Old glue removal - tips please...

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  1. Trikeman

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    Hi All,
    on old carpet removal, the inner wheel arches (the ones inside the cab area) have the original rubbery liners which have thick, hard glue residue on them - I mean thick lines of it. Has anyone got any tips for removal of this?

    I would like to remove as much as possible to enable a flat surface to mount the new carpet on.

    I don't think it's the spray type glue, more like thick lines of a contact adhesive.
    :Sad:

    As always, any tips or recommendations gratefully received.

    Regards,

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
  2. G4OGE

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    Might be worth a go

    I have seen the sealant along roof joints removed at caravan repairers done with a piece of wire in a drill on slow it collected it on the wire it may work if it's similar.:thumb:
     
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    I fear a mechanical attack is going to be most successful
    adhesive removal wheels are available for drill use
    or as the surface is to be re carpeted paint damage should not be a problem
    Id go for a Stanley Window Scraper. it hasnt got to be super smooth has it
     
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    Try the scraper along side a hot air gun if you can get your hands on one.A hair dryer may soften it up too.
     
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    Try paint thinners, turps, maybe wd40.
    Try on a small area out of sight if pos, use with a small paint brush or piece of cloth, if it starts to soften old glue then try to peel off.
    Pete
     
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    Thanks all,
    away from Friday but will try ideas when I return and will report back.

    Again, thanks for the recommendations.

    Regards,

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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