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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by vincep99, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. vincep99

    vincep99 Formula 3
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    Anyone using a sun shade that rolls up into literally nothing taking no space? I searched the threads and most roll up in a non-flexible fashion and need ~ 3 feet of space.

    I know it would not be a true sun-shade as it would not cover the inside of the windshield, but at least it would protect the dash.
     
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  3. bamaman

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    I am interested in this also to prevent leather shrinkage and avoid dash replacement.
     
  4. ridege55

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    I had my windshield tinted with a ceramic tint
     
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  5. 350MH83

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    I have one that folds in a plate size disk, and I can squeeze it easily below the passenger seat. It does a good job at staying in place and covering the dash.
     

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  6. Jonny English

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    I started using the same .. works well. Wish I had used one in Italy a couple of years ago!
     
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  8. NE550

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    I use my Weathertech sun shade religiously when I park out in the sun. I don't care what it looks like, I don't want to have to deal with leather shrinkage on top of my dash. My 550 also has pretty dark window tint which also helps. If I'm at a car show I will leave the windows down to keep interior temps down. Otherwise I try to not leave it parked in the sun for any length of time.

    The Weathertech shade cost $99.95. It has a velcro closure strap and rolls up tight enough to stash behind the seat. You can also buy an optional storage bag for $14.95, but it isn't really necessary. I think it works great.

    Here's a pic (from a recent fun run lunch stop):
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  9. Kenny94945

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    The foldable circular shades as our co-member in post 4 showed may be the best answer.
    I've used those and they are okay for protection.

    The long foldable along seems ones I think offer better protect.
    I use those also and store them behind the passenger seat.

    Good luck in your decision.
     
  10. vincep99

    vincep99 Formula 3
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    I have both the one like 350MH83 posted that I got at the local auto parts store as well as the WeatherTech because the WeatherTech does not fit at all in one of my cars. I guess I could measure the inside temp to see which one actually works better, but I can say the the smaller one folds up quite easily and I do like it.
     

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