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Removing black GM glue

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 45acp, Feb 14, 2001.

  1. 45acp

    45acp 1/2 ton status

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    I have removed the fuel tank for several other modifications and would like to get rid of the black tar/glue that GM put on the tank. The same stuff is under the carpet inside. How have others gone about removing this stuff? Thanks, Bill
     
  2. BOWTIE

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    There's gotta be a better way of doing this, but what I did to remove the glue under the carpet was I got a scraper with a new blade and sraped it off. It took a while but it worked. You might want to try a wire brush that you can attach to a drill. I thought of that one after I was done........Smart huh.

    MY K-5 DOESN'T LEAK... IT JUST MARKS ITS TERRITORY.
     
  3. cp87jimmy

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    I also used a blade scraper when I redid my interior. Be prepared to scrape a few of your knuckles.
    Late, Chris

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  4. KrebsATM02

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    I used a wire wheel on a grinder. Works pretty well but is time consuming. I would scrape up as much as possible and then do that. Body filler smells great when you hit it with a wire wheel!!!!!! - Doug

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  5. Logan

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    I don't know how much of the stuff is on there, but I had pretty good luck using carpet gum remover (Sprays on, freezes the gum/tar, and it just chips right off!) when I was yanking up the nasty water-trapping vinyl flooring on my old Toyota Pickup. I can't remember the brand name of the stuff, but it was basically a compressed gas of some kind in a spray paint type of can.

    -Al.
     

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