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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 08, 3:43 PM Thread Starter
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dent in vinyl dash pad

ok . need some help ! someone put my dash pad up side down whyle im working on my car . it was sitting on top of something that left a (dent) not sharp, but like if you pushed your palm into it . the dash pad is or was perfect before this. any body have any ideas on how to fix this ! that has worked! i searched and could not find any help. o its on my 1970

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 08, 5:25 PM
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Re: dent in vinyl dash pad

How long has it been since it happened? Was it exposed to any weight? If not, I would think if you took it into a warm room and let it set for a while it would go back to shape. Hopefully anyway.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 08, 5:51 PM Thread Starter
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Re: dent in vinyl dash pad

been sitting like this for about 3 to 4 months ! its in a heated garage , also. had the out side heater box with the fan in it laying on it also ,mabe 3-5 lbs.

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Re: dent in vinyl dash pad

some steam will cause it to expand a little bit...break out the iron...just be very very careful...
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Re: dent in vinyl dash pad

I'd let it sit out in the warm sun for a day or two and see if it returns to the original form.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 08, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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no warm sun here in mid michigan

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no warm sun here in mid michigan

Sorry John. Send it South...I'll warm it up for 'ya.

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Re: dent in vinyl dash pad

Try laying it in front of the fireplace, or using a hair dryer to warm it up. It may just take time to resume its shape.
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