I just bought a dashboard cover to protect the plastic of the dashboard of my Honda CRV from the summer sun. The instructions for the cover say to stick the included self-adhesive velcro squares on various locations on the dashboard so that the cover will stick to them and not move around.
However, the last time I had the car cleaned, they put a heavy coat of Armor All on the dashboard, and right now nothing will stick to it because of the silicone etc. coating. What's the best way to allow the velcro patches to stick?
Here's what I've thought of:
- Rough up the spots where I want to attach the patches with some finishing pads
- Remove the Armor All in those spots with a solvent like Goo Gone
- Find patches with much stronger adhesive
Ideally, I'd like a solution that neither requires removing all the Armor All from the whole dashboard, nor requires permanently altering the dashboard (like, velcro patches attached with epoxy that can never be removed).