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Hi! I'm taking delivery of a carribean blue cube tomorrow. I want an applique set, but the dealer is asking $255 installed. If I'm handy/crafty, can I install these myself?

Thanks for your advice!
 

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If this is what you like, then you can find these types of things cheaper on eBay and install them yourself if you are crafty.
 

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mandacube,

The applique you get from the dealer is most likely the same kit you can by from a variety of vendors including fleabay. I've installed many of these kits and they're fairly easy to do by anyone with a good eye and steady hands. The key to installing them right is making sure the surfaces are absolutely clean and you have them properly aligned. If the surface is very clean they won't pop back up, but the down side is that they'll stick like crazy so there's no room for error. - Dan
 

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The real Japanese Maple I put in My Chrysler SRT-8 looks awesome and have gotten lots of compliments. It took about 1 1/2hrs to put in the 40+ pieces. The previous post is correct you get one chance to get it right. Put it in place with the backing on first to eyeball and practice. The one thing that throws some people is the outer protective resin coating. It is a non hardening resin and about 1/32 " thick so to the touch it feels like fake wood. But anyone who looks at it can tell it is real wood veneer underneath. I am planing on doing the wife's cube... Then putting on the trim pieces...lol :p
 

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Could someone possibly post a picture of the appliques for me? Specifically the ones on the arm rests? The bolt that is in that little "finger hole" drives me crazy, I know it's going to get so gunked up with stuff.....do the appliques cover that well at all or just go around it? Thanks!

Michelle
 

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Lynia143 said:
Could someone possibly post a picture of the appliques for me? Specifically the ones on the arm rests? The bolt that is in that little "finger hole" drives me crazy, I know it's going to get so gunked up with stuff.....do the appliques cover that well at all or just go around it? Thanks!

Michelle
I just installed mine yesterday, come check them out

http://www.nissancubelife.com/forum/index.php?topic=2014.0
 

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Thank you so much! They look great! Don't solve my bolt issue, but they still look fantastic:)
 

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It's pretty easy to install the trim appliques. I put a set on my PT Cruiser several years ago, turned out fine. , still looked great years later. You have to be careful and test-fit the pieces first, especially around the interior door handles, but that' s about the hardest part. If you can put on a band-aid, you can do it!
Just ordered a red carbon fiber dash kit for Wally from Auto Anything- can't wait to get it and install! Should liven the interior up a lot!
 

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Wally's dash kit came in yesterday, and I installed the whole thing- man, does it ever look flashy now!
Will post photos very soon. Install was super easy except for the shifter plate surround and the instrument cluster surround were kinda big and awkward.
Off to the Caffeine Cruisers meet- "E" you later!
 

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mandacube said:
Hi! I'm taking delivery of a carribean blue cube tomorrow. I want an applique set, but the dealer is asking $255 installed. If I'm handy/crafty, can I install these myself?

Thanks for your advice!
Several people have said you can and done it. Look thru some of the post associated to it and you will find more on the topic.
 

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I asked my dealer and wanted close to $100 to install them. The thing is already overpriced, so I aint gonna get overcharged on the install too. I'll get it done myself. Its just annoying cause if I screw up, its gonna be costly.

I think the smart thing is to do install the back seat ones first to get a feel for it, then do the front set.
 

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A hundred bucks to put on STICKERS? That's nuts. believe me, it"s an easy job. You could probly do it in 15 mins, 20 if you're careful. Do the bck seats fist, for practice, and DON'T Get ripped off!
 

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davesecx said:
I asked my dealer and wanted close to $100 to install them. The thing is already overpriced, so I aint gonna get overcharged on the install too. I'll get it done myself. Its just annoying cause if I screw up, its gonna be costly.

I think the smart thing is to do install the back seat ones first to get a feel for it, then do the front set.
You wonder why they are called stealers by many. I installed mine yesterday. Took literally 10 mins to do. They are shaped to the door insert. The cupped portion where your hand fits to open/close the door has to go into the hole and cannot be put in wrong. You can't screw this up no matter how dumb or incompetent you are.
 
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