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They will crack regardless. One piece design, thinner plastic, high stress points. Not just sunlight is causing it
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Mine is still pretty new but what should I do to avoid it? it's the first thing I would see inside
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Mine is still pretty new but what should I do to avoid it? it's the first thing I would see inside
My guess would be find some kind of good plastic conditioner (if thatís even a thing) and if you donít mind the look of it, one of those carpet grandpa dash mats. Another option would be to have your windows tinted with ceramic tint. This stuff lets almost no heat in at all and will keep your interior cooler in the summer even after sitting and Iíve heard retains heat in the winter but not sure on that. You can generally get it in all tint levels, so if you wanted your windshield to be as light as possible go with a 50-70% or even try to find a clear tint.
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Mine is still pretty new but what should I do to avoid it? it's the first thing I would see inside
Take it off and store it inside. Short of that it will still likely crack over time even if it gets all the protection
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Mine is still pretty new but what should I do to avoid it? it's the first thing I would see inside
From what I can tell in both my trucks (work truck dash and LTZ dash) theyíre just junk not much you can do..
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Anyone have a dash mat/carpet they are happy with? Anything I found online looked very cheap.
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It wouldn't be easy (because the dash has to come out) and surely not cheap (just an assumption) but I wonder if a person went through all the trouble of removing the dash, could a fella take it to an upholster shop and have them "glue repair" or "plastic weld" the cracks then put a thin foam over the dash then wrap with a stitched vinyl/leather?

IMO, those interiors could use a nice touch like a leather-wrapped dash anyway and that could kill two birds with one stone? Just a thought.
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I'm sure anything is doable, just how deep in the pockets do you want to go....
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