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There is a gap developing between the gauge area and the padded dash on my 99 Taurus. Is there any way to close this gap? I do not see any clips or connectors.

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mine has started to develop the same thing. The covering is glued, and appears that it's maybe shrunk with age and the glue is coming loose. I thought about re-applying some glue and clamping it to let it set, but it's not bad enough yet for me to worry about.

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I have the same problem on my 98 SE. I think the dash shrinks in the heat over time as mine won't really close if I clamp it.

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Get some 3M Trim adhesive, put some between the covering and the dash, then place some heavy objects on top of the dash to hold it down. Don't clamp it, you'll end up with ugly clamp impressions. Its really common on the g3.
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3M makes a very strong industrial spray adhesive with a straw attachment. Shoot this inside, then place a sandbag over the top to give it even weight. Dash delamination in 3Gs is getting to be commonplace as cowspotter said.


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1. TrueBlue, I love your avatar.

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2. Mine (98 SE) is delaminating the same way. too cheap and lazy to fix it (already pulled the dash all apart to replace the bulbs behind the instrument cluster)


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Thanks for the replies. The gap is just at the border of annoying / I need to fix it. I will look for the 3M trim adhesive if the gap continues to grow larger.
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Originally posted by Vanagoon@Jun 5 2006, 04:06 PM
1. TrueBlue, I love your avatar.
LOL! I like yours too.
In high school a buddy of mine had a 21-window VW Bus.
I remember riding with him up a hill behind a semi and him screaming at the driver, "DON'T STOP, I WON'T BE ABLE TO KEEP GOING!!!!" You should put some pictures up.

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3M Hi-Strength 90 Spray Adhesive • Easiest way to apply adhesive to large areas Stronger than Super 77. New low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound), low mist formula bonds fast with high-temperature resistance. Heavy-duty—adheres to wood, metal, plastic and decorative laminates. Ideal for quick repairs. Dries transparent. Net wt. 17.6 oz. adhesive. 24-oz. Can
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photos of the Vanagon,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ppc/set...7594157040210/

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