Airbag Deployment Damage
Damage due to airbag deployment: Modern cars with passenger side airbags such as the Jaguar XJS/XK8/XKR have a wooden veneered cover which is jettisoned when the passenger side airbag is deployed in the event of an accident.
The panel can sustain damage to both the wood veneer and lacquered surface leading one to believe that the dashboard fascia set needs replacing to return it to its former glory. Alternatively at Car Wood Restoration we can repair the airbag cover.
We will by carefully removing the polyester lacquer expose the damaged veneer, then repair the veneer so we can retain the colour and graining thus keeping continuity with the dashboard panels either side of the damaged veneer.