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Old 08-22-2004, 03:56 PM
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What's the best helper to elbow grease. I've been using a paint scraper but I'm thinking some sort of chemical might help removing the old underpad/glue remnants.

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Old 08-22-2004, 04:02 PM
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you might try some denatured alcohol (methylated spirits it's called now I think) That stuff will take most anything off [img]smile.gif[/img]

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Old 08-22-2004, 05:35 PM
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depending on the glue, can't you steam it off? [img]graemlins/dunno.gif[/img]
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Old 08-23-2004, 08:11 AM
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Go to your friendly neighbor hood carpet store. Ask them for advice.
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Old 08-23-2004, 09:10 AM
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Take a butane torch and burn it all, it will go hard then it will scrape off real easy with a putty knife.

Just did the regal floor the other day.
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Fire - the answer to pretty much anything.

You could also try Xylene or Toluleane (sp).

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make sure you have a respirator and very well ventilated area.

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Old 08-23-2004, 12:07 PM
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I used to own a carpet store.
The glue used in your car is more likely to be a contact cement type adhesive.
Home Depot has some products in the flooring section that should be able to remove the glue.
I think that burning it is a bad idea (fire hazard and really bad fumes).
Also, you might try mineral spirits (usually will remove glue and is cheap).
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