One of my co-workers used this method a few years ago. It worked well but he melted the passenger seat on his Dodge pickup. He is DEFINITELY banannas by the way.De-iced my 2019 LX after a mild ice-storm by putting an electric heater/fan inside for an hour. This softened the ice and separated it on most of the glass. Easy to remove. Just near the wipers not enough heat. Re-located the fan. The snow that mixed after is a real weird soft but "welded" together mess that won't come off the roof, hood or trunk at all. Still too much hard snow/ice between the windshield and hood but wipers should clear.
Left the doors wide open to cool the inside to ambient so re-freeze doesn't weld the car shut overnight. I'll go close it up in 30 minutes after checking for ice on the seals.
My neighbours probably think I'm bananas. Can't dispute that.
I placed the heater/fan on a small plank of plywood for stability so it couldn't tip over and blow hot at the seats.One of my co-workers used this method a few years ago. It worked well but he melted the passenger seat on his Dodge pickup. He is DEFINITELY banannas by the way.
I'm betting you're a bit smarter than that guy though and won't burn your car interior ?.
Black chrome would have been ok, if it didn’t water spot and actually matched anything else on the car. I also don’t like any kind of chrome, which is why all of mine has been painted, powdercoated or vinyl wrapped. Just an option that I preferred over Honda’s questionable choiceI can't say that the copper looks better than the black chrome. Not my cup of tea.
Looks great!Experimented with vinyl wrapping. Started small, with the center console of my HAH Touring: View attachment 517969
I thought the wood vinyl (Vvivid Mountain Oak) would come out closer to the wood trim already in the car, and I made a few mistakes in the application, but I'm fairly pleased with it and may not change it. But I do need to figure out how to do the door over the center pocket.
The piece came out easily, once I got over being bashful about prying parts off. Just pry off the two leather (or plastic) strips to either side of the console, then the strip over the glove box. The entire panel then comes up easily. (It will loosen the strip under the "start" button as well, or you can loosen it yourself. But that doesn't have to come off.) The HAH had three wire harnesses to disconnect.
Once it's off and you bring the console inside, you can remove the two plastic-chrome pieces to get to just the console itself by removing five philliips screws each. Heat on the vinyl was necessary, and wrapping the vinyl around the edges will make re-assembly tight but prevent seams.