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Fitting New Bottom Dash Rail Padding - Tips Required


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#1 GreenRallyMini

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 06:50 PM

Hi
has anyone who has fitted a new bottom dash rail padding, got any tips?

 

first test fit today, obvious issue is the minispares new dash padding is straight and the dash rail is not.
so im pushing it hard to try to get the switch panel bolts in holes to get those awkward to reach little nuts on, so it holds padding in correct place; but I cannot get it pushed close enough to get nut on

 

did you have to trip down the new padding before fitting? not just the thin plastic but also the padding in sections too ?

 

my plan is to get those nuts on so the switch panel holds the padding in correct position, check all is ok; then remove so i can spray contact adhesive on rail and inside padding and fit for final time.

Any tips on how to get this on would be greatly appreciated

 

Then i have to tackle getting the little clips on and the chrome stripping - any tips for that please too :)



#2 cal844

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 08:17 PM

Personally I didnt use contact adhesive on of any kind on my second hand dash pads, just fold the vinyl around the top of the rail, then use the clips and all should be well.

Edited by cal844, 21 May 2020 - 08:18 PM.





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