FAQs— Pontiac Dash Cover
- The Pontiac dash cover that I bought seems to conceal some parts of the speaker. Will it affect the sound that comes out of the speaker?
The dash cover, especially the mat-type cover, will not in any way affect the sound produced by the speaker. Since the mat material is just soft, it allows the sound to pass through without any distortion. The dash cover, in fact, can do your speakers more good than harm as it can protect the speakers from the harsh effects of sun rays. It also helps protect the speakers from scratches and other forms of damage on the speaker’s surface.
- I’ve read some cases when the adhesive didn’t stick well onto the dash surface during dash cover installation. What could be the cause of this and how can it be avoided?
It’s possible that the dash surface is dirty when you installed the cover, making the adhesive unable to stick well onto the surface. Carefully remove the dash cover and, with a clean cloth and rubbing alcohol, wipe the dash clean. Make sure the area has dried thoroughly and is immaculately clean before attempting to install your Pontiac dash cover. It is wise to use the adhesive that comes with the cover.
- When applying the adhesive unto the back of my Pontiac dash cover, what size of adhesive is enough to keep the cover in place?
The right size of the adhesive bead that you should put on must be about the size of a pencil. The bead should be around 1/2" away from the edge of the cover and must be applied around the cover’s perimeter.
- I ordered an unpainted Pontiac dash cover so I can decide on what color to put on. Can you give me some tips on how I can paint it properly?
Before painting, it pays to pre-fit the dash cover first to ensure proper fit. Then make it a point to clean the surface that will be painted. Any dirt on the surface can affect paint adhesion and the smoothness of the painted surface. Make sure the cover is dry before painting. When painting, aim for 3 light coats of paint and see to it that the nozzle isn’t too close to the surface. If you are too close to the surface and you apply thick paint, it’s more likely to clump and run.
- A friend told me that before installing a dash cover, it is a good idea to warm up the adhesive. Is that true? If so, how can I warm the adhesive up?
Yes, warming up the adhesive can help soften it and make it flow out of the tube easier. You can do this by placing the tube containing the silicone adhesive into a glass of warm water and allowing it to absorb the heat for a minute or two. Once it has warmed up, you won’t have a hard time squeezing it out of the tube and applying it along the edges of the dash cover.
- Besides breathing new life to the dash and protecting it against elements and human abuse, what other advantage can I get if I will outfit my Pontiac with a dash cover?
If you travel with pets, the more you’ll benefit from a dash cover as it will allow you to put your small pet in front, allowing it to enjoy the view. You can do that without the fear about the damage the paws of your pet can inflict into the dash surface. With a dashboard cover, your dear four-legged buddy has a comfortable place to stay on that isn’t slippery.
- My Pontiac interior has suede leather appointments that help make it more luxurious. Is there a dash cover that will match such material?
Yes, you can now find suede dashboard cover than can be fitted over the dash like a mat. This cover material won’t just complement the appearance and feel of the suede leather appointments in your interior, but it will also make your dash match the luxurious style of your Pontiac’s cabin. What’s best is it also serves as a guard against the windshield glare that isn’t just annoying but also hazardous to the driver. Muck like other dash covers, the suede cover is also efficient in protecting the dash against harmful sun rays.