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    Posted: Feb/11/2018 at 2:04pm
Anyone had any success getting a dash pad restored? I know there are new repos available for $250 but I've heard nothing but horror stories about filament. Mine has the vinyl curling up along the rear edge where it meets the dash (that's actually the only issue). I don't know it its possible to heat the vinyl soft and glue it back down or if it needs to be stripped and recovered?
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I had my 70 javelin dash pad restored some 20 years ago by "Just Dashes" out of California. IIRC it was about $300 and took some time to get it back but it came out great!
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Thanks for your reply. Do you know or remember what they did to restore it? Was it completely stripped of vinyl and recovered?
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i have never used "Just Dashes" (yet) but their restoration process is pretty well explained in numerous magazine articles and involves completely removing the old degraded foam and shaping new foam and then vacuum forming new vinyl over the piece.  If you google Just Dashes I think you will find plenty of links to the process.  It is expensive now too.  Joe
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They are 450 to 500 now and the plastic backing can not be to cracked up
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$450- $500, wow! Although I thought $300 was a lot back then also. I can't say for sure how they did it but it still looks as good today as it did new (fortunately it spends its days in the garage now when not in use). I do believe it did have some cracks in the plastic though. 

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Originally posted by Bandana Bandana wrote:

Anyone had any success getting a dash pad restored? I know there are new repos available for $250 but I've heard nothing but horror stories about filament. Mine has the vinyl curling up along the rear edge where it meets the dash (that's actually the only issue). I don't know it its possible to heat the vinyl soft and glue it back down or if it needs to be stripped and recovered?


You can reglue the 70 AMX/javelin vinyl back in place with crazy glue (or similar). You'll need to remove it from the car and then a lot of small clamps and pieces of wood to hold the vinyl in place while segments dry. I did this years ago before the repro dash pads were available.
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The biggest issue is the foam under the cover breaks done so you have that valley appearance. I have a aftermarket in mine now but will swap it out someday
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Steve, do you heat the vinyl up first to make it pliable? It seems very stiff on mine.

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If the back edge is rolling up this is how I fix that.



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