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Old 06-12-2018, 10:41 PM
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My 17 vert is starting to show a small depression where I rest my elbow.
What would be a good cover for the lid?
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A warranty replacement while it is still in warranty. known issue, new ones have more substantive foam.
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:35 PM
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I am on my 2nd replacement console lid (17 GS) in 15 months, so far they have all been crap. I suspect I will be on the third by the end of the year

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A warranty replacement while it is still in warranty. known issue, new ones have more substantive foam.
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I went through 2 warranty replacements until I got the "newer Version" console lid. No further issues.
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I just bought this cover for it and it looks and works great!
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I got wrinkles in the console lid and the left armrest on the door when I started using sunscreen in the elbow area of my arm a few weeks ago. I did a test with the sunscreen lotion on an old out of commission armrest I had from another car made out of the same leather type material in the Vette and it wrinkled also. So I proved it was the sunscreen as suspected. Not that fussy myself, so I just bought the cover.
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:38 PM
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Jim, I think Joe's got the better idea. The aftermarket lid I bought from a vendor here has even developed some wrinkles over the last 1 1/2 years of use, and I don't use sunscreen.

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Old 06-13-2018, 01:46 PM
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Hmm, have not had a problem since I got my September 2013 built C7 Z51, nor my Grand Sport I have had for a year!

Oh yea, I keep my hands on the steering wheel 95+% of the time! The other ~5% is spent shifting!

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After 3 or 4 warranty replacements, this most recent revision seems to be holding up well.
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Originally Posted by Rebel Yell View Post
Jim, I think Joe's got the better idea. The aftermarket lid I bought from a vendor here has even developed some wrinkles over the last 1 1/2 years of use, and I don't use sunscreen.
Just don't use sunscreen on the area of your arms or elbows that come in contact with the car.
I had my car for 2.5 years and had a perfect lid. Shame on that sunscreen!
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I just bought this cover for it and it looks and works great!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I like that. Although I haven’t had any wrinkle problems on my arm rest, I think I’ll get one. I assume it just has a stretch elastic border to hold it in place? Would there be enough “give” under it to place a small foam pad on top of the console? Maybe about the width of a computer mouse pad?
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I just use a black folded face towel... provides padding and absorbs moisture when I wear short sleeves....
Enough padding I can lean on it getting out of the car with no affect on the console lid.


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Installed the Terry Cotton cover almost a year ago.It is fading.No problem.They are a Cheap Cover,just buy a new one.
Like the feel of cotton on a hot day in the Sunshine

Actually purchased the Black to also break up the Gray a bit

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I like that. Although I haven’t had any wrinkle problems on my arm rest, I think I’ll get one. I assume it just has a stretch elastic border to hold it in place? Would there be enough “give” under it to place a small foam pad on top of the console? Maybe about the width of a computer mouse pad?
Yes. Stretch elastic border to hold it in place. Fits like OJ Simpsons glove. Very good.

If the foam pad isn't too thick, I think you are good. The fabric will stretch a little come to think of it. Yeah, I would say you are good. I was even considering it before my lid went to hell.
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Amazing what lengths we go to not to rest our arms on an arm rest.

Glad to know fixed the original problem with denser memory foam.

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