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Removing Glue in Floor Pan

I have removed, with great effort, the carpet from this '67 Camaro. Whoever installed the carpet had it glued down and it took a lot of tugging to remove. Before installing new carpet I want to put down sound deadening but I know it won't stick because of the glue residue.

I tried Acetone and PrepSol and neither would budge it. Does anyone have ideas?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 17th, 18, 04:20 PM
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Re: Removing Glue in Floor Pan

If lacquer thinner won't move it I'm not sure what will. Aircraft stripper will take it down to bare metal.

Why do you think the sound control mat won't stick?

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3M general purpose adhesive remover (or the specialty adhesive remover). spray or lightly pour it on the residue, give it a chance to weaken the adhesive and scrape away with a sharp plastic razor blade.
It takes some patience.

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Re: Removing Glue in Floor Pan

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If lacquer thinner won't move it I'm not sure what will. Aircraft stripper will take it down to bare metal.

Why do you think the sound control mat won't stick?
It left fuzzy residue in many places and the glue is rubbery and can be removed with great effort. I would prefer not to use stripper but we'll see.

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3M general purpose adhesive remover (or the specialty adhesive remover). spray or lightly pour it on the residue, give it a chance to weaken the adhesive and scrape away with a sharp plastic razor blade.
It takes some patience.
Sounds interesting, I'll check that out.

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Elbow grease is the only thing I know will work

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I have had good luck with SPI solvent based wax and grease remover. Not the water based one.

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I have removed, with great effort, the carpet from this '67 Camaro. Whoever installed the carpet had it glued down and it took a lot of tugging to remove. Before installing new carpet I want to put down sound deadening but I know it won't stick because of the glue residue.

I tried Acetone and PrepSol and neither would budge it. Does anyone have ideas?
I have never glued carpets. No need when installed properly.
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Re: Removing Glue in Floor Pan

i have same issue and looked around and found that when removing from house floors they use steam to soften the glue and then scrape it up
my previous owner glued carpet to THE WHOLE INTERIOR in the process of removal
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Re: Removing Glue in Floor Pan

The glue looks yellow. It could be 3M 08090 Super Trim Adhesive. If it is, then 3M 08984 General purpose Adhesive Cleaner can be used to remove the glue.


http://images.myautoproducts.com/ima...M-8090_TDS.pdf


This adhesive cleaner can be bought at various auto parts stores and it should not dissolve the paint. This stuff might work if the glue is not a 3M product.

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-...3242391&rt=rud


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3M general purpose adhesive remover (or the specialty adhesive remover). spray or lightly pour it on the residue, give it a chance to weaken the adhesive and scrape away with a sharp plastic razor blade.
It takes some patience.
Sorry Mr. Bobby, it looks like I did not read your post until it was too late. You said the same thing I did.

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Re: Removing Glue in Floor Pan

Yesterday I picked up a can of the 3M adhesive remover. Now I need a warm day that I can open the doors for ventilation to try this out. Hope that with some elbow grease this works.

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-...3242391&rt=rud

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Re: Removing Glue in Floor Pan

The adhesive remover should work! It sometimes takes multiple tries and lots of elbow grease. If that doesn't work, I have had decent luck with a heat gun. Work in small area and warm the glue up and then scrape it.

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I have to remove an adhesive from the dash along the windshield so not sure what to use. It would be easy without a windshield but would like to try before that is necessary
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The adhesive remover should work! It sometimes takes multiple tries and lots of elbow grease. If that doesn't work, I have had decent luck with a heat gun. Work in small area and warm the glue up and then scrape it.
For the benefit for anyone reading; this 3M adhesive remover is highly combustible so using a heat gun with the stuff is not a good idea.

I found just heat did very little to soften the glue. I have not yet had the chance to try the 3M product, but I will report back when I do.

I'm not sure what to say about adhesive under the windshield. What was secured there?

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you would have to see it to believe it
have you seen some of the old Cheech & Chong movies ?
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