FJ62 Dash Pad Restoration

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I am in the process of “attempting” to restore my brown FJ62 dash pad. Saw some YouTube videos and it looks like Polyvance has some of the best stuff? I purchased their plastic welding kit, pad filler and primer. Has anyone else gone down this route? My biggest question is how to replicate the original texture - if possible. Any comments or suggestions? If this works out, I will have 2 extra OEM brown dashes ready to be installed. Anyone in the market for a brown dash?
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I would try to make a silicon mold of the texture and then put a thin layer of filler or something else and press on the texture with the mold.
 
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My 62 has a absolutely mint interior, the dashboard is in immaculate shape. What can I do to stop in from cracking? Armorall? I live in a area where the sun is intense. The dashboard on my BJ is pretty good, but it has a big ole crack right where the holes are in the dash eew!
 

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My 62 has a absolutely mint interior, the dashboard is in immaculate shape. What can I do to stop in from cracking? Armorall? I live in a area where the sun is intense. The dashboard on my BJ is pretty good, but it has a big ole crack right where the holes are in the dash eew!
Armorall has alcohol that will dry out the vinyl and make it crack prematurely. With my NOS dash I got a couple years ago, every few months I clean it with just a damp rag, then treat it with this. Two years in and the vinyl is still pliable.

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My 62 has a absolutely mint interior, the dashboard is in immaculate shape. What can I do to stop in from cracking? Armorall? I live in a area where the sun is intense. The dashboard on my BJ is pretty good, but it has a big ole crack right where the holes are in the dash eew!
303 automotive protectant is supposed to be one of the best UV protectants out there
 
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I am in the process of “attempting” to restore my brown FJ62 dash pad. Saw some YouTube videos and it looks like Polyvance has some of the best stuff? I purchased their plastic welding kit, pad filler and primer. Has anyone else gone down this route? My biggest question is how to replicate the original texture - if possible. Any comments or suggestions? If this works out, I will have 2 extra OEM brown dashes ready to be installed. Anyone in the market for a brown dash?View attachment 3040851

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SEM makes a texture spray to replicate the grain. Can spray it on as is for a tight grain or sand lightly to flatten. Probably won't come out exactly like OEM but does look good. Here is a pic after texture was applied. Again, you can lightly sand this to achieve a flatter grain.
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