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Another Dash Repair

 
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dhillgard  



Joined: 15 Apr 2013
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Location: Edmonton Alberta

PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:15 am    Post subject: Another Dash Repair Reply with quote

Decided I would try to fix my cracked dash in a similar way to what other people on this board have described. This dash was the worst of my cars' so I decided to try it first. It was a full day of work,and is not a perfect looking dash now, but is a monumental improvement from what I started with.

The filler I used is called Norton Speedgrip Structural Adhesives Plastic Repair Skim Plus, and was described as being a sandable and flexible material. However once the two parts of this epoxy were mixed they set up incredibly fast, only allowing about 1 minute for it to still be worked into the cracks, meaning I had to fill them about half a crack at a time.

The paint was SEM Color Coat Cordovan Brown and was a very close match to the original color. And after sanding the repairs they were very smooth, so without a coat of spray on truck bed liner to retexture it, the repairs would have been incredibly obvious.

Before, with the one crack widened and a test spot of the filler.


The finished product:



All in all not a bad job, but the way the foam heaved around the cracks is still noticeable, so maybe with a different filler that doesn't set up so quickly it would have been nicer to cut the cracks wider and feather edge around them further. Here's hoping it lasts!
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snakoil  



Joined: 09 Feb 2010
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Location: Canada

PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that doesn't look too bad
A trick I learned to avoid these bumps where the cracks used to be: you need to cut the crack in a V shape.
It makes it look way worst at first as the small crack lines end up being big V gaps but once you fill then it allows you to sand it down to align it very good.
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mikeycrum14  



Joined: 19 Jan 2017
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Location: Juneau, Wisconsin

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:57 am    Post subject: Dash Repair Reply with quote

are there any defroster vents or does it just turn down into the dash?
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