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Has anyone bought a dashboard cover for their car recently? If so, were you satisfied with it? What companies out there make the best cap to really look like it belongs? Thanks, Ed
 

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Searching, Searching, Searching.
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Like Rowdie says- (he's a man of few words) do a search. There's heaps on dash covers.
 

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I just installed a Coveraly Brand and it fit like a glove....You have to really look it over to see it's a cover.

 

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Thanks DB51 for that picture and info. Looks great..Did you have to glue it down, or just lay it over the dash? Ed
 

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Ed...I bought the cover from Coverlay online. I don't know what color your interior is, but my cover came in black. I ordered vinyl dye from WorldUPH.com. They matched the color perfectly. It was a simple matter to dye (paint it)

You need to order a cleaner to prep it with. I used a Scotchguard pad to dull the finish, sat it on a sawhorse and painted it. Let it dry for 24 hours....I checked the fit prior to painting. It fit so well I wouldn't even need to glue it.

It comes with a special silicone and you only lay a bead around the outside endge of the cover, plus around the vent holes. Press it in place...make sure you weight in around the defroster vests with some books to make sure it lays down...voila...you're done.

If that's a blue interior, you're in luck...it is a very easy color to match and spray.
 

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dash cover

Thanks for that information. I do have a blue interior. Ed
 

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Greeting the cover looks good.... I have purchased Dash Cap, for my 190 and another for my 80 SLC.
Now begs the question, Removing the A Pillar molding on the SLC. It appears that the fasteners are not the same as the 190(ie pop in and out) I do not want to damage the A pillar, but must remove to have the Dash Cap fit the corners.
Any Help on removal ?
Thanks,
Henderson
 

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A pillar removal instructions.

Greeting the cover looks good.... I have purchased Dash Cap, for my 190 and another for my 80 SLC.
Now begs the question, Removing the A Pillar molding on the SLC. It appears that the fasteners are not the same as the 190(ie pop in and out) I do not want to damage the A pillar, but must remove to have the Dash Cap fit the corners.
Any Help on removal ?
Thanks,
Henderson
Do you have a manual? If not you can download a freebie from the sticky section.It should be in there. S/be in section 68-400 items.
 

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Greeting the cover looks good.... I have purchased Dash Cap, for my 190 and another for my 80 SLC.
Now begs the question, Removing the A Pillar molding on the SLC. It appears that the fasteners are not the same as the 190(ie pop in and out) I do not want to damage the A pillar, but must remove to have the Dash Cap fit the corners.
Any Help on removal ?
Thanks,
Henderson
I don't know about the A pillars in a SLC, but the the pillars behind the rear window (is that the "B" or "C" pillar since there is no pillar behind the door glass??) just slide fore and aft to release "L" shaped hooks that are perpendicular to, and slide into, little slots in the metal pillar.

I popped mine off and back on with no trouble looking at the cowl shades in the fixed window. God I want to fix those flaking pieces of painted plastic SO BAD!!!!

JetPaul
 
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