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How do you repair a cracked dash? by AL87
Started on: 12-26-2014 08:05 PM
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Report this Post12-26-2014 08:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for AL87Click Here to Email AL87Send a Private Message to AL87Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm just wondering if anyone repairs dashboards, and how they do it, and with what products.

NO one remakes these, so most dashboards are probably brittle and cracked, or will crack.

I'm not really worried about the finish, I'm just asking what I can fill the cracks with.
I'll spray the dash with a texture paint after I am done with repairs.
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Report this Post12-26-2014 08:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for AL87Click Here to Email AL87Send a Private Message to AL87Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Wow, that's pretty neat!^^^

But no, I mean just basic dashboard crack repair.


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back in the day... they used to have those vinyl repair kits and you would mix the 2 substances, smear it in and it would fill the crack... so what you need is a type of putty since the dash is mostly plastic, you might want to try a hobby shop and get some putty from them---they also have the paint to cover it just my thought

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Report this Post12-26-2014 10:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 1fast2m4Send a Private Message to 1fast2m4Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Since you plan on painting it you an just use some 5min epoxy to fill cracks (like around the speaker openings) and to hold loose bits in place (like below the side vents) wait 24 hours and file down the high spots before painting. If it's real bad I have used 5 min epoxy to hold it all together and then follow it up with "kitty hair" it's like bondo but has fiberglass strands in it.
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Report this Post12-27-2014 12:03 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AL87Click Here to Email AL87Send a Private Message to AL87Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've been thinking of going a 2 min two-part epoxy route...
I don't want something rock hard though, a little give with maximum adhesion would be where I'd want to go with it.

I guess I'll have to die grind the cracks open enough to get a good amount in to shape and then flatten it.
part of my dash was repaired with what looks like resin and saw dust. on the bottom of one of the side vents.
I could do that, its held in pretty well.
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I sanded and filled the ridges in the top portion, and then covered the whole top part in black vinyl. I used a piece of 1/4 inch aluminum fuel line in the groove between the upper and lower portions of the dash to hold the lower edge of the vinyl down.



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Report this Post12-27-2014 08:27 AM Click Here to See the Profile for YannskyClick Here to Email YannskySend a Private Message to YannskyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Look at this thread they give some trics and product

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/126955.html
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Report this Post12-28-2014 09:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for AL87Click Here to Email AL87Send a Private Message to AL87Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
looks good^^^^

I guess some two part knead-together epoxy will do just fine.

some truck bed liner looks to be the right choice for me in covering my repairs, as far as mimicking OE texture.
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