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 Post subject: Dashboard mat
Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:00 am 
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G'day again,

A few days ago I decided to wash the dashboard mat from my AU2 via the washing machine as it looked a bit dirty and needed a wash.

Bad mistake, now the dashmat does not stay rigid and moves around too much like its made from tissue.

Is there a way to restore its stiffness?

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 Post subject: Re: Dashboard mat
Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:07 pm 
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only way i can think of, is to spray [maybe] quick drying glue to the back/base of the mat, with or without a separate backing. will need to make sure of it's shape whilst drying tho. otherwise throw out & replace.
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 Post subject: Re: Dashboard mat
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:33 am 
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Mad2,
I was looking for a replacement from the local wreckers , unfortunately none around for my vehicle being an AU2.

I looked at Supercheap, they have universal types but one has to cut and punch holes in them, that's no good, stitching and material would come off if I was to go down that path.

Good idea about using a spray glue, I'll give that a go. Any particular spray glue?

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 Post subject: Re: Dashboard mat
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:41 am 
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Why dont you just use velcro tabs to hold it in place then it wont move around. :?:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dashboard mat
Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:47 pm 
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bondy99 wrote:
Mad2,

Good idea about using a spray glue, I'll give that a go. Any particular spray glue?

Thanks



only thing i could think of at the time...... & no idea re which glue. maybe try what kimboxr6 mentioned?



kimboxr6 wrote:
Why dont you just use velcro tabs to hold it in place then it wont move around. :?:


didn't think of that one! ... mine has velcro to hold it in as it's flimsy & 'floats' around the dash :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: Dashboard mat
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:11 am 
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Nah, staying away from Velcro, don't want to bugger up the dashboard, thanks anyway
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