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Old 02-15-2011, 01:15 PM
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Default Removal of carpet adhesive. What's the best way?

Hi all,

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What do you reach for?????

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Old 02-15-2011, 01:42 PM
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Acetone will dissolve the foam, have plenty of shop rags a quality face mask and gloves. For the sealer I used a Fein multimaster tool with the blade intended to remove paint and a heavy duty wire disk for final cleanup.
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I'd reach for this...



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Lots of info if you "Search" RS carpet installation.
Check out This resent thread

Also if you use chemicals to soften or disolve the clue, make sure to use the proper respirator, NOT just a face mask, could save a few brain cells.
Good luck, and let us know how things work out, may do that myself one of these days.

PS. and DO have yourself a few Guinness's

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A friend of mine had great luck with a Harbor Freight Multi- Tool. I bought one after a saw all the cool things you could do with it...maybe it will work for you also...

http://www.harborfreight.com/multifunction-power-tool-67256.html


Here's his thread over at Pelican (with video)
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsc...ethod-yet.html
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Default Wurth Citrus Degreaser

Try a search, I think this has been discussed before.

It will be faster if you use a strong unhealthy chemical solvent, like Goff Off - but the stuff is really nasty.

Safer approach: saturate a rag with the Wurth degreaser, place over the glue, cover the wet rag with plastic film to minimize drying, wait 1 - 2 hours, then remove the mess with a plastic scraper. This will probably require a few applications. Finish with Wurth degreaser in a terry cloth, followed by clean up with wet towels.

If your garage is cool the cleaner will take even longer to work.

Good luck
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Thanks all. The oscilating tool looks really good. Had searched but didn't find that. Thanks.

Will post pics as it goes on. It's gonna be built to Porsche Club Championship Spec

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Long way to go yet!!
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This is enough to give me nightmares!
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^^^Ha! That's reasuring mate!! What do you think of the oscilating tool? Did you use one on yours?
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^^^Ha! That's reasuring mate!! What do you think of the oscilating tool? Did you use one on yours?
Pete, hard graft for a couple of days and it will be fine. I think a lot of the effort can be taken out by using good chemicals.

I used a wire brush on a drill which was good for the hard to reach places and to cut through some of the tough bits.

The floor has some nasty sound proofing on it which was particularly hard to remove.

I had a few bits re trimmed by the company that trim the interiors and seats for Caterham cars and one of the guys mentioned a product that I 'should' have used.

I will ask him for you when I pick the items up.
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Pete, hard graft for a couple of days and it will be fine. I think a lot of the effort can be taken out by using good chemicals.

I used a wire brush on a drill which was good for the hard to reach places and to cut through some of the tough bits.

The floor has some nasty sound proofing on it which was particularly hard to remove.

I had a few bits re trimmed by the company that trim the interiors and seats for Caterham cars and one of the guys mentioned a product that I 'should' have used.

I will ask him for you when I pick the items up.
Thanks mate. Laters
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Good luck with the project Pete. Really looking forward to following the updates on this one

...and if those pretty new R888s in the corner are getting in the way of your work, I'll take them off your hands

p.s. I've heard good reports about:

Tardis glue remover
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Originally Posted by LuckyP View Post
Hi all,

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What do you reach for?????

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OH no not this sight! strip the whole dam thing and get it acid dipped!

Otherwise as all the boys say mask, scrapper+ heatgun (for the tar-sound deadening situated side of the shaft tunnel,passenger floor and more), Tardis + brush as stated above! Goodluck

p.s you will be a happy man when you get to this stage! But still i wouldn't do this ever again!

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weeks later and still it aint all gone!!!!
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Currently doing the same thing on my 92 964. Use 3m adhesive remover, let it sit for 5-10 min after you apply it, wipe with a rag, then use soapy water, wipe with a rag, then a cleaner like simple green, wipe with a rag....then start over with the 3m adhesive remover.

The soapy water and simple green make the glue less tacky and it comes off easier than just using the 3m adhesive cleaner. The glue was almost a 1/4 of inch thick on the door sills and this technique really worked. I still have not figured out how to get the glue off the wiring harness.

I have a thread started on my project, but not a lot of progress over the last 6 weeks with show storms and vacations.
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Going through the same with my car, tried some of the methods mentioned before and also used some of this stuff:

https://un-du.com/

I won't spend a whole year removing every ounce of glue, after all I'm putting carpet back on top. Luckily I didn't have nearly as much foam as you have stuck to the body.
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