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RVinyl Trim Kit

Has anyone installed the RVinyl Trim Kit ( see https://www.rvinyl.com/Dash-Kits-Mer...ugar-1991.html for a 1991 Cougar) and if so, how did it go in and on, and does it include the "dash spar" on the passenger side?

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I have never seen an aftermarket dash trim kit that doesn't look like fridge magnets stuck over the stock dash pieces.

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Possibly not, but the lower trim is failing on Ruby, and Sweetie (and it's her car!) wants to try a burlewood trim instead.

And it IS her car ...

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92-93s come with burl wood stock and looks 1,000,000 better and will cost you a third of the price.
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Not so sure about the 1/3 the price, but I'll keep my eyes open for a set that haven't already been savaged between knees into dash during accidents, people who destroy trim to remove a screw, and general sun fade (remember, down here, stuff FADES, instead of where you are where it RUSTS ... )

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Years ago I bought a kit for my '96 Riviera. It wasn't thin... Was a wood grained kit, but was about 1/16" thick. Laser cut so the edges were round. Looked like a very thick clear lacquer like on Rolls Royce's or such. Held up to anything and made that bland dash a lot better.

Seems I can't find them anymore, it's all this thin vinyl stuff.....
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Yah, I've found a few sources that ... show nothing available.

wooddash.com is one of them.

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Years ago I bought a kit for my '96 Riviera. It wasn't thin... Was a wood grained kit, but was about 1/16" thick. Laser cut so the edges were round. Looked like a very thick clear lacquer like on Rolls Royce's or such. Held up to anything and made that bland dash a lot better.

Seems I can't find them anymore, it's all this thin vinyl stuff.....
They looked great in your Riv, but these kits vary greatly in execution, granted I can't say I've seen the 89-93 kit(which no one buys because they came with it!!!) but the if the ones made for 94-97s are indicator they look like thick randomly shaped fridge magnets, clearly sitting above the clearly visible dash surface below.


The trim usually doesn't fade but the plastic surrounds do. You can disassemble those and swap the "wood" they're actually thin aluminum with wood wrap) if you bend the tabs on the back.

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For the price of a vinyl kit should be able to use very thin real wood. Just a thought.
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It's been along time ago but my first cougar was a 1989 ls and I think the wood trim in it was a sticker.
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Hydrographics is a good option, a bit more expensive but covers everything and makes it look much more professional.
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I found these trim pieces one time in a junkyard when I had my 93 . as another member said , they have think aluminum bend tabs on the back and are very easy to remove and install.
Those trim kit ARE horrible fits, that same brand I tried fir my wife's jeep and after putting on the 2nd vinyl I peeled it and the 1st off and threw em out..
You can also paint those fake woodgrain accents to any color of your woman's liking..imo, I know these rant some high HP sports car but woodgrain has no place in them .
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Right... because wood isn't used in sports cars!


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I found these trim pieces one time in a junkyard when I had my 93 . as another member said , they have think aluminum bend tabs on the back and are very easy to remove and install.
Those trim kit ARE horrible fits, that same brand I tried fir my wife's jeep and after putting on the 2nd vinyl I peeled it and the 1st off and threw em out..
You can also paint those fake woodgrain accents to any color of your woman's liking..imo, I know these rant some high HP sports car but woodgrain has no place in them .
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Hey, not my choice!

But it's the wife's car.

She wants wood grain, I'll get her wood grain *grins*

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