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Been trying to protect the dash & clock as body work is being done, windows out, doors off, sand blasting going on, bondo, primering, etc.

The dash is looking kind of faded looking plus the dash had a couple little cracks when I bought the project

Wondering if after body work

1. can I spray the dash back to life with a black vinyl spray?

2. searched archives and hadn't seen anything to permantly fill in the couple little cracks, is there anything new now?

Any ideas would be appreciated.



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bottle) - started using it years ago, and have had zero cracking in any vinyl that it's been used on regularly since, including the uncracked E21 dash pad that I pulled out of a car at Pick & Pull 4 years ago and installed in my daily driver 320i.

You'll probably find that you get a lot of brown-black residue on the rag the first few times you go over the dash pad, even if you've washed it first - that's dead vinyl and dirt being lifted off.

Barry Allen
'69 Sunroof - sold
'82 E21 (daily driver), '82 633CSi (wife's driver) - both sold
66 Chevy Nova wagon (yard & parts hauler)

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I know you are going to think I'm nuts but I learned this from an old German guy when I lived over there. (The same guy that taught me how to lead instead of bondo).

Vaseline... I have 5 NOS dashes smeared in Vas. & stored in the dark until my restos come to that point. Believe it or not it supplies nutrients and protects/softens the vinyl.

This is the only one I have handy right now from my closet. It is a 280Z dash that I have had for seven years and it is dated 1979. Call me nuts but I have seals and rubber in storage this way too.

To answer the questions: Once you buff the Vas. is comes to a brilliant shine. I haven't found a way to cover/fill cracks other than Just Dashes:




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