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- - By HelmetHair Date 05.08.19 07:10
The plastic on my dashboard has started to go sticky.
Is there a cure? I’d rather not remove, respray and replace it.
Parent - - By patc50 Date 05.08.19 07:33
This also happened to my Williams 200. Even slight pressure from a finger left a mark. I searched for a cure but found nothing so ended up removing dashboard, removing the rubberised sticky coating (time consuming) and respraying. Do let us know if you find an alternative solution.
Parent - - By patc50 Date 05.08.19 10:15
Intrestingly, at the last 2 German 'Treffen' meetings, Variobob and his colleague Dirk have offered reconditioned dashboards for 100 Euros fitted on a part exchange basis.  They remove the old dashboard, fit the reconditioned one and keep the old one.  The reconditioned ones looked very good and they used a hard paint, not the rubberised one that can become sticky.  I saw at least 3 people take advantage of the service.  As they had done dashboard removal and refitting a number of times it didn't take them too long to do it!
Parent - - By HelmetHair Date 05.08.19 14:28
That does sound interesting.
I’m picking up my car from painters next week. I’ll see what they can do with one.
Parent - - By alunt Date 06.08.19 09:12
Variobob told us that methylated spirit and fine wire wool are what they use to remove the old rubberised paint. Oh, and lots of elbow grease!
Parent - By aware Date 06.08.19 11:18
Oven cleaners do miracles.
Let the foam work for some 30 minutes and then with just water and some rough kitchen sponge all surface will be cleaned like magic.
Then time to paint it!
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