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Dash Coming Unglued

Good morning. I have a 2010 Dodge Challenger SE. The dash, right above the middle a/c vents is starting to detach. Is there a recommended adhesive that would be good to use to correct this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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That's a common problem on the older cars. Here's a post relating to this issue...looks like contact cement is the answer.

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When my Fiero dash started to lift, I used Gorilla glue and camps. Still have the car (not in driving condition) and the dash is still holding together.



Although some have suggested loctite glue for plastics (primer and glue system) as it bonds instantly but never tried it.


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That's a common problem on the older cars. Here's a post relating to this issue...looks like contact cement is the answer.

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When my Fiero dash started to lift, I used Gorilla glue and camps. Still have the car (not in driving condition) and the dash is still holding together.



Although some have suggested loctite flue for plastics (primer and glue system) as it bonds instantly but never tried it.
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I have used regular super glue in the past, and while it worked, I would stop short of recommending it due to its propensity to run off into places you didn't intend for it to go. A gel version of super glue, which I believe the previously referenced Gorilla Glue might be an example of, would be a great fix for this problem though. That is something I would recommend for sure.

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When my Fiero dash started to lift, I used Gorilla glue and camps. Still have the car (not in driving condition) and the dash is still holding together.



Although some have suggested loctite glue for plastics (primer and glue system) as it bonds instantly but never tried it.
Ah, the 80's... I remember in 88 I wanted a Fiero so bad.

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Ah, the 80's... I remember in 88 I wanted a Fiero so bad.
I bought it in the early 90s for $400 (85 SE 4 speed). Blew the motor, bought a rebuilt motor, slapped a turbo on it and dropped it 1.5". If there was loose change on the road it would bottom out.
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I bought it in the early 90s for $400 (85 SE 4 speed). Blew the motor, bought a rebuilt motor, slapped a turbo on it and dropped it 1.5". If there was loose change on the road it would bottom out.
ATTN Aspiring Linguists: This is a perfect example of the difference between 'literally' and 'figuratively', 2 terms which I hear y'all misusing with frightening regularity.

When @ChallyTatum blew up the motor in his $400 Pontiac Fiero, he figuratively bottomed out. But the resulting Frankenstein of an automobile, with its extreme lowered stance, was prone to literally bottoming out.

Both involve hitting bottom, but only one actually has a bottom and hits it (aka, literally). The other describes reaching the lowest point of the context possible and is more esoteric in nature (aka, figuratively).

Know the difference, learn the difference, use the terms correctly. Your readers will thank you for it!

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