Dec 1st, 00, 01:46 AM
I saw a dash cover advertized in "National Parts Depot" catalog and want to know if some of you have used it and how it fits. This is not a repro dash pad but just a plastic cover that mounts on top of the existing pad with a silicone glue and simulates the original material. I'm considering it because it sells for around $69.00 and I'm trying to save for the Deluxe front door panels that my car needs which cost $300.00 a pair. Any comments on this will be appreciated.
Dec 1st, 00, 09:28 AM
The majority of the parts that I have ordered for my car came from NPD. I have the dashpad (not cover) and deluxe door panels & they fit well. As I recall, we broke a lot of retaining clips putting on the door panels, but I don't think that is their fault !
Also, parts from NPD were used to restore the Baldwin Motion Camaro on that Speedvision show with the Canadian dude. (Sorry, I can't remember the name of the show right now.)
Dec 3rd, 00, 08:15 AM
I believe the cover you are talking about is made by "cover all" or something like that. I've heard they fit pretty good, but they are kind of a "cobble" used car lot type repair. They are installed directly over the old dash pad and are siliconed on.
Dec 6th, 00, 11:28 PM
"Angie", I'm going to order my door panels from NPD but the shiping charges are going to kill me, thanks for the info. For the dash panel, maybe I wait a little longer and save for the repro. "Austin", Just wanted to know if someone have already installed one. Thanks...
Dec 7th, 00, 03:08 AM
Hey I have put two of these on different Mercedes for Friends & they looked great on them! Unless you Actually get a hold of the you wouldn't know the difference! One has been on for over 6 years & it still looked great last week! Make sure that you follow the directions & clean the old dash & trim down the bad spots & fill them if necessary use plenty of glue & use old phone books to hold them in place till the glue sets real good.
Dec 7th, 00, 05:35 AM
I had a toyota FJ40 that needed a dash pad real bad, tehy were too expensive so I got a Cover it kit.. I was very happy with the result, follow jonny r's advice and clean it with laquer thinner to remove any Armor all that has been purt on over the years