For most car enthusiasts, their cars are the extensions of their homes, or possibly, their own bed rooms. With this in mind, it is important for them to customize or personalize their vehicles according to their own styles and preferences. For the car owners with thick and wealthy wallets, they have the option to bring their 4-wheeled buddies to car customizing shops for overall exterior and interior customization. But for those with limited budgets, their ?pimp my ride' dreams can turn into reality through dash trim kits.
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Dash trim kits are commonly used for either vanity or repair. These kits are composed of custom-cut sticker-like parts with two ply adhesive at the back. Each piece fits a portion of your car's dash board. Generally, there are two types of dash trim kits:
- Flat dash kits ? these kits are pre-made for various makes and vehicle models. They are considerably inexpensive and easy to install. If you're lucky, the trim kit will fit your dash perfectly. If not, some adjustments must be made by the car owner. The only downside to this is that sometimes there are no available pre-made dash kits for certain vehicles.
- Molded dash kits ? these kits require measuring the car's dash board first before making or manufacturing the actual pieces in the trim kit. Although they are relatively more expensive than the first type, the car owner is guaranteed to have a perfect fit trim kit for his dash board. This includes the 3-dimensional parts that require wrap-around pieces.
Different styles for different tastes
Whether you prefer the inexpensive flat dash kits or the more expensive modeled dash kits, you are sure to have the dash board design of your choice. With so many colors, designs, patterns, and textures to choose from, you will surely have a great time shopping for your dash trim kit. Here are some of the most common materials and styles of trim kits:
- Aluminum dash kits
- Carbon fiber dash kits
- Chrome dash kits
- Solid color dash kits
- Wood dash kits
Although they are available in different materials, styles, and designs, most dash trim kits are covered with polyurethane to improve its strength and durability.
The bottom line?
As we have mentioned, there are literally hundreds of dash trim kit designs to choose from. All you need to do is find the right one that will fit your style and personality. Another important consideration would be your budget. Some designs or patterns are more expensive than the others. It will all boil down to how much you are willing to spend to achieve the look that you want for your car.