electricfuture
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Re: Wood Dash Kits Available

Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:42 am

I am looking forward to seeing the pics. I think you have the right color for Seattle's weather - I will be going darker here in sunny San Diego.

JohnnySebring
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Re: Wood Dash Kits Available

Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:42 pm

This took much longer to install than I thought but worth it! :D

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eHelmholtz
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Re: Wood Dash Kits Available

Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:00 pm

Nicely done! Was it hard to do?

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Re: Wood Dash Kits Available

Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:57 pm

Looks very classy.. it would also give you more color options if you decided to install custom leather seats.

electricfuture
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Re: Wood Dash Kits Available

Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:12 pm

Beautifully done! So the kit does not cover the entire shift console?
Looks like I might have to order the blue appliqué as it won't show scratches nearly as much as the shiny black.

I'll put my pics up when I am done.

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Re: Wood Dash Kits Available

Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:38 pm

How much weight does it add?
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electricfuture
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Re: Wood Dash Kits Available

Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:19 pm

I received the second set of 4 samples I requested. I highly recommend getting the samples before choosing a wood as they vary greatly from the on line photos and even their brochure - not to mention it is the only way to compare them in natural light inside your vehicle. The real woods look better in general in my opinion.

Weight addition? Maybe a few ounces - less than a tall coffee for sure.

I wonder if I loose an echo tree if I use the real wood dash kit! :D

eHelmholtz
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Re: Wood Dash Kits Available

Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:43 am

I decided on Real Medium Burl Wood (RMBW) and installed it last night. The darker wood fits well with my custom installed leather seats.

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garygid
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Re: Wood Dash Kits Available

Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:58 am

Are these all flat stick-ons?

Is Real-wood just vinyl that resembles real wood?

Can you describe what you got, and the application process?

Is there any cutting involved?

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eHelmholtz
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Re: Wood Dash Kits Available

Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:13 am

Hi Gary. These are all flat stick ons which are surprisingly flexible for wood; they have 3M adhesive on the back. These real wood panels have a glossy finish and there are synthetic imitation woods available which cost less; the real wood costs 30% more than imitation and I got a 10% discount for the holidays so ~$220 (http://www.carid.com/2012-nissan-leaf-wood-grain-dash-kits/item-312871.htmlImage). They sent me precut pieces stuck on to 2 sticky cardboards with alcohol wipes and adhesive primer to help bondage at corners and air vents. There is no cutting involved and application took between 1-2 hours. Application required no special skills or tools - relatively easy.

On a different note - thanks for the NEMA L6-20 to NEMA 5-15 plug - quite useful. Hope to see you again at a San Diego group meeting.

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