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Old 07-23-2003, 08:22   #1 (permalink)
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Fixing minor dash cracks

I read through some of the other posts but none really explained how to fix small dash cracks. From what I read, I understand there's some type of vinyl paint and a resin or something?

Can anyone explain in greater detail what the best ways are of fixing up a dash? Or is it less expensive just to replace it?

Oh, and I really don't like dash mats :)
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Old 07-25-2003, 04:53   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Fixing minor dash cracks

You can buy a foam filler in auto parts stores to fill the gaps/cracks then paint with paint sold for that purpose.
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Old 07-25-2003, 21:29   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Fixing minor dash cracks

Cool, so I should probably befriend my local auto parts store salespeople, since so far I've found a dozen things I want to fix up on the car, including this :)
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Re: Fixing minor dash cracks

On this topic, what about repairing small rips on the door trim?

I have about a 4cm rip on the armrest of the driver's door trim.

I remember hearing of some "invisible mending" that could be done, but an upholstry trimmer says the only way is replace the entire door trim.

Anyone heard of the rip repair technique?
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Old 08-09-2003, 05:11   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Fixing minor dash cracks

http://www.eastwoodco.com/ sell boath the foam sealant and a dash/upholstoty repair kit eg:

"Vinyl And Dashboard Repair System Item No. - 40013 Fix Vinyl, Plastic, or Leather Upholstery and Padded Dashes. Now one kit does it all. We've combined the Vinyl and Dash Repair Kits to produce one complete kit for both upholstery and dashboard repair needs. Make professional looking repairs at home. Match color with seven different colors provided; select the appropriate graining paper to duplicate the finish. Apply heat with the included micro disc iron, and repair is done. Kit includes 7 colors, graining papers, spatula, micro disc iron, and instructions. Regular Price: $24.99
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Old 08-11-2003, 07:37   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Fixing minor dash cracks

Sounds like exactly the sort of thing I need... pity the website isn't working :(

Thanks anyway Aussi, I'll try and find that kit somewhere else.
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