Quick Update, received the glove box strip and air vent surrounds in the post this morning,
I quickly ran out to the car and started applying, wiped the dash clean then i lined the glovebox with masking tape which made it easier to line the strip up correctly with the shape of the glove box panel. Stuck in place and gave them a short blast of the hairdryer and a light press on to ensure the 3M backing was well bedded in.
Its important to have the lining up of these parts correct nearly first time, as the strips are wafer thin they can kink or ripple if removed and relayed,
so if possible try to make the lining up as easy as you can,
as you can see below i masked the area around where i wanted to place the strip to try and aid the lining up process, as its not advised to stick and remove it again, not even once as this can cause a ripple in the metal which you wont be able to straighten again, so it's basicly a one chance to stick it,
also as you can see in the pictures below, the glove box lip at the top is not a straight edge, so you will have to straighten it by eye judgment rather than the edge of the glove box.
I'll take more pictures in the morning, experiencing difficulty uploading,
Also fitted the upper vent surrounds which are razor sharp on the edges prior to sticking them flush to the dash,
Sliced my thumb almost an inch long while fitting the left passenger one, I didn't realise I had done until I reached for a haribo Tangtastic sour sweet, lifted me out of it stung like bejeasus
So anyone fitting the vent surrounds take car you don't want to slice your thumb in half when smoothing them on to the dash.
My next mod is to purchase a set of speaker surrounds from the same seller, i spoke to him earlier today about purchasing a set of four as my focus is a five door,
I would like to have speaker surrounds on all four speakers, he has informed me that the surrounds are currently only available for the front door speakers, although he is starting trials of the rear speaker surrounds at the beginning of next month,
So I'm going to standby and wait to purchase them next month to save a bit on postage, buy them all together.
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Lenny... The glovebox strip... Do you reckon that if a thin strip of perspex was cut exactly the same size as the stainless trim,the perspex bonded to the g/box, then the trim on the perspex (with me so far?) Then a discreet hole was drilled on the inside of the g/box door, just big enough to poke a single LED through, do you reckon the laser cut "FOCUS" emblem would glow at night? (think along similar lines as to how the LED ford badges work). If the hole in the back of the glovebox door extended into the thin perspex (offset to the FOCUS cut-out) I reckon it would give off a really low tone glow at night if it was hooked up to one of the dashlights...Whaddya reckon?