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Old 11-18-2011, 04:14 PM
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Talking 126 Dash reskin

I have removed the cracked dash in my 560SEC and, being the totally cheapo guy, would like to try my hand at reskinning it with JoAnn's marine grade vinyl and 3M headliner spray glue. Has anyone done this and if so, did it go well? Any useful comments, including "Are you crazy?" would be appreciated.

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Old 11-18-2011, 04:25 PM
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You are crazy! Seriously though, how thick is the vinyl? I would think that the adhesive would show through as bumps. I would like to see this come out nice though as I have a couple of cracks in my dash.
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:11 PM
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I'm not sure of the thickness, but it seems pliable enough that if I used a veneer scraper, it might take to the dash terrain ok. I think you are right about show-through due to the adhesive application and/or the cracks themselves due to the lifting of the dash material just around the crack. I was thinking of using 3M flexible parts repair kit (meant for plastic bumper repair) to fill the cracks in and sand, but if the sanding were not perfect, the reskinning would show every surface irregularity! Or I could take $$ out of my stupid retirement account and send the dash to Just Dashes...


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