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Old 08-22-2007, 03:40 PM
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new idea for fiberglass dash

this is the way im thinking of fiberglassing my dash:
stretch and glue fleece over my dash, then add resin
sand it, then add some body filler and sand that smooth
prime it and paint it.
will this work or is there a better way of doing it.
i don't want to make a whole new dash, i just want to put fiberglass on top of my original dash. The dash is hard, not spongy or anything.

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I was thinking of doing the same thing with a cracked vinyl dash I have. Only, I was going to use a texture painting technique, instead of smoothing it.

The only concern I have is the added thickness of the cloth and resin. You may have to sand down the sides or any place on your dash before you add the fiberglass, so that it'll fit like normal (like the ends next to the door, or where any bezel may attatch). Sanding it after fiberglassing for fit also.

If you're just wanting the "smooth" look, I think you can do it without fiberglassing. A plastic cleaner/prep product of some kind, and a couple coats of 2k primer (sanding like a mad man to smooth) should be enough to smooth out factory texture finishes (painting over a soft dash would crack easily when pressed). Whereas, in my case, I need to cover a brittle and cracked dash- so the fiberglass idea seems more appropriate.

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Old 09-04-2007, 04:20 PM
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u should go check out

i did this to my 77 impala dash. just stretched the fabric over the top and glassed it. i used 2 layers of fabric then sanded, bondo'd, primer, paint.
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