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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-20-2011, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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tips for cleaning my melted dash

alright so i am wondering what is the best way to detail my car with the melting dash, the last time i cleaned it, it felt like my cloth was sticking to the dash since its so sticky, so is there any advice on how to clean this? and what would be the best products since i have this dash problem? i tries searching but found nothing relevant. TIA

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I use 303 and it works great
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It will need to be restored. Check out this DIY:
DIY: Dashboard Fix that melting dash look.

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I repainted mine.. didn't go the sanding route, and it came out amazing. I'm really happy with the results--and if anyone is a n00b at painting, it's ME lol
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I just recently purchased my car at the dash looks like hell. I have used this paint before on my Truck and it worked great on exterior plastic. Has anyone ever tried using Krylon?

Krylon: Products: Fusion for Plastic

They say "The revolutionary no-prep, superbond Fusion for Plastic® now makes painting plastic possible."
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I just priced a new dash assembly from the dealership, $700 uninstalled. I think I'll try the paint route!
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Guys your best bet to get them to take action is to force them to take action. I would report the issue to the NHTSA:

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/Vehicl...nt/index.xhtml

You will need your VIN number so they confirm the vehicle. I would then enter the classification under: unknown/other and then describe what you are experiencing with the plastic finish on the dash "melting". My main concern is the melting material could be releasing chemicals or an odor that is not pleasant nor healthy. You could also technically enter the issue under air bag since the air bag cover is affected. I would just state a concern saying the panel covering the air bag appears to be melting and may affect the functionality of the air bag.
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My dash just started to melt and have this problem. Before I paint the dash I’m taking pictures and reporting this issue. It seems a lot of people have the same problem with their dash.
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2001 is the only year that had no melting issues. Why they changed the material is beyond me but if you ask me... there is no way around fixing it without paint. Good luck

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My dash just started to melt and have this problem. Before I paint the dash I’m taking pictures and reporting this issue. It seems a lot of people have the same problem with their dash.
Post your pics on their social media sites!


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