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How can I get this crap off?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Ice Chillard, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Mar 24, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    Ice Chillard

    Ice Chillard [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I had a little grip pad on the top of my dash that my little brother got to and now I'm trying to get it off but nothing seems to work. It's made of rubber and it was glued on pretty well and since the sun is almost constantly on it the remainder of the pad is hardened and just looks bad. Can someone tell me something that will work to remove it and not damage my dash above the stereo?
    Thanks
     
  2. Mar 24, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    See build thread.
    try goo-gone.
     
  3. Mar 24, 2011 at 12:13 PM
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    Ice Chillard

    Ice Chillard [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I tried that and it doesn't seem to do anything
     
  4. Mar 24, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    Danosabre

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    Have you tried a heat gun?

    Can you post a pic of it?
     
  5. Mar 24, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    TacoRun

    TacoRun Subd for later..

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    Try alcohol or break fluid might work. Post a pick.
     
  6. Mar 24, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    I would have tried this ^^^

    But I see now you had no luck with that .
     
  7. Mar 24, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    bjmoose

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    Remember as you get more agressive with the solutions, to try them on an inconspicuous area of the dash first.

    You don't want to melt a hole in it (unlikely) or score/scuff the finish (likely) and make it worse.
     
  8. Mar 24, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    thinkingman

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    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    WD40 is good on adhesives
     
  9. Mar 24, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    himmie

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  10. Mar 24, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    Try using goo gone this slide some fishing line back and forth underneath it to break the adhesive.
     
  11. Mar 24, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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  12. Mar 24, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    3M General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner 08984

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  13. Mar 24, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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    tacosrule

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  14. Mar 24, 2011 at 1:46 PM
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  15. Mar 24, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    Yeah, be careful. Otherwise you'll have a nice white spot on the middle of your black dash from taking the finish off.
     
  16. Mar 24, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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  17. Mar 24, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    myname150

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    Hand Sanitizer? The alcohol in that actually helped me remove a darn sticker that left adhesive on the tailgate.
     
  18. Mar 24, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    Ya be really careful using solvents on your dash. Stuff like goof-off will melt it for sure.

    Good luck!
     
  19. Mar 25, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    Ice Chillard

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    Here is a picture. I wish I never put the damn thing on
    image.jpg
     
  20. Mar 25, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    supralight

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    I fucked a part of my dash with an adhesive also. Some of the finish was removed. I repaired the dash by masking oustide the damaged area (about a 5''X2''), and painted it with black matte primer using a ''foam'' brush. It did the job well, nobody that does not know that the area was repaired won't notice it.
     
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