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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-14-2004, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Plastic dash cover

Has anyone used or seen the hard plastic dash replachments (the ones that glue over the old dash) such as Coverlay or others? They are about $100. Are they any good? I am worried they might not fit well. Do the look good or like crap? Any feedback would be helpful.
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I've seen those glue on ones on ebay, personally I think it's a joke. Don't know anything about them, but if THEY are $100, then I'd spend the $150 it costs to get an entire original dash. I've taken apart the dashes of a few of these trucks, I've never seen a glue on one, but just looking at how it all goes together, I can't imagine the quality being very good. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Yah, I was looking at those too. But I thought that after some time, they may start to pull away from the original dash and look like junk.
I'm probably going to end up buying a new dash. I can't seem to find a decent one at any junkyards. I'm also tossing the idea around to cover it in tweed. I saw a lowered truck with it done that way, and thought it looked sharp.
I'm still running around with a combination of black, blue and tan interior, and getting sick of it.
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I like the new dash, but haven't found them for less than 200+
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It depends on how concerned you are with details. I installed one on my Ventura about five years ago and it is still in perfect condition, my only problem with it is the manor af attachment. The kit I got came with a silicone adhesive that didn't allow a real tight fit, so the bottom of the dash show about 1/4 inch of the old dash in the worst spot. The overall fitment was really pretty good, but if you are looking for a "show piece" get a new one. If you are just looking to cover up the old cracked and faded dash, it is a good cheap alternative. Another consideration is the spray on vinal and plastiv dye. My Blazer's dash was in poor shape from the sun, but I cleaned it real well with some thinner and shot it with, I think it was Krylon brand, vinal and plastic dye and it looks great!! Plus, you can't beat $5 and a couple hours cleaning and masking vs. a couple hundred for a new one, ya know?!!!
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I used it on mine, the only problem i have had with mine, is in the summer when it gets really hot inside the cab with the windows up at work etc. it expands a bit, and the middle of the top pushs up a bit. But if you crack the windows there is no problems, I am happy with the product, I got it out of JC Whitney for $74.00 I beleive that was 2 years ago though.
I could get a pic for you this weekend when Im home if you want, send me a PM if so
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I called an auto apolstery shop and he said the coverlay brand worked really well. I'm gonna try one out. I'll try an get some pics posted.
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Today I pulled my dash out of the truck, cleaned it with xylene, and painted it with black vinyl dye. It looks good, and saved me a bunch of $$.
The trim piece had the fancy "wood", so I removed that too.
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$150, brand new, in Cali.

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post #10 of (permalink) Old 05-11-2004, 09:17 PM
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I used the $100 plastic cover and it really fit better than I thought it would. Check the pics. This is before.
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