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Old 09 Jun 2005, 07:00 am
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I would like to have the top of the dash pin stripped. Does anyone know if there is a fiberglass or metal skin available for the dash top. I am going with the retro look and feel a metal dash top would add greatly to the style. Thanks
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Old 09 Jun 2005, 10:02 am
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It would also blind you in the sunlight unless it was allful dull metal. Sorry can't help, only seen fuzzy type of dash tops.

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Old 09 Jun 2005, 11:45 am
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I have seen painted tops; they look nice. I'd imagine that the prep is the same as other interior parts. Once you have a base coat down, a pinstriper should be able to decorate at will. Make sure the work will stand up to flexing due to temperature changes. Don't replace with metal. Too much of a safety issue, huge cost to duplicate the shape and it would squeek/rattle. Also Crewzin had a point about a shiny surface. You will need a dash cover to drive it during the day.
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Old 09 Jun 2005, 11:55 am
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I remember a post somewhere by someone who used a skim coat of filler, sanded and painted to remove the texture of the dash top.

I can't remember where I saw that but I guess it can be done.[]
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Old 09 Jun 2005, 01:15 pm
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There used to be a guy here in metro detroit area that removed his dash an had it painted blue with lighting bolts an it looked great he used a dash cover sometimes because of the glare but it looked great! an it was a pt cruiser.[:X]
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Old 09 Jun 2005, 02:21 pm
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There used to be a guy here in metro detroit area that removed his dash an had it painted blue with lighting bolts an it looked great he used a dash cover sometimes because of the glare but it looked great! an it was a pt cruiser.[:X]
That was Greg Morris from Minnisota. He was in a couple of the PTE calendars and YES I remember him saying something about the glare off the painted dash.
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Old 04 Jul 2005, 11:34 pm
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My husband & I painted mine. We sanded it , layered on plastic flexible filler, then primer, paint & clear designed for plastic. It took a few weeks to complete, so I bought a dash top from a junkyard.
The big photo doesn't show it, but it's all pearlized.(You can see it in the smaller pic).

And yes, there's a lot of glare. I am looking at buying a velour dash cover for sunny weather.That should solve that.[8]
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Old 05 Jul 2005, 02:41 am
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2 2 Cool, Thanks for the info..good idea on obtaining one from a junkyard.

Also thanks to all of the above for your imput.
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