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Old 11-01-2006
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Thought I'd throw up some pics of my dashboard that I had removed for the past two weeks to sand and paint. What I'm doing with the dash is removing all of the texture = pain in the ***.



one of the boxes for my custom back of truck


dash when it was primed


after the satin black coat

I'm spraying a clear satin coat or three right now... I'll post some other pics when its installed
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That must have taken FOREVER! It came out great though!
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Wow. That's gonna look pretty damn good when it's all said and done. Definitely looking forward to seeing some pictures the finished product.
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I assume the dash is plastic? If it is, all you gotta do is a take a DA (dual action) sander and sand away.......shouldn't take long at all that way. (maybe 30 mins to an hour just guessing)
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a very interesting idea there... just might have to do this one day
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lookin pretty sweet!
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looks good
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well it did take forever but I was lucky enough to have friends drive me around. I also patched three screw holes in the dash from a previous ipod installation(the screws used to be where the pic shows. What I basically did was prime the whole surface with SEM flexible primer. Then I sanded the primer until I was able to see the vinyl then I just kept carefully going until all the primer was gone and it was flat.

southernmudslinger - it isn't as simple as just sand away since the vinyl is very thin and it pills up under sanders.


this is different from the how to for "glassing" your dash since they used regular non flexible paints made for plastic. I used all SEM products that were flexible - primer - black - satin gloss.
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I assume the dash is plastic? If it is, all you gotta do is a take a DA (dual action) sander and sand away.......shouldn't take long at all that way. (maybe 30 mins to an hour just guessing)
Yikes, I dunno if i have the ***** to take a DA to something with those contours, def wet sand though
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oh, it has vinyl on top of it..........hmmmmm........might could use fine paper on the DA like 320 or something, or just went slow with it. Maybe its not a good idea......I pictured the dash being plastic, and not thin.

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Yikes, I dunno if i have the ***** to take a DA to something with those contours
Just go slow. lol
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nice job... tell me about those boxes where did ya go to get em or what are the dimentions of them.. i have to replace the ones i had in my truck.

Shawna
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progress pics?
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shawna, i could help you out with a box if you want. i am curently building one for my truck. hit me with pm if you are intrested
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looks awsome i saw that done in a toyota today at a car show..looked awsome..he waxes his dash..

how hard was it removin the dash?
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I own a full woodshop thats how i made the boxes just right for the speakers and the place they go, I can take pics of them carpeted now.

As for removing the dash I figured out a few tricks that aren't posted anywhere.

There are 6 big bolts that hold up youre entire dash, everything that is up there, wheel included. You need to remove these after you have taken out all of the screws you can access in your sight. There are two more hidden screws that you can only access on the sides or the vinyl dash. As well as i think 5 that are all along the top that you can only access by taking this down or by using a magic wand.

Also to access those top 5 screws it helps a ton to take off that blower part that directs the air into your truck, there are two screws on the sides of that too.
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