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Old 07-11-2019, 01:37 PM
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:16 PM
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Gatr...

The power of the airbag is so strong, it "likely" wouldn't make much difference what you do...

If it looks bad again, I'd just wrap the entire dash in vinyl or leatherette!
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I'm semi kidding about the helmet.
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Gatr...

The power of the airbag is so strong, it "likely" wouldn't make much difference what you do...

If it looks bad again, I'd just wrap the entire dash in vinyl or leatherette!
Plus, if it's a Takata airbag, the shrapnel will cut a nice hole in the coverlay for the airbag to follow
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:12 AM
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How's your dash holding up nfn?
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I developed, just today, the notorious dash crack by the passenger airbag. I took care of the dash. I parked in my garage every night. I put on sunshades. I was confident that the dash crack would not come to my doorstop. Well, it kicked in my front door, shot me, and then left. The value of my car just went down by an order of magnitude. I have 131K miles on the car now.



Now I have four options (in order of ascending cost):

1. Do nothing and drive the car as is. Dash crack will only get worse with time.
2. Get a fabric dash mat. Ugly as sin, and a band-aid fix.
3. Get a plastic dash cover. Not as bad as above, but still ugly. Will not use screws.
4. Ask Acura to see about covering a portion of the dash repair. I know the corporate ops manager at a local dealer (former Navy Captain and CO). If they say no, then I would either go with one of the above options or below.
5. Sell the car meow and get a newer car.
It's literally just a crack in the dash, why are you being so dramatic about it?
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:51 PM
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There was one thing I didn't expect to happen with these dashboards, they have a chance of peeling / breaking in pieces. This happens way after the cracks form and the cracks spread all over and the crack gaps are fairly large. I've seen it on a few dashboards.
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:23 PM
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It's literally just a crack in the dash, why are you being so dramatic about it?
Just sucks.
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Old 07-14-2019, 12:23 AM
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He takes care of the car, garages it and everything. He got it new. It's just unfair that it's shiwing cosmetic problems when it's been babied it's entire life!
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Was the A/C Ever turned on while the dash was sweltering?
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:18 AM
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It's the dramatic temp changes...over time...
happens first in FL but I think eventually they all will.
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There is a clear tint with the same UV protection as a 20% tint. My tint guy does some high end cars with it. I’d prob go with 70-80%, and just go legal on the sides, if I was to retint.

Like rockstar said, it’s going to happen, regardless. I’ve babied mine, always in garage and always sunshade, and always allow heat out before turning on a/c. Granted mine lasted longer than some others I’ve seen, but it still did it.
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I fought Acura to goodwill almost all of it...by the time I sold the car, the new one was doing it. Aerospace 303...insulated sunshade...window visors so i could crack the windows at all time...keep ambient temp down...don't run ac as soon as I'd get in the car on a hot day...
didn't fucking matter...
it was earth friendly new material that didn't go over well.
If I were to do it all over again, I would have put that suede shit back on and enjoyed my life again.
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When I get the new coverlay on, yes, I will blast the AC once I get into the car. It's summer. Hopefully when I take the old Coverlay off there is some semblance of a dash still there.
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Use modeling clay and make a molded penis shape to put the dash cover over.
That'll be funny.
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Use modeling clay and make a molded penis shape to put the dash cover over.
That'll be funny.


Do you want to get bullied by an 8 year old?

Because that's how you get bullied by an 8 year old.
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And have that clay come flying at you when the airbag blows? NO THANK YOU.
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After I get my trunk repainted, I plan to take off the Coverlay and see what damage is underneath.
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Sorry to hear about your dash troubles Gatr.
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Saving4aTL is high.
He wants to suck your dash clay.
Serious.
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The Coverlay got delivered. Now to get the TL back from the body shop hopefully on Wednesday.
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I have yet to see a TL with cracked dash in the PNW.

Sucks to be south.
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Mine held out for 11 years!
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Car trunk is painted. Now I have to pick it up tomorrow, and then the fun part begins. I have to hope that the black Permatex I put under the Coverlay won't completely obliterate my OEM dash.
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Why was your trunk getting painted?
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OCD/meth levels of attention to detail.
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I had some crazing in the paint from the previous owner on the trunk lid, the trunk lid spoiler was hazing because of the sun, and there is a dime-sized dent in the trunk lid due to carrying a bike in the trunk. After this, I plan on repainting the passenger side rear door (slight dent a paint marring), and then the car will be completely scratch free, like I just drove it off the dealer floor.

And then I'll get hit by a meth-crazed asshole from Miami.
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Wait.. I thought YOU were the meth-crazed asshole from M-... oh wait no, that's rockstar143 .. you're the meth-crazed asshole from J-ville..
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Hey! I'm not that much of an asshole!

I prepped the new Coverlay by sanding it and wiping the inside down with Windex, as per directions. I also am prefitting the air bag cover.
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No pics?


Did rockauto cover the cost of the coverlay replacement?
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I had some crazing in the paint from the previous owner on the trunk lid, the trunk lid spoiler was hazing because of the sun, and there is a dime-sized dent in the trunk lid due to carrying a bike in the trunk. After this, I plan on repainting the passenger side rear door (slight dent a paint marring), and then the car will be completely scratch free, like I just drove it off the dealer floor.

And then I'll get hit by a meth-crazed asshole from Miami.

What car?
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