Padded dash repair
Check with a furniture repair, or perhaps a specialty auto repair/restorer. (If your dash is leather, find a leather shop.). These will often have someone with special skills to make repairs of this kind. The right person can make the cut disappear-- without any paint coating.
John & Diane, Fulltimers. RVM103 NHSO
On the road since June '12 with Lincoln, the guard cat.
2002 Dutch Star 40, Freightliner, Cat 3126, 2004 Element