Veneering a Classic Car Dash
I am veneering paces of a dash from a Fiat spider and need some suggestions. I am using a raw Madrone burl over different substrates. I have been using Titebond II and an iron to attach the veneer, which may not be the best for this application. Veneering the plywood pieces seemed to go OK, but now I am needing to veneer a couple of metal pieces. I have one metal dash piece that is about 8" by 16" with a 60 degree 1/2 " radius bend in it. I have been having an issue with bubbling after I heat the glue to attach the veneer. First question, when using this method is it advisable to use the steam setting or not? I thought I would need to steam the piece so it could be bent after I heat the glue to attach. Should I steam and bend the veneer prior to attaching? Thanks for any input!