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Unread 03-18-2007, 12:58 PM   #1
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Dog scratches dash.

When I leave my Border Collie in the Jeep and she shes other dogs. She jumps on the dash and scratches it. Same with the center console. Is there any kind of coating or any thing else that might help from keeping her from trashing it.

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Unread 03-18-2007, 01:24 PM   #2
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How about putting shoes on the dog?

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Unread 03-18-2007, 01:49 PM   #3
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I wonder if they changed material sometime during production of the 07's. Because I've heard several people say their interior scratches very easily, yet mine doesn't. My dog always walks across the console when getting in, but even with long nails, doesn't scratch it. He doesn't get on the dash or doors though.

As for your question, I don't know of anything. Only thing I can recommend is getting a divider to go behind the back seats and keeping him in the back. He'll still scratch the plastic back there, but at least it's not right in your face everytime you get in the car.
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Unread 03-18-2007, 09:00 PM   #4
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Don't leave your dog in the jeep? Put boots on her?

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Unread 03-19-2007, 08:26 AM   #5
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It is always border collies that have parents have one and the dog needs to be kept busy or else. What about keeping her in the way back with a dog cage thingy.

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Unread 03-19-2007, 12:37 PM   #6
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One of my best friends bought an Unlimited Rubicon .. she left her dog in it while filling her tank with gas at the station. By the time she got back to her Jeep, the dog had chewed one seat wide open and pulled out half of the stuffing, and had gotten bored with it and started on the steering wheel .. all in less than 15 minutes!

She is a little unhappy with her 8month old puppy (retriever).
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Unread 03-19-2007, 12:44 PM   #7
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Okay, that does it, i'll stick with cats and leave them at home!

My dash and doors scratch easily...and to think I was just worried about my girl friends nails on the "oh S#!" handle. I have made them less noticable by applying mother's back to black but they are still there.

My JK 2dr x was built 11/29/06. so if they changed it up, it was after that. and if they did, I'm sure they are being quiet about it for fear of massive recall!
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Unread 03-26-2007, 07:05 PM   #8
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Unread 03-27-2007, 06:18 PM   #9
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It's a Jeep - scratches are part of Jeep ownership. Especially with the interior designed for an $18,000 indoor outdoor vehicle. Border collies are very smart and easy to train, train yours to calmy sit in the back seat so it won't go all crazy on your dash or worse yet knock it out of gear.

I have two yellow labs that sit perfectly in the back of my WJ, one of them sat perfectly in the front or back seat of my YJ when I had it even during topless trips to the home depot, etc. Whenever I can I always take them with me without fear of damage to my interior. It did take some work to train them with only one headrest eaten in the process. Who else will detain the potential theif until I get back to shoot them?
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Unread 03-27-2007, 07:03 PM   #10
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I have scratches on mine and my dog has never even been in the Jeep. Maybe it is my passengers grabbing at the $h1t handle when I am mudding.

Regardless, it is a bit annoying.
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Has anyone found anything to help with the scratches yet???

I have a couple and would love to make them less noticable
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dusty air scratches the dash easy. i put my dog in the back and dont worry about it
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Unread 04-27-2007, 08:21 AM   #13
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I did talk to the dealer and DC about this when I got the first big scratch (at ~ 500 miles) and they, to put it gently, were useless.

I tried using the magic erasers (I can't take credit for this - someone else had suggested it on the forum) with some water and that removed some of the really light scratches around the grab bar, but the really big one defied any attempts to remove. So I bought some of that restickable sticker paper, printed out a sticker, and stuck it over the dash. Didn't fix the problem, but made me feel better. Now the sticker has peeled off, and I'm over 5k miles and I don't notice anymore.
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Unread 04-27-2007, 08:26 AM   #14
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