That claim is simply not true. Years later, I found the car in a junkyard crashed, abused, and left to rot in the sun and snow… but the dash was as perfect as the day I wrapped it! However you still can see the repair job. When finished, the filler should still cover the edges of the vinyl so as to keep them buried under the filler. The vinyl is puckered at each edge, which will require a fairly wide repair. One tip is that stretching leather or vinyl over your dash will look best if you fill in the coin tray — I have done this once using a custom-cut piece of wood and on another dash using Bondo body filler.
Pictures of my vinyl cavern. Note that the FiberFlex is applied over the edges of the vinyl. Avoid harsh cleaners like 409, Janitor in a Drum, ammonia, alcohol, window cleaner or even detergents. Therefore, the following is my offering to balance the scales against all of the mechanical advice I have used from fellow mudders. A: That dash consists of a vinyl fabric over a foam padding. Warnings Be cautious to avoid cutting too much of the surface.
The next time I did it I didint take pics but it was a much better result and had no residue outside of the cracks. Sand the entire dashboard with 180 grit sandpaper to remove much of the existing texture. After about 15 failed attempts, I tried something totally different on my cracked padded dash — the dash wrap. V out the urethane foam with the sander to expose the foam underneath. However, when I moved the dash into the shade or vice-versa , the cracks opened up wide. Begin stretching the vinyl over the top of the dash, using contact cement on the edges.
Paint your car dashboard using the vinyl paint to minimize visibility. Auto Interior Repair A nice-looking car body will catch the eyes of passerby and judges. In the real world, both of these possibilities may not come to pass and vinyl repair may be your only solution. Use a Polyvance with the to fill the v-grooved foam completely. The first step is to clean the surface with to remove any silicone dressings that may have been applied. Your other solution is one of those cheesy-looking fabric dash covers.
But in this instance we used a packet of white Sugru with a little black in order to make a grey to match our interior! Use the texturing portion of the vinyl-repair kit to accomplish this. Ended up turning black and cracking again. It worked for the installation, but did not hold up to heat once installed. The dash can be retextured with our aerosol texture spray for do-it-yourselfers. This drawing shows a cross section of the damaged dash with the split vinyl curling up and the cratered out foam underneath. Just the minor damage can be repaired and the rest of the dash can be cleaned up and re-dyed a correct color. Bedliner was brittle and cracked, and Plasti-dip was flexible and wrinkled.
You also could go retro and glue on some shag carpeting. Some of the best kits we sell are the Master Steering Wheel Kit for repairing cracks and the Rigid Hard Plastic Repair Kit for filling gaps and joining panels. Remove your dash and clean the surface. I found 4-way stretch vinyl that would probably work, but it's very thin, and wasn't intended for applications like this. English Transcript: This Datsun 280Z dash has a large split in the vinyl, exposing the underlying urethane foam. Professionals usually apply three or four coats of vinyl to make a proper repair. We have a variety of specialty pliers, such as stretching pliers for putting on new seat covers and hot ring pliers for attaching them to the frame.
General Warranty Policy - applies to all products not covered by one of the below warranties. Apply a Polyvance to fill the existing texture. You want to inject enough silicone to fill the crack and not to just fill it on the surface. I don't think you do the difficulty any justice. Let the fiberglass resin cure completely and then apply bondo over the fiberglass.
Match the color with 7 different colors provided; select the appropriate graining paper to duplicate the texture. No matter how hard or soft I mixed them before filling the cracks, the cracks just formed again around them. I agree that stitched dash was really cool. The package brags that it includes a plug-in electric heat iron to make pro-style repairs, 7 color compounds, clear vinyl adhesive and filler Net. It really is easy and I really enjoy it.