Go Back   Corvette Forum > C7 Corvette > C7 General Discussion
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ Vendor Directory
Search
C7 General Discussion
General C7 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech Sponsored by
Kerbeck Corvettes

Welcome to Corvetteforum.com!
Welcome to Corvetteforum.com.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Corvetteforum.com today!


Corvette Store
 
 
C7 Parts & Accessories
C6 Parts & Accessories
C5 Parts & Accessories
C4 Parts & Accessories
C3 Parts & Accessories
C2 Parts & Accessories
C1 Parts & Accessories
Wheels & Tires
Sponsored Ads
 
 
Vendor Directory
  
Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-06-2014, 06:29 PM   #1
1965rld
CF Member
 
Member Since: Jan 2014
Default Dash Glare

Anyone have any ideas on helping the dash glare on the new C7. I know there have been some threads about it but have not heard of any remedies. I love my car but the dash glare is very annoying. I checked to see if anyone is making a dash cover which would help but cannot find any yet. Probably soon. Hoping someone has found something that will help. Thanks.
1965rld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 06:33 PM   #2
Glen e
Retired &
Tech Contributor
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Member Since: Sep 2013
Location: Ft Lauderdale
Default

Yup, and why I spent a while trying out diff protectants that reduced the dash gloss. A great one is "Poorboy's Natural Look" from autogeek.net.
Glen e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 06:36 PM   #3
KenHorse
Arrest the Criminal Obama
St. Jude Donor '11-'12-'13
Support Corvetteforum!
 
KenHorse's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2007
Location: Aurora, OR by way of Maui..... The Obama Regime is The Most Dishonest, Corrupt And Criminal In US History©
Default

This on a particular color interior?
__________________
If my avatar offends you more than does the current POTUS, you're dumber than you know......

Last edited by KenHorse; 02-06-2014 at 06:45 PM.
KenHorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 06:40 PM   #4
Zymurgy
Moderator
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Zymurgy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2006
Default

Curious what interior colors and what trim levels that both the OP and Glen e have. Both of these affect what the dash actually is.
Zymurgy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 06:43 PM   #5
1965rld
CF Member
 
Member Since: Jan 2014
Default dash glare

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zymurgy View Post
Curious what interior colors and what trim levels that both the OP and Glen e have. Both of these affect what the dash actually is.
3LT Black Interior.

For me the glare is really bad to the point of making it hard to focus on the road.
1965rld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 06:49 PM   #6
Raiderh20boy
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Raiderh20boy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2013
Location: Bay Area California
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1965rld View Post
3LT Black Interior.

For me the glare is really bad to the point of making it hard to focus on the road.
I also have the 3LT black interior and have NO glare problem at all! Can't imagine it happening off the leather unless someone wiped some type of liquid on it for what I don't know!
Raiderh20boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 06:50 PM   #7
Snake.Oiler
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '13, '14
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Snake.Oiler's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2010
Location: F'burg VA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1965rld View Post
3LT Black Interior.

For me the glare is really bad to the point of making it hard to focus on the road.
Did you put armor-all on it? Or some other equivalent type of product?
Snake.Oiler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 06:52 PM   #8
Glen e
Retired &
Tech Contributor
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Member Since: Sep 2013
Location: Ft Lauderdale
Default

2lt black....they all are...in that trim. But you throw some of the auto parts store dash products at it and you get huge reflections. PB is just clean looking...been using it for years.

Wrote it up here:

http://www.stingrayforums.com/forum/....html#post9839

Last edited by Glen e; 02-06-2014 at 06:57 PM.
Glen e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 06:58 PM   #9
1965rld
CF Member
 
Member Since: Jan 2014
Default Dash Glare

Quote:
Originally Posted by Glen e View Post
2lt black....they all are...in that trim. But you throw some of the auto parts store dash products at it and you get huge reflections. PB is just clean looking...been using it for years.
First....no types of products have been put on the dash or windshield so I know that's not the problem.

Maybe I should clarify what I mean by glare. It the reflection of the shape of the dash and the white stitching in the window I'm talking about that is bothering me. It may just be something some people notice more than others. Unfortunately I notice it badly when I'm driving.
1965rld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 07:03 PM   #10
slief
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
slief's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2007
Location: Simi Valley Ca
Default

Hmmm. 2lt black here in sunny (not so today) so cal and I've not experienced this issue. Maybe it's the fact that I have my windows tinted? Or maybe I just haven't driven it with the sun in just the right spot to experience this. Are you guys driving into the sun when this happens?
slief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 07:15 PM   #11
Glen e
Retired &
Tech Contributor
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Member Since: Sep 2013
Location: Ft Lauderdale
Default

Sorry, my discussion above is not using products that make it worse. As it comes from BG, the design and materials do not present a huge problem relative to some other cars.

Last edited by Glen e; 02-06-2014 at 07:18 PM.
Glen e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 07:33 PM   #12
harmonyp
CF Senior Member
 
harmonyp's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2013
Default

In my C6, I got rid of dash glare by buying an inexpensive dash cover. They aren't sexy, but they 100% fix the problem if you're having one. Oops - just noted you mentioned dash covers aren't out yet for C7. Go to a fabric shoppe, and make your own?!
harmonyp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 08:22 PM   #13
SilversledC7
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Dec 2013
Default

Dash glare? I have been very impressed that GM used a matte leather on the dash. I have not seen the first hint of glare here in sunny Florida. Don't use the crap cleaners and protectants that leave a shiny unnatural surface.
SilversledC7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 10:34 PM   #14
1965rld
CF Member
 
Member Since: Jan 2014
Default dash glare

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilversledC7 View Post
Dash glare? I have been very impressed that GM used a matte leather on the dash. I have not seen the first hint of glare here in sunny Florida. Don't use the crap cleaners and protectants that leave a shiny unnatural surface.
It's not light glare. It's the reflection of the dash in the window that is present. It is there just maybe not everyone notices it.
1965rld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 11:27 PM   #15
cmdrwill
CF Senior Member
 
cmdrwill's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2011
Location: Jacksonville FL
Default

Light is refracted when hitting a flat surface producing the glare. I believe it has to do with the angle that the driver is at when looking into the dash. It may have a glare all the time for a 5'9 person and not for a 5'11 or 6 feet person.
Question: what are your two's height. If they are in the same range, that may be the problem.
cmdrwill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 11:38 PM   #16
1965rld
CF Member
 
Member Since: Jan 2014
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmdrwill View Post
Light is refracted when hitting a flat surface producing the glare. I believe it has to do with the angle that the driver is at when looking into the dash. It may have a glare all the time for a 5'9 person and not for a 5'11 or 6 feet person.
Question: what are your two's height. If they are in the same range, that may be the problem.
I'm 6'1
1965rld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 12:12 AM   #17
cmdrwill
CF Senior Member
 
cmdrwill's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2011
Location: Jacksonville FL
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1965rld View Post
I'm 6'1
Can't wait to hear how tall the other person is. That would be interesting if you two were close in height.
cmdrwill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 06:21 AM   #18
SRQStingray
CF Senior Member
 
SRQStingray's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2009
Location: Sarasota Florida
Default

3LT kalahari interior and sunny Florida and no glare problem.
SRQStingray is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 08:00 AM   #19
pgway
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Aug 2013
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1965rld View Post
Anyone have any ideas on helping the dash glare on the new C7. I know there have been some threads about it but have not heard of any remedies. I love my car but the dash glare is very annoying. I checked to see if anyone is making a dash cover which would help but cannot find any yet. Probably soon. Hoping someone has found something that will help. Thanks.
Try covering the dash with **** carpet!
pgway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 08:28 AM   #20
Glenmcp
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Glenmcp's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2013
Location: Central Gulf Coast Florida
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SRQStingray View Post
3LT kalahari interior and sunny Florida and no glare problem.
I have the same in Florida. No glare for me either.
Glenmcp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 08:28 AM
 
Go Back   Corvette Forum > C7 Corvette > C7 General Discussion
Reload this Page Dash Glare
 
 
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:41 AM.


Emails & Password Backup

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2