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cracks in my dash

what is the easiest way to repair cracks in my dash to make it look halfway decent
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Check out DashMat | America's #1 Dashboard Covers.. Good prevention and staying out of the sun is what will keep your dash from cracking. If yougo with one of those dashmats th cracks would be hidden. If your looking to get rid of them completely it's probably too late. Pictures would help also
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depending on what year truck you have, they sell plastic dash caps. they are a molded abs plastic cover that goes over the oem dash pad.
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fill em in with bondo sand and paint thats gunna look the best
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if you want to do a good job,

go to the store buy gorilla glue the original kind, that foams up and expands as it drys

fill cracks with gorilla glue let dry

cut off excess and sand

apply a thin layer of bondo

sand

nope you didnt feather the edges so sand some more

vacum up dust and shavings

wipe with a wet rag

clean with a mild solvent rubbing alc is fine

paint with SEM

or if your cheap duplicolor or rustoleum vynil and fabric paint
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fill em in with bondo sand and paint thats gunna look the best
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if you want to do a good job,

go to the store buy gorilla glue the original kind, that foams up and expands as it drys

fill cracks with gorilla glue let dry

cut off excess and sand

apply a thin layer of bondo

sand

nope you didnt feather the edges so sand some more

vacum up dust and shavings

wipe with a wet rag

clean with a mild solvent rubbing alc is fine

paint with SEM

or if your cheap duplicolor or rustoleum vynil and fabric paint
if the dash has already cracked, it is going to continue cracking. just filling them in and painting is only going to crack again in the near future. you can pull the dash, have the bad areas trimmed, repad it, and have it wrapped in new vinyl, or get a dash mat/cap.

i did a mid 90s impala about a year ago. the factory dash was all cracked and chipped. recovered in black vinyl and you couldn't tell. we do the dash caps often as well. did one on a 93 nissan pickup the other day. the vinyl had cracked and shrunk up so much, i ended up cutting most of the old material away to get the cap to sit right.

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sounds like i would just replace the entire dash with a junkyard one
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depending on what year truck you have, they sell plastic dash caps. they are a molded abs plastic cover that goes over the oem dash pad.
Those work well.
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sounds like i would just replace the entire dash with a junkyard one
that could work, but it would be the same age, and possibly have the same problems.
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