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Old 10-07-2006, 10:33 PM
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fixing entire interior(HELP)!

All of the plastics, included the dash, has scratches and fades in it. I want to re-do all of it. Where do I start? I know sem makes interior spray so im not worried about matching since im painting all of it. how do i keep the texture of the plastic so its not smooth, but still manage to sand out the big scratches? also, any tips on the best interior spray? tricks on using it?

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For the big scratches some of the guys use something like the UPOL smc filler and then using a toothpick make it textured to match..lot of patience required to do this tho..and some practice..then use the SEM to "repaint" as it were..

Sometimes this depends on the owner either wanting it to "look nice" or does he want a 110 point resto job..???

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Im wanting it to look decent, like an everyday (kept up) truck.
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When I did the interior of my Chevelle just "repainting" over the scratches made me happy. I did fill some holes in the dash with an epoxy and toothpicks and some sanding, but for scratches they were well hidden. For a daily driver application it will make it look a lot better.

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There are companies that redo the dash panels etc, but they are quite expensive...............Dont know of any links offhand
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PROJECTJOHN- What fillers did you use for the dash?
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Just a basic 5 min epoxy. Some of the holes were pretty big ( penny size) so I used a piece of tape as backing. At about the 5 min when it is pretty set up, but not completely I got going with a toothpick and tried to put in a pattern that blended in. I didn't worry to much about the height of the pattern being put in and just waited until hard and sanded down level.

The good thing was that it was under my dash so they are not in a direct vision. They look acceptable, but not anything supper sweet. If you are working under the dash and look at it directly you can easily pick it out. I'm sure that if I had more patient it could have been better.

Just one thing is make sure that the SEM and the epoxy get along before doing a spot then find out it doesn't take the paint.

Good luck,

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StevenF: If your truck is new enough, check out coverlaymfg.com for a dash cover and then dye it and the rest of your interior with SEM. For example, a '67 to '80 GMC dash cover is $80 to $120. Check out vinylpro.com for the Sem. It's not expensive, and does a great job. Good luck.
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