2009 - 2011 RX8 Gauge Pod - Masking

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Make sure you have a good roll of painters tape, because if you are anything like me, one mask isn't good enough.  I masked, cut, masked, cut, over and over until I was 100% sure I was not going to cut too far into the pod.


In the image above, you can see where I masked and the start of the cutting.  If you have never worked with a Dremel before, this is the part you get to play around a little without ruining the pod.  Start off with a low speed until you get the hang of the tool, then slowly move the speed up to a point where you are balancing speed and control.  Be VERY careful not to tilt the Dremel while you are cutting or you are going to snap the cutting tool and have a shard fly somewhere.

Cutting Progress

As you cut a little off, go back, sit the pod on the car, and measure.  I did this numerous times just to get an idea of exactly what pieces are going to come off indefinitely.  This is where the extra speaker grill will come in handy if you ordered one.  I used it as a template for my cutting so that I could make sure to match the exact size of the dash.