Dashboard Paint used to Freshen Up Classic Chevy Blazer
Posted on June 25 2021
Louie Atienza recently purchased his dream Blazer, a 1974 Chevy Blazer in Cheyenne trim. The low mileage truck is in great condition for its age, but there were a couple of things Louie wanted to fix up inside. Those being the discolored console and the cracked dashboard. Louie says he didn’t want to do a concours restoration as the Blazer is his daily driver. He just wanted to make it look nicer.
Louie said the console color had darkened after its life in the hot desert southwest climate with the original owner. Also, the dash pad had cracked. While viewing a classic Chevy Blazer online forum, looking up ways to repair the console, he came across threads that described using dashboard paint to refinish the console. That started his research on what product would be best to use. During the search Louie saw a ColorBond video describing use of LVP Refinisher dashboard paint and decided it was best for the job.
He started by taking the console apart scrubbing it down with soapy water and a brush. He then used ColorBond Prep Cleaner to be sure all dirt, grime and oils were removed. As the console is a hard plastic, he used ColorBond Adhesion Promoter to be sure there would be no cracking, chipping or peeling of the LVP Refinisher. After spraying the LVP Refinisher he applied Dash Clear UV Protectant as a final coat. An ABS plastic overlay was placed on the dashboard and the same prep and refinishing procedure was employed to match it to the console.
Louie says he is thrilled with the result, and so are we! Overall Louie spent $60, while replacing these parts would have cost hundreds of dollars. Congratulations to Louie in obtaining his dream truck, and to an interior freshening job well done.
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