by Mike Shreiner in the May 2007 RootesReview:
I discovered a tech tip while installing a new wood dash….the old cubby cardboard had what was left of a black fuzzy felt like material on it. It was disintegrating from being 40 years old. I removed what was left with a brass wire brush, but wanted the original look for the cardboard (the repros are bare cardboard also). I sprayed it with black wrinkle paint (two quick coats). Then I heated it with a heating gun (hair dryer will work). The trick is the heat gun, keep it moving and within a minute or two it dries with fine fuzzy wrinkles very similar to original finish.