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Old 04-25-2003, 22:55   #1 (permalink)
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roll Dash crack!

Hey ppl

I got an ea, and the dash has been afftected by the sun. It has a thin crack and the brown colour has faded in areas. Does anybody have any idea of how to minimise the attractiveness of the crack or does anybody know of any spray or stuff to help get rid of the faded areas.

Plz get back to me.
I dont really want to use a dash mat,

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Old 04-26-2003, 00:36   #2 (permalink)
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yeah mines got 2 decent sized cracks on it, i think the only way to fix it without a dash mat is to get it re-skinned or vinyled,

if your in melbourne the only 2 places i know who can re skin them are the dashoard doctor and there is another one on coolstore rd in croydon, dont know the name tho
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Old 04-26-2003, 03:15   #3 (permalink)
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have a go at the faded stuff with armourall.. it might help.
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Old 04-26-2003, 04:04   #4 (permalink)
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SPHELL has a spare brown dash in good nick if you're prepared to change them over. PM him.

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Old 04-27-2003, 01:03   #5 (permalink)
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Try filling them with some style of foam/resin stuff. Then paint them up with vinyle paint. Or maybe paint straigh over them??

What paint works best for interior plastic? look at photos on page 3...

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Dont use ArmourAll, its been proven that it actually does more harm than good, and will cause the plastic to crack quicker than if not using it.....
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Old 04-27-2003, 10:12   #7 (permalink)
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Dont use ArmourAll, its been proven that it actually does more harm than good, and will cause the plastic to crack quicker than if not using it.....
Hmm yeah my bro said something about that as well, he reackons a couple of weeks after some guy used it, his dash cracked.

There is some stuff you can get from super cheap auto, which is SPF15+ dash polish. Looks like sunscreen... smells like sunscreen... but will probably save your dash
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Try filling them with some style of foam/resin stuff. Then paint them up with vinyle paint.
Itll need to be soft, or just able to absorb the dye


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Dont use ArmourAll, its been proven that it actually does more harm than good, and will cause the plastic to crack quicker than if not using it.....
So I'm not the only one. I had a Celica a few years ago, the dash cracked badly after using that sh*t.

How come they can still sell the stuff as a "protectant". Should be called "Dash Destroyer".

I wonder if the other silicone based sprays are just as harmful? Hope not, I've just done most of the interior plastic/vinyl with "Polyglaze Solar Care".

If that causes cracks as well, I don't want to know :)
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yeah ive herd that armourall does more harm than good. It is an oil based product. The oil is absorbed into the dash, the sun heats the oil and the dash cooks, so to speak. A bit like cooking chips.

ive been told about this stuff called "yuk-off". appaerntly it cleans better abd doesnt destroy dashes.
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