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Chad thanks for this DIY, i just finished doing it and all your steps where right on, +rep dude, and i did a silver and black, ill post pics up later

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No problem dude, that's what it's here for! Post up those pics son!
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heres some pics of mine, these pics aren't that great because i took them on my phone, it looks really good in person








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Did any of you apply a clear coat to your overall finish? I'll probably do this over summer since there is more sun time.
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yeah i put a satin clear coat on it

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yeah i put a satin clear coat on it
Cool, thanks man. I'll definitely be doing this during the summer

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This is awesome, does it really look like new or is that just the pictures making it look so good?

I've always thought it was crazy how easy our dashes scratch, it's actually quite ridiculous.

After re-painting it did you notice it's harder to scratch? and do you think allowing time to give it like 3 or 4 good layers could make the paint tougher?
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Great tutorial. Not sure about everyone else, but I went through 6 scour pads prepping my dash using lacquer thinner from Lowe's. It only took maybe 1.5 hours to get the dash out which isn't too bad I suppose. I'm on the line of painting it how BlueTezza39 did but I may just go all black to make it quicker and easier.
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I've been wanting to do this for a while. Thanks for the write up! Looks great!

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i went to the junkyard and got a 2001 dash almost brand new car was hit from the rear. i still havent seen any defect for and got it for $50. Chad thanks for this DIY, i just finished doing it and all your steps where on point.


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I didn't clear mine, but I haven't had any issues, the pics I posted up looks like it does in the car, looks factory. Also I haven't had anything brush up against it so I'm not sure if it will hold up the same as the factory. I doubt it tho because the factory coating didn't seem like it was just a spray paint.

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great thread man alot of work put into it i can tell, i dont have the melting dash problem but i feel like it could use a fresh paint job, its startin to look a little worn out, preciate the help!
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You're welcome guys, this is why we needed an updated thread on this sort of diy
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I have a 2001 IS300 that caught fire a few years back and scored an entire interior from a 04. The problem was that the entire dash of the newer model was factory coated in a soft rubbery coating. And in the hot Florida sun it did nothing but get worse. I spent an evening pulling the dash and scrubbing it with Laquer Thinner and a scotch brite to take off all the coating. Applied a bumper coating to the textured part and painted the smooth part to match the exterior. Came out incredible. Once I finish repainting the exterior i will be reinstalling.

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I have a 2001 IS300 that caught fire a few years back and scored an entire interior from a 04. The problem was that the entire dash of the newer model was factory coated in a soft rubbery coating. And in the hot Florida sun it did nothing but get worse. I spent an evening pulling the dash and scrubbing it with Laquer Thinner and a scotch brite to take off all the coating. Applied a bumper coating to the textured part and painted the smooth part to match the exterior. Came out incredible. Once I finish repainting the exterior i will be reinstalling.

That looks great, can you give me more info on the "bumper coating" you used, also did you guys use the laquer thinner and scotch brite on the upper foamy feeling stuff thats covering the top portion of the dash?
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