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I thought of getting a dash cover. They do make some nicer ones these days vs 20 years ago when there was only the one option.

Lighter dashes they do reflect and distract in certain conditions, but more so when there is a contrasting color. So if the dash is all gray, your eye adjusts and its not distracting...vs a notepad on a black dash.
 

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...So if the dash is all gray, your eye adjusts and its not distracting...vs a notepad on a black dash.
This is true that over time you will adjust to the reflection and not be aware of it. But, the reflection is still there and reducing visibility so it's best to eliminate it or reduce it as much as possible. Here's an example of what I'm saying with sample photos in another forum - http://www.cadillacforums.com/forum...-reflection-dash-windshield.html#post15957201
 

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Also the material surface makes a big difference If it is matte and non reflective, it will be much less or none. Suede comes to mind. Any other leather like or vinyl is reflective as it is smooth.
(I couldn't see the pix from the Caddy site since I'm not a member.)

What I use for the car parked is a nice stiff thick windshield cover. You roll it up and toss it behind you for driving, and unroll it across the glass when parked. It does a wonderful job on heat. Get one that is fitted and specific to the car.
I got one aftermarket and its thicker and stiffer than the one my dealership sells (they may differ).


I wonder if there is one that has some attachmnet to the passenger side that you can actually retract back into the one side. Like a window shade that you can wind back into the roll, so you don't have to take it out? It maybe more useful, but that might cause an entirely new visual distraction. But I have seen them in some advert or another.
 

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Dark dashes absorb heat not reflect it. Light colors reflect heat but are also more subject to UV penetration wear n tear. This is why most manufacturers use a dark dash or a two tone and the darker is the top.
The dark dash does absorb heat and then reflects/radiates heat toward the driver and passenger. We can feel it in spite of the AC.

Looking for a quality dash cover that isn't ugly and matches our almond interior.
 
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