Dash Cap Removal

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  1. OGMavchick

    OGMavchick New Member

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    When I purchased my 1973 Maverick it had a crack in the original dash so I decided to put a dash cap on it that I purchased from ebay. Eight years later and now the dash cap is cracked in same place the original dash was cracked. I want to remove the old cap and replace with a new one but I'm not sure the best way to remove it? Of course there's always pulling it up with a hammer and a chisel.. but I was hoping there was an easier solution.
    Anyone have any recommendations or ideas?
    I believe it's a silicone based adhesive.
    Thank you!
     
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    I have a recommendation for 8 years ago...don't silicone base adhesive it down.
    I installed mine 6-7 years ago with no adhesive. it just snapped on and can expand and shrink with the temperature changes.
    on a hot day you may be able to pull on it and slowly peel it off.

    Frank
     
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    OGMavchick New Member

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    Haha I wish I knew that 8 years ago!

    Every day is hot in Florida... but how dk you feel about a heat gun while using the chisel hammer method?

    I read somewhere that someone put their cap on using velcro.


     
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    So Frank you used one without any adhesive what-so-ever? Just wanting to clarify as I am in need of a cap myself.
     
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    correct...just snapped it on . put three rolls of paper towels along the base of the windshield to let it form to the dash pad. but I have an excellent stock pad under it. I put the cap on to preserve it.
     
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    Where in Fl are you? Might just be easier to get a new dash pad. I have a few in decent condition in Orlando but I am out of town for a job for several months. My buddy in apopka probably had one.
     
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