automobiles

by Rau April 17, 2012
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For nearly 15 years Rau Restoration has offered Bentley and Rolls-Royce Dealers the finest wood service in North America, featuring seamless repair, and expedited turnaround for parts under warranty…

Veneers used by Bentley and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars (video)

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Some people would like to see what the wood veneers look like before they’re turned into beautiful steering wheels and accessories…

Modern Lady Article: Picnic Table Repair Overview

by Rau April 17, 2012
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When we say Picnic Tables, we’re not talking about tables down at the park, we’re talking about the folding tables in the back of Rolls-Royce automobiles. We are proud to have an article in the current issue of “Modern Lady” covering the topic of picnic table repair…

Bookmatching Veneer for Rolls-Royce and Bentley Wood Trim (video)

by Rau April 16, 2012
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You shouldn’t judge a book by the cover, but what about a bookmatch? We often mention bookmatching and bookmatches, but some people may not be sure what we’re talking about…