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Has anyone with a wood dash kit installed had a problem with a piece not sticking around the edge? I have this problem with the pieces around the door pulls (see picture). On advice from the manufacturer, I have tried reglueing with some 3M cement I bought - but didn't help. Any advice?

I must admit, my fat thumbs probably came in contact with the surface, causing this problem.

Thanks,

Kim
 

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VanillaYilla said:
Has anyone with a wood dash kit installed had a problem with a piece not sticking around the edge?
Kim
I had this problem, when I did my dash, with 2
pieces.I used a new tube of Super Glue and a
thin bladed knife (the blade of hold the edge of
the piece out, so I could put glue in, and then
used the blade to hold the piece against the dash
with enough pressure to hold it until it sets).
Worked just fine for me & that was 3 months ago.
 

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Jamesw said:
Go to a local store and buy some 2 sided 3m tape, and redo the pieces.
Thanks Jamesw. I have thought about doing this. But this tape is especially made by 3M for trim installation. It is type 4229P and I'll be damned if I can find a vendor locally who carries it.
 

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Lik2race said:
I had this problem, when I did my dash, with 2
pieces.I used a new tube of Super Glue ,,,,
Thanks Stan. I thought about doing this but wasn't sure if it would hold. I'll give it a try.
 

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I've had the same dame problem with just one of my door pieces. Im going with the super glue this weekend.
Thanks guys,
 

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For those of you contemplating Super Glue

For all of you contemplating the super glue option, make sure you never want to take the trim off. I would go with the 3M tape as it is not permanent. Just my .02
 

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I would redo it, make sure you prep the surface with alcohol pad, you can even use 3M accelerator or adhesive prep... it just makes the panel sticky before you put the trim down.

Also... heat up the panel that you are sticking the trim to with a heat gun... not too close and not too high of a temp either... you'll melt something.

Once it's warm, stick the trim piece and apply pressure as you keep heating with the heat gun. I've done this a number of times on different vehicles when installing Woodview dash kits.

Hope this helps
 

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If you live in a place that experiences extreme temps, be prepared to keep a tube of silicone epoxy/'dashkit re-adhesive' handy for the dash kit. I tried the 3M tape the first time my pieces began to detach themselves (I assume they did this in an attempt to flee the glowing death orb we call Arizona sunshine). The tape did not last long, surprisingly, but a black car gets quite hot out here. I used silicone this last time around and so far it's holding up great....and no, I never plan on removing the dash kit. Why the heck would I? As Majestic said, make sure to heat the pieces up somewhat for flexibility before installing.

Make sure to keep any pieces that pop off in a safe place. I had two door handle peices fall off, and both got stepped on (damn kids!) and ruined before I could save them. It's been six weeks and edashkit still hasn't responded to multiple inquiries about obtaining replacement pieces.
 

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Tibbs, have you had your kit on throughout a summer? I was thinking of getting a kit soon, but the thought of pieces peeling off due to the crazy heat has kept me from looking much harder.
 

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I installed my kit last June. If you live here and are considering installing one, do it right now, before summer strikes in April. I made a big mistake installing mine in the summer, which I feel led directly to the maintenance woes I've endured with the kit. I began at 4am, when it was about 75 to 80 degrees out. Pieces went on great, in fact I was amazed by the 3M adhesive's magnetic like jump from hand to dash. You've gotta be real careful when lining stuff up because it won't come off if you miss.

Around 6am the temps were creeping into the 90s, and I began to see a striking difference in how the pieces adhered. They didn't stick well at all, even with the adhesive accelerator applied. By 6:30am pieces were literally falling off as soon as I put them on. I quit the install then and there, in fact I didn't install the rest of the kit until December. Every piece I've had trouble with were the ones installed right before I quit that day.

Be warned, what we consider 'cool morning temps' here in AZ are hell on dash kit pieces.
 

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Tibbs said:
If you live in a place that experiences extreme temps, be prepared to keep a tube of silicone epoxy/'dashkit re-adhesive' handy for....

Thanks, Tibbs. What brand? and where did you get it?
 
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