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Old 19th March 2005
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Question Dash Repair Q

Now that I've started to sand down and respray my car, everything else is starting to look a little shabby.... someone should have warned me this would happen!

My dash has 2 cracks (Yesterday they were invisible and today they are as obvious as the King Canyon). The damage is most likely due to sun and UV.

Is it possible to repair insitu or do I need to replace the dash? Is it possible to get a carpet-type dash mat for Saab 900s???

Many thanks in Advance

Rosie & Ruby
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Old 20th March 2005
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I'm sure you could get a carpet type cover for it - it should be possible to get one tailor-made if necessary. There are hard covers that fit over the top which are a lot cheaper than a whole new dash, but I don't know how good (or bad) they look. They come up on Ebay sometimes, apparently.

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My dash has a very well fit good looking carpet cover, dont know where it came from though, it was on the car when i got it
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If you're keen on thoroughly revamping the car's appearance, then your best best is to source a mint condition dashboard top. Scrapyards would be the first place I'd look, and I doubt you'd pay very much for a good one.

Then buy a sun shield so that the new dashboard doesn't crack
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