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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Dash pad cracked

After scouring the junkyard and finding the holy grail, an uncracked dash pad. Cleaning it and SEM'ing it. I went out today and found it had cracked. I searched and did not come up with any sort of all inclusive dash pad thread like there should be since this is a very common problem.

So question is, should I wrap it with material? Repair it with glue? Or replace it and take measures to prevent the replacement from cracking?

What did you do and how? How is it holding up?

I hate those ugly dash carpets.

I want to wrap it with some similarly textured yet thin material, my only concern is vent fitment afterwards.

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Damn, you asked the exact same question that's been in my head for over a year lol.

Only thing my limited searching came up with was this:
http://www.streettrendsinc.com/Merch...gory_Code=DASH

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I have a spare dash I would like to get recovered. But I think this is difficult to do correctly yourself and maybe only have 2 options.

1) contact thIs company and check out their video of how it's done. Really difficult for the average user. http://justdashes.com/

2) contact an automotive apholster and get it done in leather. I've seen one before and it looked very classy with the leather stitching on the edges. Thought I've seen it here somewhere but can't find pics. Could be expensive too.

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I've seen one before and it looked very classy with the leather stitching on the edges. Thought I've seen it here somewhere but can't find pics. Could be expensive too.
my buddy had his wrapped in leather when he re-did his interior. here's a pic


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my buddy had his wrapped in leather when he re-did his interior. here's a pic

Yes, very similar to what I saw and may even be the one I was thinking of. Certainly looks very nice, classy. Kind of like a high end car. Did he have someone do it for him and was it expensive? Might get my spare that all cracked to sh!t redone in leather someday.

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The leather looks really nice. Any clue how much it was?

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Did he have someone do it for him and was it expensive?
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The leather looks really nice. Any clue how much it was?
He re-did his whole interior, I think he paid over 5k to get everything done.











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Drool....

The arm rests and all, very nice. So I guess it was a shop that did all that. Does he also have those Billet Door Bezels that AllDimensions sells? There's a $1000 right there.

But $5K is scary, I would be afraid to let anyone sit in the car. Just for Sh!ts and Gigs I may take my dash to a local guy and see what he may charge.

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Drool....

The arm rests and all, very nice. So I guess it was a shop that did all that. Does he also have those Billet Door Bezels that AllDimensions sells? There's a $1000 right there.

But $5K is scary, I would be afraid to let anyone sit in the car. Just for Sh!ts and Gigs I may take my dash to a local guy and see what he may charge.
tell me about it. those door bezels are some woodgrain ones I sold him back in March. 5 grand is scary, but it's well worth it specially if u win some awards for it. don't get me wrong that's too rich for my blood hahaha

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if you hadn't taken care of your cracked dash yet, there's a 2 options...im on operation dash pad my self you can use permatex super glue to fill crack sand, repaint. Or you can use plastic weld apoxy to fill crack sand with paint stripping wheel till smooth and have it recovered in vinyl by a upholstery shop which is better but not ass cheap as super glue. Let us what happened

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