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Cardboard underdash repair


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You can pick up a small remnant of heavy cardstock from an auto upholstery shop. It's pretty much the same thickness and strength of the original cards. Using a new Exacto blade, or similar, cut out the damaged area in a shape that will be easy to duplicate with new material. Use the cut out space as a template for the new piece and glue it in using a quality contact cement. If you have some 3M spray, you can spray that into a small disposable container and then brush it onto the edges of both surfaces. Let the glue dry or quicken the process with a heat gun. Then carefully press the new piece into place. For further strength, add a bridge of new card stock across the back of the repair using the same glue or cement. The material I have used has a satin black facing, so painting or dying isn't required.

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