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Nerk 07-10-2010 10:49 AM

E30 dashes
 
Hey Guys,

I have 3 dashes sitting in my living room (I'm single, I can do that :D) Anyhow, they have small cracks in them, I was wondering if they're repairable in any sort of way,.. I was thinking with some sort of crack filler, dyed or painted... maybe even leatheriques crack filler, I know it's meant for leather... I don't know...

Has anyone tried doing such a thing? or should I just toss these out... I hate seeing 80% good parts going to waste...

Let me know,

Bullet Ride 07-10-2010 11:01 AM

I'm not sure how to repair it to have a seemless finish, but you could use one to make a fibreglass mold, then make carbon fibre replica dashes :idea:

Ceeker 07-10-2010 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nerk (Post 1435575)
Hey Guys,

I have 3 dashes sitting in my living room (I'm single, I can do that :D) Anyhow, they have small cracks in them, I was wondering if they're repairable in any sort of way,.. I was thinking with some sort of crack filler, dyed or painted... maybe even leatheriques crack filler, I know it's meant for leather... I don't know...

Has anyone tried doing such a thing? or should I just toss these out... I hate seeing 80% good parts going to waste...

Let me know,

why not take the worse one and experiment with it. This way you'll know. Practice on that one ti'll you get good and then you can charge peeps to fix theirs if they don't want to remove it. :-) nothing like having a good vinyl guy. one way to stop the splitting is drill a tiny hole at the base and starting point of the crack. This will stop it from spreading.

Nerk 07-10-2010 12:16 PM

hmmm... good tip... I'll remember that if I see anything forming on my keeper car... so far no cracks... not bad for an '87 Florida car... It's funny, at one of the local meets here in Windsor, one guy commented on how there was no cracks in the dash... and yeah... I've only seen 2 e30's total with no cracks... must be a common problem.

Thanks,

Ceeker 07-10-2010 10:13 PM

lots of e30 owners here in TO have crackless dash boards.

Eurostyle 07-11-2010 02:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nerk (Post 1435575)
I hate seeing 80% good parts going to waste...

Let me know,

They are pretty much 100% no good parts once cracked! This is the only problem with them, and once it happens, thats it!

Nerk 07-11-2010 04:39 PM

yeah, I don't even think I'd be able to sell "fixed" 80% dashes :). I was just thinking cause my buddy's 800$ E30 has 3 very large cracks... and if I can manage to fix one... he would for sure use it as a replacement... instead of spending money on a good used one, with no cracks... just for fun, how much do those run? I would think ~$200... is that a good assumption?

HavocSteve 07-11-2010 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Ceeker (Post 1435736)
lots of e30 owners here in TO have crackless dash boards.

Like me *wave*

Eurostyle 07-12-2010 12:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nerk (Post 1435863)
yeah, I don't even think I'd be able to sell "fixed" 80% dashes :). I was just thinking cause my buddy's 800$ E30 has 3 very large cracks... and if I can manage to fix one... he would for sure use it as a replacement... instead of spending money on a good used one, with no cracks... just for fun, how much do those run? I would think ~$200... is that a good assumption?

Even at $100, they don't sell much...Most people want to pay 75 or less....

Ceeker 07-17-2010 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by HavocSteve (Post 1435925)
Like me *wave*

Me too! I have 4. :-)

murcielago54 07-19-2010 01:17 AM

There was a thread on 2002faq.com on how to repair dashes

here it is... that should help you out

http://www.bmw2002faq.com/content/view/89/33/

bart325is 07-19-2010 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Ceeker (Post 1437503)
Me too! I have 4. :-)

A clean Windsor E30 dash here.:cool:


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