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Old 07 Aug 2003, 12:17 am
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Has anyone else purchased an APC Dash kit for their cruiser. I recently did and when it arrived it mentioned using an "adhesion prmtion" product to wipe the surface area before application. But I did not get any in my kit. Please help. Also, what is the benzine used for and can it be substituted with rubbing alchohol to clean the application area?[:I]
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Old 07 Aug 2003, 08:02 am
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MadAdamPT,

You can use isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) to wash the surfaces that the dash kit will cover. This is particularly important if the surfaces have been treated with Armor-All or a similar product in the past. The silicones in these products will stop the adhesive on the dash kit from working. If you are unsure about the Armor-All treatments, wash the areas down several times with isopropyl alcohol.

3M sells a product that promotes adhesion for pressure-sensitive tape. Make sure you buy the right one (not for exterior use, ie-paint). You can find this in better parts stores or auto body supply houses.

Do NOT use benzene (you can't buy it over-the-counter in the US anyway...)! Benzene is a carcinogen. Besides, it has a wonderful "plastic-melting" effect, particularly on ABS plastics.

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Old 07 Aug 2003, 04:13 pm
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The adhesion promoter that I use with 3M tape is just Prep Solvent. You can buy it at most auto parts stores. I got it at Auto Zone. They use it to clean everything off of an area that is to be painted.
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Old 13 Aug 2003, 01:22 am
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My new Pt woody dash kit[imghttp://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid73/p28efb6f05337fbd48fc12d5de9b75fe5/fb68ba47.jpg][/img]

(you might neeed to click on the above url)
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Old 13 Aug 2003, 12:24 pm
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door trim from PtWoody kit

(you might have to click on this url)[imghttp://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid73/p891ee736d66baa7f44e95bdf2aea794e/fb68ba44.jpg[/img]
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Vey nice Rose wood touchs[?]
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