The installation process requires certain patience and attention to detail, so please, read this instruction carefully before installing your dash kit. This guide includes installation instructions for both molded (3D) dash kits.
SURFACE CLEANING & PREPARATION
Before applying dash kit elements you need to clean the area of the application in order to remove all silicone residue.
Apply some wax and grease remover to a cotton cloth and thoroughly wipe the surface. Wax & Grease Remover can be purchased in any auto parts and accessories store.
Do not use any lacquer thinner as it will damage the surface of your dashboard.
Repeat the cleaning process several times until all silicon is removed. To test whether the surface is ready for the next step, apply a strip of insulating tape. If the tape sticks to the surface and makes a "ripping" sound when pulled off, proceed to the next step. If the tape peels off without resistance, repeat the cleaning procedure.
Clean the surface with isopropyl alcohol. Avoid applying alcohol to any clear plastic surfaces including gauges, clocks, radios, or warning lights. The surface where your new dash kit will be installed must be clean of dirt, wax, silicon, grease, etc. Otherwise, kit pieces may not adhere properly. Repeat until you are satisfied with the result.
TEST FITTING THE DASH TRIM
Make sure that all pieces fit the designed place without removing the backing from the part. Hold the piece where it is supposed to be installed and make sure that all buttons and switches are accessible and move freely. If any component doesn't fit its place, contact your store's customer support as soon as possible.
Most of the components that install on flat or horizontal surfaces can be installed with the adhesive, that is already applied at the part by the manufacturer. However, the installation of narrow components, corners, and pieces that are installed on vertical surfaces requires glue.
Start with the pieces that can be installed without an adhesive promoter. Peel off the backing to expose the adhesive. Place the component in its place and press down lightly with your fingers. If the component is installed properly, apply pressure using a soft clean cloth. Proceed with pieces that can be installed without using glue.
Big 3D components should be installed from side to side or top-to-bottom. Finally, use a hair dryer to warm each piece and re-apply pressure.
Once all pieces are installed, inspect them carefully to ensure that your dash kit is installed properly.
It takes 72 hours for the glue to dry completely. At this time, do not touch the trim parts of the dashboard. After 72 hours, remove fingerprints and smudges with a soft, dry cloth.
LEAN BACK! ADMIRE YOUR WORK!
To get the most enjoyment from your new dash now and for years to come, keep it clean and shiny with household window cleaner and clean towels. Avoid all use of vinyl treatment products!