Academic thesis

Daniel Gasper: Ways to supplement restoration of blemishes on aged PVC membranes by using as an example the Ford Taunus 17M P3(1964)dashboard cover Back
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Abstract: Conserving and restoring items of automotive cultural heritage poses an exceptional challenge, because of previous handling as well as the use of plastic materials. The introduction of plastics as a manufacturing material for automotive interiors in the 1960s is demontrated by using as an example the Ford Taunus 17M P3 (1964) dashboard cover, which is made of an ABS/PVC blend. Typical damage patterns for these covers are cracking and tearing, and restoration of such damage is shown in a sequence of experiments using epoxy glues and testing the adhesive effect achieved. A final discussion addresses the practicability of utilizing the test results for restoring old dashboard covers.


  • academic institution: Technische Hochschule Köln
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Friederike Waentig
  • assistant Tutor:  Dr. Rudolf Pfaendner
  • date:  2011

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