Yes you have missed it....
Unless I've missed this before, I have wondered if anyone tried to hydro dip their dash plate yet. If you do please post pictures. I think the wood grain would be the way to go if you have the wood steering wheel. I thought about trying the carbon fiber or the engine turned look myself since steering wheel is black. I had a friend that I used to get a ride with many years ago that bought a new Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am. It had what looked like a spun aluminum or engine turned dash on it. Awesome. Please let me know if you have it dipped and send pics. They have kits available to dip it yourself at home now. Would be a great look to also do the area under the ash tray on the console to match.