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Installing a custom dash kit is simple. Order a dash kit for your make and model, clean the dash, apply the sticker kit, then let it set.
If you're searching for a way to update the interior of your car, you should consider installing a custom dash sticker kit. Designed to give your car a new and attractive look from the inside, it is an affordable option if you want to create a unique appearance.
By following this step-by-step guide by Jerry, you can easily install a custom dash sticker kit.
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Buy the right dash kit for your car dashboard
The first step is to find a good dash kit. The internet is the best place to search for the right custom dash sticker kit for your car.
Once you find a manufacturer or supplier online that you like, you can submit information about your car’s make and model. Based on this information, the company can provide you with kit options. Once you find the one you like, all you have to do is order it and wait for it to arrive!
Thoroughly clean the area of application
Before applying the car dash sticker, you're going to want to make sure the surface is clean.
- Clean towels (2)
- Rubbing alcohol
Step 1: Clean dash area. It is important to thoroughly clean the area that you are going to apply the kit.
Start by washing it with cleaner designed to safely clean your dashboard.
Step 2: Dry the area. Follow the cleaning by wiping it dry with a clean towel.
Step 3: Wipe with rubbing alcohol. Finally, wipe the area with rubbing alcohol to make sure all the grit and grime is gone.
If you want your custom dash sticker kit to last, you have to apply it on a clean and dry surface. Otherwise, it may start to peel away and all your time, money and effort will be wasted.
Do a trial run with the sticker
Do a trial run by placing a piece with backing still on. Before removing the sticker backing, place each piece where it belongs.
Inspect the placement carefully, making sure each section fits its designated area correctly. It is important to go through this step, because if a piece is cut wrong, it has the potential of blocking a vent, button or knob.
This is your chance to make sure the sticker looks good and won't cover any useful functions. If the sticker won't line up with your dash, it may be time to get a refund.
Carefully apply each piece to the dash
Step 1: Apply one piece at a time. Carefully remove the sticker backing and place each piece, one at a time, in its designated spot.
Make sure you are done with one piece before moving on to the next one. Do not rush the installation. It is best to start with the small pieces so you can get acquainted with the application technique.
Step 2: Push out air bubbles. As you apply each piece, make sure to push out all the air bubbles by running your finger or a credit card across it.
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Let the dash kit set
Step 1: Let the sticker kit set in place. When you are finished, it is important to let the sticker kit set.
Step 2: Leave the dash kit alone for 2-3 days. Do not touch the pieces for 48 to 72 hours, following the kit directions. If you mess with them before then, you run the risk of moving, damaging, bending, or denting one of the stickers.
Installing a custom dash sticker kit may seem more intimidating than it really is. If you pick the right kit, clean the area of application, do a trial run by placing each piece in its designated area beforehand, carefully apply each piece one at a time, and then let the kit set so that it is securing attached, you will end up with a new appearance for the interior of your car.
Installing a custom dash kit is a fun way to customize your car and give it the look you want. You can also give your car an exterior refresh by touching up car paint, fixing scratches and chips, and then wash and polish your vehicle.
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