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    Hello All,

    I have a stripped most of this car out to use for track days. I need some suggestion for the best way to remove the sticky black pads that are all over the body where the seats and carpets were. I think they are used to stop squeaks and reduce noise levels. They are made of a bitument like substance and they stink, especially on a hot day. It looks like I might need to do a hammer and chisel job to get them off but that would make a right mess of things.

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    I did ok with a large paint scraper, pushing it under the matting, and slowly lifting to peel it off in big chunks
     
     

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    Perhaps heating it up a with a heat gun or hair dryer along with the scraper might do the trick.
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    heat gun might mess up the metal a bit. hairdryer might be ok.
    i'm strippin mine too soon, i think that sticky stuff is the worst part of the process
     
     

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    Thanks for ths suggestions, will give it a go this weekend.
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    If you can get your hands on some dry ice it'll pop it all off in big chunks. A lot less messy then heating and scraping.
    And the name of the stuff is sound deadening
     
     

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    Tried getting it cold - no joy.
    Tried a heat gun - worked well but has made a mess, not that it matters. Must have taken at least 10 Kg of the stuff out so far, still more to go.
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