[ROVERNET - UK] Vinyl???Dashboard Cover?
vmi2148 at bigpond.net.au
Sat Sep 25 07:08:15 BST 2004
I have just had one done by a trim shop, for the 3500. They filled the
cracks then applied new vinyl over the top, looks first class job.
Can't vouch for its lomgevity...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Trafton" <v8rover at earthlink.net>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2004 2:14 PM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Vinyl???Dashboard Cover?
> This is a timely subject for me in that I was about to put out a message
> asking about recovering a dash. I got some very soft and stretchable
> that was a very close match to the original. After a good cleaning of the
> old vinyl, I carefully glued on a new surface. I was pleased with the
> results except for the very tips where they neck down and go around the
> windscreen pillars. There I didn't take enough care and the result isn't
> the same as factory. This cover lasted about 2 years but now is starting
> come unglued in a spot or two under the dash.
> I was wondering if anyone else had tried this approach and now see that
> has, also with mixed results. Now I am wondering what other Roverites may
> have done to repair damaged dashes?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Eric Russell" <p6rovers at yahoo.com>
> To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
> Sent: Friday, September 24, 2004 7:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Vinyl???Dashboard Cover?
>> No, there isn't a tooth fairy and yes, the dash is
>> vacuum produced vinyl.
>> I have been experimenting with metal epoxy glue like
>> "JB Weld". I tried 2 approaches afterwards. I used
>> that vinyl repair stuff with texture paper and a heat
>> applied metal thing. That did not turn out well so I
>> scraped it off, cleaned the dash of past shiny
>> materials and reprayed with a black vinyl paint. That
>> turned out better.
>> I did buy some black leather ($$$$$$) and tried to
>> cover a really damaged top. The jury is still out on
>> the looks of that. Perhaps it would look better if a
>> leather craftsman did it.
>> Best wishes,
>> --- Albert Boasberg <ABoasberg at webtv.net> wrote:
>> > Dear Lismates:
>> > I picked up my 1969 Rover TC2000 today
>> > http://community.webtv.net/ABoasberg/1969ROVERTC2000
>> > from the mechanic
>> > who just installed a new clutch. (Parts obtained
>> > from Ruth in Vancouver,
>> > B.C.).
>> > Just before departing, I asked him for a suggestion
>> > about who could
>> > repair a crack in my leather dashboard cover above
>> > the tach.
>> > He said, to my astonishment, that the cover was
>> > VINYL, not leather.
>> > Tell me it isn't so.
>> > Regards.
>> > Albert
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