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Dash board mount

Disc wont stick to dashboard of accura MDX surface of the dash top is
not a smooth material

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You might try using Velcro in adhesive backed strips.

As you know, Velcro come with two side that inlock.
I would cut two strips the width of your device. put the matted side the hookside on each strip before mounting in the car.

Next, I would remove the adhesive cover film from the matted side and put it aaginst the back of the unit (leave room to add the second strip), then add the second strip parallel.
Then go to the car. Leave the hook strips attached to the matted strips, but peel off the adhesive flim cover. Clean a spot on the dash with some evaporating cleaner such as alcohol. Now place the unit against a the dash. Peel the Velcro strips apart and reattach them.

Your strips will be in prefect alignment with the hook type strips attached to the car and the matted type strips attached to the unit.

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Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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You can buy a heavy duty double adhesive tape, or use a permanent adhesive, or mighty bond onto your dash board since the gps is still removable

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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