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Berend 03-27-2013 12:28 AM

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?

Marcwakefield22 03-27-2013 01:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Berend (Post 3557619)
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

TJspeed 03-27-2013 01:18 AM

Plasti dip is a bad idea for the interior. Unless you do 10+ coats. Use krylon fusion.

Here check this out.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tire...it-152938.html

InvisiblePants 03-27-2013 05:57 AM

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.

SouthTJ 03-27-2013 10:42 AM

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.

Big Sarge 03-27-2013 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Berend (Post 3557619)
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.

Rude Dog 03-27-2013 11:16 AM

I've also heard of the heat gun trick being done with Atv plastics as well.

Txmudder 04-07-2013 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Berend (Post 3557619)
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.

InvisiblePants 04-07-2013 01:10 PM

Looks good.


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