Great write up, for some reason my interior is pristine except for the dash, which seems to be a little soft and gummy, and it is scratched, presumably because it is soft and gummy! Is this normal for IS dashes?
I have already priced a new one, (a little under $400 discounted OEM) but am interested in the paint thinner method of smoothing thing as well, actually I already did the little bar above the glovebox, which was the worst, I used some mild cleaners then taped it, then used some duplicolor flat black vinyl spray, that matched pretty well. Was considering taping at all off and doing the whole dash in place, I know you could spray it better off the car, but less chance of screwing something else up pulling masking tape off than pulling out and re-installing the dash.
Edit: Don't know what happened looked like a one page topic and thought I had read it all, then it went to 7 pages, my question about the gummy dashes seems to be answered, it is a common problem, no? Actually I am kind of glad to hear it, as the airbags are under the dash, and with the dash all scratched up (and the rest of the interior like new) I wondered if the car had popped the airbags and someone replaced the dash, scratching it up in the process.
Last edited by glemon; 09-24-2014 at 10:10 PM.