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    Dash delamination repair

    Summer is over and time has come to make the repairs. The major repair is the dash delamination. I never had the courage to have the dash removed so I decided to remove the windshield and stretch the leather. It was really easy to do the job.

    First the A pillar leather trims and windshield is removed. 12 hours prior to stretch the leather I applied Leatherique Rejuvenator Oil to make it soft. So that we could easily stretch the leather.

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    Next day I took the car to the upholstery shop to do the stretching. First the leather is lifted and the original glue residue is sanded from the plastic dash and cleaned.
    Then we applied the multi purpose glue I purchased for my MB SL.

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    After waiting couple of minutes, by the help of a heat gun we stretched and bonded the leather over the dash.

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    Dash repair is done.

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    Now its time to put the windshield and the repaired discolored rear view mirror by Radar Mirror back on.

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    Hattat

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    PP installed
    Motorsport 20" style 101 wheels
    Eisenmann catback
    Supersprint headers
    CDV removed
    Quaife LSD
    3.64 gearing

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    Excellent, I had seen this method being suggested before, looks like a great way to do get the job done. Thanks for sharing.
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    Bruno

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    Good to know! Very clever and efficient way of getting to the dash for the repair.
    My Best,

    Ed

    2002 Z8 Jet Black//Sport Red
    2012 SLS AMG Obsidian Black/Classic Red

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    Forgot to mention, for better protection from sun, windscreen and side windows are covered with clear ceramic film.
    Hattat

    AF77768 Topasblau / Schwarz

    PP installed
    Motorsport 20" style 101 wheels
    Eisenmann catback
    Supersprint headers
    CDV removed
    Quaife LSD
    3.64 gearing

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    That's an awesome DIY review, thank you!
    Andrew Macpherson

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    Quote Originally Posted by macfly View Post
    That's an awesome DIY review, thank you!
    Thanks Andrew.
    Hattat

    AF77768 Topasblau / Schwarz

    PP installed
    Motorsport 20" style 101 wheels
    Eisenmann catback
    Supersprint headers
    CDV removed
    Quaife LSD
    3.64 gearing

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    In the red circle you will notice unglued surfaces on the leather. These are the exact points where the leather blistered. In my case if the glue was applied evenly all over the dash surface there would not be any delamination.

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    Hattat

    AF77768 Topasblau / Schwarz

    PP installed
    Motorsport 20" style 101 wheels
    Eisenmann catback
    Supersprint headers
    CDV removed
    Quaife LSD
    3.64 gearing

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