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Old 02-16-2013, 12:57 PM   #1
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Anyone have a dash mat in their Sprinter?

The other day I was carrying a piece of cargo in front of my passenger seat and I was concerned about it scratching the glove box lid. My solution was to drape a black bath mat over the dash down across the glove box lid. Worked great but that is not why I am writing this.

I find the amount of glare off of the dashboard that reflects back on the windshield in bright sunlight bothersome. With the nice non-reflective black bath mat laying on the dash presto, clear unobstructed vision. Like Dolby noise reduction for your eyes!

I am interested in putting a black non reflective cover over the dash. It has to be black or it won't maximize the low glare effect I am after. My search has not turned up much but I did find a product available through RockAuto.com made by Dash Designs. They offer way too many different materials making it hard too choose. In a attempt to find the least reflective black material I am torn between their "Foss FiberŪ Carpet" and "Dashtex Fabric". Does anyone have any experience with their products? Curious about the fit as well as the materials.

-OR- Does anyone have a dash cover in their Sprinter they would recommend?

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Old 02-16-2013, 02:39 PM   #2
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The other day I was carrying a piece of cargo in front of my passenger seat and I was concerned about it scratching the glove box lid. My solution was to drape a black bath mat over the dash down across the glove box lid. Worked great but that is not why I am writing this.

I find the amount of glare off of the dashboard that reflects back on the windshield in bright sunlight bothersome. With the nice non-reflective black bath mat laying on the dash presto, clear unobstructed vision. Like Dolby noise reduction for your eyes!

I am interested in putting a black non reflective cover over the dash. It has to be black or it won't maximize the low glare effect I am after. My search has not turned up much but I did find a product available through RockAuto.com made by Dash Designs. They offer way too many different materials making it hard too choose. In a attempt to find the least reflective black material I am torn between their "Foss FiberŪ Carpet" and "Dashtex Fabric". Does anyone have any experience with their products? Curious about the fit as well as the materials.

-OR- Does anyone have a dash cover in their Sprinter they would recommend?

Thanks!
Good question. I always wondered why people used ArmorAll or other stuff to shine up a dash board.... seemed to be counterproductive to me. Do they make any kind of "matte" finish ArmorAll or similar product that would work?

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Old 02-16-2013, 03:48 PM   #3
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My dash has a built-in tray on the driver's side over the instrument cluster with a cup holder that's too small to hold any cup I own, an openable compartment in the center over the radio that's just the right size to hold a clipboard or my copy of Next Exit, and another built-in tray on the passenger size with another miniscule cup holder inside the tray. There isn't really any place to put a cover. Glare doesn't bother me much anyway; any reflections of the dashboard on the inside of the windshield are usually from things I've stashed in the built-in trays, not from the dashboard itself, and the reflections are low enough in my field of vision to not be terribly distracting.

Felt cloth would be perfectly adequate for your cover, if you can find it, in whatever color best suits you. You've never seen glare off a pool table or casino gaming table, have you? They're all covered in felt.
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Hmmm, we don't have a dash mat, also don't have a lot of problem with glare.

We have cup holders in the usual place, also two more in the glove box lid.


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I put a non-slip plastic kitchen cover on my dash. I can now put my phone, GPS, sun glasses and other small items on th dash and they don't slip and slide around. A secondary benefit is the lack of glare.
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