Warped and Cracked Vinyl on Armrests and Dash
Just finished checking out a few other (and pretty old) threads on this issue and didn't find any perfect answers besides completely replacing the parts which seems too costly for a simple cosmetic defect.
Here's my plan. My idea for the front door arm rests is to cut the area to a rectangle to remove the chewed-up vinyl and foam, then replace it with foam from a mouse pad and cover that with a vinyl patch repair kit.
What I want to do with the right side dash is cut out and remove the warped bits and possibly cover up with some nice putty and then paint to match.
This seems to be a common problem without a common solution so I just wanted to document what I did, maybe someone will find it useful. Any ideas/suggestions?
Here are pics of the damaged areas.
1998 4.0 L6 Laredo ZJ 214,000