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Offline JoeBob

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« on: January 30, 2012, 05:44:02 PM »
Well it made it 30 years with no cracking. Now the hairline crack that started 5 years ago has progressed and I need to do something about it. Are all caps created equal? Where should I buy it? What should I pay?
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Re: dashcaps
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 07:20:26 PM »
I got the dash caps for both my 78 and my 73 (same style cap) from 1A Auto. I don't remember if they do color matching, but these guys on ebay claim to:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PINTO-Dash-Cap-Cover-Overlay-Skin-BLACK-ABS-Molded-/270771270918?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3APinto&vxp=mtr&hash=item3f0b39b506

1A Auto charges around $100 for them, but the one on my 78 Sedan turned out great and I decided to go with a dealer that I knew supplied a personally known good product.

http://www.1aauto.com/1A/Dash_Pad_Cover/Mercury/Bobcat/1AIDC00099/229814/1978

I looks like they recommend SEM brand vinyl paint to recolor the cap. I have used SEM vinyl paint in both my cars and it's great long lasting non-fading durable paint! A bit expensive in a spray can (around $15 a can here in Idaho), but I find it well worth it as far as quality.
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Re: dashcaps
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 07:42:34 PM »
Hey joebob:

The other route you can go is to get your original dash cap restored.
I went this way and used "Just Dashes" and they did a great job.  They
use your original dash and restore it to better than OEM condition.
However, they are EXPENSIVE and the wait time is LONG.  However,
I wanted it done right and glad I went this way.  Here is the link:

http://www.justdashes.com/

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Re: dashcaps
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 07:56:16 PM »
Bill  save a lot of money and cap it !    Fred    :)
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