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02-23-2013 01:36 PM
JFjeld
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Originally Posted by Wesboy View Post
Great write-up.
I used that write-up when i had to remove my dash.
Thankyou.
Glad to hear its been of help.
02-23-2013 07:45 AM
Blacksurt I just painted my dash, I took everything off that was "easy" to take off and masked the rest off. I used a high build primer meant for aluminum plastic plexiglass etc. it was 20 bucks a can but well worth it, one can did my dash and door panels. I used a low gloss black over that.
This is what Krylon says about surface prep.
When working with plastic

For old plastic, use an ammonia-based cleaner and wipe down to clean surface. If the plastic is new, wipe down with paint thinner for best results. Lightly sand glossy surface if previously painted and remove dust with a tack cloth. When dry, apply Krylon® Fusion for Plastic according to the directions on the can.
02-22-2013 07:59 PM
krazy_leggz15 Would 303 aerospace protectant restore it completely? or after some time would it start to look dried out and cracked again??
02-22-2013 06:28 PM
Wesboy
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Originally Posted by JFjeld View Post
In my heater core replacement write-up posted on Stu-Offroad, I detail how to remove the dash:

TJ Heater Core Replacement - 1
Great write-up.
I used that write-up when i had to remove my dash.
Thankyou.
02-22-2013 12:00 PM
s14sh3r
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Originally Posted by Slater451 View Post
Why not just mask it off and paint it with the vinyl paint from duplicolor.
I haven't had very good luck with that paint. I'm waiting until it's warm enough to repaint mine with Krylon Fusion. I've had to touch up the Duplicolor numerous times. Not just little flaws, either. It's been pretty easy to scratch off.
02-22-2013 11:56 AM
JFjeld In my heater core replacement write-up posted on Stu-Offroad, I detail how to remove the dash:

TJ Heater Core Replacement - 1
02-22-2013 11:36 AM
krazy_leggz15 Thank u very everybody! I really needed this help. Ill post some pics before and after
02-22-2013 11:13 AM
craigsimons3
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Originally Posted by JCizzle View Post
How would you disconnect the airbag? Disconnecting the battery?
Yeah
02-22-2013 10:25 AM
JCizzle How would you disconnect the airbag? Disconnecting the battery?
02-22-2013 10:15 AM
BigDeaner Useful links here

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tire...it-152938.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/dash...al-144267.html
02-22-2013 10:12 AM
bsandbothe With everything else removed he can actually tape off the area around the airbag and just paint that inside the jeep
02-22-2013 09:50 AM
craigsimons3 Make sure you deactivate the air bags first
02-22-2013 09:31 AM
bsandbothe I have used vinyl paint a few times it works fairly well, on removing youre dash for a better paint job, remove youre defrost cover at the top there is screws for the left,center, and right side, open doors all the way (undo the straps makes it easier) then take off youre side speaker covers, for the right side remove your glove compartment first their should be 6 screws 4 on top (2 where the dash locks on to) and 2 underneath. The center section is 2 at the top gently pull it is cliped in at the bottom. The steering column is a couple of screws for the bottom and the top. Hope this helps and if you use the upholstery paint make sure to clean and remove all dust
02-22-2013 12:17 AM
krazy_leggz15 I was thinking of doing that before but thought it would be better to take it apart and paint it really good. Any advice? And is that vinyl paint any good?
02-21-2013 11:11 PM
Slater451 Why not just mask it off and paint it with the vinyl paint from duplicolor.
02-21-2013 11:08 PM
krazy_leggz15
How to remove dash? Need help! '97 tj

i just got a 97 jeep wrangler TJ. the interior is horrible so i have to start somehwere to fix it up. the whole entire dash is faded and i need to take it all out. How do i do that? i just turned 18, this is my first car, new to wranglerforum.com, need help. please and thank you.

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