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Hey guys,<p>Do you guys know about any dash covers made especially for the C70?<p>When I bought the car over a year ago, one of the first thing to strike me was the aweful dash reflection on the front window. When driving on a sunny day, I'm under the impression that I'm looking both at the road and my dash, and that kills me. So far, I've managed to cut some fabric to fit on the dash - black cloth - the best I could so it doesn't look too unprofessionnal. But I'd really love to put my hands on something professional and made for the purpose.<p>I know they did and do dash covers for other models, but never seen any for a C70. Any thoughts? Thanks. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
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<i>Modified by LucasC70 at 5:27 PM 9-25-2006</i>
 

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Thought I saw them on ipd, but they evidently don't have them for the C70, just the S/V70's. However, I've seen them on eBAy: <A HREF="http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?cgiurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2F&fkr=1&from=R8&satitle=C70+dash+cover&category0" TARGET="_blank">http://search.ebay.com/search/...gory0</A>=
 

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Re: Dash covers... to maintain my mental sanity (LucasC70)

Dash Mat; is the company volvo uses to make the custom mats in my area.<p>i told the dealer what car i had, they asked about the options, like nav, center speaker, sensors etc.<p>39$ out the door, with my vcoa discount, fits perfect, i have two volvo's with them and they reduce the glare to "no problem" for me. <p>i got them in black carpet material.
 

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Thanks for the help, guys.<p>I have phoned IPD previously, and they do not have those dash mats for the C70.<p>Ebay: there are tons of them out there! Wow! Only problem is: they apparently do not ship to Canada. That's quite strange, isn't it?
 

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honestly, go to the volvo dealer and ask, i know they are available. on monday i am going to pick up some power steering fluid and i will ask my guys if there are mats available for your car.<p>edit; i just put a post-it in my car. i wanna know too.
 

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Thanks for the help, hastee. Just found one on ebay that does ship to Canada. The company name is Dash mat, like the one you suggested. <p>My interior is tan, but I am rather suspicious about beige colours; you never know what you are actually gonna get. So I ordered black. It's a neutral colour and fits in any C70 - the radio console is dark, the vents are dark, etc.<p>Will wait for the mats and tell you how I feel about it in a few weeks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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great, i can remove the post-it! i have Dash Mat's in both my v40 and v70, both are with the taupe interior and the glare is rediculous. the mats are very effective and are of very good fit and finish. <p>i reccomend that you only put the velcro attatchments on the upper dash, near the vents and near the windscreen first to allow the mat to "relax", and form fit. they come rolled up and take some time. after about a month they seem to lay pretty flat, and then i use a few more attatchment point.
 

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<br>One way I have resolved this was to purchase "polarized" sunglasses. Removes the glare instantly. I couldn't drive on a sunny day without them.<p>
 

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Yes, I had a friend who bought sunglasses. Problem with that is of 2 order: you pay ridiculous prices for sunglasses, and you have to treat them as jewel; and second, what if you don't have them? You're screwed.<p>Volvo dashes always had the bad habit of cracking eventually. I will get the mats also to protect the dash without giving up the quality look of the interior.
 

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Please someone buy my black dash cover in great condition (see ad in classifiesd section). I'll ship to Canada, Russia, North Pole where ever you need it.
 

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Hey, I just found this site.<p><A HREF="http://performance.thepartsbin.com/basket.php?makeid=41&modelid=543&year=1998&partid=265&brandid=1940" TARGET="_blank">http://performance.thepartsbin...=1940</A>
 

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Wow...quite a veriety too....some are just plain fuggly!
 

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Finally got that dash mat from Dashmat company! Fits very nicely. Picture to come...
 

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Got mine a few weeks ago. Maybe it'll grow on me. I like the total absence of reflected dashboard on the windshield, but it just looks wrong to me, like seeing a sleek leopard stalking through the jungle... wearing a stiff, poorly-fitting black sweater with big 80's-style shoulder pads.<p>I wish there were something thinner and a bit more form-fitting.
 
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