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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Repairing Plastic Dash

I have done some research and can't seem to find what I'm looking for. I'm putting RM dash in my Caprice and I had routed out a section to put my Caprice badge in it. While I was doing that I removed a little too much and now have to fill it in some to make it look proper. Right now the only thing I can think of is to use some 2 part epoxy to fill it and then finish it to look right. Color is not an issue as I'm going to paint the dash bezel.
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I use JB-Weld with,or without some type of reinforcing cloth for rigid plastic parts of lower dash,and door panels.

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1slow, I appreciate your comment. I too thought of JB Weld. I just always thought of it for metal repairs. It would have to be sanded down to match the contour and of course primed before paining. Thanks a bunch. I'll give it a try on a broken unusable bezel I have.

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I used this stuff to fix the body cladding on a Typhoon I had for a short while...

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-...3242001&rt=rud

Once it hardens you'll break the plastic before breaking the bond.

I intend to use some to fix the crack that's forming in my door panel. If nobody buys the car at least lol

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I use a two part plastic epoxy just as you thought of. I apply it to the back of broken parts with a piece of tape on the front to keep the form and the repair smooth, then use SEM’s Filling primer to do any smoothing, sanding or shaping of the repair.
I think you already have this figured out but let me know if I can help any further with interior refinishing. I’ve done a bit to my Gray interior of my 96 SS...

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