When it came time to upholstering the dash we took the leap of faith (and followed the impeccable reputation of Henk at HVL Interiors) and covered it in his new reproduction mousehair. As outlined in an older post this material is a perfect reproduction to original with the advantage that it does not fade quickly in the sun the way the OEM material did.
A close friend of ours was more skeptical so he decided to put the material to the test. What better than on the dash of his pickup truck where he parked a piece of dash material for almost 3 months. Summer has been kind in Canada this year so it was exposed to sunlight for some 12-14 hours per day amplified by the effects of the windshield.
Today, upon inspection, the material was found to have not faded at all even after this less than scientific test of durability. Needless to say our friend is a believer and has decided to use it on his own car.