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View Poll Results: Is your dash cracked? If so what gen?
Yes, Gen 1 (1993 and previous) 1 0.32%
Yes, Gen 2 (1994-2001) 100 31.65%
Yes, Gen 3 (2002-2008) 83 26.27%
Yes, Gen 4 (2009-present) <- I sure would hope not...haha 5 1.58%
Nope. Mine's still intact. 127 40.19%
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:28 PM
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My 06 is still like off the show room. I use silicon every time I clean the truck. Not the stuff sold at the stores with extreme chemicals included. Been doing this since 1992. I had a 92 until I got the 06, and it was still like new when sold.

a. Use the silicon
b. Keep a good dash cover (*) on it
c. Don't allow liquids on it or at least stay on it.

(*) I buy DashHugger out of Victorville California. They are quality made, does not have the foam backing.

The foam backing will fall apart, has a small amount of formaldehyde left in it from manufacturing and holds moisture which can hurt the dash.
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Surprised the late model hard plastic ones are cracking.
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heres some pictures of my dash cover I have on mine. I wasnt to fond of it at first but I am content with it now. It looks a hell of a lot better than the bits and pieces that my dash is under.




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My whole dashboard is falling off in pieces . Its a 95`
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I found one for mine at the junkyard with only one small crack in it. I'm going to fiberglass the back of the dash for added strength and install it at the same time I do my heater core.

Not looking forward to that escapade...lol
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haha I have a friend, he had replaced his 3 times...all three cracked haha then he got rid of the truck lol
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Supposedly if you leave the front bolts loose it won't crack...so...I'm going to leave them loose...lol

But, a guy in FL with a beat to hell work truck has a perfect dash and he said thats what he did when he bought it new, was just loosen the front bolts.
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my friend had a 98 like mine, but it was their farm work truck, original dash, perfect shape, said they never cleaned it with anything but a rag and water..maybe thats why its still in good shape? no idea..
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my friend had a 98 like mine, but it was their farm work truck, original dash, perfect shape, said they never cleaned it with anything but a rag and water..maybe thats why its still in good shape? no idea..
Yeah....that guy either. I'm starting to think the armorall may have provoked the cracking :/
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yeah that's what I was thinking...just ran out a little while back...no more of that for the dash haha
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