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Old 08-01-2004, 10:28 PM
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covering dash with vinyl?

I'm am recovering a dash out of a 85 gmc pickup. I wanted to know how do I get the vinyl in the curves without it looking messed all up?

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If you go to the web site Scooter covered his dash with leather and detailed the process with text and photos. Just do a site search for "dash".

Here is the start of the dash covering articles


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I have recovered several.. The easiest way is to use elastic back vinyl.. You will have to stitch the area that surrounds the guage panel, as you can not stretch the vinyl enuff to look good in this area. Also around the defroster vent outlets.The earlier dash boards (73-79) are easier to do in one piece with no seams. Plus they are made of a wood fibre type material that glues well. My wife's old 78 step. Was done in Purple metalflake inside and out..
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my 91 burban dash was cracking out so I recovered it with a low matt black and red fur, was able to work it around the gauge panel and a few other tight spots with seing seams, used the super 77 spray adhesive to lay it out and got great results..I have also redone the inserts in the doors using the same method with equally good results....
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