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Old 07-29-2008, 09:14 AM
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What Glue to use on a padded dash?

I have a padded dash that is pulling up by the windshield. Can I glue it. I will remove the dash pad before working on it. I think the foam is still good and it is not cracked.

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Take your dash pad off and find out how it is constructed underneath. You don't say what year or model your car is, but a lot of times it would just be simpler to replace the dash pad with a new one. This would be a good choice if the pad is very simple.

If the pad is in good shape, and you really want to take a shot at gluing it, you need to get the car out of that hot Texas sun and get it cooled off to a little above 70 degrees. Then you can use DAP Weldwood Top and Trim Adhesive. Use the spray grade which comes in bulk cans. I think the smallest bulk can is 1 gallon. You can brush it on or spray it. It will cost you around $25. 3M also makes a spray grade top and trim adhesive , but it is a lot more expensive than DAP. If you have an upholstery shop near you, you may be able to buy a pint or quart from them.

Keep the car inside for a day or two after you glue it.
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Your dash may be brittle and not want to lay back down. I usually clean it with a cleaner like 409 and then use a steamer while it is still wet and get it ply-able so it will lay down without cracking, then clamp it with clothespins and let it sit until dry then glue it down
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Well it is actually a Chevy Luv Truck.
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Well it is actually a Chevy Luv Truck.

Like this one!!!! This is one I took 1st place with at the world of wheels in 95 (street machine class)
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I do have a V8, but not a tilt front or bed. Looks like a nice truck.
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