I spent today cleaning up the dash after my failed experiment painting the new rubber sill covers. (They really do need specialized dye.) I didn’t want to get into pulling the dash, so I masked everything (see photo below) and spritzed some semi-gloss black on over the original crackle.
The original crackle is nowhere near as “crackly” as modern crackle paints, hence I didn’t want to use those. This was just a quick aesthetic tune-up, in any case. The contrast between the unpainted radio blanking plate and the rest of the dash is nowhere near as much as the top photo suggests. Anyway, I’m pleased with how it turned out.
Next up is new carpets, which will be exciting to see, though fitting them to places like the wheel arches will be a chore.