Reply to "Pantera Dashboard vinyl issue"

Currently my dash is out and I have attempted to reglue with some success. The problem I ran into is that the concave areas have shrunk a small amount. Just glueing with 3m super trim adhesive didn't hold completely. I may retry to get the bits drawn in tighter. Clamping a formed die in the corners may be needed with a little heat. Playing with the idea of Bondo in plastic to form a die on the stripped dash for something to clamp/press. I only have a couple small problem areas left but longevity is uncertain.

I have a customer that is a Cobbler. I'm pretty sure they use similar methods on shoes. I may have to give him a call.

My material has most definitely shrunk. If I don't stretch it the material wrapped around the edge becomes too short.

Jerry



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Originally posted by Tom Kuester:
I have the common dashboard problem of the vinyl having delaminated from the dash housing. I believe the only way to fix it properly is to remove the dash to re-glue it. Since the vinyl has contracted, is there enough hidden vinyl to allow me to glue the vinyl back in place without problems. I prefer not to stretch the vinyl, only to have it lift up again. What are your suggestions?
Thank you
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