Test fit the pieces to make sure everything fits properly and that all edges are smooth. Occasionally, it may be necessary to sand down an edge with fine sand paper and then touch it up with a black magic marker. Installation should be done at a temperature of 70°F or more.
Prepare the surface by cleaning it with a clean soft rag.
Use the alcohol pads provided to clean each surface properly as the adhesive will not bond to oily surfaces.
A good test is to see the surface has been adequately cleaned is to use masking tape to test the surface. If the masking tape sticks to the application surface without peeling up and delaminating then you may proceed. If it does not stick then further cleaning may be necessary. This is the most important step of the application process so please take the time to prepare the surface as we are not responsible for adhesion problems due to improper surface cleaning
Apply 3M adhesion promoter to the area covered by the wood dash kit. Carefully follow directions and precautions for use. (Note: Installation area should be well ventilated.)
Briefly heat the front of the piece to be installed with a heat gun set on the lowest setting so that you can contour the piece to fit. (CAUTION: OVERHEATING CAN CAUSE CRACKING AND BENDING BACK AND FORTH WILL DAMAGE THE FINISH OF THE DAH KIT.)
Heat the red 3M liner on the underside of the piece until it wrinkles and then becomes smooth again. Remove the liner using the pull tab. Heat the gray adhesive tape until it achieves a high gloss. Again, Do not overheat.
Carefully place one corner of the piece on the dash and check alignment. Once your placement is correct, press firmly on the entire surface to ensure proper bonding. ONCE THE PIECE IS APPLIED IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO REMOVE! If removal is necessary, lift one corner slightly while heating between the plastic surface and the adhesive while slowly lifting.
Allow the kit to cure for 48 hours, trim any extra covered area as desired with razor blade. Pieces may be heated with a hair dryer to insure adhesion and aid in the trimming process.
Repeat these steps for the remaining pieces.
When you have finished with the installation, inspect to make sure all surfaces have adhered. Clean any dirt or grease with a soft cloth or chamois and alcohol.
Please take a moment to read and understand the installation process of your dash kit. If any process is unclear please feel free to contact us.