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Thread: Dashboard Scratches
08-08-2013, 09:43 PM #1
After moving back from college I had my truck packed so full that I even had a small cardboard box on the passenger side dash. After unpacking I saw that the box scratched through the gray coating down to the black plastic. Was wondering if there is a way to recoat it or paint it, or would the best bet be replacing the whole dash? Thanks for any opinions or ideas you guys might have.Objects in mirror are losing
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08-08-2013, 09:52 PM #2
Years ago, I wanted to replace a trim piece in a car, I ordered the part from GM and they told me it would be black (the inside of the car was tan). I got a "rattle" can and painted it. Looked like a perfect match. I don't remember where I bought the paint, I think it was a body shop supply house.Ray
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08-10-2013, 02:54 PM #3
08-10-2013, 09:56 PM #4
You could always purchase a dash pad cover and cover up the entire top of the dash. You wouldn't SEE the scratches....... Might even be less expensive to purchase than a dash replacement piece, and less trouble to install.csltrains96
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08-10-2013, 10:50 PM #5
Sorry those dash covers I think are really hideous. Thanks for the idea but they are just not me
08-11-2013, 12:49 AM #6
I have also seem the paint interior dash paint in some autopart stores. I have never used it. I am curious to know how it matches and holds up as I have a spot with the color gone and it is black also. I dated a girl in high school that painted her tan el camino dash black with the paint. It looked great but I do not know how it held up.
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08-11-2013, 10:38 AM #7
Well I plan on doing it (after I go back to school) and I will take pictures to show. Having a spare in the bed takes soo much space up but I know as soon as I take it out, ill have a flat.
08-11-2013, 02:49 PM #8
You have scratches, you may need to fill the scratches to get a great job.