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Dash Removal

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Bozeman Lines, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. Nov 18, 2016 at 12:46 PM
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    Bozeman Lines

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    Hello all!!!
    I just bought my first Tacoma! It is a 2017 TRD Off Road!
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    Now on to what I have a question about. I looked through the forums and didn't find anything on how to remove the dash trim pieces. I would like to vinyl wrap them in carbon fiber but need to remove them to do a better job. I would assume it's just a plastic clip system that keeps it in place but I certainly don't wanna break anything. Any thing helps. Thanks!
     
  2. Nov 18, 2016 at 12:52 PM
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  3. Nov 18, 2016 at 4:16 PM
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    Cazzwell

    Cazzwell The Circuit Rider Signman

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    I'd recommend 3M vinyl with air release and using 3M primer 94 on the sharp interior corners/edges/holes.

    Get yourself a squeegee with felt on the edge. Also leave your edges long and wrap them around the edge. So that when it shrinks that it wont show the edge.

    Take your time, you only get 1 chance with the primer. Get somebody to help hold the vinyl up as you're laying it down (45° to the surface works best). Tent over any holes and use a heat gun to soften the vinyl and push it down into the hole (do them last). Pop any bubbles with a needle and push out with your finger nail. Make sure to post heat the vinyl to 90°C (180°F) with the heat gun if you stretch it. Sometimes the best tool is your fingers to push the vinyl down, just make sure to go over it with a squeegee after you're done.

    I own my own sign shop with 15+ years experience wrapping vehicles.

    https://www.amazon.com/3M-CF12-BLACK-CARBON-FIBER/dp/B0058DIDTY
    https://www.amazon.com/3M-Primer-94...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CPACTG161S0B8JZHZAKJ
     
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  4. Dec 29, 2016 at 1:54 AM
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    outdoor_funguy

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    If it's vinyl wrap, contact **********, they wrap all kinds of crazy things. You might also want to check Gatorprints.
     

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