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Unread 03-22-2010, 05:28 PM   #1
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Dashpad repair

So- is filling cracks with JBWeld and sanding the normal way to fix cracked dashpads? (I searched and found Fatmans shots)
If that works- what paint (Krylon?) is best?

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Unread 03-22-2010, 05:38 PM   #2
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For paint I would reccommend Dupli-color Vinyl and Fabric It bonds like super glue and has never faded, peeled or cracked on anything I've ever used on.
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Unread 03-22-2010, 06:38 PM   #3
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Cool. Hope they got a shade of Spice in between the Spice Seats and Spice sunvisors that ain't the same shade of spice.
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Glad you asked tihs question... I have this to do too. Can you post some before and after pics?
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Unread 03-23-2010, 04:28 AM   #5
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No problem.
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SEM "camel" is a pretty good compromise. I have a spice Supertop with a honey interior. I painted my Tuffy console, laredo leather wrapped grab bar, and my door panels all with the SEM stuff and it looks good.
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Unread 03-23-2010, 08:55 AM   #7
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Excellent- now I can round up everything and get it done this weekend. Maybe. Probably gotta sand and rustoleum the little mounting tab doodads while I'm at it.
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Unread 03-23-2010, 09:09 AM   #8
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look up JF member FATMAN, and find (IIRC) his rollbar thread/ project cage. he cut his dashpad to fit around the rollbar, and has good pics and descriptions on how to make it look new again

EDIT: here you go

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/project-cage-450100/

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Unread 03-28-2010, 10:55 AM   #9
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Sorry- the camera was dead when I went to the garage, so I went ahead and slathered up all the cracks with JBWeld- really pushed it in- I think. Gonna let it cure and sand it a while, we'll see if it works.
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I was getting ready to repair a dash on my Scout II, and was planning to use Fiberglass hair mixed in with bodo. Any reason to use JB weld vs. the fiber?
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Unread 03-28-2010, 11:57 AM   #11
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Let me start by saying I really don't know what the hell I'm doing. I followed Fatman's build, and he used JB on the ends of his dashpad, to seal up the foam so it could be painted (I think). My dash pad has several weathered cracks, where the hard vinyl actually curves up away from the crack. My thoughts are to force so much JB down into the foam that I can sand it down when it cures.
But if this doesn't work, I'm OK with no dashpad.
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Obviously, forcing the JB into the foam is key. If you don't, it just all pops off and you're right back where you started. Pics later.
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Unread 03-29-2010, 09:46 PM   #13
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I'm doing the same thing as Fatman, accept for that my corners were cracked as well. Did the JB Weld and sanded smooth. Ready for a second coat to build up some torn areas. Seems to be working well.
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I would also appreciate pics and a write up! I picked up one for $25 and it only has one gash in it.
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Unread 03-30-2010, 05:31 AM   #15
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Got no before pics- all I have is some cracks. Problem: old cracks, vinyl is curved up at the edge of the crack, and flexes every time you try to force JB in.
My solution: remove the curled up vinyl- that will give you the exposed foan, much as Fatman got when he cut off those little ends.
I will get some pics of this operation.
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