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Cracked dash--try to repair...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 88K5Jimmy, Feb 2, 2003.

  1. 88K5Jimmy

    88K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    So the dash in my 88 finally split pretty much inline with the steering column. It's not a very big crack so I was thinkinking of trying to fix it. Have any of you guys attempted fixing them with one of those vinyl seat repair kits? Or what have you guys used?

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  2. 90K5

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    Mine cracked in the same place....those repair kits dont work too well...it probably looks better now than it would after trying to fix it. If i was going to fix mine, i would use some JB Weld, put some saran wrap on it while it was still wet and take it off for texture, and then try to get some kind of paint for it. I dont know if it would work, but it sounds like it might.
     
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    I used one of those vinyl repair kits...my crack was very small, but in the same place you mentioned. The biggest thing with the kit is you have got to do the prep work..don't just clean the dash like you normally do...If I remember correctly I had to clean it, then do a final wipe down with mineral spirits...it took me about 2 1/2 hours to fix the crack...looked better than it did, but you could still tell there was a fix. I ended up dying the dash black after I fixed it, and it looks much better.
    (by the way, this was a replacement dash I bought from Jim (hotstuff)...my original dash was HORRID...the speaker spots were missing etc.. so anything looks better than that one!

    Brandy
     
  4. Tweetysuarus

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    I got tired of trying to fix mine so I replaced it!
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Bill
     
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    Just get a dash-mat for it. Kragens...$30. /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    I got the coverlay dash pad for mine went in nice and stayed in nice and I have had it in for about two years now.
     
  7. 88K5Jimmy

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    I got the coverlay dash pad for mine went in nice and stayed in nice and I have had it in for about two years now.

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    Do you have any pics?

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    Nice ... how did you cut the dash?

    Shane - /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    give me a day I will get a pic thanks
     
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    hold up

    here ya go
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    Grady's Extreme Off-Road did the dash!
    Bill
     

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