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Old 05-30-2006, 01:58 AM   #1
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Dashboard Repair of Vinyl Leather

We have a motorhome and we were moving furniture through the door and we scratched and marred up the vinyl dashboard in a few places. How can I repair those places on the dashboard. Is there a product that I can purchase to repair the spots?

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Old 05-30-2006, 05:45 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. I am not certain what type of vinyl you are talking about, hard or soft. The soft, leather like is difficult to repair and have it look good. That hard vinyl is easier. I recently painted the hard vinyl on my dash using a product by Dupli-Color called Adhesion Promotor then followed it with Krylon Fusion paint for plastic. There is a paint on the market for soft vinyl but after seeing the results at a local body shop I was not satisfied. You may consider recovering the soft vinyl portion, we did and it was not that expensive.
Good-luck to you. By the way what kind of motor home do you have?

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Old 05-30-2006, 07:20 AM   #3
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I had a similar problem with a MoHo that I owned a few years ago. There were smoll holes in the dash where the PO had fastened a shelf and a couple of small tears. I called a few auto body shops and one had a service that they used to do these type of repairs. When it was done, the blemished litterally were gone, unless you know where they were and you looked really hard at the area. The color and texture match was perfect. You might try that if you are looking for a professional results.

Otherwise, any auto store sells a vinyl repair kit. You mix the liquids to match the color, then apply it to the dash, add a texture patch that matches what you have (these are in the kit) and pass a low watt heat plate (also provided in the better kits) to cure it. This works well also, but you have to practice on scrap a few times to get it right before you are ready for prime-time .
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Old 06-08-2006, 06:06 PM   #4
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Good advice Lew, when I managed used car/truck dealerships we used interior jobbers like that to do all sorts of inside repairs. Also the roving repair paint and dent guys do a great job and quickly.
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