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Dash covering by N0ctrnl
Started on: 05-26-2019 01:52 AM
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Report this Post05-26-2019 01:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for N0ctrnlSend a Private Message to N0ctrnlEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Does anybody do vinyl dash wrapping/covering? I've got a spare dash and the materials to give it a shot (I'm not super hopeful), but thought it seemed odd that I hadn't seen anybody doing that work.

I've got my consoles all out being covered in black vinyl right now. Thought I'd see if any experts were doing this kind of work before I head to the local shop to see what they'll charge.

Thanks!

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Report this Post05-26-2019 07:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis LaGruaClick Here to Email Dennis LaGruaSend a Private Message to Dennis LaGruaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Fiero Store sells a molded dash cover that is glued over the old dash and makes it look like new.

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Report this Post05-26-2019 08:49 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DarrelkClick Here to visit Darrelk's HomePageSend a Private Message to DarrelkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Okay, so I've been doing some wrap work on kit cars and such for about 2 years now. I don't do overall wraps but have use it a lot for "accenting" and protecting areas on kit cars I build. Obviously you can wrap just about anything that you are talented enough to get the stuff around and get it to stay put. The problems that I saw with a lot of regular wrap materials and car interiors is "heat." Depending on where you live and just how much heat builds up the stuff can literally start unwrapping itself. I did a few sample items and just kept them in my work SUV for a few weeks in my normal travels. Everyone of them showed some unwrapping/bubbling. And yes, I had used edge primers and the parts were clean (even lightly abraded) before wrapping. Never really looked into but I would think there would be some higher temp. range plastics out there for this....
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Report this Post05-26-2019 08:58 AM Click Here to See the Profile for N0ctrnlSend a Private Message to N0ctrnlEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ok, so a couple things.

- I have the ABS dash cover from TFS. I'm not thrilled with it, and that says nothing of the fact it won't match the vinyl-covered pieces either.
- When I say "wrap" or "cover", I'm not talking about an actual vinyl wrap. I'm talking about stretching 4-way stretch vinyl over the dash and gluing it down with contact cement.

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Report this Post05-26-2019 11:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DarrelkClick Here to visit Darrelk's HomePageSend a Private Message to DarrelkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Got it.......so the problem with that is going to be the contact cement. There are some higher temp. neoprene type contact cements out there but I've never used them with that type of application. Might want to look into some polyurethane glues or maybe a rubber hardened cyanoacrylate glue.
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Report this Post05-27-2019 12:20 AM Click Here to See the Profile for N0ctrnlSend a Private Message to N0ctrnlEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
From the videos I've watched - which is basically all I have to go on - Weldwood has been recommended a lot. The operating temperature on it is -40F to 150F. I think I'm going to give it a try. I'm just trying on an extra dash that's already got a hole drilled in it and a lot of the top cracked up/off anyway. So no good condition dashes will be harmed during this experiment.

I still think I might haul it into the local shop and see what they say. That'll ultimately give me the best quality. That's why I was hoping somebody lurking was doing this type of thing.
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Report this Post10-02-2019 05:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for N0ctrnlSend a Private Message to N0ctrnlEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
To close the loop on this - I took my extra dash to the upholstery shop back at the end of May. Being summer, they were real busy and I was also out of the country for a month, but it's done.

I think it turned out really good. (Sorry for the dust. It sat at the shop waiting for me for a few weeks )







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Report this Post10-02-2019 05:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That looks nice!

At first I thought your sofa was the airbags after deployment!
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Report this Post10-03-2019 12:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DarrelkClick Here to visit Darrelk's HomePageSend a Private Message to DarrelkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Based on the way that has been cut and stitched I think that would hold up great..... Bring back another pic. when it's all mounted up!
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Report this Post10-03-2019 01:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis LaGruaClick Here to Email Dennis LaGruaSend a Private Message to Dennis LaGruaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Really nice job. Looks actually better than stock.

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Report this Post10-03-2019 02:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for N0ctrnlSend a Private Message to N0ctrnlEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Padding it was the trick I think. Really glad they did that. I also don't mind the "ridge" being gone like I thought I would.

Now that it's finally cooling off, I can start planning to yank the current dash and do the power option wiring that I'm doing to my 88 Formula. Then I can put this in (along with all the other interior pieces I've had worked on by Russ88Ttop, MrMike, and TXGOOD). I couldn't be more excited about this fall/winter.
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Originally posted by N0ctrnl:

Padding it was the trick I think. Really glad they did that. I also don't mind the "ridge" being gone like I thought I would.

Now that it's finally cooling off, I can start planning to yank the current dash and do the power option wiring that I'm doing to my 88 Formula. Then I can put this in (along with all the other interior pieces I've had worked on by Russ88Ttop, MrMike, and TXGOOD). I couldn't be more excited about this fall/winter.


I didn't even notice. There's such a prominent seam there, it pretty much has the same general look. I like it, but i don't think you could get away with doing it unless you updated the rest of the interior as well. can't wait to see how the whole thing comes together
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Report this Post10-04-2019 07:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SpadesluckSend a Private Message to SpadesluckEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That looks extremely nice. Ibhave given thought to trying this out myself on many occasions. Thank you for sharing.
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Report this Post10-09-2019 04:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 82-T/A [At Work]Send a Private Message to 82-T/A [At Work]Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I was JUST going to recommend this when I saw the posting title, and then see you did exactly that. Yes... looks so much better. I still prefer a factory dash, but when it's jacked up like that, a nice stitched leather dash looks unbelievable.
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