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Dash Warp

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Old 05-21-2019, 02:53 PM
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Dash Warp

I'll try to summarize as short as I can. So I just bought a G35 Coupe, love it. When I got it though, the aftermarket radio head unit wouldn't work along with that, whoever installed the head unit + 2din adapter kit did a pretty not amazing job. The adapter kit had basically warped a bit of the dashboard. I didn't take pictures of before, but I got a new head unit installed and had the adapter put in properly. Now I'm basically left with this little bit of a warp in the dashboard. My question is on what I should do about it because I don't think it's worth going and getting a completely new dash (+ the annoyance of ripping apart a dash) over this. The only idea I've come up was to possibly use a heat gun or something similar to warp it back into place. Below are the two pics I took of the currently warped dashboard. It isn't the worst thing in the world so if I have to just kind of live with it, no big deal, but if I can possibly "fix" it I'd love to hear possible suggestions of what I can do. The second pic is with the trim piece pushed in all the way, the other side without the warp is nice and flush.



 
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Old 05-21-2019, 03:06 PM
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I'd get the vinyl as straight as possible and add some aftermarket cosmetic trim on the seam just to "cover it up" and it will help keep the vinyl from peeling anymore. I used quite a bit on various panels of my vehicle when I started having vinyl issues like this.

This is the sort of product I'm talking about, you just push it into the cracks where two pieces mate up and it does a pretty damned good job of holding everything in place.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0721BTF1C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0721BTF1C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 
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I would just heat gun it and press it back to shape. Is the dadh actually warped or is it just the skin delaminating?
 
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I'm pretty sure it's the skin de-laminating. If I can't get it to be as straight as I hope with a heat gun, I'll definitely go with the aftermarket trim idea or even modify the OEM trim by making it half as deep and 3d print new connectors.
 
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If its just the skin u can pull it tight and staple it to hold. Then install the trim to cover the staples.
 
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