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Username Post: 63 Impala Dash Bezel Adhesive        (Topic#349920)
ampico-kid 
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03-03-18 03:31 PM - Post#2726331    

What's the best kind of adhesive to use on a 63 Impala aluminum dash bezel? Since it may have to be removed at some point, it shouldn't be something that will make a permanent bond. Any ideas? Thanks.



 




69_BOWTIE 
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03-03-18 05:56 PM - Post#2726336    
    In response to ampico-kid

Its held on by the switch nob bezels no glue necessary.

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junky 
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03-03-18 08:12 PM - Post#2726350    
    In response to ampico-kid

Rubber cement will do what you are requesting. As was said, they are held on mostly by the knobs, however, when new, GM did use a mastic on many of the dash bezels on the different lines of cars. Over time, the mastic dried up, and turned to powder. My guess is that it was more for keeping the part attached during the assembly process, till it got to the station where the next part was added that ultimately held the trim in place. A good example of this is the clips that hold the brake drums to the wheel studs, so the drums don't fall off during the assembly process. Usually they get taken off during the first brake inspection, and tossed, since the wheel now holds the brake drum on.

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ampico-kid 
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03-03-18 10:34 PM - Post#2726366    
    In response to junky

I was thinking that possibly there was no adhesive used, but there was some white powerdery stuff behind the two panels when I removed them. The information supplied now makes sense. I'll take the advice and use some rubber cement to hold the panels in place and prevent any potential rattles. Thanks for the info.



 
junky 
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03-04-18 08:42 AM - Post#2726390    
    In response to ampico-kid

Just like Brylcreem, a little dab will do ya..


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03-04-18 03:03 PM - Post#2726419    
    In response to junky

WE USED THAT STUFF EVERY MORNING!!!

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Tri5man 
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03-04-18 04:54 PM - Post#2726427    
    In response to rrausch

If it were me I'd use a very small dab of silicon. Rubber cement is nasty.



 
junky 
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03-04-18 08:18 PM - Post#2726447    
    In response to Tri5man

What is nasty about rubber cement? Silicone on the other hand, is difficult to release once it sets.

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Verne_Frantz 
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03-05-18 07:33 AM - Post#2726477    
    In response to junky

The originals that I've pulled off seemed to have a few daubs of what looked like light gray seam sealer. It never completely hardened.

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turbo38s10 
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03-05-18 07:35 AM - Post#2726478    
    In response to Verne_Frantz

How about using some thin double face tape?



 
junky 
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03-06-18 03:27 PM - Post#2726676    
    In response to turbo38s10

Problem with double sided tape, it can be difficult to remove in the future. This is why I recommended rubber cement. It holds the trim in place, and it is easy to remove in the future. It doesn't have an odor once it sets, and I can't see any down side to using it.

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03-06-18 03:44 PM - Post#2726679    
    In response to junky

Just use a few small strips of 3M Strip Caulk,no problem in future upon removal!

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junky 
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03-06-18 09:38 PM - Post#2726707    
    In response to paintman

3M strip caulk isn't like it used to be. The last box that I got, was more like a permanent adhesive, than a caulk. I would liken it to a windshield butyl strip. This is the black caulk.

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turbo38s10 
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03-07-18 06:56 AM - Post#2726730    
    In response to junky

tape is not difficult as long as you don't use molding tape by 3m. Us the thinner stuff like for carpet.



 




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