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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:02 pm

Guys,
Just noticed something really strange. On the passenger side door overlay, the labeling for the door lock switch is reversed. The word "Lock" is inboard instead of outboard. Caught that when I reached into the window to unlock the door and kept locking it instead. I immediately called and e-mailed www.carid.com, and they are handling it great. They are getting me a replacement overlay for the door, free of charge of course. Wonder how that happened. The driver's side door is correctly labeled.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:38 pm

Whoever made the graphic put the text backwards in Photoshop.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:44 pm

Riv brothers i need an opinion...
i've looked though all the posts (its not like i have nothing better to do its just that i love my baby to much) and i guess sherwood is the best option BUT there are no parts for the rear...is that right?
Now im just concerned because about a year maybe 2 ago i ordered a dash kit for my 01 suzuki xl-7...when i got the shit i wasnt happy at all and after a few days i put it up, took it off right away it was pure sticker dash kit, i never seen such a cheap quality which wasnt even 2D... im not sure but i think it was the BD kit... and im just afraid that its going 2 happen again... but i do have to do something about it because my interior is to much of the same dark tone... thanks to anyone that would read and reply...
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:55 pm

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Riv brothers i need an opinion...
i've looked though all the posts (its not like i have nothing better to do its just that i love my baby to much) and i guess sherwood is the best option BUT there are no parts for the rear...is that right?
Now im just concerned because about a year maybe 2 ago i ordered a dash kit for my 01 suzuki xl-7...when i got the shit i wasnt happy at all and after a few days i put it up, took it off right away it was pure sticker dash kit, i never seen such a cheap quality which wasnt even 2D... im not sure but i think it was the BD kit... and im just afraid that its going 2 happen again... but i do have to do something about it because my interior is to much of the same dark tone... thanks to anyone that would read and reply...

No pieces for the rear in the Sherwood kit, but the BD kit that Jack installed had some for the rear armrests.

I'm not sure what you want to know, but the Sherwood kit I installed was not a simple sticker.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:12 pm

what about the BD?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:24 pm

vovchik wrote:
what about the BD?

What about it? All I know is what Jack wrote in this thread. It wasn't good. He wasn't that happy with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:19 pm

vovchik - If you were able to remove the overlays, it wasn't a BD Trims kit. Those pieces will not come off.

Write the company you're interested in and ask for samples.

If you're willing to ride the hell out of BD Trims and spend months nagging them for replacement pieces, you can eventually get a good dash kit out of them. It won't have the lettering for the window switches, but it will look good. My problem was, I got several pieces with dust in them, and several with damage to the surface that looked like they'd been stacked on top of each other before they were cured. It took a long time to get clean replacement pieces. Some pieces they had to redo 3 time before they could produce a clean copy.

I have one installed piece where the top layer started coming up, just a little, but it hasn't progressed. In another place it looks like the print layer is developing a bumpiness. Neither fault is really noticeable, but neither should have happened at all.

I'm very happy with the final result I got, but Lordy it was a fight getting there.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:29 pm

vovchik wrote:
Riv brothers i need an opinion...
i've looked though all the posts (its not like i have nothing better to do its just that i love my baby to much) and i guess sherwood is the best option BUT there are no parts for the rear...is that right?
Now im just concerned because about a year maybe 2 ago i ordered a dash kit for my 01 suzuki xl-7...when i got the shit i wasnt happy at all and after a few days i put it up, took it off right away it was pure sticker dash kit, i never seen such a cheap quality which wasnt even 2D... im not sure but i think it was the BD kit... and im just afraid that its going 2 happen again... but i do have to do something about it because my interior is to much of the same dark tone... thanks to anyone that would read and reply...
As Jack said you can request samples online from some of these companies.
That will give you an idea of quality and color that you might be thinking about.
If you can live without the pieces for the rear of the car, I liked what i saw of the Sherwood Kit and that is the one I would buy. Just my $0.02.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:54 pm

you see guys i would love the quality of the sherwood kit with the quantity of the BD kit, please tell me theres another option if any of you guys are geminis you would know in what position im at right now... frown

yea and i dont really have the patience jack has.... ( 2 deal with crappy customer service... ive had enough with fcukin bell and rogers)
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:21 pm

I didn't install all the pieces in the BD kit. I wouldn't install all the pieces in the Sherwood kit.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:59 pm

Got the replacement passenger door overlay yesterday, and it was labeled correctly this time. Put it on right away. Had to trash the one that was on there to get it off, but it came off with some prying.

www.carid.com was a pleasure to deal with. They returned my e-mails promptly and expedited the replacement. I give them a big thumbs up, and wouldn't hesitate to give them my business again. thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:30 am

I love all that wood, especially when it follows the natural lines into the door panels (hello GM stylists!!) I just can't get around the 'gaps' that are left between the beautiful new surfaces, and the original-color rings around the gauges, registers, etc...

If they included little concave blackout rings in their package, I'd be all over it!! dunno
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:26 am

Eldo wrote:
I love all that wood, especially when it follows the natural lines into the door panels (hello GM stylists!!) I just can't get around the 'gaps' that are left between the beautiful new surfaces, and the original-color rings around the gauges, registers, etc...

If they included little concave blackout rings in their package, I'd be all over it!! dunno

I guess some of us are more detail oriented than others. The kit makes such a vast improvement in an otherwise bland interior, and that is what I notice most. You could paint the areas you notice most. I think it wouldn't be hard for me to do that now come to think of it. Just have to get the right color.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:22 am

I think it looks GREAT!! thumbsup

LARRY70GS wrote:
I guess some of us are more detail oriented than others.
I disagree about being detail oriented, I am ANAL about details!!!
I just think this would be one personís preference that is different than another personís preference!

LARRY70GS wrote:
The kit makes such a vast improvement in an otherwise bland interior, and that is what I notice most.
agree
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:25 am

99Rivman wrote:
I think it looks GREAT!! thumbsup

LARRY70GS wrote:
I guess some of us are more detail oriented than others.
I disagree about being detail oriented, I am ANAL about details!!!
I just think this would be one personís preference that is different than another personís preference!

LARRY70GS wrote:
The kit makes such a vast improvement in an otherwise bland interior, and that is what I notice most.
agree

I thought detail oriented sounded better than ANAL lol
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PostSubject: woodgrain dash kit   Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:46 am

has anyone bought or installed one of these ...if so ..where dod you get yours from? and how do you install it?
one interior shop told me 350 for it and install .

but if i can order it and do it myself..i can save money...thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:58 am

I got my kit from www.carid.com It's a Sherwood kit, and much nicer than the BD kit.

http://www.carid.com/1998-buick-riviera-wood-grain-dash-kits/

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:13 pm

dboydakid wrote:
has anyone bought or installed one of these ...if so ..where dod you get yours from? and how do you install it?
one interior shop told me 350 for it and install .


If they're good, pay 'em and be done with it. This job can take time, and you don't want a misaligned piece permanently stuck to your car, or a piece with a bubble trapped underneath (be very careful to work the air out as you lay the piece on, if you do it yourself).
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:31 pm

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dboydakid wrote:
has anyone bought or installed one of these ...if so ..where dod you get yours from? and how do you install it?
one interior shop told me 350 for it and install .


If they're good, pay 'em and be done with it. This job can take time, and you don't want a misaligned piece permanently stuck to your car, or a piece with a bubble trapped underneath (be very careful to work the air out as you lay the piece on, if you do it yourself).

I agree, 350.00 installed is a good price. I paid about 250.00 for the kit. Mine was real Rosewood though. The hardest part was the actual dash piece. It consisted of the 2 largest pieces in the kit. I found it easier to completely remove the dash and take it inside to do. You need to take your time when lining it up to get the best fit. Once you press it down, it does not come apart easily. The rest of the install is easy. Most important, is to clean everything with Prep-Sol and rubbing alcohol to get all the wax and Armor-all off, so that you get good adhesion. The Sherwood kit I bought had the lettering labeling the switches. It was a well made kit.


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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:17 pm

Larry is right...If you do it yourself, remove the dash and go with the Sherwood Kit. teach
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:58 pm

Has anyone ever used 3M 1080 sheets? I think everything would have to be removed to look OK but it would be much less expensive.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:05 pm

Scott:

I had to do a quick Google to learn exactly what you're talking about...I don't see why it wouldn't work and I would be interested to see someone try it.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:24 pm

Sure, you could use that. It would be more work I think, because you would have to cut it to fit around the gauges and switches. It wouldn't be labeled either, but I suppose that you could get around that. I like the wood grain look. I don't see that in the choices. What color would you use?

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:27 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: BD Trims and Sherwood Dash Kit Installation   Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:39 pm

ghpcnm wrote:
CHECK THIS OUT:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DarTJsvbaQk&feature=related

Wow, that's awesome. Love the ACDC too rock

That's a lot of work to do a dash! Wonder how durable it is.

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