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Explorer console lid

when i got back to my truck after basic and ait last year my center console lid has small cracks in it and till now those cracks are large areas of missing material..ive looked in junkyards and cant find a lid that is not messed up what have you guys done to fix this?
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Check eBay. There are a couple of vendors that sell color-matched repair kits for the Ex console lids. The cracking is a very common problem.
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mine is beyond cracking now its got several inch holes in the material where its chipping away from my arm
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I recovered my console lid using a piece of black Naugahyde from a fabric store. It was a little thick and hard to work with.

I think the ready-made kits on eBay use a thinner vinyl material similar to the original.
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i cover those a lot. takes about 20 minutes to do. just got to find the right material.
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i dont do well with material and work...lol mine is shot....bob your interior is amazing..
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here is what mine looks like just keeps getting worst and worst

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what year is your truck? that almost looks like the light grey, but it's hard to tell.
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what year is your truck? that almost looks like the light grey, but it's hard to tell.
my truck is a 01 but the seats and console are light grey everything else is dark grey
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Recovering is the best way to go. I recovered mine with black vinyl.

Check around your local fabric stores. Some vinyl is alot thicker than others, but that's not always the best way to go since it will be much harder to work with.

I recommend going for a semi-thick, stretchy vinyl.
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I recovered mine using black vinyl type material from a fabric store. It was super easy and cost under 5 dollars, came out really great as well.
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I picked up the set from Redlinegoods.com. I got both the shifter boot and cover for the lid... I think its worth the money for the quality. Thats another option.

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