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For what it worth. I once read that Sonax Leather foam cleaner conditioner will help prevent the peel up. I apply it to the dash every couple of months and so far no peel up after 4 years. It says it has beeswax in it. Not sure if that has anything to do with helping it not peel up.
 

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I realize this is an older post with a few recent additions. And I do not have the problem with my 22,000 mile, 5 year old C7. However, it got me wondering if there isn't some kind of fix short of dash removal available. My thinking is that one might be able to use something like a hypodermic needle to inconspicuously inject some glue under the problem area, maybe through one of the stitching holes. I am guessing that whatever adhesive was used is failing; perhaps one could replace it and have it last a while longer. Is such a fix possible? --Bob
 
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I realize this is an older post with a few recent additions. And I do not have the problem with my 22,000 mile, 5 year old C7. However, it got me wondering if there isn't some kind of fix short of dash removal available. My thinking is that one might be able to use something like a hypodermic needle to inconspicuously inject some glue under the problem area, maybe through one of the stitching holes. I am guessing that whatever adhesive was used is failing; perhaps one could replace it and have it last a while longer. Is such a fix possible? --Bob
I think that is a good suggestion Bob, with a caveat: I would not do that if the dash covering issue is over the airbag (passenger side) area. Like you, I have not had any problem with RedHot's dash and it is about 7 1/2 years old.
 

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Well GM rep called me Thursday for cost assistance to replace my dash and Friday the dealer call to set up appointment to take it in I will have to call him back Monday so I can get a car until they fix it hope it don't cost too much.
Also getting the upgrade on the magnetic ride
 

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I realize this is an older post with a few recent additions. And I do not have the problem with my 22,000 mile, 5 year old C7. However, it got me wondering if there isn't some kind of fix short of dash removal available. My thinking is that one might be able to use something like a hypodermic needle to inconspicuously inject some glue under the problem area, maybe through one of the stitching holes. I am guessing that whatever adhesive was used is failing; perhaps one could replace it and have it last a while longer. Is such a fix possible? --Bob
The original post is old but seeing others experiencing this currently. When I had my C7 in a upholstery shop to upgrade the seat skins, they had a C7 with this problem. There was a mobile windshield truck pulling the windshield so the upholstery shop could have the best access to repair the dash. This dash was in rough shape.

I always use a sunshade if I'm parking outdoors for any length of time.
 

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Well GM called me again today and they are going to replace my dash and pay 50% of the cost anyone know how much that is.
I told them to go ahead keep the car until its done I feel a lot belter knowing that its now getting fix
 

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cringer7, glad you got your dash issue resolved. Per your post #28, would you mind sharing what it cost to be replaced? As to what to use to keep it looking new and from peeling, I suggest using a windshield sun screen whenever you park in the sun. You can use any of a variety of products to keep it looking new. Whichever one you decide on, make sure it includes a UV block.
 

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CorvetteMechanic just posted a video on Facebook showing how the replacement dash is manufactured to remedy this problem. Simply put, the new dash that he was installing is now stapled in the complete area where the upholstery is "rolled over". That's in addition to the previous gluing process.
 

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I realize this is an old post, but my 2015 Z06 3LZ trim is also having this issue. Contacted GM and after a few days of them looking into what could be done, they offered me a $100 voucher to use towards a future maintenance bill, lol. The quote from the dealer to replace the dash was $2468.84, plus tax and shop fees. My Z06 only has 9K miles and is always garaged. I'm not the original owner, but I know the previous owner I bought the car from kept it in a garage, and the car is spotless except for the dash. Seems like every time I drive it to work, and it sits out in the sun all day it gets worse, even though I do use a sunshade. I've seen several people get GM to pay much more than $100, any ideas or GM contacts that helped anyone on here that I can reach out to? My dash is gray, took pics in the garage which makes it look brownish, lol! Appreciate any info or contacts that I could reach out directly to if that's even possible!
 

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Welcome to our forum Stapdog2020. Sorry to read of your dash issues. Practically speaking, your car is 7 years old and well out of any warranty along with the fact that you are the second owner. Though it obviously wasn't the response you wanted from GM, its at least something you can use towards an oil change. You might be able to find a leather repair shop that could come up with a less expensive solution than full dash replacement.
 
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