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Wrapping the dash pad in leather.

I am thinking about wrapping the old dash pad, which has 2 small cracks by the speaker grills, in leather. Has anybody done this? If so, how did it turn out?

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Don't skimp and it'll be awesome.
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Yes, it looks great. Like in Luke's photos, wrap everything else in leather too. that way the dash won't look out of place.
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Yes. If you just do the dash pad don't bother, it'll look ridiculous. It's all or nothing.
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Yes. If you just do the dash pad don't bother, it'll look ridiculous. It's all or nothing.
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My trimmer won't do it as he says the sun will shrink it too quickly.

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you'll also need to be careful if it's cracked. unless the cracks are filled properly, they will show through the leather.
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Use mb tex vinyl and you'll avoid the shrinking issue
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I agree with Tusabes. I had my center console recovered to contrast my 268 Grey. I used the black leatherette type covering and I could not tell the difference between the leather unless I flipped it over. My point is that it is visually pleasing, will not shrink or crack. As for the cracks, they do have to be filled and sanded well or they will show.


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