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Old April 29th, 2010, 11:23 AM
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Lower Dash Repair

I have some damage to the lower dash from PO switches. So far I have filled them with silicone. I would like to fix them as much as possible without having to remove the dash.

Any ideas on what to use? One idea is that tool handle rubber spray in black. I think I can stamp the texture into the spray before it sets up but not 100% on it. Would really like to keep it cheap so I am tyring not to call the interior repair guys.

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Old April 29th, 2010, 11:33 AM
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I have seen/used an DIY vinyl repair kit that has a resin and different texture patches that could work. Takes some patience but you can get decent results...

http://www.eastwood.com/vinyl-and-da...ir-system.html
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Old April 29th, 2010, 12:20 PM
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First, I'd remove the silly-cone, since that is not a good substrate for a repair.

Personally, if I had to do it without removing the dash, I would use plastic hole-plugs from Lowe's or McMaster.com - these usually have a texture on them. With the large hole I would enlarge it and use a rectangular plug like the one up under the left side of the instrument binnacle.

The best fix would be to glue in metal plates from behind and use one of these vinyl repair kits to make it look nice.
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just found this old thread and I'm reviving it, since I have a lower dash that has a cutout in it I want to do away with. repairing the underlying metal piece that was cutout is straightforward. but the vinyl repair piece and looking good is the challenge. any further recommendation on how to make it look good, durable and seamless?
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just found this old thread and I'm reviving it, since I have a lower dash that has a cutout in it I want to do away with. repairing the underlying metal piece that was cutout is straightforward. but the vinyl repair piece and looking good is the challenge. any further recommendation on how to make it look good, durable and seamless?
repair and then re-cover with leather??
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repair and then re-cover with leather??
I don't like leather...



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