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I have a OGTS dash cover and am getting ready to glue it down. Some glue came with it but I think some liquid nails would would work much better. Anyone have experience with the glue down? :cool:
 

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I believe it was opeldean that just didnt glue it, he said it fit fine and didnt seem like it required the glue.
 

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Both cars that I bought had dash mats. One was glued the other was not. The glued one was much, much, better. It sat very flat and looked great, well as good as a dash mat can anyway. I would not recommend PL, it is probably to thick and is not a "contact cement". The best stuff will be contact cement because otherwise the mat will not fit tightly to the contour of the dash. Home depot has some really good stuff that is marked both "outdoor" and also "marine" contact cement. It comes in a tube and is bubble packed. I apply it with a short bristle glue brush---just cut a long bristle one down. It works great for door seals and stuff too, it's clear.
 

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I put one on my Z car and it came with some clear silicone sealant. The instructions were to only glue it around the outside edge so the mid area could contract and expand. I also did it in the direct sun so it would relax and sit down well on the old dash. It's been on for about 4 years now and not a single problem. One of these is on my to-do list for the GT also, but I haven't gotten down the list quite that far yet.
 

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When I installed the dash cover on my GT; I first covered the top portion of the dash with 1/4" foam backed headliner material (which you can purchase at your local fabric store) to hide the cracks caused from the Texas sun and old age then glued it down with Weldwood Contact Adhesive. Then installed the cover using the contact adhesive applied to both the surfaces, but not to the foam backing, the fabric may have to be double coated, which I did (have a can of water to place your brush in to prevent it from harding when your not using it ,once you have started the glueing process using the contact adhesive). One thing I wish I had done was to take some of the excess material and make extensions at the defrost vents in order to get the material attached to the under side of the dash at the vent openings. And make sure to do it in a well ventilated area so you don't blow the place up or cop a buzz.
 

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baronbors said:
I have a OGTS dash cover and am getting ready to glue it down. Some glue came with it but I think some liquid nails would would work much better. Anyone have experience with the glue down? :cool:

DO NOT USE LIQUID NAILS!- I used liquid nails on mine and it melted the plastic! Ruined the $100+ dash cover. I would follow the recomendations of the others, use silicone or something like that. I would avoid any adhesive that has a lot of solvents.

Nathan Acree
Albuquerque New Mexico
 

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2 years later mine warped a bit

jordan said:
I believe it was opeldean that just didnt glue it, he said it fit fine and didnt seem like it required the glue.
i need to pad and glue mine down.its on my list
 
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