[DML] Re: Binnacle repair
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[DML] Re: Binnacle repair

It will look great for a while but it will not last. The bondo expands
and contracts at a very different rate then the foam and vinyl. A
better repair is to use a more flexible type of repair like 3M # 5895
Flexible Parts Repair Kit. Or maybe Randy the 3M guy can make an even
better recomendation. Bondo is too stiff. I used it on the Turbo car I
sold and it was starting to crack only a few months after I repaired
it. I sprayed it with the grey dye too. It looked almost factory. The
"trick" was to hold the spray can far away and put very light, dry
coats on so it would "orange peel". The effect was almost like the
textured surface of the origional vinyl. The other option is a very
nice dash cover.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Ed & Roxie Cohen" <rdcejc@...> wrote:
> Here is a great fix for cracked binnacles.
> Mine was cracked and looked terrible.  I took it to a local shop here in
> Orlando to get it fixed.  The shop owner said that I can do it
myself with a
> little ingenuity.  He said to sand it down and use "bondo" body
putty on the
> dash.  Coat it about two coats each 1/8 of an inch thick, then sand it
> smooth.  He then suggested I use a spray bed liner (*used on trucks)
> purchased at any auto supply store.  This will produce a textured finish
> then paint it gray (my cars color) and your done.  I did what he
said and it
> can out great.   Knowing how rare binnacles are this is a great fix.  It
> took me two days to complete the job and was well worth the effort.
> Ed
> 6944
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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