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Problem with Dashboard Cover

iamnid

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Dec 4, 2019
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Riverside, CA
I got a dashboard cover from RPM Tesla in January. It installs with double sided tape on the underside and sticks over the wood portion of the dashboard. It installed pretty easy and looked pretty good for a while. I noticed a month or two ago that the edges were starting to lift up slightly and you could barely see the wood peeking out from underneath. In the last couple of weeks it looks like the entire cover has warped and you can see lots of wood showing through. The ends are especially bad. There's no way to push it back down or reposition it as it doesn't seem to be straight any more. Anyone experience this with this product? I wrote RPM Tesla and sent photos but haven't heard back from them. What do you all think?
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webbah

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May 22, 2012
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Lucerne, Switzerland
I initially had a cover too and had similar issues. I finally bit the bullet and bought a full carbon replacement. Sent them my old one to get the core charge returned. More expensive but the quality now is OEM and excellent.
 

iamnid

Member
Dec 4, 2019
714
679
Riverside, CA
I initially had a cover too and had similar issues. I finally bit the bullet and bought a full carbon replacement. Sent them my old one to get the core charge returned. More expensive but the quality now is OEM and excellent.
Where did you get the full replacement? Based on how this turned out, I'm either going to go that route or go back to the wood underneath and hope it didn't get wrecked by this cover.

EDIT: I see you're in Switzerland -- probably can't get mine from the same place.
 

webbah

Active Member
May 22, 2012
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950
Lucerne, Switzerland
Where did you get the full replacement? Based on how this turned out, I'm either going to go that route or go back to the wood underneath and hope it didn't get wrecked by this cover.

EDIT: I see you're in Switzerland -- probably can't get mine from the same place.

I am in Switzerland but buy a lot of stuff and ship it here from the US. From RPM Tesla:

Model 3 & Y Carbon Fiber Dashboards Replacements- From $499
 

Silver Ghost

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Sep 1, 2018
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Austin, TX
I am in Texas and the wood is not holding up well either. It is as if it wants to splinter off almost - starting to go that way. It is not smooth like it was 2 years ago.
Anyone have any suggestions on what can be done?
 

asian_xl

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Apr 24, 2016
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Hong Kong
I have an extra set of 2 pieces real CF dash cover for sales, there is a really small area imperfection underneath the clear coat on the far end passenger side, wife bought me a 1 piece for xmas, so this has to go. PM me for photos

USD$120 + shipping (from Hong Kong)

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SDM44

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Aug 9, 2019
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Los Angeles
Lay the cover out in the sun to 'soften' it up and so it flattens out naturally. Put some new 3M industrial strength double-sided sticky tape on the under side of the cover, and use more in the areas where it was popping up.

More importantly, apply some 3M adhesive promotor to the wood in order for the 3M tape to really stick to it. Otherwise the tape will just peal off of the wood grain over time if it gets too hot or too cold. I used some adhesive promotor on the wood corners when I just used carbon fiber vinyl on my dash cover, and through a hot summer and some cold winter days it hasn't peeled up, bubbled, or moved in any way.
 

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