Cracked dash repair
DaviesParticipant2016-03-28 at 22:33Post count: 147
Anyone found a good product to fill the cracks in the dash. I suspect 95% of the remaining 780s have the splits at the sun sensor in on the passenger side. I’ve been told by many repair folks it isn’t possible to repair the splits due to the extreme temperatures it has to endure, but I’m sure something must work. I’m checking with a local repair shop that someone recommended. I’ll let folks know.Jonas HagbergMember2016-04-09 at 15:04Post count: 17
I once mended a cracked VW beetle dash with some boat silicon sealant.. this is not a premium fix. but it worked.
I cut the cracks in a V shaped “ditch” and the filled with sealant and sanded it flat with 240 sandpaper on a sanding machine.
but nothing I recommend for a 780..
//jonasDaviesParticipant2016-04-10 at 08:10Post count: 147
I have read good reviews on this padded dash filler. See the ad on Amazon:
I have also ordered a new satin color black spray to respray the color to blend once the patch is in. I will be experimenting on this and posting the progress.
I’m also working on steps to restore the wood on the dash and doors. 99% of 780s need, or will need these repairsBertoneMember2018-09-20 at 16:13Post count: 49
I have cracks on my dash and the wood trim above my glove box has some cracks on the varnish.
How do you remove the long wood trim above the glove box?DaviesParticipant2018-09-30 at 16:23Post count: 147
You have to remove the lower passenger side cover and then the glove box (watch out for the tabs breaking) You will also want to remove the center radio/ ECC to open up the area in order to get to the one screw on the back of the narrow part that runs under the vents. There are four screws total that hold the longer wood strip. Small nuts (8mm or so) are screwed onto screws that are mounted into the wood and are easy to get off, generally you can spin them off if you can get your hand up in there.
You will also want to remove the small piece on the drivers side so you can resurface it in the same way. I suspect that one is also faded if the other is.
Let us know how it goes.
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