And dash kit can be a great change that will give an additional appeal to the interior of any vehicle. However, proper procedures must be taken to ensure the proper fit of a dash kit.
What is a dash kit?
Dash kit It is the part that some vehicles need to be able to replace the factory stereo. they have, this part provides the necessary space to install a radio or double din screen giving the same shape as the dashboard, and brings the necessary bases that hold the new player.
How do you install the dash kit?
The process of installing the interior trim of the dash will vary by kit type and the manufacturer; Below are some tips, guidelines, and steps that can be followed for most installations.
To ensure a proper fit, there are a few precautions and steps you can take before and during your dash trim kit installation. First, make sure that all the parts came with the kit and that each part fits properly inside the vehicle. Also, check if any of the parts were damaged or lost during shipping.
Also, make sure the following materials are available before beginning the installation:
– Rubber gloves
– Alcohol swabs
– Adhesion promoter
– Hair dryer or heat gun.
Once you’ve determined that the pieces fit together, you can begin the actual installation process. Most likely you received some type of alcohol cleanser and/or pads; this can be used to clean the interior surfaces of the dash and trim to allow the adhesive to bond to the new dash kit.
If there is any kind of liquid protectant like Armor All, make sure you remove all of the protectant so that the new dash kit can adhere properly to the surface. If it seems slippery or has an oily feel, continue wiping until a rough, dry texture is achieved.
After cleaning, the adhesion promoter can be applied to the surface of your interior dashboard trim. Be sure to apply the adhesive bond only to all areas where you will be installing the trim piece liner that came with your kit, and not to the dash trim pieces.
The adhesive should dry after approximately 1 to 5 minutes, depending on the manufacturer of the adhesive. dash kit.
If you are working in temperatures below 80ºF, it is highly recommended that you first use a heat gun to make the dash trim pieces pliable. To install the kit pieces, start with a smaller piece first and partially remove the masking tape from the trim piece. Then carefully line up the trim and peel off the backing of the tape, while holding the trim in the correct position. Then firmly stick the dash trim to the surface. Repeat this process for all dash kit pieces and installation is complete.
For a finished look, wipe off any fingerprints or extra adhesive from the front of the dash pieces with a clean, soft cloth.
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