This actually is a pretty impressive part once installed if your expectations are not overly high. It fits snug (very tight) over your existing cracked dash and you affix it by putting silicone around the perimeter. Once in place the obvious indicators of it not being original are the lack of simulated stitching on the leading edge and the larger perforations for the center speaker. The good thing about this unit is that your dash pad can have large chunks missing and it still will work! You can install this without removing the dash, great for the daily driver that you do not want to spend hundreds of dollars on or take the time to R&R the dash. If you are looking make your car "really" sharp this is not the way to go. In the end it looks like what it is, a plastic cover. Made of durable plastic with correct texture. This dash can be painted, we recommend SEM brand plastic and vinyl paint.