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03' Is300 Melting Dashboard!?!?!!?!?

Old 09-21-10, 10:24 AM
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worker if this thread has nothing to do with you or you have nothing to add to our "pointless talk" then get out please.
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Old 09-22-10, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by worker View Post
what a useless thread. I'm here to see some melting dashboard pic but nothing. All pointless talk.
your existence is pointless
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Old 09-22-10, 06:40 AM
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ive heard of this problem on a lot of ISs dash. all years except for the 2001s which come painted from the factory. a lot of guys are painting their dash to get rid of the stickiness.

http://my.is/forums/f90/diy-dashboar...h-look-374628/
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Old 09-22-10, 10:20 AM
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im just going to try not to touch mine or put anything on it and hope nothing happens to it lol, just dust it off every now and again
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Old 09-22-10, 12:12 PM
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Another option.. not very pretty.... dashboard cover.
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Old 09-25-10, 08:19 PM
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Well for people with melty dashes you have no choice but to grease it.

Persons who have perfect dashes don't understand and whine at people using the grease. OK, YOU take the melty dash and lets see if you grease it or not after a week of staring at it.

I have fortunately found a pretty good balance.

On JUST the airbag (where most people have melty dash) use this: http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...LAID=143758728

Then on the rest of the dash for a low gloss that won't bling like a grease but blends into the airbag use this: http://www.pronto.com/stp-tires-and-wheels-da0sj

You'll get a balanced, low gloss satin finish without a big pool of grease and it'll look like nothing is wrong.



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Old 09-28-10, 09:20 AM
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So this happened in all years from 2002 on in the IS300? If it did not happen in 2001 will the '01 dash work in an '02?
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Old 09-28-10, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by jeffj19 View Post
So this happened in all years from 2002 on in the IS300? If it did not happen in 2001 will the '01 dash work in an '02?
yes..........
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Old 09-28-10, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by jeffj19 View Post
So this happened in all years from 2002 on in the IS300? If it did not happen in 2001 will the '01 dash work in an '02?
The 01 was painted, the 02+ was "coated".
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Old 09-28-10, 08:51 PM
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haha coated.... i wonder with what.....armor all? to get it out of the showroom. lol jk
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Old 09-29-10, 08:06 AM
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Coated with a rubber sealant that should have never been there EVER.
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Old 10-06-10, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by 2002ISdude View Post
I came across this thread and i have the same problem. I have an 02 IS - And since i live in FL the heat here is retarded hot. Its not just that piece either, its the entire "rubberized" dash. Hoping someone else was having this issue....

Its not that its "melting", the material just becomes a sticky/gooey mess. You cant even touch it without leaving a permanent mark. Anyway, since i am far out of warranty, i am looking for alternatives. Probably going to end up pulling the entire dash apart and getting it bead blasted and painted....
Hell yeah couldnt agree more. my Friends IS is starting to have that same issue. I just bought a IS today I Hope I dont encounter this issue.
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Old 10-06-10, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by IS300116 View Post
Hell yeah couldnt agree more. my Friends IS is starting to have that same issue. I just bought a IS today I Hope I dont encounter this issue.
with it all in do time.
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Old 10-06-10, 03:27 PM
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FYI folks ...

I JUST started having this problem as well and it is JUST the air bag lid section of the dash that is affected....nothign ele..... yet.....


My car is a one owner car and has been in the sun alot over the last 8 + years it can get hot here for sure but for most of it' life o nthe road it has been in underground parking.....so not as if it has lived outsoide for 8 years plus....
Just last weekend i noticed this tacky mess on the airbag lid..... & i immediately thought of this thread.

I havent finished reading the posts but i will and hopefully someone has a decent solution... I am obviously not warrantied any more but from the sound of things Lexus could give a crap about this problem and is offering no support at all if you are out of warranty.

Pretty ridiculous when it is a common problem with 6-7 year old cars and ocurs even in areas that are not easily wiped by some mysterious dash eating chemical that apparently only they know exists ....but cannot name specifically.....

...what B a s t a r d s!

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Old 10-06-10, 05:28 PM
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just swap dash board. problem solved
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