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Old 11-07-18, 09:25 AM
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Well, I am thinking about alternatives to repairing my melting interior. I have reached out to Lexus corporate and they are not willing to replace my interior due to mileage and a rebuilt title on my LS460. I have been thinking about pulling all interior vinyl pieces and taking them to an upholstery shop to be wrapped, but I'm always looking for DIY ways I can handle anything. That got me thinking about old car builds I've done in the past (mainly my old 240sx days) and has anyone considering Flocking these panels and Dashboard. I would compare flocking the dash with having an upholstery shop wrap everything with suede. I've noticed that there are a few threads with IS and ISF guys talking about doing this, but didn't see any comments in the LS area. Thoughts???

Also, does anyone have pics of a LS dash or interior pieces that have been wrapped in suede? I'd like to get an idea of the finished product.

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Old 11-07-18, 07:35 PM
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interesting idea. Another suggestion would be to get used pieces off eBay. Some models of the LS had real leather and not the troublesome plastic material that ended up melting. Plenty of used ones on eBay. Might even be cheaper than having the pieces wrapped in suede.
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Old 11-08-18, 05:41 PM
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I just recieved a letter today from Lexus that my car is covered under new program to Replace all worn defected interior parts..I'm definitely excited since it bugs me..I'll b calling to schedule a appointment tomorrow
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Old 11-08-18, 05:45 PM
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@gjohnson .. ... This program isn't effected by mileage but Sadly the letter States that the vehicle can't b a rebuilt or salvage title.. my car is a 07 with 160k
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I just recieved a letter today from Lexus that my car is covered under new program to Replace all worn defected interior parts..I'm definitely excited since it bugs me..I'll b calling to schedule a appointment tomorrow
got a copy of the letter?
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Old 11-08-18, 05:58 PM
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Old 11-08-18, 06:30 PM
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Now thats interesting. When did you get this letter?
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I just got it today .. ill b calling tomorrow to set up a appointment
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I just got it today .. ill b calling tomorrow to set up a appointment

Nice. Hope goes well and update as you can.
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That's pretty good - covered until March 2021. My car shows no signs of stickiness yet, but at least I have another 2.5 years to keep an eye on things.
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I got the same letter too!
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Old 11-08-18, 08:27 PM
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Did you guys do anything to have Lexus send you the letter?

I've got a 2007 with sticky panels. Wondering how they decided to send you letters?
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Yeah, I definitely need one of those letters!

Driver's door, passenger's door, glove box, center console, rear door panels, too. The dash isn't bad, yet, but I can see it slowly degrading.
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Old 11-08-18, 11:25 PM
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Mine is a 07 .. I think they are going by Vin number.. I'm assuming they're going by the years and cars that were installed with these cheap sticky interior parts
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Originally Posted by mckellyb View Post
Yeah, I definitely need one of those letters!

Driver's door, passenger's door, glove box, center console, rear door panels, too. The dash isn't bad, yet, but I can see it slowly degrading.
Yeah hopefully u get ures ...mine are so bad and sticky my 8yr old daughter gets skeezed by them in the summer 🤣🤣🤣 she hates touching the door panels lol .. I'll def keep u guys posted
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