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Old 01-13-03, 02:31 PM
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Heat insulation

Looking for different methods to remove the heat insulator from the inside of the car.

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Old 01-14-03, 05:57 AM
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Are you talking about the sound deadener material? a tar sort of substance that is stuck on the floor of the car?
if so I found that heating it up just made it all gooey, sticky and generally hard to work with. Also using thinners like mineral turpentine and stuff like that just made it a yucky liquid tar **** that you can't get rid of very easy at all...
I found the easiest method to be using a simple chisel and a hammer and knocking it off, the colder the better since it just goes really hard and brittle the colder it gets.
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Wait until it's pretty cold outside (near freezing), then use an air chisel. If you're in Michigan then it's probably pretty friggin cold right now. At about 50 degrees I was able to finish my FC in about an hour. Wear safety goggles!
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Get some DRY ICE PELLETS - spred them out on the panels and when they are good and COLD pound with rubber mallet - the tar will shattter and pop right off - There is another thread in this section about this. You could use a CO2 or Halon Fire ext. to get the same CHILLING effect (put thats kind of expensive!)
PS make shure you are wearing HEAVY INSULATED Goves when handling the dry ice or you WILL literally FREEZE your fingers off.
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Thanks a lot
Tomorrow first thing in the morning the car is coming out of the warehouse and getting nice and cold. I am assuming 25 degrees farenheit will do the job
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Dry Ice works wonders... Put it on, let the cracking stop, and bang off big old chunks of insulation..

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Originally posted by RX7ITS95
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Tomorrow first thing in the morning the car is coming out of the warehouse and getting nice and cold. I am assuming 25 degrees farenheit will do the job
Take the car out the night before and put it a spot with exposure to the NORTHERN sky, You need SUB-ZERO temps for this to work, 25 deg is still within designed temp range of the materials. If the Forecast Lows are not going to be in the Sub-Zero range go with the DRY Ice.
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It was about 15-20 degrees in my garage when I did it. It worked like a charm. Ahhh I love Michigan.

oh yeah I just used a hammer and the stuff shattered. Be careful of rust spots I put my hammer through part of my floor board

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