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what is this stuck to my floorboards?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by lazerus, Dec 10, 2002.

  1. lazerus

    lazerus Registered Member

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    hello fellows,
    working on some rust and removed the front seats and carpet to discover that there is some kind of a thin plastic mat glued onto the floorboards, one on drivers side and one on pass side
    these are nearly impossible to get up, I have scraped and scraped but this is gonna take forever
    has anyone else discovered these?
    how did you get them up?

    many thanks
     
  2. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    dito, this sucks, I need help too.
     
  3. Silver84k5

    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    i wonder if your talking about the same CRAP that is on my wheel wells from when i took my carpet out. grinder to get it off........
     
  4. jcg

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    Yeah that stuff sucks! The best way I've found is to use a propane torch and heat it till it softens up, then scrap it off with a putty knife. It doesn't take much heat to get it soft and it's MUCH worse to get off if it burns! Once you get the hang of how much heat to use, it's a piece of cake to get it off. Then use some acetone or other solvent to clean up the residue. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. outlaw612

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    Its like a sound deadener. use a heat gun to warm it then just scrape it off.
     
  6. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    not my original post but thanks, I was just going to put in my new floor from lmc but i like the idea of a heat gun, how about a flame thrower. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif j/k -shawn
     

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