How we deal with plastic repairs on dashboards.
The photo (right) shows scratches and some deep gouging. This vehicle was a company car which was due to go back to the lease company and this kind of damage would have been deemed unacceptable, meaning it would have incurred a recharge. Sometimes these penaties are charged at the cost of replacement parts which in the case of a dashboard could be quite expensive when compared to the cost of a smart repair.
The above photo shows the finished repair. A rubber mould is taken of an undamaged area of the dashboard and this is used to imprint the texture once the damaged area has been filled and flattened. The area is then resprayed with an airbrush and colour matched paint.
This kind of repair
can be used on both hard and soft plastics on the interiors of car. It is especially
useful for repairing areas when mobile phone holders and GPS units were once
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Photo Tips - Try to get one good close up of any damaged area, and then one shot which clearly shows the location... try and get in the nearest 'landmark' like a wheel arch or headlamp. When taking photos of dents, try taking them from a distance and zooming in. Use the reflection of a wall or fence to help show the dents. If your camera has problem focusing on chips or scratches, stick a piece of tape next to the damaged area and focus in on that, this will also help us get an idea of scale. When sending us photos of wheels, send us examples of the worst of the damage and one full picture of the face of the wheel so we can see what kind of finish it has.
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