Originally Posted by shepherd57
I got no response in the Argosy forum so trying here. Has anybody repaired a cracked dash and if so what product did you use. I have tried epoxy and it won't bond to the plastic. The PO had used auto body filler and that did not work either.
Anybody know what type of plastic the early dashes were made from it is about 3/16 to 1/4 inch thick
I did a major rebuild of the dash in my 325 and used a two part WEST SYSTEM epoxy resin and fiberglass cloth from a marine supply store. Scuff the plastic with a very course grit sand paper to give the resin a surface to grab hold of. The cloth will bridge the gap where you now have a crack. The stuff is super strong and very stiff once it sets up.
As you may be working with the dash in an upside down position, be careful that the resin doesn't flow into places where you don't want it to go. It is very hard when cured, and difficult to sand by hand. You can use painter's tape or something similar to "seal" the crack in the area where you're working to control the flow of the resin. Good luck!