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how do you get the carpet glue up?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jjlaughner, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    I need to peel this stuff off so I can do bedliner once the new floors are in.

    Chizzle? Heat it scrape it? File it off? Grinder? Torch /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    I used a heat gun and it made it gooey then I was able to scrape it on off of there. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I just pried it off. Came off in big chunks. Was easier when it was warmer though because it was pliable. The crap I waited until fall to get off was harder because it was cold and had no real give to it.
     
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    thats what I'm running into... its cold outside...
    Next couple days are going to be 59 highs, so maybe I can pry it off then, when I pulled the carpet and insulation out is was in the upper 30's
     
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    I forgot to say I used a hairdrier and it helper some...
     
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    if its really cold/hard that could be a good thing... I used a combo of putty knives/screwdrivers/chisels to get most of it off... then I realized I was doing things the slow way and just grabbed my grinder. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    Unless you have a real good heat gun, use a small propane torch and a putty knife. It works well for the rubber crap under the front floors also.
     
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    I used a really course wire brush for my grinder, it worked great. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    grinder, grinder, grinder. Anything else is a waste of time IMHO. Since you are going w/ bedliner, a little extra "roughness" won't hurt.

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    3M Release agent works the best..it desolves the glue..
    Prep-sol solvent by Dumont or any wax and grease remover will work.. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I need to peel this stuff off so I can do bedliner once the new floors are in.


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    You mean the 1/4" thick sound deadening matt? If so get a block of dry ice (or anything very cold - dry ice is cheap). Rub the block of ice across an area to freeze it and then smack it with a hammer. The stuff just shatters and falls off.

    Race car/truck guys do this all the time.
     
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    OH GOD make it go away...that looks like my blazer /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif neat that ur fixing it though..id like to see how you do ur floor..ive been toying with the idea of fixing the blazer up, meaning do something with the floor to make it a drivable vehichle...the thing is half parted out now..but i still always wish i could do something with it..
     
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    I would try air craft striper(strong paintstriper) works petty good but havent tryed it on glue but it heats up what ever you put it on but dont get it on anything plastic becuase it will melt it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Paint stripper will definitely do it, Just remember to remove every trace of it before applying anything over the treated surface. Blue Lightning is the best stripper I have ever used it removes everything but metal. Its violently good. -OR- I managed to sand off carpet glue residue with a DA sander and 60 grit one time. Barbaric but true....
     

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