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Old 05-06-2014, 02:06 AM
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Default Someone sanded my dashboard

The previous owner of my Ram must have had something fairly large and rough sitting in the front passenger floor that rubbed against the lower dash. Instead of being textured and smooth its as if someone took sandpaper too it - most of the texture is still there but it's very rough and catches/collects fabric fuzz/fibers if your pants rub against it and transfers a dark smudge/grit to the fabric.

I initially thought it was residue of some sort and tried using a wet cloth to clean it off (no cleansers, just water). While I did get it cleaner, it pretty quickly became apparent that the surface itself was abraded.

Are there any products that anyone would recommend that would coat/seal the surface to smooth it out and prevent it from catching on and transferring smudge to clothing?

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Old 05-06-2014, 02:27 AM
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I once saw a tv show about fixing up a car for profit
sorry i don't recall the name of it

They had worked on the dash, i believe to install a speaker system
They ran across a similar issue with the epoxy & paint not sticking correctly

I will continue to think about the name of the show ....
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:59 AM
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I believe that the texture was done by using Grain Paper originally
it is the adhesive that holds on the grain paper that is causing your stains

maybe this will help you some how
http://www.haywoodproducts.com/catal...age=page&id=30
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:22 AM
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I believe that the texture was done by using Grain Paper originally
it is the adhesive that holds on the grain paper that is causing your stains

maybe this will help you some how
http://www.haywoodproducts.com/catal...age=page&id=30
I'll give it a look. Thanks!
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I suggest taking your truck to good detail shop to see if they can get the residue off and then call it good. You very easily could make it a lot worse. The dash on our Rams scratches very easily. I put a small scuff in my lower glove box door and was going to replace it..quite pricey…until a put a second set of scuffs in the door with the soft edge of a cardboard box. Now I just don't look over at it…a cheap fix.
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I suggest taking your truck to good detail shop to see if they can get the residue off and then call it good. You very easily could make it a lot worse. The dash on our Rams scratches very easily. I put a small scuff in my lower glove box door and was going to replace it..quite pricey…until a put a second set of scuffs in the door with the soft edge of a cardboard box. Now I just don't look over at it…a cheap fix.
Probably a good idea - I for sure don't want to add to the issue. Thanks!
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