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Old 08-30-2020, 09:38 PM   #1
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Anybody tried to dye your dash pad a different color? We're having all new tile floors and carpet on the slide outs installed in a grey color. I'm having the captains chairs done in a matching ultra leather. So, the off white dash pad is going to look out of place since the white leather couch is going away as well as the off white carpet. I'd like to do the dash in a grey color as well.

I know there are companies that do this but was hoping to save some money and do it myself if someone else has done it with good results. I'm $14k into the renovations so far with Classic Coach Works in Ormond Beach, FL and I have other things I want to do but I need to keep the costs down if I can.

BTW.......I highly recommend Classis Coach Works. We spent most of the day with Alan Williams, the owner and he couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Their prices are not cheap but they are so covered up with Class A diesel pushers getting remodeled that they didn't have anywhere to park our coach!! I can't wait to see the work they do. I'll post some pics.
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There are a lot of vinyl spray paint options available at auto parts stores. Might be worth looking into.

Also you could have a dash pad cover type thing made. I have one and it’s a pretty nice looking piece. I’ll post a pic in the morning with the mfgr info, if I remember...
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Dash pad pics and info:
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This coach has the standard two tone tan/black dash. Another I looked at has a special order all tan dash. I liked both and since I bought used had to take what I could get and this dash cover accomplishes the appearance and heat fix of the mono-color tan dash and it also provides a nice surface. it’s never hot to the touch and stuff pretty much stays put on it. I don’t know what the cover cost but Id say it was worth it. And the fit and detail make it look like a factory option. It’s clearly custom made for my model and not a one-size-fits-all clumsy attempt. It looks a little lumpy in the night-time flashlight pics, but in person it’s quite pleasing.
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When you pick a dash color, don't forget all the reflections in your field of view on a sunny day. Sometimes I have to use a dark towel to block them.
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I used a product similar to this:


https://www.amazon.com/ColorBond-65-...2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1


Several years ago on a Ford van customization. Worked well, lasted the 5 years I owned it. It goes on like spray paint, so, surface prep and spray technique impact the results and durability.


If you remove the dash to paint it, might as well recover it maybe. Paint it in place if you protect the entire cab area from overspray.
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This coach has the standard two tone tan/black dash. Another I looked at has a special order all tan dash. I liked both and since I bought used had to take what I could get and this dash cover accomplishes the appearance and heat fix of the mono-color tan dash and it also provides a nice surface. itís never hot to the touch and stuff pretty much stays put on it. I donít know what the cover cost but Id say it was worth it. And the fit and detail make it look like a factory option. Itís clearly custom made for my model and not a one-size-fits-all clumsy attempt. It looks a little lumpy in the night-time flashlight pics, but in person itís quite pleasing.
Looks nice!
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When you pick a dash color, don't forget all the reflections in your field of view on a sunny day. Sometimes I have to use a dark towel to block them.
My dash tilts down and away from me on my 2006 Holiday Rambler Ambassador. No worries there for me!
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I used a product similar to this:


https://www.amazon.com/ColorBond-65-...2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1


Several years ago on a Ford van customization. Worked well, lasted the 5 years I owned it. It goes on like spray paint, so, surface prep and spray technique impact the results and durability.


If you remove the dash to paint it, might as well recover it maybe. Paint it in place if you protect the entire cab area from overspray.
Classic Coach Works where I have my coach being refurbished, has a vendor that comes in a truck. He does the dye job for them. I'm sure it's expensive but I don't have a price yet. I'm thinking of adding this to the repair order....
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if you have a rig in a refurbing shop ask them if recoating dash is something they will do. There is probibly several professional grade sprays they have access to.
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Used to be a product called Mar Hyde.......worked really good for changing colors.....
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I used a product similar to this:


https://www.amazon.com/ColorBond-65-...2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1


Several years ago on a Ford van customization. Worked well, lasted the 5 years I owned it. It goes on like spray paint, so, surface prep and spray technique impact the results and durability.


If you remove the dash to paint it, might as well recover it maybe. Paint it in place if you protect the entire cab area from overspray.
Looks like great product! I may have to give this a try.
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if you have a rig in a refurbing shop ask them if recoating dash is something they will do. There is probibly several professional grade sprays they have access to.
I'm going to ask but if the prices are like everything else I think I'll try it myself first. This is a project I can tackle with my time constraints. But redoing the floors etc. was too much project for me to tackle with my limited available time.
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