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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-10-2008, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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how reliable are those dash trim kits??

I was thinking of purchasing one of those dash trim kits. Anyway, from the looks of the pictures they look just like cheap stickers that you put in your car...has anyone ever bought these before? I want to know how good they are. Thanks in advance.:D
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Paint the trim yourself, its a lot easier than it looks!
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chances are if they look like cheap stickers then they probably are lol just paint the trim, it's pretty easy
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If they're over I'd say $175 new then they're probably actual moldings that aren't just stickers. If you go on ebay and look for them brand new I'm 95% sure that they'll be the sticker type

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Well, here's the auction that I was looking at. He says it retails at $190, but I still don't know...

eBay Motors: 05 06 07 Chevy Cobalt SS Carbon Fiber Dash Trim Kit (item 310020430446 end time Feb-11-08 07:30:51 PST)

JustMiller25 does painting the trim require you to take apart stuff inside? If so...then I'm afraid that will be too hard for me :(

I'll check if there's a DIY guide for this on the forum.
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Yeah you do but its less diff than you think. I was originally just going to do the moldings in the doors because they were scratched up, but then i attempted to take the rest of the trim out and it worked well. Just some screws and clips. At some points it feels like your breaking them but your not. And if worse comes to worse and you break a clip its easily fixed. Trust me paying 190 is not worth it when you could pay 10- 15 bucks and have the reward of saying you did it... heres mine:



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Honestly if I got one I'd only get the nickel coated one. No offense to other's but I think the colored trim pieces look tacky. That's just IMO

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Yeah you do but its less diff than you think. I was originally just going to do the moldings in the doors because they were scratched up, but then i attempted to take the rest of the trim out and it worked well. Just some screws and clips. At some points it feels like your breaking them but your not. And if worse comes to worse and you break a clip its easily fixed. Trust me paying 190 is not worth it when you could pay 10- 15 bucks and have the reward of saying you did it... heres mine:




cool, well if it's as easy as you say then I might give it a try. I like how you put the cobalt thing on your dash. I'ma steal that idea:eek:
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haha thanks
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cool, well if it's as easy as you say then I might give it a try. I like how you put the cobalt thing on your dash. I'ma steal that idea:eek:
Yeah is not that hard and im in the act of stealing from him lol



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