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    So my dash is kinda scuffed up

    I just bought a 2005 wrx and the dash is beat up, scratched, cut...The kid that owned it before me must not of cared about anything.

    Anyway, I want to do something to fix it. I was thinking I could get a carbon fiber dash trim, but that seems kind of expensive.

    So then I thought I''d try to track down some replacement pieces, but I can't seem to find any easily.

    You think I could paint them, or what?

    Any ideas guys.

    -Thanks.

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    do you have pics of the damage?that will help us better assist you

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    You could always cover it in a fabric of some kind. Suede looks good. You could even get some 3M vinyl wrap for it.

    Those could be quick or even temporary fixes until you could source all the parts you need.
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    You could look into flocking
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    Quote Originally Posted by kornkid21792 View Post
    do you have pics of the damage?that will help us better assist you
    Ill take some pictures tonight. Ill link it to my photobucket cause the pictures will be hi res

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelwfox View Post
    You could always cover it in a fabric of some kind. Suede looks good. You could even get some 3M vinyl wrap for it.


    Those could be quick or even temporary fixes until you could source all the parts you need.
    thats actually a really good idea. I was thinking something like that. cause im ocd like that with my car. its been driving me nuts.

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    You could look into flocking
    im sorry, whats flocking?

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    I would highly suggest against just covering your dash in suede. Thats going to be nearly impossible to get to look right without spending large amounts of money (thousands) and even then will be tough.

    Flocking is a type of covering that uses small particles of fiber and a special glueing process to basically stick them to your dash or whatever your flocking. I know that sounds very cheap and gross but it can turn out to look and feel like suede while conforming to the exact shape of your dash much better as they are individual fibers. Many Rally/Race cars have flocked dashes because it cuts out any glare that is caused by the plastics on stock dashes. It is something that can be done at home with the investment in some tools (flocking gun) or you can pay someone to do it. Do some searching around google for more info and pictures.
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    ^Yeah I'd say flocking is the best bet. I had no idea that is what it was called.
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    Just not in blue lol.
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    well what about wrapping it in cf?

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    I like the CF wraps. Its not that expensive, I work at a interior design/architecture firm so I can probably see if I can get a small roll at vendor pricing for you if you're in the PA area. I know people that wrap the dash and its a pretty nice look. Personally, I love the alcantra suede stuff and I would consider doing something like that. I would do the shift boot and ebrake that that point too.
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    thanks man. but I wont be in the PA area anytime soon tho man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrettKoonsman View Post
    Just not in blue lol.
    Lol, yes not in blue. I chose that picture because it shows the texture achieved by flocking better than black does.
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    Well I've heard 3M Di-Noc works great for most people doing interior wrapping. Its a little bit pricier but the quality is phenomenal. It is also fairly easy to work with so that's usually worth its weight in gold when dealing with wrapping. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrettKoonsman View Post
    You could look into flocking
    Flocking makes me think of fake snow on xmas trees..... your avatar looks like it was flocked
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonWRX View Post
    Flocking makes me think of fake snow on xmas trees..... your avatar looks like it was flocked
    +1. What the flock? That's just hideous.

    ...and how would one clean that furriness?
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