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Old 07-20-2009, 10:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Double stick adhesive residue on dashboard

There is this think extremely sticky adhesive residue from some double stick tape (used for my cd player back in the day) on my other car's dashboard. I have tried everything to get rid of it, nothing work. Still extremely sticky and like baked in. The adhesive, on some parts, looks like a solid piece of soft plastic. The dashboard is plastic too, so I have not tried any harsh chemicals. Anyone know of something I can use that would remove this adhesive residue from my dashboard without damaging it?
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There is this think extremely sticky adhesive residue from some double stick tape (used for my cd player back in the day) on my other car's dashboard. I have tried everything to get rid of it, nothing work. Still extremely sticky and like baked in. The adhesive, on some parts, looks like a solid piece of soft plastic. The dashboard is plastic too, so I have not tried any harsh chemicals. Anyone know of something I can use that would remove this adhesive residue from my dashboard without damaging it?
Goo Gone is worth a try. It's supposedly safe for plastic. but couldn't hurt to test it on a few other sections first just to be sure.
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What store would have either?
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On the dash, I would use a steamer.
That should do it, but if not my second line of defense would be a product called rapid remover. You'll have to get it at a sign supply store.

Sometimes rubbing alcohol works on adhesive and it usually will not damage the substrate underneath. It's not very agressive and takes some time. perhaps place a sock (or something similar) over the spot soaked in rubbing alcohol. Give it some time to break down the adhesive and see if you have any luck.
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On the dash, I would use a steamer.
That should do it, but if not my second line of defense would be a product called rapid remover. You'll have to get it at a sign supply store.

Sometimes rubbing alcohol works on adhesive and it usually will not damage the substrate underneath. It's not very agressive and takes some time. perhaps place a sock (or something similar) over the spot soaked in rubbing alcohol. Give it some time to break down the adhesive and see if you have any luck.
+1 on rubbing alcohol. If you can get it, the 99% isopropyl stuff is best for goo removal (vs. the normal 70%).
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