In order to get it looking its 1971 best our ash tray was treated to fresh chrome on the body, all new hardware, and full restoration of the light assembly. The most difficult part though was restoring the lid. On the Dino the lid is made from stainless steel and has a very faint ribbing on the surface. Luckily there were no dents or deep scratches and Paul polished it by hand over several hours to a factory new finish.
Second only to the lid in difficulty was photographing the finished piece for this blog post. It was incredibly difficult to shoot without getting dust on it or reflections that ruined the final photos; a problematic model right to the end.