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Old 10-05-05, 08:29 PM
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Talking Stripping a chassis questions

Im in the prcess of stripping down a 3rd gen chassis for a track/street car. Whats the easiest way to get the sound dampening material off from the interior, also should i remove the sound dampening under the car or will that cause rocks to chip the paint therefore causing rusting in the future, also if the sound dampening material could come off the bottom whats the best way to remove that. thanks
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Originally Posted by FCNAred
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What little residue that's left can be taken off with some stripper (not the thong-wearing kind).
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If you cant peel it off with your hands, put some dry ice on there, and let it sit for a bit.
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I used an air chisel on a cold day. Worked like a champ.
BTW,
damping means to slow or stop vibrations
dampening is what you do to your pants when you almost crash.
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Originally Posted by Travis R
I used an air chisel on a cold day. Worked like a champ.
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damping means to slow or stop vibrations
dampening is what you do to your pants when you almost crash.
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Originally Posted by christaylor
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What little residue that's left can be taken off with some stripper (not the thong-wearing kind).

But God that would be hawt having some big breasted blonde in nothing but a g-string out in my garage getting all dirty working on my new race car.
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Old 10-06-05, 12:16 PM
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sorry, would sound DEADENING material be more appropriate. Also any more input would be greatly appriciated.
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Originally Posted by meyers0912
sorry, would sound DEADENING material be more appropriate. Also any more input would be greatly appriciated.
That sounds right to me!

All in all I think Ludwig has the right idea. Forget the soda blasting, I'm getting the blonde.
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Originally Posted by FCNAred
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Yup! A bit extreme for a street car though..
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v. damp·ened, damp·en·ing, damp·ens
v. tr.
1. To make damp.
2. To deaden, restrain, or depress: “trade moves... aimed at dampening protectionist pressures in Congress” (Christian Science Monitor).
3. To soundproof. ;-)
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Originally Posted by meyers0912
v. damp·ened, damp·en·ing, damp·ens
v. tr.
1. To make damp.
2. To deaden, restrain, or depress: “trade moves... aimed at dampening protectionist pressures in Congress” (Christian Science Monitor).
3. To soundproof. ;-)
Verbs and nouns.

That little "v" in the definition above means "verb". Sound damping material is a thing which makes it a noun and so using the verb form is incorrect when describing the material.

"To dampen" or "to soundproof" would be the verb usage for the act of applying material to kill sound. The material itself on the other hand is a noun. The noun usage is "damp".

Let's use both in a sentence:

"I applied sound damping material to the inside of my car to dampen vibrations of the sheet metal."

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Old 10-06-05, 04:33 PM
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alright, can't argue with that, thanks for the helping hand.
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The easiest way to do it is to pay some poor schmuck by the job rather than by the hour. I spent many, many hours with a heavy duty gasket scraper, razor scraper, wire cup brush on a 4 1/2" angle grinder, Scotch Brite pads and paint thinner to get my FC's floor clean. I took it off, all off, baby! I tried dry ice, but it did nothing for the softer stuff or the thin sprayed on stuff. Russ at Racetech Fabrication in Portland commented on how clean the floor was when I dropped off the car for the roll cage. Now I want my car back from him so I can work on it more!
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Originally Posted by RoadRaceJosh
The easiest way to do it is to pay some poor schmuck by the job rather than by the hour. I spent many, many hours with a heavy duty gasket scraper, razor scraper, wire cup brush on a 4 1/2" angle grinder, Scotch Brite pads and paint thinner to get my FC's floor clean. I took it off, all off, baby! I tried dry ice, but it did nothing for the softer stuff or the thin sprayed on stuff. Russ at Racetech Fabrication in Portland commented on how clean the floor was when I dropped off the car for the roll cage. Now I want my car back from him so I can work on it more!
Just make sure the schmuck is not a friend you want to keep.

I think I'm just going to pay the price and have my roller soda blasted.
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Originally Posted by RoadRaceJosh
The easiest way to do it is to pay some poor schmuck by the job rather than by the hour. I spent many, many hours with a heavy duty gasket scraper, razor scraper, wire cup brush on a 4 1/2" angle grinder, Scotch Brite pads and paint thinner to get my FC's floor clean. I took it off, all off, baby! I tried dry ice, but it did nothing for the softer stuff or the thin sprayed on stuff. Russ at Racetech Fabrication in Portland commented on how clean the floor was when I dropped off the car for the roll cage. Now I want my car back from him so I can work on it more!
I tried that too with a wire brush and angle grinder.......... it ******* grinding right through my floor pan whoops!
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Originally Posted by cpa7man
Just make sure the schmuck is not a friend you want to keep.

I think I'm just going to pay the price and have my roller soda blasted.
So are you pretty close, then? I'm going to order steel for my cage some time after the TMS race (still have to get the tar out, though...).
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Winter is coming, if any of you are north of the Mason-Dayton er whatever line a cold night outside does wonders for tar removal. The stuff comes off in big sheets then with a few shots from a hammer.
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Seriously, it was 50 degrees the day I did it, and it took about an hour to do the whole interior with an air chisel.
Just be careful not to bore too many holes. If you catch a body seam just right the chisel will cut through.
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what about the underbody of the car, has anybody removed that .
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