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"Reynolds Wrap" alternatives?
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Roger Anderson
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What products are available for replacing/restoring the, what's been commonly labeled, "Reynolds Wrap" aluminum foil trim found on '56 Patricians? Are any available as sheet stock, ie: not pre-cut? Am looking for a silver aluminum metal foil for the side trim insert on my '58 Chrysler which is very similar to the Patrician stuff... thanks in advance for any info.

Posted on: 2014/1/23 12:05
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Re: "Reynolds Wrap" alternatives?
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Could be wrong but I think the Packard item is stainless steel rather than aluminum.

Here is a place with some interesting patterns that might have something to offer. http://www.frigodesign.com/patterns_finishes/ Their embossed pattern "vertical stripe" looks a lot like the Packard item when the paint has worn off.

It appears they will sell smaller quantities to "regular" folks so click on the "sheet goods" tab to see their prices and size offerings. 20 gauge looks to be the thinnest available so maybe too thick for auto use.

Posted on: 2014/1/23 12:46
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Howard,

is there anything you can't find?? nice job!

Posted on: 2014/1/23 21:10
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Re: "Reynolds Wrap" alternatives?
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cli55er wrote:
Howard,

is there anything you can't find?? nice job!


I don't know about that. Plenty of things I've looked for without success. It would be interesting to see if that stainless would work or at least be close. The place is in New York state and they may even have a showroom. If it isn't too far away, maybe Randerson could drive over with a piece of the original and see how they compare. Maybe they could even make it out of thinner material than 20 ga.

Posted on: 2014/1/23 21:30
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Thanks Howard... that stuff looks interesting, the narrow vertical stripe might look quite good if pieces are large enough to be able to be run it in a horizontal orientation along the sides. Believe you're right about stainless, it's been a long time since I had a '56 Pat; the Clipper was only a couple of years ago. Some Furys and Fords, along with a few others, had similar panels, in aluminum in their case, in the 50s, but would need large pieces to cut it from, if the right stuff exists.
Will look into this, again thanks!

Posted on: 2014/1/24 14:46
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or the mile long roll of striping tape.......

Posted on: 2014/1/31 17:12
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