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Aug 10th, 2005, 10:36 PM

I bought a Fiat Tipo Sedici last week. I have removed the seats to give it a good clean. There is a sticky substance on the dashboard, that looks like black paint (on my hands). I cannot imagine that someone applies paint on the dashboard, but if he did, it should be dry by now.

Could this be a (cheap) silicones' solution that is somehow reacting to the synthetic material? Should I remove it first (with refined petrol or white spirit) - I will apply it to a blind spot first- and then apply a M-product or it there a M-cleaning product? Any tips for the right product to apply?

Thanks in advance!

- Lancia Thema 8.32
- Lancia Delta Evo 1
- Fiat Tipo Sedicivalvole

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Aug 11th, 2005, 12:22 PM
Hi Drapu :welcome to Meguiar's Online.

I would try to avoid using strong solvents (with refined petrol or white spirit) unless everything else fails.

I don't know if you can get it in The Netherlands but Meguiar's M-39 Heavy Duty Vinyl Cleaner (http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/product_detail.asp?T1=MEG+M3916[/url) is very good for cleaning dashboards.

Have you tried soap or detergent and water? If that doesn't work maybe a citrus cleaner.


Oct 1st, 2011, 01:31 PM
Lords the problem of the dashboard sticky has plagued me too for some time.
I asked the cost of a new dashboard UNBEARABLE!
I asked the owner of a car wash the cost to solve the problem 300 EURO!
I thought the use of a degreaser and put so pasienza to remove all that sticky substance from the dashboard to bring my car to the state of a car of the early eighties!

I found this product STARDUST!


Today my car and as I had bought with half an hour of work.