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Molded vs Flat Dash Kits

Here, we compare differences between “flat” and “molded” dash kits which boost interior style with the look of wood, carbon fiber, aluminum, bright colors, or other patterns.
Molded vs Flat Dash Kits
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There are two types of dashboard kits available on the market today: flat and molded. The difference between these two is based on the shape of the dashboard a vehicle has. Some cars are coming out with a flat panel while others have a board that is curved around the edges or in 3D shapes. Correspondingly, molded dash kits are suitable for the latter kind of the dashboard, whereas flat dash kits are perfect for the first-mentioned type.

Molded dash kits are restyling accessories that can be used for improving vehicle's interior looks. They give that extra dimension of sophistication and luxury around your interior consoles and controls you were hungry for. Molded dash kits feature 3D and 2D formed parts that perfectly fit the shape of your dashboard. The 2D molded pieces function similar to flat dash kits; they are designed for slightly curved dash surface. Thus, the 2D molded dash kits cover the flat surface of the panel, while the 3D molded dash units, which are curved around the edges of the board, cover the whole curved area.

Generally, molded dash kits are not built or suitable for all kinds of automobiles. They are specially designed for SUVs and trucks that feature large rounded edge dash surface or 3D shaped surface that can not be covered by flat dash kits.

Usually 3D dash kits include less parts than 2D dash kits. Just one piece of the molded dash kit may sometimes cover the surface where 10 pieces of the flat dash kit should be applied. Also, there are molded dash kits that combine both 2D and 3D pieces.

Why Buy Molded Dash Kits

If you want to enhance the interior of your vehicle, molded dash kits are the perfect way to go. The installation of the kit is very simple and doesn't require much time. Once attached to your car's dashboard, the molded pieces will make it look even more sophisticated and customized than ever before. Made of premium quality materials and with utilizing the latest technologies, they will serve your needs for a lifetime, offering an eye-pleasing atmosphere while driving.

Techniques Adopted For Molded Dash Kits

Molded And Flat Dash Kits

Besides the difference in shape and design, molded and flat dash kits also vary in the way they are manufactured. The methods and techniques used in creating molded pieces are very much different from those that are utilized when producing the flat ones. Whether the molded dash kit is 2D or 3D formed, it is built by using the injection molding procedure and hot press, resulting in sturdy and durable construction. In addition, only premium grade synthetic materials are employed to manufacture molded dash kits.

Price Involved

When it comes to the price, flat dash kits are less expensive in comparison to molded dash kits, which, by the way, are offered in a smaller selection of designs and colors to choose for your vehicle.

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