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Dash Repair

Discussion in 'Diesel Tech / 24 volts' started by Red Herring, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. Red Herring

    Red Herring

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    I have a golf ball size tear in my dash, and my vinyl guy says he canno repair it short of removing the dash, and re-vinyling it. Dash cover is the other, cheaper option.

    Any suggestions for repairs? G&S... and decent dashes for sale?
     
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    I've seen some vinyl repair kits around but I think they are crap. You might try mounting a compass or something over the hole if you can?
    I have seen a dash fixed with premixed fibreglass boat filler. It turned out allright but the color match was a little off still looked better than a hole
     
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    I think Wayne parted out a HJ61, maybe send him a PM or he will post up here.
     
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    If you found the right color, you could re-vinyl it yourself in an afternoon. I've done lots of this on boats, motorcycle seats etc. Remoe the dash, pull the staples, use the old as a template to cut the new, spray on some adhesive, warm the vinyl, stretch and staple and Bob's your uncle.
     
  5. Red Herring

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    Pulling the dash is certainly the way to do it properly. They could rebuild it if i could pull the dash, and it would'nt be that expensive. Sounds a little intimidating, whats involved in pulling the dash? Might be an interesting project.
     
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    A dash is just there with a million screws. Find them all and it comes off nice and easy. Sometimes you have to pull the instrument cluster first, and things like the HVAC controls/radio...depends on the model.