FAQs—GMC Dash Cover
- I got a new dashboard cover for my GMC. But as I removed the old mat, there’s still glue stuck on the surface. How can I remove the leftover glue? Is there a good alternative to adhesive remover?
You can wipe off the residual glue with soap and water. You can also use rubbing alcohol. Just dab a small amount and clean off the remaining adhesive on the surface. These are good alternatives to using adhesive remover. Once the dash is already clean, you can now put on the new cover.
- The cover I got won’t stick to the dashboard. I think the problem is with the fastener. Is there anything I can do to fix the adhesive that won’t hold? Or should I just return the cover and get a new one?
Try cleaning the dashboard first with mild detergent. You can also wipe it clean using rubbing alcohol. The fastener may not stick easily because of the protectant used. By cleaning the surface and keeping it dry, the adhesive will eventually hold. If after several applications, the fastener still won’t stick, call the seller and ask for a replacement as needed.
- What’s a great way to keep the cover clean without ruining the material or fading the color of the mat? I have no good idea what type of cleaner to use. My GMC dash cover is already seven months old, and I haven’t done any cleaning or washing since.
You can easily wash the cover with warm water—this is great for spot cleaning. For dust and small particles stuck on the cover, you can use a car vacuum. As much as possible, don’t use chemicals for cleaning, as these can ruin the material and sometimes even affect the color of the cover.
- How do I prevent fading on my dashboard cover? The last one I had was already discolored. I want to know how I can prevent this. I’m replacing the old cover.
Dash covers and dash mats fade in time. But, one way you can prevent this from happening is by using your windshield sun shade, especially when the car is parked. The shade will help keep the sun’s harsh rays from getting directly to the dashboard, keeping heat off the dash. If you’re shopping for a new cover, get one that’s UV treated or has UV inhibitor as a feature. The cover will be better protected against discoloration.
- I’m looking at carpet dash mats/covers since I’m more familiar with this material. What makes the carpet cover a practical choice compared to other types of dashboard covers?
Carpet dash covers are known for reducing light reflections. As such, they can prevent harsh glare. The material also gives some warmth to the look of the car interior. You will have a wide range of choices with carpet because of the various colors available for this type of cover. And since this is the most common dashboard material used, you get great choices at good prices.
- My friend is selling his velour dashboard cover that’s compatible with my vehicle. It’s a great price. What are the advantages of using a dashboard cover that’s made of this material?
Velour has a soft, luxurious touch. This makes a velour dashboard cover a great option if you want something that doesn’t look cheap and ordinary. Aside from its great look and feel, the velour dash cover also offers good sun protection. It also doesn’t shrink even when exposed to varying temperatures.
- I’m replacing the old carpet cover for my dashboard. I want to explore other types of cover aside from velour. Can you tell me something about other options?
Suede dash covers give a smooth luxurious look and feel, and they don’t deteriorate easily even under the harsh sunlight. They’re easy to clean as well, and they provide good dashboard protection. If you want a seamless look, molded dash covers are great options. They have a poly-carpet exterior, and they’re lined with a thermo-formed backing. These covers match the contours of the dashboard perfectly. For customization, you can use a printed cover. Printed covers offer a wide variety of styles, patterns, and colors that will make the dashboard stand out and the car interior pop.