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Old 09-10-2011, 01:50 PM   #1
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Enhancement to the Dashboard! ...and a sad mouse "tail"...!

We have a pretty badly stained dashboard apparently from someone spraying some of that bleach stuff on the ceiling and allowing it to drip or whatever...can't find replacements for them unfortunately so I had an idea to use a bit of colored plexi-glass - the results below. The middle piece was the most noticeable. There's nothing (bleach outs) on the passenger side that's visible, but in front of the drive the entire 'belled' area' has the drip-stains...if someone can suggest which type (style) of dash this is for a dash-cover I would get one but none of them look like this one to me...?

...and here as briefly as possible is the "Mouse Tale" -

I was doing some plumbing work (other post/new learning) and when accessing some areas found an old mouses nest (or lair?) all full of insulation, paper, some nuts (lol) and droppings...we've seen petrified droppings already so we knew that there had been a stow-away...not connected yet I had also noticed in looking over the cabinet doors, etc, that there was an area by the fuse box and electrical connections (on the floor) where there was access under the cabinets (also to the climate control stuff and other) - the hinged, latching door had a small vent in front of the climate control box, and I had noticed that the wood at the bottom of the metal-grid vent was all missing...and I felt it and it was not splintery, etc...so I just scratched my head about how that had occured and figured 'cheap material' (which some of it seems like). Okay - so I'm accessing this other area on the other end of the cabinets and I find the mouse...long gone and nothing but fur with a tail (which freaked me out cause my hand had been in there without a flashlight at first)...anyway, we gave him the appropriate removal process and then I thought about that grid, and that wood and I knew how that poor mouse had died...the nest had been in another different area (b-room/water-heater) and this was in the kitchen - apparently having been trapped - I couldn't help but feel bad...

...even though if it would have been a live one I would have been after wanting it to be gone...however!

Ironic - Have a great weekend everyone!
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Old 09-10-2011, 03:31 PM   #2
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...added a piece of trim...
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Old 09-10-2011, 05:22 PM   #3
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You might try contacting Dashboard Covers by Josie - Specializing in Dashboard Covers for Motorhomes!
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This may be more work than you want. I have rebuilt/restored a couple old Blazers and found that some of the plastic interior parts were very hard to replace. I tried paint and that does not work well. Many auto parts suppliers sell spray on dye in many colors. This would require serious masking but it can be done. The dye does not crack, chip or peel and looks really good if applied lightly in several coats. I know its a lot of work but it can turn out very nice.
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