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At some point in every classic car there comes a point that the dashboard might crack, and to find pristine original parts for rare classic cars can be extremely difficult. To repair and recover dashes can be a challenge for even the most experienced trimmers because of the complex curves and sharp edges. 

Dashboard covers are a popular product to preserve your dash and keep it looking new, but it can be expensive. Covering your dash with vinyl fabric is an easy and effective way to protect your car and your wallet.What’s note worthy about the video below is that you do not need to use seams. You will end up wrapping your dashboard in one solid piece of vinyl for a true factory finish.

Simply decide what type of vinyl fabric is best for your car's dashboard; a heavy water-resistant vinyl, such as marine grade fabric, works best for most vehicles. 

Wipe your dashboard with a clean rag. Pollutants such as dirt, smoke and exhaust can coat the inner surfaces of your vehicle, and a clean dashboard is essential to properly attach your vinyl.

Lay the vinyl over the car's dashboard, taking care to press down firmly and evenly over the glue. Start by pressing the vinyl into the area closest to the windshield and work your way back towards the steering wheel, pulling the material tight and smoothing out any ripples as you go. Working in one direction will help prevent air bubbles between the vinyl and dashboard. 

Watch the video to see how you can become a DIY-king (or queen) in protecting your car's dashboard ...

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