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post #1 of 12 Old 05-27-2012, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Question Dashboard Covers

My C2011's interior is black and the top of the dashboard below the window is a good 1.5' wide so it can get really hot when sitting outside even for short periods. This doesn't help the A/C.

Will a light colored cover help and if so where might one be gotten that fits right?

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post #2 of 12 Old 05-27-2012, 02:34 PM
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Of course will help A/C. Black surfacer "traps" more light.

But..... a cover ..... mmmm i really dont like them.


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i purchased one for my compass it's black to match the interior so it doesn't seem cooler but it softens the interior feel. I placed a picture of it in my garage.
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Dean, where did you get it?


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Windshield reflector

You can pickup a foil windshield reflector for a few bucks. Even dollar stores sell them. They reflect everything.

A light colour on the dash becomes a visibility problem. You'll see the reflection in the windshield and make driving unsafe. That is one reason the majority are black. Just put a sheet of paper or other items and you'll see them depending on where they are placed but do reflect.

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Agree tripplec

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Ordered mine from the Carcoverplanet.com $64.99 all in.
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Dash Protection

Hi,

I had my windshield done with UV protection film. My Compass sits outside and also has dark interior.

It is not tinted and you cannot see it but it sure does help keep the interior cooler and it also helps when driving as you don't get that hot when your are driving in the sunlight.

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G, would you mind telling about the $ for the UV film


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Hi,

I had this done about a year ago and it was around $125 CDN, if I recall correctly. As I mentioned, my Jeep sits outside all four seasons and the summer it can get hot out. I had my driver and passenger side tinted to legal specs and had the film put on in windshield about 6 months later after researching around a bit.

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Found the carpet cover on eBay, $50 shipped, 10 colors

Jeep Compass CARPET DASH COVER MAT DASHBOARD PAD | eBay


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