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Old 09-09-2007, 08:21 AM
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I saw this article on miller, and was wondering if any of you have used this method before to remove undercoating... I had never seen it before. Usually you see somone using a torch and a putty knife, not dry ice and a hammer...

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Old 09-09-2007, 08:40 AM
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Chumly, I've never done it, but it would make sense in a big way if the undercoating is typical factory crap. But, would doubt all undercoating products would be as easy to remove.
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Also works for old-style floor tiles.....
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I've done it with the old floor tiles.

I just wish to h*** I'd thought of it when I started trying to save my step-daughters old Taurus. Then I would probably have seen just how bad the floor cancer was & talked her into replacing it BEFORE I put a month into the project...
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Old 09-09-2007, 04:06 PM
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Wish there was a source around here to get dry ice. Its certainly not as common as you see in other places (grocery store)

When I remove undercoating, I spray mineral spirits with a spray bottle. By the time I get back to where I started from its soft enough to scrape off. Sometimes 2 applications are necessary. When you get all the big stuff off, more mineral spirits on a rag gets it perfectly clean.
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Heck even our local wally world carries dry ice.It must be because of the lake traffic to keep fish till the get home.If you can afford it Co2 fire will freeze tile also.YEs and here came the fire inspector checking fire extengishers and all the electrical cabinets were empty.Guess the plant manager did not want the front office tiles changed that week.
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The only place I have ever found it was ORDERING it from my LWS.. I forget the exact price but I think it was like $25 for 5lbs?
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Cavalry,
I have a 49 Chevy and want to remove what is left of the coating on the inside floor! Do you think the mineral spirits will work there as the same on the underside? Thanks Mike
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The only place I have ever found it was ORDERING it from my LWS.. I forget the exact price but I think it was like $25 for 5lbs?
They probably get it from Walmart.
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I have a 49 Chevy and want to remove what is left of the coating on the inside floor! Do you think the mineral spirits will work there as the same on the underside? Thanks Mike
give it a shot. MS are cheap. Just do a 4"x4" test area before you get all crazy. Remember this stuff is flammable, so no enclosed spaces, flames, wear gear, etc.
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