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Old 01-17-2017, 05:47 PM   #1
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Cracked/Split Dash

Is there a way to repair a cut dash, this is on a 89 Wrangler, also can the dash panel be painted?
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Yes, they can be repaired and refinished. SEM Products

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Old 01-17-2017, 06:25 PM   #3
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Thanks, I have looked at youtube looking for videos on how to remove the dash and how to make repairs but not having much luck.
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Getting at the fasteners will require folding the W/S out of the way.
SEM has some very good instructional videos for their products.
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I painted my dash. Went from spice to black. Turn out great! Good luck.
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I painted my dash. Went from spice to black. Turn out great! Good luck.
I am going to paint also, my issue is fixing the cut n he face of it, did you have to make any repairs?
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No. The po supplied me with another dash he had. It was in much better shape than original. Painted new and put other up for sale, unfortunately, hasn't sold yet lok
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Your dash pad has a texture that's difficult to duplicate for an inexperienced repairman.

If I needed to repair my dash, I would check the yellow pages (or online locally) for "auto dash repair" or "Vinyl repair".
I owned a body shop for many years and the fellow that did the repairs for me always made the repaired area invisible. Knowing what I know, I wouldn't try to do the repair myself.

Yes, You can paint the dash pad. Home Depot or Lowes should have Rustolium spray paint that states on the can that it will adhere to plastic. That's what I used on mine and to date (close to a year), no problems.

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Your dash pad has a texture that's difficult to duplicate for an inexperienced repairman.

If I needed to repair my dash, I would check the yellow pages (or online locally) for "auto dash repair" or "Vinyl repair".
I owned a body shop for many years and the fellow that did the repairs for me always made the repaired area invisible. Knowing what I know, I wouldn't try to do the repair myself.

Yes, You can paint the dash pad. Home Depot or Lowes should have Rustolium spray paint that states on the can that it will adhere to plastic. That's what I used on mine and to date (close to a year), no problems.

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Thanks!

In the past others have helped me, on this forum and in life in general. Sometimes you can never directly pay back the generosity of others. By contributing here and in life in general, I can hope to give back.

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Your dash pad has a texture that's difficult to duplicate for an inexperienced repairman.

If I needed to repair my dash, I would check the yellow pages (or online locally) for "auto dash repair" or "Vinyl repair".
I owned a body shop for many years and the fellow that did the repairs for me always made the repaired area invisible. Knowing what I know, I wouldn't try to do the repair myself.

Yes, You can paint the dash pad. Home Depot or Lowes should have Rustolium spray paint that states on the can that it will adhere to plastic. That's what I used on mine and to date (close to a year), no problems.

Good Luck, L.M.
LM I think you are correct, it would be my first attempt if I try it. I have watched a lot of video's and ran across a couple where they used padded dash filler, sort of like bond-o and then spray painted it to the color they wanted and came back and ran a paint roller back over it for texture. Looked great when they were done. I guess worst case I buy another dash. Been watching ebay already, may find one first. Thanks for the feedback.

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