How Much To Reupholster A Dash

How Much To Reupholster A Dash?

Your dash can go through a lot, so it is important to take care of it.

There are lots of different factors that can affect your dash and cause it to look worn, so reupholstering it can make your car look more professional and will keep the interior of your car looking in good condition. 

When you decide that you want to reupholster your dash, it is important to be aware of the price.

How Much To Reupholster A Dash

If you decide that you want the entire dash reupholstered, it comes with a cost. But how much is it to reupholster your entire dash?

This article will explain how much it costs to reupholster your dash to keep your car looking in good condition and to get rid of any cracks.

Having a dash that looks worn can affect your whole car, so having it reupholstered can transform your car and keep it looking clean and tidy. 

How Much Does It Cost To Reupholster A Dash?

The average cost for having your dashboard replaced can be between $2,000 and $2,300.

This includes both labor costs and parts, but it does not include fees or taxes that would be added to the price.

This is how much it costs to replace to dash, but how much does it cost to reupholster the dash?

Reupholstering furniture in a car can cost anywhere between $150 and $1,500.

It is not stated how much it costs to reupholster a dash, but it could be anywhere between these prices.

It is recommended that you speak to a professional if you want to reupholster a dash and they can advise you on a price. 

Reupholstering The Dash Yourself

Reupholstering The Dash Yourself

You can try to reupholster your dash yourself, but you can seek help from a professional if you do not feel comfortable.

Firstly, you can try to peel the material off your dash in one piece to then measure it out yourself. This will make it easier to cut and allow you to have the right size. 

If the dash material comes off in pieces, take your new material outside and place it over your windscreen. Trace the material over the dash as best you can to make a more accurate cut.

Leave some extra material to ensure that you have a good fit on the dash. 

You can then cut the material and you will then have enough to reupholster your dash. Use strong glue to stick the material over the dash and wait for the glue to set.

Add some heat over the material to make sure that the material molds over the curves in the dash. 

Trim any leftover material that doesn’t fit on the dash and make sure that you cut pieces of the material out so that it isn’t blocking any air vents.

Make sure that you cut at the back of the dash where the heat comes out to defrost the windscreen. 

Can You Repair A Dash?

If you find that your dash has a crack in it, you can have it either replaced or reupholstered. However, you can also try to repair the dash yourself.

It can be cheaper and it is easy to do if you have the right equipment, but how do you repair your dash?

Firstly, you will need to make sure that you have a flexible epoxy resin. It is also important to make sure that you have the right safety equipment.

Wearing goggles is important for protecting your eyes, a mask to protect your breathing, and gloves to protect your hands. 

Firstly, you will need to shave down the edges of the crack in the dash.

You can then fill in the crack using epoxy resin and smooth it down with a plastic card to make sure that there is no bump on the surface. 

You then need to leave the crack to dry for at least an hour.

After the hour is up, you can then sand it down and then keep sanding until you are happy with the surface. Once you are happy with the surface, you can then polish it. 

As a dash is not smooth, it is important to create texture as you want it to look natural.

The easiest way to do this is to gently apply little dots of superglue on the area of the crack, or you can mix the superglue with baking soda for more texture.

You can pat down the dots of superglue with a tissue to avoid the dots looking too perfect. 

You can also use spray grain to create texture on your dash. Once you have applied the superglue, you can create more texture by using the spray grain.

You can only use the spray grain if you wish, but it may take a few sprays to make sure that you create the right amount of texture that you were looking for. 

When using the spray grain, it is important to make sure that you let it dry before applying more.

If you keep spraying the spray grain on a wet surface, it won’t dry properly and your dash could end up looking clumpy. 

Once you are happy with the texture that you have created, you can then apply color to the dash.

You can match your color by asking for a professional opinion by taking your car to a hardware store and asking for a color match to the dash. 

Final Thoughts

To conclude, there is no set cost that it costs to reupholster your dash, but reupholstering furniture inside the car can cost between $150 to $1,500, so you will need to seek advice from a professional.

You can also reupholster the dash yourself, but it can be daunting if you are inexperienced. 

If you notice cracks on your dash and think that it needs reupholstering, you can also repair them with epoxy resin.

This can help to save you money and it can keep your dash looking in good condition.

You can always seek help from a professional to make sure that your dash is maintained properly.

Edward Cole
Edward Cole

Hi, my name is Edward Cole and I have been in the car customization industry for a decade now. I also specialize in repairs, so I have plenty of experience with looking after my vehicle and showing it off.

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