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To ALL those removing carpet

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Confederate9, May 4, 2001.

  1. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    ok i know its easy to remove the carpet, but the wheel wells have the glue on them, i have found the BEST way to get it off. 1st rip the carpet off 2nd: then some of the glue will chip off, so chip it off w/ a flat headed screw driver 3rd: take a grinder w/ a wire brush and got at it!!!! it makes short work of the stuff!!!, but make sure the pieces are flying out the tailgate and not toward your seats.
    ok i jsut thought i would share.

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  2. Burt4x4

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    hahaa yep I did that too ended up with a bunch of little wires stuck in my shirt, damn cheap wire wheel crap. Good thing I had safty glasses on. So the morel to my story is don't by cheap wire wheels and were safty glasses[​IMG]

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  3. tRustyK5

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    Hey Steve, all wire wheels will do that cheap or not...so the moral is always wear good safety glasses, its one thing to pull the wires outta yer shirt, but it would suck to have one pulled outta yer eyeball[​IMG]

    Solvents will work on the glue too...

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  4. Pure Insanity

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    actually they make wire wheels that the wires are encased in plastic.they dont fly apart quite as bad.i think 3M makes em.also check into the scotch brite wheels made by 3M,they work even better than the wire wheels.and dont leave wires all over.[​IMG]

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  5. JoeAngelicchio

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    How about those 3M or Standard Abrasive scotchbrite discs? Has the pad and arbor where you can attach it to a air grinder or drill.

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  6. Grim-Reaper

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    hahaha wait till you go and have to chip the tar mat off the floor! Wire wheel just smears it!
    I did mine in the middle of winter when it was nice and hard. I put a wide flat blade on my air chisel and went at it.

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