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New Dash Pad

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rts, Jul 30, 2001.

  1. rts

    rts Registered Member

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    I picked up a new dash pad today, to replace the severly cracked one in my '89 K5. It came in a gray color. Has anyone had experience in having one dyed? How about the replacement itself? Was it as simple as it looks? Any tips would be appreciated.
     
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    The removal is easy but the reinstall can be a b*tch. You will think this isn't the right pad you will try again at least 2 or 3 times have a smoke and a beer and then it will magically slide right in. Don't know why this is but it is. On the dye side I heard about something somewhere but forget when.
    Shawnboy.

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  3. rts

    rts Registered Member

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    Thanks Shawnboy.
    How about the coverlay option? Someone told me to take the factory dashpad back to the dealer, and Just throw on a coverlay.
    Has anyone used the coverlay? Did the color match your factory interior?

    Thanks,
    -Ryan
     
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    Donna 1/2 ton status

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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I spray painted mine. I bought the spray paint from autozone for it. It looks great............Dan

    If it ain't broke.......Don't fix it....
     
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    <font color=purple> Prep it first with acetone to get all the grime off of it then shoot it with a good vinyl paint in thin coats waiting about 20 mins. in between coats ...........great results if you take your time !

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    Does acetone leave a film or is it hard on the vinyl? Just curious how strong acetone is..worked great getting the tint/adhesive off my windows, but maybe it was the glue that left the nasty film....

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