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    How to remove glue from dash?

    I have a tan/beige dash that had a hard shell cover over it. The shell was glued down with feels like silicon (soft rubber texture).
    How do I remove this glue without affecting the original dash colour?
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    Re: How to remove glue from dash?

    Why did you remove the shell?

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    Re: How to remove glue from dash?

    Because I am trying to get it back to original. The shell was just that, a hard fiberglass cover. Somebody who might want to purchase the vehicle will be turned off.
    If I can't get it to look decent I might have to put the shell back on.

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    Re: How to remove glue from dash?

    Quote Originally Posted by bcgreen View Post
    Because I am trying to get it back to original. The shell was just that, a hard fiberglass cover. Somebody who might want to purchase the vehicle will be turned off.
    If I can't get it to look decent I might have to put the shell back on.
    Why don't you contact the person/company that put it on?

    If that's not possible, you may have to put the shell back on. That's a lot of adhesive to remove and not damage the OEM dash.

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    Re: How to remove glue from dash?

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    Why don't you contact the person/company that put it on?

    If that's not possible, you may have to put the shell back on. That's a lot of adhesive to remove and not damage the OEM dash.
    The glue I believe is a silicon glue as it is very soft, pliable and non staining. The owner is in France and may not be alive. I don't think he put it on because the interior was black when I bought it and the leather was stiff and definitely needed replacement which I have done and the dash is the last remnant of the black interior that was not original.

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    Re: How to remove glue from dash?

    Maybe heavily coat it with some sort of moisturizing vinyl & plastic protectant, let it set overnight. Perhaps the next day the protectant will have made it's way under the adhesive, weakened the bond, and you can slowly pull the adhesive off?

    Alternatively, heat it up with a heat gun? Maybe it will soften it, and you can slowly pull it off? I know heat often works to loosen up the adhesive on labels so they can be peeled of without leaving residue. Maybe that'll work here, too. Just, you know, try to not melt things.

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    Re: How to remove glue from dash?

    Try white vinegar (5%), using a soaked cloth to saturate the silicone.

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