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    Removing adhesive from the dashboard

    I foolishly used double sided adhesive tape to attach the turbo timer control panel to the dashboard specifically the gray part next to the cup holder above the radio. Everything was working out great until summer came. Now the adhesive won't hold the timer onto the dash when the car gets too hot. So I am left with a sticky goo on the dash. Is there any safe way to remove this without damaging the plastic underneath. I am afraid to try anything fearing that the plastic will become damaged.

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    I'm having the exact same problem with my XM Radio mount. It's hotter than hell and the entire mount is falling off. There's a product called "Goof Off" http://www.goof-off.com/goofoff/PRODUCTS/goormvr.html
    that I use on glass but never on any plastic-type surface. I'm probably going to have to try this week because my radio is about to fall on the floor. I'll let you know how it works.

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    3M adhesive and tar remover. Works great, and the plastic will be fine. It will take off any interior dressing you have on there, so youll have to reapply that.
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    By "interior dressing" do you mean paint?

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    Don't use the Goof Off stuff it will melt plastics. I did some work with my bro-inlaw on ATMs and we were removing the adhesive decals to replace them and that goof worked great but it also took the plastic down some so there was no texture left just smooth. I would hate to have you have a smooth part or worst on your dash. Try using some of that citrus smelling stuff I have had luck with that doesn't work as fast or easy but gets it off none the less.
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    Originally posted by trmc
    By "interior dressing" do you mean paint?
    Nope, Armour-all, Vinyolex, etc.
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    I use denatured alcohol for cleaning plastics and other things. I used it to removed the sticky junk when I debadged the trunk too. Just keep it away from finished wood.. it is also shellac thinner and will eat most many finished wood surfaces. BUt it's good for plastics, and glass and will not harm auto finishes.

    Oh yeah.. DON'T DRINK IT!

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