We’ve written numerous times about the art of pulling dash and other modern plastic interior pieces. But no amount of care will prevent damage if you don’t have the right tools. Here’s your chance to stock up in one shot: Eastwood’s 10-piece nylon pry tool set.
Eastwood claims this set was originally designed for an OE vehicle manufacturer, and includes ten various pry tools, all made of glass-filled nylon. However, they claim that three of the tools are slightly softer than the rest — perfect for applying additional pressure without risking your expensive plastic panels.
Speaking from first-hand experience in the Toolmonger shop, you need a set like this if you’re planning to tackle any serious interior or stereo work. Without ’em you’re sure to find yourself trying out a screwdriver or other metallic object instead — with consequences ranging from living with a big-ass scratch to spending more than the cost of your new stereo replacing damaged panels.
This certainly isn’t the only set available — and at $40, it’s not the cheapest. But I like the fact that Eastwood packs in such a variety of tools that you’re likely to find one that’ll make any particular interior job much easier. That’s a win in my book.
10-Piece Nylon Pry Tool Kit [Eastwood Co.]