along as we present the step-by-step installation of carbon-fiber
a peel-and-stick dash kit is essentially a matter of
cleaning the surfaces to which the dash components will be
mounted, peeling off the protective cover from the adhesive,
and very carefully mounting the trim pieces. It sounds easy,
but it requires a good eye to do the job right.
involved in the professional restyling trade, however, you
probably already have the patience and skills necessary to
install aftermarket dash kits. They make a great addition
to any customizer's product line.
you what's involved in a typical installation, we visited
Dealer's Sport Truck & Automotive, Los Alamitos, Calif.,
a do-every-thing kind of stylizing/customizing shop. We watched
as Simon Purvis, an absolute master at the task, dressed the
gray dash of a black '96 GMC pickup with a carbon fiber dash
kit from Trim Master, Inc., Ontario, Calif.
impressed us: how well the components of the 12 piece kit
fit the GMC and how much patience Purvis displayed during
the install. The whole job was completed in an hour or so.
Here's how it went.