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 Post subject: Dashboard Repair/Replacement
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:47 am 
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Model: 924 Lux
As we all know dashboards that are behind old style windows form some sort of of some cracking

I’ve seen people flock their dashboards, buy covers for them or find a rare replacement one

What are you opinions and what have you done / recommend

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 Post subject: Re: Dashboard Repair/Replacement
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:49 pm 
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Model: 924 na
I went with a dash cap on mine. The original dash was cracked quite badly so I removed the dash and bonded the cap into place after cutting the whole for the centre speaker and mixing paint to get a close match. The colour difference actually looks worse in the photo than when physically seeing it

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 Post subject: Re: Dashboard Repair/Replacement
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:47 pm 
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A 924 isn't a 924 without a cracked dash - its in the type approval.

I got a rug-rat thing for one of mine.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:59 pm 
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1 Cap it- Cheapish, looks okay but needs adhering well. Dash underneath will be scrap after. They tend to creak unless installed well and need very careful preparation or they fit poorly.

2 Get a better second-hand dash- Takes a lot of installation. Probably going to crack further. Got to get the right vinyl grain for your car year. It’s a faff taking out the dash.


3 Carpet topper. Covers up the worst. Cheap. You either like them or don’t.

4 Repair the existing one- Can get costly. You need to have the dash out. Got to stabilise the cracks. Depending upon the severity might repair well with a vinyl repair kit. Too deep and you’re going to need to recover. Flocking looks excellent in the right car. DIY leather/vinyl covering the complex shapes is tough and is unlikely to be wrinkle free or well resolved around the vents.

5 New dash- Well over a grand. Available with GRP shells now so should provide a permanent solution.


6 Live with it- Honestly, until you know you want to keep the car, this is the best start. Drive it and enjoy it then decide if you want to spend money on cosmetics.

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