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Old 07-05-2010, 10:10 PM
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Rob,

MEK (methyl ethyl ketone, aka lacquer thinner) and Acetone are chemical cousins (essentially like methanol and ethanol are). MEK is available by the qt and gallon at Home Depot, and most large hardware stores, as is Acetone. MEk is a bit better solvent than acetone, but perhaps even harder on the human lungs/body. Use good lung and skin protection items with either. MEK WILL attack and remove the paint on the car, and acetone eventually will. Good Luck.

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Old 07-05-2010, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by jpitman2 View Post
Some have rendered 'empty' tanks less dangerous by piping another car's exhaust gases through the filler or the gauge hole, to displace the flammable vapours. Or maybe suck air through it with a vacuum cleaner.....not sure about sparks on motor commy though.
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:25 PM
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i second Xylene. took the gunk off the side moldings from my ram in a heart beat..
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:13 AM
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I recommended Xylene because it is a solvent for 'special' or 'other' glues and such. Im not convinced its RTV. If it is, Xylene will still work great, but the heat gun and spatula will take it off real quick. Im wondering (by the picture) if it wasn't like liquid nails or something.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:37 AM
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Dry ice to freeze the goo and hammer and chisel to chip it off. That is one of the tricks to remove the tar like insulation on the floor boards.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by zoltan944 View Post
You can also try some Xylene [...] to see if that will break it down too.
Be CAREFUL with xylene!! It will dissolve actually some plastics! Strong stuff...
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by VehiGAZ View Post
Be CAREFUL with xylene!! It will dissolve actually some plastics! Strong stuff...
then put the rest in your tank to up your octane
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:30 AM
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Do you think the guys who did the radio install also replace windshields?
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by VehiGAZ View Post
Be CAREFUL with xylene!! It will dissolve actually some plastics! Strong stuff...
Not too mention it leads to sterility in males ( I don't know about females). Way before the Nanny state existed in the UK we were (willinigly) stopped from using Xylene to dissolve polystyrene void formers in concrete because of it's known deleterious effects.

I am a bad example of what not to do in my previous posts/ cavalier attitude to sovents/polluting the environment etc. BUT can I please urge everyone to read the info on the tins/sprays/chemicals you are using as to the true contents then goolgle to find an MSDS for that chemical. Forewarned is forearmed etc.

Now I'll go and have a cigarette and another glass of Shiraz
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