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Old 12-30-2012, 11:00 PM
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Thrice blasted~hole in the dash.

Working on the Waggy this week and the cold weather caused the stupid rearview mirror to fall and crack a hole in the dash. Any fixes out there?


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Old 12-30-2012, 11:32 PM
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I have used vinyl patch kits quite a bit. The hardest part is mixing the color to a perfect match ( I worked in a boatyard and had to fix a lot of vinyl apholstery from owners stabbing seats with screwdrivers or ripping them with fishing hooks), but even then there is a luster difference no matter what. Dull dash with a shiny spot, or shiny dash with a matte spot.

Only two reasonable solutions for a perfect dash (although I have to say, the grunge in the grain of yours is not, well, perfect...neither is mine), is cover with a pad or recover with new vinyl.

Last thought though, you could probably do a vinyl patch kit, then use a vinyl paint to recolor the who thing, but you'd probably want to yank the dash to do that, and that's a bigger PITA than just living with a hole in your vinyl.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:36 AM
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Windshield must come out

you'd probably want to yank the dash to do that, and that's a bigger PITA than just living with a hole in your vinyl.

Yeah, a repaint always looks great but you have to pull the windshield to remove the dash pad. Hasn't been worth the effort for me yet.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:22 AM
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I was able to remove the dash pad in my '72 without removing the windshield, but I never intended to put it back in.

Funny how something called a "pad" cracks, eh?
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