Just Dashes is
the interior parts restoration company of choice when only
the best will do. Their award winning vinyl parts restorations
appear in many national points champions and magazine project
vehicles. Your parts are restored by expert craftsmen using
state-of-the-art vinyl materials in the correct grain for
your application. There is NO OTHER restoration service
that can create the quality, authenticity and perfect fit
available from Just Dashes. Follow along as we show you
the beginning to end process.
The restoration process starts with your
call to Just Dashes for information and pricing. Their knowledgeable
staff can write up your work order even before you ship
your parts, putting you into the production schedule and
saving valuable time.
Once your part arrives at Just Dashes,
like this 1971 GTO dash pad, it under goes a complete physical
examination and its condition is recorded. How the item
will be restored is determined at this time.
Your work order and other pertinent information
is now entered into our database, skilled craftsmen assigned
to the project and the concours restoration started.
When required, the original vinyl and foam is stripped from the part, new high-density closed-cell foam is installed and hand shaped to provide a perfect base for the new vinyl. A coat of professional grade adhesive is then sprayed over the foam.
The part is then installed in the Thermo
Vacuum Forming machine and heated until it is soft and pliable.
Vacuum is now applied and the vinyl is sucked down over
the item. Here the pad is just contacting the heated vinyl.
The vinyl is now sucked over every contour
of the pad and is immediately cooled with a spray of water.
The item is then removed from the machine and the finish
trimming and gluing is done by hand.
After the pad is hand finished it goes
to the paint area to be dyed in the exact factory color
for your vehicle. This is the way the original pads were
colored, and the dye is extremely durable.
Prior to being shipped back to you, each
finished item is meticulously examined to insure concours
quality and 100% customer satisfaction.