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Unread 06-29-2003, 04:45 PM   #1
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Recommend solvent for carpet glue in tub

The inside of my CJ steel tub covered in carpet glue, tar and all kinds of sticky stuff. Its on there good. Can anyone recommend a strong solvent that will easily disolve and clean the gunk. I dont mind scrubbing a little but I want something that is going to work well.

Ideas???

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Unread 06-29-2003, 08:34 PM   #2
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Try scraping the majority of it off with a razor blade scraper. Once most of it is gone, it should be fairly easy to get the rest off with mineral spirits, carb cleaner, etc.

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Unread 06-29-2003, 09:04 PM   #3
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Try MEK (methyl ethyl ketone). I got a gallon of it somewhere years ago, probably to clean up old glue on a fabric-covered aircraft frame. Don't use it indoors without proper ventilation, it's quite toxic.
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Unread 06-30-2003, 01:03 PM   #4
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sampson9dk,

I had to remove the carpet from my CJ7 due to rust on the floor, so I know the problem well. I went to HomeDepo and got this cleaner (don't remember the name, but can find out if you like)that worked great. The only thing is, it'll also take the paint right off. Great for me, because I'm planning on Herculiner the tub, so it saved me an extra step.

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Unread 06-30-2003, 01:57 PM   #5
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Use POR-15 paint remover!!! it is the best thing in the world take care of everything
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Unread 06-30-2003, 09:32 PM   #6
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I work at a paint store and i recommend goof-off. or laquer thinner would do great. i took sticker residue off with laquer thinner real easy.. and it wont harm ur body paint.M.E.K is a stripper it will hurt ur paint.

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Unread 06-30-2003, 09:37 PM   #7
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My friend used Xylene. It was awesome and didn't hurt the paint at all (so his logic told him to Rhino Line it hahaha).

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