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    Default Getting FiFi Off My Dash

    As I've now got TomTom 510, I don't need the little hexagonal stick on magnet (which Tom Tom call a Fifi!) that's stuck on the top of my dash. In fact, it's a bit of a liability, as some low life might think that I've got something worth stealing.
    Anyone have any idea how I can get it off -it's stuck on with a fairly strong sticky pad, and I'm worried I might damage the dash if I lever it, or something.

    TIA, Phil

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    abit of hair dryer heat might help, also lighter fluid will help soften the glue/sticky pad and will evaporate before damaging anything, doubt it would anyway.

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    nail varnish remover

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    I would go for the hair drier approach first, might be enough to move it ...

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    Thanks, chaps.
    I'll tackle the task after I get back from Barcelona.

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    Sticky Stuff remover from Lakeland is what you want, smells vaguely of oranges not found that it attcks plastics just leave it to soak in a bit.
    www.lakeland.co.uk I think it is or they have high street shops. Wives usually have heard of these places. All sorts of uses like getting Gaffa tape off cables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yorkshireborn View Post
    nail varnish remover
    I wouldn't put acetone anywhere near the dash finish. It attacks rubber/plastic and I reckon would make a lovely mess of that rubbery finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    I wouldn't put acetone anywhere near the dash finish. It attacks rubber/plastic and I reckon would make a lovely mess of that rubbery finish.

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    I think I'll start with the heat gun, then I'll see if a less aggressive solvent might work. I used to use isopropyl alcohol to get lable remnants out of printers in my field service days, so I'll give that a try.

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    Yep, Isopropyl Alcohol (Isopropanol) is unlikely to attack the plastic as it's not a solvent. I'd do what you just said - heat gun to soften it and let you get the plate off, then Isopropyl Alcohol to remove the residue.

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