Reducing the dash glare?

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by Stan-O, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. Stan-O

    Stan-O New Member

    How do people reduce the dash glare on the sunny days? I was driving up/down unpaved roads in the mountains recently and the glare was so horrible I couldn't spot the pot-holes on the road.
     
  2. What color is your dash?

    Maybe someone makes a black dash cover.
     
  3. coutinpe

    coutinpe Active Member

    Do you use Armor All or likewise products to clean your dashboard? I used to have the same problem with my previous cars until I watched some video in YouTube like 4 years ago warning against that and suggesting 'degreasing' the dashboard with alcohol/water solution and continuing to clean it only with a damp cloth.
     
  4. Stan-O

    Stan-O New Member

    Grey/Black-ish. The car interior is beige, but I believe dash is the same color as everyone else's.

    I certainly didn't, maybe the dealer did before I got this car used. Is there a product to make it more matte/non-reflective?
     
  5. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member

    The great @KentuckyKen recommended 303 Protectant, which he says pilots use to prevent shiny, reflective surfaces.
     
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  6. Bay Area

    Bay Area New Member

    I have the Coverking Dashboard cover from Costco.

    https://www.costco.com/coverking-custom-tailored-dashboard-cover.product.11618902.html

    Make sure you order the black. Any other color will still have glare.

    Only one complain about the Coverking cover is that they will cut a hole for the dashboard speaker, which only the Fuel Cell Clarity has it. So you will still see the speaker grill on the windshield.

    The rear window has the same problem. But no one makes a rear deck cover so I'm thinking of just getting a 24" x 40" black automotive carpet. It's flat surface so I can just use double sided tape.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Auto-Pro-1...holstery-Fabric-40-W-By-The-Foot/274360057075
     
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  7. Stan-O

    Stan-O New Member

    Oh, thanks, I wasn't aware of this option. Living in PNW we're lucky to have 60 sunny days a year, so I could only keep it on those days.

    Do you mind sharing a few photos on how does your CoverKing look like once installed? Which material did you get? Do you have any problems maintaining it/keeping it clean and dust free?
     
  8. Mowcowbell

    Mowcowbell Active Member

    Another 303 Protectant fan. Protects the plastic/vinyl without leaving a shiny, greasy residue like Armor-All. We have around 300 sunny days a year, never notice any excessive dash glare.
     
  9. Second this. I'd love to see pictures of the Coverking...
     
  10. Tek_Freek

    Tek_Freek Active Member

    Last edited: Aug 31, 2020
  11. It didn't seem confusing to me, but apparently only the Poly Carpet is available (despite the Costco listing saying "Available in Velour or Poly Carpet"). When you click through, you only see Poly. Probably for the better, since the velour seems to only be only certain non-solid fabrics
     
  12. Bay Area

    Bay Area New Member

    Finally drove the car.

    I cut out and sewed an old piece of carpet to cover the dashboard speaker hole.
     

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  13. Nice. Did it reduce glare?

    You might give them feedback about the speaker--they have different pull downs to select the regular and electric, and since it's probably cut to order (by computer) if they could delete the speaker cutout on the non-fuel cell model that would be great...
     
  14. Ray B

    Ray B Active Member

    Have you tried polarized sunglasses?
     
  15. Stan-O

    Stan-O New Member

    You know what, until I saw your comment, I thought my RX glasses were polarized. I should try them at the store with the visible lighting glare.
     
  16. Ray B

    Ray B Active Member

    If possible you may want to compare linear polarized vs circular polarized sunglasses. One type may work better (I think I read that circular polarized works better for this kind of problem, but I can't find that link now).
     
  17. Tek_Freek

    Tek_Freek Active Member

    Interesting comment re sunglasses. I don't see glare and I'll bet that's why. We've looked into a cover because of living in Las Vegas, but have decided against one, for now.
     

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