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Old 03-26-2013, 11:28 PM   #1
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Discoloration of Dashboard & Doors

My Jeep has a strange discoloration from the original tan coloring to a white or gray shade on both the dashboard and the doors. I've been thinking over what could possibly resolve this easily and wouldn't require a lot of effort. For all I know, there might be a product for this already. Otherwise, anyone got any ideas?

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My Jeep has a strange discoloration from the original tan coloring to a white or gray shade on both the dashboard and the doors. I've been thinking over what could possibly resolve this easily and wouldn't require a lot of effort. For all I know, there might be a product for this already. Otherwise, anyone got any ideas?
I have seen a lot of people on here either paint or plasti dip their doors and dash. Looks pretty good and is cheap. And there is color restoring stuff at auto places but idk how well it would work

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Old 03-27-2013, 12:18 AM   #3
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Plasti dip is a bad idea for the interior. Unless you do 10+ coats. Use krylon fusion.

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Old 03-27-2013, 04:57 AM   #4
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The white discoloration is most likely oxidation. I have been slowly painting my interior with krypton fusion bc I hate the boring gray color of the interior.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:42 AM   #5
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Paint it if it's real bad but I just used a dash conditioner, Mothers I think and used it over and over and it smoothed it out and it looked better.
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My Jeep has a strange discoloration from the original tan coloring to a white or gray shade on both the dashboard and the doors. I've been thinking over what could possibly resolve this easily and wouldn't require a lot of effort. For all I know, there might be a product for this already. Otherwise, anyone got any ideas?
If you want to keep it factory and not paint it, get yourself a heat gun. Heat the area that is faded until you see the original color come back. DO NOT just hold the gun in one spot. It will melt the plastic away. I didn't believe this either but gave it a try on my Explorer Sport Trac that I used to have, and it worked like a charm.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:16 AM   #7
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I've also heard of the heat gun trick being done with Atv plastics as well.
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My Jeep has a strange discoloration from the original tan coloring to a white or gray shade on both the dashboard and the doors. I've been thinking over what could possibly resolve this easily and wouldn't require a lot of effort. For all I know, there might be a product for this already. Otherwise, anyone got any ideas?
I just started painting mine yesterday and I'm extremely happy. As you can see I've only done the one door panel so far. Gonna finish today.
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Looks good.

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