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I am planning on stripping my '94 dash and repainting.. I was wondering if anyone knew what to use to strip the flocked dash finish off?
 

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Roady: i've painted 1 dash before , but it was not from a viper. I used 1500 grit sand paper, followed by 2000 grit, then 2500 , all wet sanding. Primed it then painted it, and it came out decent.

I'd call a reputable body shop, or even better, just take to said body shop and have them do it for you. You dont wanna go "testing" on a Viper dash.
 

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I'd be careful with this one. I agree with Tito. Have a pro do it. I was having my front fascia repainted and asked the shop guys to see about doing my dash as well. When I came back in a few days later they had stripped a large area right in the middle of the dash by the radio, and then proceeded to quote me a high price to have it painted. I declined, and was left with a semi-stripped dash. I tried to strip the rest of it, and repaint it myself. The results would have been embarassing to put back on a viper. I'd let a shop do it.
 

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Maybe someone has one for sale? You definately don't want to try this on your dash especially if it turns out bad.
 

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roadkill, wet-sand the dash and repaint.... no problem!!!!!! Gonna do one on a 93 here pretty quick, I'll post pics as soon as I can. It's just plastic, easy to do.
 

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sand with 600 (wet) then I suggest buying some plasic prep solution. (it will allow the paint to stick to the plastic) be sure not to "ball" up the plastic as the sandpaper will want to dig in because its so soft. When I did mine I primed with a 2K high build surfacer then sanded that smooth to eliminate the grain of the plastic.[image]http://www.viperalley.com/gallery/data/500/179viper17-med.jpg[/image]
 

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Dan... what would you charge to take the dash and door bezels from my 1996 RT and paint them with exterior Black?
 

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S.O.S pads and warm water, and a lot of patience. Take your time it will take a whole box of them. The fresher the pad the better it works. You will even need to remove the black from around the bezels and radio surround even though the pictures do not reflect. Once all of the paint is removed wash it very good scuff it with a fine grit sandpaper, prime, paint, and clear with a flat clearcoat. The brand Paint that I used is Top Flight Lustrekote Radio Controlled Model paint, that can be found in most hobby shops. This paint is model fuel resistant. This means it will hold up in your car for as many cleanings that you put your car through. Here are some pics.
[image]http://www.viperalley.com/gallery/data/500/578dash_refinish_2.jpg[/image]
[image]http://www.viperalley.com/gallery/data/500/578dash_refinish_1.jpg[/image]
[image]http://www.viperalley.com/gallery/data/500/578dash_refinish_5.jpg[/image]
[image]http://www.viperalley.com/gallery/data/500/578dash_refinish_4.jpg[/image]
[image]http://www.viperalley.com/gallery/data/500/578dash_refinish_6.jpg[/image]
[image]http://www.viperalley.com/gallery/data/500/578dash_refinish_3.jpg[/image]
Hope this helps
Chad Harrison
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Dangit Dan.. I was interested in knowing too.. can you send me a PM as well? /images/graemlins/smiles
 

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one other thing.. when pulling the dash, is there any easy way of putting it back in where it doesn't rub against the steering column? i was having a heck of a time pulling it through that area?.
Chad.. thanks for the pictures and info. that looked great!
 

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dansauto said:
Thin Man said:
Dan... what would you charge to take the dash and door bezels from my 1996 RT and paint them with exterior Black?
Sent you a PM...
Dan,
Got it... sounds like a fair price to me..... I am preparing for a move to Ohio.. so I'll be in touch.

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Roadkill said:
one other thing.. when pulling the dash, is there any easy way of putting it back in where it doesn't rub against the steering column? i was having a heck of a time pulling it through that area?.
Chad.. thanks for the pictures and info. that looked great!
Not that I found, just tilt the column as low as possible and squeeze it out. I sometimes tape the colunm and lower part of the dash with masking tape so I don't leave marks.
 
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