|mick H||24/11/2016 15:26:55|
|718 forum posts|
I have bought a SatNav with a standard suction cup base which I would like to sit in the centre of the car dashboard. Unfortunately, the dashboard, whilst pretty smooth, is not smooth enough to allow proper adhesion. There are plastic discs available to first stick on the dashboard and then the suction cup is applied to the disc. As an alternative I was wondering whether there is such a thing as a "low tack" adhesive which could be applied to the suction cup to enable it to create the necessary vacuum to hold it in place? The ideal substance would also be easily removable from the dash and the suction cup if necessary. Any ideas most welcome.
|Roger Provins 2||24/11/2016 15:39:46|
|343 forum posts|
"The 3m adhesive can be removed without leaving a residue when you are finished with the mount."
US site but probably available in UK
782 forum posts
You could try one of these airvent clips it saves glue and messing up the dash. Don't forget to remove the SatNav from display when parked up. You can now get lost with GPS authority!
|182 forum posts|
Try a search for "dashboard sticky pad". Ebay has hundreds.
|Neil Wyatt||24/11/2016 16:09:58|
17739 forum posts
My GPS holder stuck to the window was given as an MOT fail last time! Easy to fix....
|Brian Oldford||24/11/2016 16:27:02|
627 forum posts
Try those double-side self-adhesive foam pads.
|Martin W||24/11/2016 17:28:33|
|833 forum posts|
TomTom do what they call a beanbag mount as shown here. I have had one for some years now and found it very stable when placed on the dash of other flatish surface in the car. The benefit is that it can be removed and put somewhere discrete at the end of the journey and leave no indication that there might be a satnav in the car. You can of course move it about until you find a place that suits you and your driving style.
|john carruthers||24/11/2016 17:39:35|
604 forum posts
egg white ? works on fine textured plastic and obscured glass.
|Mike Poole||24/11/2016 17:46:11|
2545 forum posts
As I got a 7" tablet free with my tv, I stuck it in the car with 3 blobs of blutak on the odd occasion I needed a sat nav, worked a treat.
|mick H||24/11/2016 18:54:46|
|718 forum posts|
Thank you, gentlemen, for the usual excellent selection of options.
3647 forum posts
A glue gun will give you a rock solid join for as long as you want and the adhesive peels off surfaces when no longer required
They replace gluey stuff in a myriad of situations and cool to a permanent joint in around 5 minutes
|188 forum posts|
It might only fit a Garmin but I've just bought a 'portable friction mount' for my '5" Garmin Drive 50', it has a flexible sticky gel base which forms to the curves on the dashboard, I was very sceptical about it's performance when I bought it but it works great, just put it on and either leave it or take it off when not needed. I bought it from Halfords for £19.99 and was very pleased, Halfords now have them for £9.99 so I would have been even more pleased had I waited a few weeks.
Edited By Sandgrounder on 25/11/2016 07:12:58
|Steven Vine||25/11/2016 09:00:44|
|340 forum posts|
Gluing and marking the dashboard, it does not seem right to me. Lay the damn thing near the gear stick somewhere.
|Neil Wyatt||25/11/2016 09:14:33|
17739 forum posts
One ring short of an Olympics
|Steven Vine||25/11/2016 09:19:26|
|340 forum posts|
|Bodgit Fixit and Run||25/11/2016 09:53:49|
|90 forum posts|
Be careful what you use on the dash. I had a cardboard air freshener sat on it. which dissolved the top layer of the plastic. it was freebee from a car wash. Oops.
|mark costello 1||25/11/2016 20:19:04|
586 forum posts
MOT fail? How picky is that! (Living in Ohio USA with no vehicle inspections.)
|Cornish Jack||25/11/2016 21:27:39|
|1088 forum posts|
Two possible solutions -
1. buy a Berlingo - fixed quarter light is ideal fixing point and no problems with opening windows.
2. Shape a piece of Perspex, or similar, to fit the width of a dashboard storage pocket and wedge it into position with the ubiquitous heavy duty white foam. Can also be used as a small drinks table (while stationary!!!) Have both of these ... 2. in VW Passat.
|Howard Lewis||27/11/2016 21:45:15|
|3149 forum posts|
To prevent any telltale rings where the sat nav had been mounted, I formed an Aluminium sheet to the shape of the dashboard, and clamped the sat nav to it, along with a lump of steel to add some ballast.
To the underside of the Aluminium sheet was glued some "nonslip" rubber sheet. It takes quite a big bump to shift it even slightly.
After use, it can be locked in the boot, (trunk) or taken with me, leaving no trace that there might be a sat nav somewhere in the car waiting to be stolen.
|Gordon Tarling||28/11/2016 10:21:38|
|165 forum posts|
I use one like this - **LINK** and use a piece of non-slip matting underneath it. I hasn't moved yet.
Edited By Gordon Tarling 1 on 28/11/2016 10:21:58
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