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57 Silver Hawk
07-15-2008, 11:08 PM
I was cleaning the interior in my grandfather's 1957 Silver Hawk. I decided to remove the mock radio screen for clean up. I thought the bright metal mesh as original. I was shocked to see some black felt on it that was not exposed to the light for over 50 years. Hmmm... I perhap will buy black felt from fabric store and mount it over the screen. Do you have any better idea??

Thanks, Steven

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52-fan
07-16-2008, 09:20 AM
I'm not clear on what the problem is. Are you concerned that cleaning the screen will destroy the fabric? I am not that familiar with these Hawks, but I would think a new fabric would be fine.

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gordr
07-16-2008, 09:46 AM
Looks like the screen was "flocked" a process in which the object was coated with adhesive, and then finely-chopped fibers blown onto it electrostatically. Flocking was very big in the late '40s to mid '50s. The whole engine compartment in my Flxible coach is done in green flocking.

You might try dusting it with black paint, or a spraycan of fabric dye.

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showbizkid
07-16-2008, 12:53 PM
Eastwood makes flocking kits, too. Used one for the console glovebox of my LeMans and it works beautifully.


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Dick Steinkamp
07-16-2008, 02:33 PM
Is the picture of the back or the front?

Do you feel the "felt" covered the whole surface originally?

What do you mean by "mock radio screen"? Was this in a car that did not have a radio?

Is this the speaker grill?

(I'm not that familiar with Silver Hawks)

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jimmijim8
07-16-2008, 03:53 PM
That screen is used to keep little kids from poking objects through the speaker cone itself. The black stuff is there to prevent the screen from vibrating against the inside of the dash. Get some speaker grille cloth and glue it to the screen. Around the perimeter. Used will do as from an old stereo speaker you no longer need or a piece of fabric.The color will show from the outside of the dash board overlays speaker openings. Put it back together as found. It will be ok. jimmijim

John Ratliff
07-16-2008, 05:13 PM
Here is a picture of that speaker screen from the back of the dash. Carefull with the tabs that hold it on. I used some black hot glue at the corners on mine.
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj222/klunkerjohn/Paintrewiredash003.jpg

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57 Silver Hawk
07-16-2008, 06:42 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp


Is the picture of the back or the front?
It is front. I removed it from behind the dashboard's grill.

Do you feel the "felt" covered the whole surface originally?
Yes, It has real black felt on whole screen origianlly as brand new. It fades or fell out during 50 years. Later I just learned it is flock.

What do you mean by "mock radio screen"? Was this in a car that did not have a radio?
Because it is not true speaker screen. I guess it used something to so as to make more attractive. My Hawk really has vacuum tube radio with speaker located about six inches behind the mock screen, but the speaker face down toward the floor instead of.

Is this the speaker grill?
No, it is just plain screen.

(I'm not that familiar with Silver Hawks)

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BobGlasscock
07-17-2008, 07:55 PM
There's a '57 GH on EBay today (I would accept it for my Birthday or Christmas) that has a beautiful pic of the dash. That screen has the black fuzz showing through the holes in the dash.

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rusty65
07-17-2008, 09:05 PM
Personally, I wouldn't "flock" with it (sorry,I couldn't resist).You can buy a thin grade of black felt at any crafts store that will stay colorfast and not muffle your speaker.Beautiful car!!

A1956GoldenHawk
07-18-2008, 11:20 AM
quote:Originally posted by 57 Silver Hawk

I was cleaning the interior in my grandfather's 1957 Silver Hawk. I decided to remove the mock radio screen for clean up. I thought the bright metal mesh as original. I was shocked to see some black felt on it that was not exposed to the light for over 50 years. Hmmm... I perhap will buy black felt from fabric store and mount it over the screen. Do you have any better idea??

Thanks, Steven

quote:Originally posted by 57 Silver Hawk

I was cleaning the interior in my grandfather's 1957 Silver Hawk. I decided to remove the mock radio screen for clean up. I thought the bright metal mesh as original. I was shocked to see some black felt on it that was not exposed to the light for over 50 years. Hmmm... I perhap will buy black felt from fabric store and mount it over the screen. Do you have any better idea??
Thanks, Steven


From the What it's Worth Department...

Steve, your #14 mesh steel wire grille screen was finished both sides with a Black Flock color to match a sample supplied by Delco Radio Div.


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