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The specific issue with the sticky melting dash is that the dashboard literally becomes sticky to the touch and becomes brittle. This is even a problem with the front and rear door panels showing similar symptoms. Both the dashboard and door panels seem to fail in several ways: they can become very glossy-looking, can crack, and/or can break off in pieces. Regardless of what the exact issue is that you’re experiencing, you might be wondering what options you have so that you can address the issue with the dashboard and door panels.

While removing the center console unit on my wife’s 2006 Lexus IS350, some parts of the dashboard starting breaking off as any trim or trim removal tools pressed against it. I stumbled upon this moldable glue called Sugru, which would be able to be shaped, textured, and color-matched to the dashboard. Sugru is an RTV one-part moisture curing silicone elastomer that can be molded like a putty into any shape needed.