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Old 10-28-2013, 12:02 PM   #15
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You may be happier with removing the fake wood decal (metal underneath) and removing/repainting the existing dash. I did this last summer and am much happier - inexpensive, effective and realistically a reasonable weekend project. Its good to remove and inspect the window seals and dash screws below the glass as they can easily rust and leak down to your fuse panel etc.

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You may be happier with removing the fake wood decal (metal underneath) and removing/repainting the existing dash. I did this last summer and am much happier - inexpensive, effective and realistically a reasonable weekend project. Its good to remove and inspect the window seals and dash screws below the glass as they can easily rust and leak down to your fuse panel etc.

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That sounds interesting. So the metal backing looks respectable enough to paint ? What color did you repaint?

Thanks for the tip on window seals...... you don't mean the main windshield seal do you?
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I left the metal exposed with its dull surface and painted the vinyl two tone gray. I will try to post photos another time. Yes the front of the dash has mount points below the windows and if there have been any leaks you may find corrosion occurring there - a bit if sanding and touch up paint took care of the small problem areas I found.
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I've built several aluminum aircraft instrument panels with wrinkle finish paint. It creates a glare free, durable, and professional looking surface. I'll try to find some pictures.
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I've built several aluminum aircraft instrument panels with wrinkle finish paint. It creates a glare free, durable, and professional looking surface. I'll try to find some pictures.
I'd very much like to see pictures, ditto from 240ClassicMH if you have any.
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