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This is a discussion on dash cap within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; installed a dash cap some time ago. about every six months or so the silicone lets lose and i have ...

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    installed a dash cap some time ago. about every six months or so the silicone lets lose and i have clean everything up and reglue. i live in southwest florida where its always hot and the car sits in the employee parking lot 4 days a week. As i start work late the dash only gets a couple of hours of direct sunlight. The rest of the time its garaged. i use 100% silicone as directed by the manufacturer. Is there a solution to this? the dash cap from above gauges to the end of the radio is the only part that comes loose. thanks for your input

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    I presume it is an adhesive silicone that you are utilizing? I believe that there is a difference between that and regular silicone. Wiping stuff down with denatured alcohol beforehand?

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    the first time it was the tube that came with dash pad the second time it was clear rtv silicone adhesive. idon't remember for sure but i think i did use denature alcohol.

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    Florida sun is a cruel bitch to cars. If the surfaces were clean and it still let go then some other type of adhesive is probably warranted.

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    any suggestions?

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    Is double sided tape an option?

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    I COULD TRY? did you have a particular brand in mind?

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    Not really, but I have had good luck with 3M before on other projects.

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    THANKS i'll give it a try.

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