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johnfishcurtis
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Has anyone had issues with the dash top surround buckling near the windscreen?
Mine is lifting in 2-3 places, as if it's got too hot and warping.

Part number 1 here.....
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Looks easy enough to fit a replacement but what has caused it? Mine is garaged all the time, so can't be the sun and i have never had the heating on.
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Fonzey
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The one on my Elise did this, and the Exige is also showing signs of starting - it's just an age thing I guess.

On my Elise (I think?) I had the whole dash panel off, squirted some sealant in and then clamped it down for a few days which helped a bit - but ultimately the plastic is warped and probably needs replacing... easier said than done if you don't want to go for a blingy carbon one.
johnfishcurtis
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Must be getting old and wrinkly then.

Carbon would not warp but carbon is too reflective in the cockpit against the screen. I might get one and cover it in suede.
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Fonzey
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One of the main vendors does a carbon one in matte which may help, but (controversial I know) I'm just not a fan of the aesthetic for such a large surface area.
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thommo
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Mine’s ok. S1 Exiges must have been built with higher quality materials🤔
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