Tetondoc
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No more glare from trim above main screen!

Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:15 pm

Ever been blinded by glare from the chrome trim above the display on your Bolt? I applied 3M DiNoc carbon fiber vinyl to the trim piece yesterday = no more glare! Looks great, matches the interior of the car well. Total cost was about $10 in materials off Amazon.

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gbobman
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Re: No more glare from trim above main screen!

Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:18 pm

How is the sensitivity of the touch screen impacted?
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hodad66
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Re: No more glare from trim above main screen!

Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:05 pm

looks great, I need to do this!!
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Re: No more glare from trim above main screen!

Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:58 pm

gbobman wrote:How is the sensitivity of the touch screen impacted?


It was added to the trim, not the screen.
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gbobman
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Re: No more glare from trim above main screen!

Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:21 am

LeftieBiker wrote:It was added to the trim, not the screen.

Ahh, I misunderstood. Thank you.
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Re: No more glare from trim above main screen!

Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:19 pm

did you remove the chrome or cover it in place?
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Tetondoc
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Re: No more glare from trim above main screen!

Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:11 pm

Covered it in place. I used the 3M primer to coat the edges of the chrome piece so the vinyl would stick better (primer didn't seem to leave any noticeable stain or residue on the chrome when it dried, almost more of a cleaner than a primer). Then used blow drier to heat the vinyl and a v shaped plastic wedge to press vinyl into the gap between chrome and the rest of dash. Then just trimmed vinyl with an exacto using the edge of the chrome trim piece as my guide. The primer "pens" and applicator tools are available as a kit on Amazon. Easy-peasy!

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Re: No more glare from trim above main screen!

Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:59 pm

That is an amazing stupid place for the stylists to have put a reflective piece of chrome. I've bought some black 1-1/2" vinyl electrical tape to do the job.

peteblair
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Re: No more glare from trim above main screen!

Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:03 pm

I did the ghetto fix, black electrical tape. :)

flamaest
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Re: No more glare from trim above main screen!

Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:38 pm

I was also blinded the other day by the edge of the Chevy logo on the steering wheel... just sayin'

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