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want to erase 4sp patern

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I would stay away from any generic solvent...there is a high chance it will damage your dashboard.

Do a search for 'safe decal remover' and you will find specific products from:

1) goo gone

2) turtle wax (decal remover)

3) rust oleum

Etc....I would also test in a small place first before committing to the last step.

Good luck & I hope there may be more insight posted here....

-Mo

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Mo,

I don't believe any of the original dashboard markings are decals. I believe they were painted on -- sorry, I don't have an '02 currently on the premises to double check.

Regards,

Steve

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Acetone, xylene or lacquer thinner. Be careful those petroleum distillates may damage the dash, use at your own risk.

You could try the less aggressive ones first. Regular paint thinner, not lacquer. Baby's oil is a choice too. Do a test in a non conspicuous area.

 

dlm

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Hi Steve,

 

Gotcha, I was thinking he had a decal for some reason, you are correct.

 

You may read up on safely removing paint from plastics (mostly hobby applications).

 

One name that came to mind is micromark ELO: see attached picture.

 

Also, some suggest using brake fluid....I am not sure, but maybe because the dash is plastic, that would work ok?

 

(ps. I am working on updating the shift decal thread soon....)

 

 

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a little lacquer thinner on a rag will remove it and do no harm to the dash...

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ThK for all the suggestions.

I did a fast test with no success but it was  nothing intensive

It's definitively paint, 42yrs paint.  It's in better shape than I thought,  so I will rethink about it until spring. 

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Do you want to remove it so you can add a five speed pattern?

 

Is the difference in patterns as simple as adding another leg for fifth?

 

If so, could you simply paint that leg and the number five?

 

That paint would probably be easy to wipe off and do over, if it did not come out to your liking.

 

Sorry if these are stupid questions.  I am just curious.

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Your questionnization is totally legitime.my pic was a bit short at the bottom.

I put the shifter knob of my e30 and it fill redundant on the dash.

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Buy an automatic. They don't have the shift pattern. But seriously, if you have put in a 5sp, but a decal from the faq store.

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