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Scratched dash repair

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by netman1969, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Mar 24, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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    netman1969

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    Ok gang, looking for some help here. I did a dumb a$$ move and decided to install my new Pioneer stereo into my brand new Tacoma, late at night, and after a vodka and redbull or 3. :)

    Long story short, the factory unit got away from me as I was disconnecting the wiring harness and the metal brackets hit the dash under the AC controls and gave me two nice scratches. After much cussing I got the Pioneer in and went to work on the scratches with some 000 steel wool and a shot of pledge, not getting a satisfactory result.

    The scratches are now smooth and less noticable, but being a little anal they are still driving me nuts. I have been unable to find a good color match for the grey. Has anyone done a dash or door panel touchup and found a good paint or dye that matches the late model grey vinyl?
     
  2. Mar 24, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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  3. Mar 24, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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  4. Mar 24, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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  5. Mar 24, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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  6. Mar 24, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    Drunk is a strong word... buzzed maybe. :) But the alcohol tends to make you overlook that normal good judgement. I'll tell you this, I was sober as a preacher the second it hit the dash.
     
  7. Mar 24, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    Agreed, I will do that as soon as I get back to SA.
     
  8. Mar 24, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    Did I say Vodka? I meant Milk... good wholesome Milk.
     
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  14. Mar 26, 2009 at 2:02 PM
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    well maybe you could look for paint but special for vinyl or plastic.
     
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    ive done some of my best work buzzed/drunk;);););)
     
  17. Apr 17, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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