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post #31 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-15-2015, 05:09 PM
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Awesome! That's what I picked up
I won't be re spraying the entire dashboard
Just the airbag cover so I hope it's close

Also thought about using plastidip as its got a soft finish like the oem soft touch material
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I'm not a fan of plastidip, I've never used it on my cars but I have seen it in person.

It just feels rubbery and after a few years it gets really hard and brittle. I'm sure it'll look great on the dash for about a year, but after that the sun would have baked it and it will end up looking terrible.

I'll just say, there's a reason most people only temporary dip their cars and always end up peeling it off less than a year later.
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Thanks for the tip
The last thing I want is to redo the work later or have a sticky melty plastidip dash

I'll post my results when it's done

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I guess this is the next thing I'm doing. getting sick of looking at my dash and seeing all the scratched up goo. Some of these look fantastic! you guys inspired me lol
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I guess this is the next thing I'm doing. getting sick of looking at my dash and seeing all the scratched up goo. Some of these look fantastic! you guys inspired me lol
If you are mechanically minded its not as hard as you might think to remove and reinstall, i have done it on 2 of my cars now and quite happy with the result.

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Fully agreed..not to mention our dash's are very simplistic to get out compared to most cars out there....not much to it and I'm only mildly mechanically inclined and I had zero issues

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If you are mechanically minded its not as hard as you might think to remove and reinstall, i have done it on 2 of my cars now and quite happy with the result.
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Fully agreed..not to mention our dash's are very simplistic to get out compared to most cars out there....not much to it and I'm only mildly mechanically inclined and I had zero issues
When did you do it? Did it smell like paint inside after? Any peeling?
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Like all painting its all about the prep, as long as you spend the time getting the old rubber gung out of the corners and crevises the paint or dye will stick fine. I never saw any peeling after about a year and a half on my previous Gita, and non so far on this one. I looked at it again this morning (needs a dust/clean again lol ) and it still looks mint to me

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I did it all when I pulled it, airbag cover center console, cluster trim etc so it all matches...has held up perfect for a couple years in the Texas sun
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What I did was use a BUNCH of rags and some TuffStuff and went to town on the goo on the dash. It turned out AMAZING!!!! I saw a video on Youtube, so I do not take credit for it. I didn't take the dash out or anything just scrubbed like a mad man till it was gone. Took a few hours but was worth it. Mine is an 02 so the dash is a dark grey underneath and I like the new color that it gave me. I will post before and after pictures when I bother to take a picture of the new clean dash.

This is what it looked like when I bought the car:


AFTER! :





Did you use the tuffstuff on the top of the dash area ( air bag and surrounding area) or only the trims?

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