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Any concerns about leather dash in Overland?

First, I want to thank everyone in this forum for the excellent posts/info on the new JGC! I'm close to pulling the trigger on an Overland, so I'm going through my final checklist of questions/concerns.

One lingering issue is how the leather dashboard will hold up under years of intense UV exposure?

We will drive this vehicle for 10 years (we have a 2001 GC Limited that we'll be decommissioning upon the arrival of our new Overload!), so I'm thinking long term on the various wear issues. And, BTW, I will take the advice of numerous forum members here and buy the Maximum Care Lifetime warranty ($2000). :-)
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Re: Any concerns about leather dash in Overland?

I think you will be ok. It shouldn't be any different than the seats on a car getting sun damage. As long as you keep a conditioner on it every other month you will be fine. My old Range Rover had a leather dash and it looked as good as the day it was new 7 years later.
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:00 PM
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Re: Any concerns about leather dash in Overland?

There were a couple instances of the leather coming unglued from the dash early on, but now it seems like things are just fine (mine has been great).

The recommendation for conditioner is a good one; I need to pick up a bottle to make sure my leather surfaces stay looking pretty.
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Re: Any concerns about leather dash in Overland?

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There were a couple instances of the leather coming unglued from the dash early on, but now it seems like things are just fine (mine has been great).

The recommendation for conditioner is a good one; I need to pick up a bottle to make sure my leather surfaces stay looking pretty.
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Re: Any concerns about leather dash in Overland?

Has anyone tried a conditioner on the dash? If so, what brand have you used?
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Re: Any concerns about leather dash in Overland?

As any long-term issues - nobody knows. You'll find out in time
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Re: Any concerns about leather dash in Overland?

The jeep owners manual says that the leather doesn't need any treatment. Why would they say that if conditioners were helpful?
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Re: Any concerns about leather dash in Overland?

Try 303 Aerospace protectant/conditioner.
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Re: Any concerns about leather dash in Overland?

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Try 303 Aerospace protectant/conditioner.



http://www.303products.com/shop303/i...protectant.cfm

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Re: Any concerns about leather dash in Overland?

Try Hyde Food, I hear it is the best. A friend of mine works at a Porche dealership and says that is all they use.
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Re: Any concerns about leather dash in Overland?

Be careful of treatments. Treating leather that does not require conditioning can cause premature cracking. More importantly is to prevent buildup of dust and grime which can pollute the surface and degrade the chemical bonds used to "seal" the leather.
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Re: Any concerns about leather dash in Overland?

You seem to be right on. The owners manual says no treatment needed. Many of these people don't bother reading the owner's manual. This forum is not a shortcut. If you have a question, it may pay to try to do your homework first and then ask the question if you don't understand what you found. Sorry for the lecture everyone but, the manufacturer should know the most about a new car.
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