240 dash crack repairs

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by jch, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. jch

    jch Guest

    Hello Volvo Owners,

    The work on my 1981 240DL wagon is coming along. The entire dash is on
    the shop floor because i had to remove the heating unit to replace
    motor, core and valve. The dash is a light gray, and the vinyl has
    several cracks in the usual places (varying from 0.2mm to 1.3mm in
    width). It looks rather ugly. I can get a skin for this dash (black
    only i believe). Instead, are there any of you who have successfully
    restored a cracked dash and wound up with something acceptable? If yes,
    what was the material used, and any special procedures employed?

    Regards / John

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    jch, Aug 17, 2005
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    James Sweet Guest

    I've never found any worthwhile way to repair them, I just find good used
    dashboards in junkyards and replace the whole thing, uncracked ones are
    getting harder to find but they do turn up. The black ones tend to hold up
    the best, but can be repainted to other colors if desired.
    James Sweet, Aug 17, 2005
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