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      01-07-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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How to remove this residue from the dash?

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This is really stumping me. As showing in the photo, there are ~4 "spots" on the dash, that are some sort of residue from manufacturing. I know they are from the factory, because when I picked the car up at the Welt, I saw it immediately upon getting in the car. I didn't give it too much concern at the time, because I figured it was just something sticky that I could wipe off when I got around to it.

Here's what I've tried:

1) P21S TAW directly on the spots, and agitated thoroughly with a boars hair brush.
2) P21S TAW on a MF towel, agitating by hand
3) water on a MF towel, agitating by hand.

None of these methods worked. What other chemicals or methods should I use? I do have a steam cleaner, but that is "last resort" because the heat can damage plastics.
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What about "Goof off" or "Goo Gone"? Both of those can be a little harsh too, so I would recommend treating the dash after cleaning.

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What about "Goof off" or "Goo Gone"? Both of those can be a little harsh too, so I would recommend treating the dash after cleaning.

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I have Goo Gone, which is actually rather mild. The spots on the dash don't actually feel sticky, it just looks like something sticky.

Maybe I will try Goo Gone on one spot to test....
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Goo Gone seemed to work! I'll need to check again in the full sun in a few days, but it does seem better now.
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Goo Gone seemed to work! I'll need to check again in the full sun in a few days, but it does seem better now.
Excellent news. Glad it worked. I would, as I said, just dress the dash with some type of protectant just so there is no discoloration and an even lustre post-cleaning.

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Good idea, will do!
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never use steam on plastic
i did that once and the black plastic faded and turned light grey
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never use steam on plastic
i did that once and the black plastic faded and turned light grey
Yep, had that problem on my Accord, I know better now.
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Goo Gone seemed to work! I'll need to check again in the full sun in a few days, but it does seem better now.
Glad it worked and didn't turn your dash white like a lot of other solvents can do.
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