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#53 of 72 wood dask installed on '01 Tahoe
Jul 09, 2001 (7:03 pm)
This forum helped me a lot in selecting and purchasing my kit. So I figure the least I can do is to post on the infor I have regarding the wood kit I purchased and installed. I bought a combo kit (formed and flat pcs) from discountdash.com. It's made by Woodview (synthetic, burlwood). The price was very cheap, only $260 USD. The same kit was by other site listed for $300 or more. Got the pkg in a timely manner. Read all the instructions and an hour later I was done. Few comments: 1) the molded front passenger door trim piece was cut a little too big, showed a little too much of the stock rubber trim underneath around the pwr window button 2) the lower right hand corner of the molded dash piece (the largest pc of all) was a little short of material to cover the rubber material underneath 3) still on the same dash pc, the lower section (right above the steering column) about 2 inch of it didn't curve up high enough to fit properly. I had to jam some cardboard pieces underneath to push it up and had the hair blow dryer going for about 10 min to make sure it conformed to the shape of the dash at that area. 4) the included "adhesive promoter" was too little to be useful, I had to use a cotton tip to extract its chemical and rubbed it on the installation area. Had I used the little piece of material soaked w/ the adhesive promoter material directly there would only be enough of it to finish half of the kit.
The rest of the kit fit fine. However according to the instruction given there was supposed to be a "dash spray" to be used on the formed pieces, I didn't see anything except for a small spray bottle of alcohol which I used to clean the installation areas with. Hopefully they didn't mislabeled the solution.
Had it installed only 4 days ago, hopefully it will perform well under "severe weather" in southern calif
#54 of 72 Wood Dash Trim for 01 BMW 325
Aug 16, 2001 (11:43 am)
I need your advice. I am looking for a wood dash trim for my new bimmer. Here are my questions
1) Which dash company would you recommend?
2) All dashes I have seen lack the 2 pieces for rear passenger door compartments and the front dash of the car, can i get em outside?
3) Is there an aftermarket part from BMW?
4) Once installed how do they come off?
#55 of 72 Wood dash trim...
Aug 16, 2001 (11:52 am)
I would look on a BMW site for advice on who has the best kit, but frankly, it looks to me like there are only one or two actual manufacturers and they are sold by several retailers. On the Lincoln LS owners site, they reccomend one particular dealer because they have given LS owners free shipping. Look for that kind of deal. As to your other questions, do a search and you will find that some kits are more complete, but I don't have the specific answer to your question on the particular pieces you mention. As to BWM, I seriously doubt that there is an "official" kit. Ask at a nearby dealership if they do the work and ask which kit they use. They may tell you. As to how they come off--with a lot of hard work. You probably shouldn't count on removing the kit. They do come off, but not easily and sometimes you are told to scratch up the surface being covered to increase adhesion. Even if you don't do that, the glue or solvent used to clean and prep the surface might well have damaged the underlying surface.
#57 of 72 Toyota Sequoia Kit
Sep 29, 2001 (2:56 pm)
Looking for a quality, reasonably priced dash kit that matches the Hammertone color of the Sequoia Limited. I have an SR5 which is simply black around the console, radio, power window buttons, etc. Would like to find the Hammertone color but am curious to hear if anyone has another color/wood that also looks good.
#58 of 72 Wood trim for Honda Odyssey 03
Jul 23, 2003 (10:52 am)
I'm looking for Wood Trim kit for Honda Odyssey EX 2003 model. I'd appreciate if you could share your experience in this matter.
#59 of 72 Wood trim for Honda Odyssey 03 by mehulj72
Oct 20, 2003 (6:36 am)
My experience on the '03 Ody EX-L w/NAV.
1st, I bought the synthetic or fake trim. It looked pretty good, but it was not real wood.
I installed it successfully on my Ody.
However, after comparing my work with all the Lexus vehicle woodtrims, I realized I had installed way too much woodtrim. Thus, I felt like it looked a little "cheezy" and fake. Well, it was fake, but now it also looked really fake due to having way too many pieces.
Now I just purchased a REAL woodtrim. I have not installed it yet, but I have successfully removed the old fake woodtrim.
My plan is to install only a few pieces to resemble the way Lexus has the woodtrims in their vehicles.
I plan to install the following 6 pieces only:
(1) the center NAV/cd player piece
(2) the right door window switch piece
(3) the left door window switch piece
(4) the right 2nd row door handle piece
(5) the left 2nd row door handle piece
(6) the fold-down center console cupholder piece
Hopefully it will turn out great.
My goal is to have REAL woodtrim that does not look "cheezy" and fake due to having too many pieces of woodtrim.
#60 of 72 Joshua Tree Woodtrim
Oct 22, 2003 (11:50 am)
..is the best place to buy your woodtrim. Here's my story.
I bought a fake woodtrim from another place. It looked okay, but kind of cheezy. Not only that, but they did not include enough adhesion promoter at all.
So I bought another kit from Joshua Tree Woodtrim--real wood this time. I emailed them and asked if they would include extra adhesion promoter. They said "Yes" and sent them to me separately, which was cool.
So I removed my old fake woodtrim--pain in the butt.
Then I just installed the pieces I mentioned. But being an idiot that I am, I screwed up on the back rear door. So I emailed Joshua Tree Woodtrim and explained the problem. They said "No problem" and that they will send me two replacement parts as warranty.
Now is that the best service or what?
This time I will be 100% careful. It is so easy to installed, but you never know when you will have a bad day.
Anyway, I think my REAL mappa burl woodtrim looks kind of like the woodtrim in the new 2005 Honda Odyssey.
I think the light color woodtrim is definitely in, and the darker color is fading out of favor.
Oh, by the way, the two pieces that I mess up on, well because they are real wood, they cracked. Surely enough, they are truely real wood. I saw the real wood with my own eyes and felt the real wood with my fingers. They are for real and they look much better than the fake wood.
#61 of 72 REAL CARBON FIBER
May 11, 2005 (10:36 am)
Does anyone have any suggestions or feedback relating to real carbons??I am considering a dash from Edashkit who makes the real carbon but want to make sure I want real and not synthetic/vinyl. Thanks