Melting Dashboard

rayncc

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Hi guys,
My year 2002 Altezza is fitted with the newer dashboard with sort of rubberished material. However over time and maybe due to our hot & humid weather, the rubberish surface have melted. Any members can recommend any shop who has experience in respraying the dashboard??

Thanks!
 

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My front windscreen on Huper optik ceramic 40 whilst side windows on 3M Crystalline 50; not JPJ compliant bro lol.
 

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My front windscreen on Huper optik ceramic 40 whilst side windows on 3M Crystalline 50; not JPJ compliant bro lol.
My 2003 model had the same issue. Took it to Carby Decor next to Puchong Tesco and got it sprayed flat black. 2+ years now and no issue. They use chemical to remove the rubberised material then only spray.....
 

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Hi AE, thanks for the head up. Will visit them. Btw is their charges expensive ?
 

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it happened to my scooby years back, just use polish n polish off the rubberish surface and u will ends up with plastic frame...quite nice though its not ori condition anymore
 

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Thanks for the suggestions guys. Finally I took my car to Carbi Deco to refurbish the dashboard. Chemically removed the old sticky coat & sprayed matt black. Left my car there 3 days. Collected it today & satisfied with the work.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions guys. Finally I took my car to Carbi Deco to refurbish the dashboard. Chemically removed the old sticky coat & sprayed matt black. Left my car there 3 days. Collected it today & satisfied with the work.
Glad to hear you got it sorted out. The dashboard is the hottest part in the car interior. In Malaysia, the dashboard temperature can reach a scorching 80 deg C even when the ambient air in the car cabin is only 55 deg C.

Surprisingly, the best way to cool your dashboard is placing a sunshade at the front windshield. Windows tints, however, perform overall the best, cooling the car cabin the most, better than sunshade. But just for the dashboard, sunshade is far better than window tinting.