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Dash kits, accessories designed to make the interior look luxurious, are inexpensive to purchase and simple to install. Most of the kits available today are constructed of plastics that look like wood grain or even metal and some even use real wood.
It appears the trend is for the kits to be as flat and unnoticeable as possible. The customer does not want the kit parts to stand up from the dash, according to technical service people at 3M, a supplier of dash kits. They need to look like an original part of the vehicle and manufacturers are now using even thinner plastics. 3M has even developed thinner tapes to attach the kits that provide a lower profile look.
Without a doubt, proper installation is key in making a dash kit attractive and long lasting. With the installation, patience is the best advice. Don’t rush a dash kit installation because it will come back to haunt you and cost you. Learning how to install dash kits is simple, if you know the basics.