JB's 2008 Nissan Altima Gloss Blue Dash Kit

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Gloss Blue Dash Kit - 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe

The 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe Dressed Up with a Gloss Blue Dash Kit

Today is a first for us: we're showcasing our line of polyurethane domed dash kits for the very first time and it's all thanks to JB. He happened to buy a gloss blue custom dash kit for his 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe, installed it like a champ and sent us in really high-quality photos of it installed. Those of you who have been following us for years might be wondering what the big deal is, I mean it doesn't look much different than our Rdash® line of vinyl dash kits does it? Personally, I don't think so but we have had certain customers begging us for years to offer the thicker, poly kits (which a lot of people wrongly assume are plastic) in addition to our ultra-thin, vinyl laminate kits. So, we did just that and here are the results.

Gloss Blue Dash Kit - 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe

High Gloss, Strong Adhesives

One reason why so many customers have asked us to offer so-called poly kits is simply because they can be easier to install and, in the case of wood dash kits, they also give your ride a factory look. When you choose a solid color or a pattern other than woodgrain, then your reasoning will have to do with ease of installation more so than anything else since you can get the high-gloss look of the blue shown here with an Rdash® kit for much less. In fact, when JB sent in these photos to us I thought it was just another Rdash® kit like the Toyota Celica photos we have. Check out the link to see what I mean and you'll understand why I was confused.

So, yes, our polyurethane kits have a high-gloss but it's the foam adhesives and poly resin doming that make all the difference. The so-called very high bond tape should be familiar to any automotive enthusiast: it's the stuff that has the red, plastic liner. VHB tape is so strong because it has to hold heavy components like the lacquered polyurethane trim pieces as they hang vertically off your dash. Once you install them you have a few minutes before they bond tightly and pretty much permanently.

Gloss Blue Dash Kit - 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe - Shifter Surround

Poly Dash Kits: Thicker Pieces

As you can see from the door control trim piece below, the polyurethane domed dash kits have clean, beveled edges and a fit that's just as accurate as an Rdash® kit. It's clearly a matter of personal preference here but I know a lot of people who prefer the Rdash® kits simply because they don't protrude so much from the surface of your dash but I'm just happy to be able to finally give you guys the choice of the two. So, how are these kits made? Read on and I'll tell you.

Gloss Blue Dash Kit - 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe - Driver Door COntrols

Advanced Computer Technology and Powerful Lasers Galore!

All of the dash kits we carry begin their lives as in the computers of our design team. They measure and trace the contours of your vehicle's interiors and convert those measurements into lines and shapes. They then create prototypes and test fit these pieces against the dashboards and door panels of whichever vehicle they're designing a custom dash kit for. The spend a lot of time refining the kits and ensuring that the pieces of each dash trim kit will actually upgrade your interior and only after they've made sure that he kit is perfect will it actually go into production.

The next phase of the process is where the industrial light and magic really happens. Our production team places sheets of laminate onto the bed of an industrial laser and it then cuts the dash kit pieces for an incredibly accurate fit. Once the laser has cut all of the pieces they're then taken to a special clean room and lacquered by hand with a poly resin that protect she finish while giving it that high-gloss, beveled look.

Gloss Blue Dash Kit - 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe

Gloss Blue Dash Kit - 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe - Center Console Gloss Blue Dash Kit - 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe - Extrem Close-Up Driver Side Vent

Thanks JB!

So, thanks JB for helping off kick off a new line of dash trim kits with your 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe photos! JB got his $20 Cash Back photo rebate and you can too when you send in 5 or more shots of your installed purchase and it doesn't have to be a dash kit. We also carry headlight tints, taillight tints, vinyl wraps and much more so be sure to browse our site and see if anything catches your eye. As always, your comments are welcome and we hope to see your pics soon!


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