How to Install / Replace Jeep Wood Grain Vinyl

When it comes to iconic features of the Jeep brand, it is hard not to think about the wood grain of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Unfortunately, after many years the vinyl wood grain breaks down from the sun’s UV rays. Eventually, the wood grain fades away to a crusty colorless film.

Here is what the back of my Jeep looked like when I got it.

Grand Wagoneer Vinyl Woodgrain

Right now, it still looks the same way. I am concentrating my efforts on the interior and mechanicals right now and will sort out the wood grain in due time.

With this said, a lot of the Jeep Grand Wagoneers I have seen for sale on eBay (List of Jeep Grand Wagoneers for sale on eBay) or Craigslist have a lot of faded wood grain. As a result, I thought we should all understand the process for replacing the vinyl wood grain. This video is compliments of Auto Trim Design.

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  1. I’m going to have to replace the wood grain on my ’90 GW this coming Summer, but in the meantime I’ve been using a helpful hint that I got from a Jeep dealership years ago. It has helped keep mine looking good much longer than it should have.
    When your wood grain starts fading, take regular Brown KiWi shoe polish and apply to all wood grain areas just as you would regular car wax.
    KiWi is basically leather dye in a carnauba wax base-(so I was told by the dealer). Just apply thoroughly with a soft rag then polish to a gloss. It will add color at the same time and two coats back to back will make it look even better.
    Atlantic AMC/Jeep in Virginia Beach, VA used this trick in their detail shop when readying trade-in vehicles for their used car lot which had faded wood grain.
    K.E. Hobbs