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Old 05-02-19, 11:53 AM
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Default Crack in Dash

Passenger side dash.

I am not sure where the best area of the forum to post this is. We just bought our first Lexus. It's a 2009 RX350. All in all it's in excellent shape, but we didn't notice a small crack on the dash before we bought it. I have since learned about the enhanced warranty only to discover it ended in January. That was a bummer. Without having the entire dash replaced, what is the best way to make sure the crack doesn't spread and/or to fix the crack. We'd just like to stabilize the crack. We have considered getting a dash cover going forward, not sure how much that will help. We have a windshield sun shade and it's parked under cover. We are in Arizona and we know it came from Indiana, so it's been in the cold too. Bottom line, we just want to make sure what we have doesn't get worse, and hopefully can fill it in with something.
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Old 05-02-19, 12:04 PM
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a good upholstery shop will be able to stop it from getting any larger, and fill it in with leather/vinyl filler to make it not as noticeable (it is dyed to match the surrounding material)
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Old 05-03-19, 11:16 AM
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Exactly. I had a bad scuff on my 2001 GS. Took it to the dealer and they have people who do that work for them. Cost me $75 for the fill and repair and it was a perfect color match. Probably could have done it it myself, but I was after the perfect match and didn't want to chance messing it up since I'm not a professional.
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