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Old 10-24-2007, 10:31 PM   #1
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Need advise removing fuzzy ceiling carpet glue

Our 19 foot 99' Bambi has the fuzzy carpet on the interior walls. We would like to take it off (because of my wife's allergies). We've already replaced the carpet with wood graim linoleum which turned out beautifully. Has anyone taken on this project and been successful with removing the glue underneath and showing the aluminum or applied vinyl or another material?
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:46 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

I haven't tried removing the fabric wall covering, but I might try to remove a small section in an area that is not easily seen, and use solvents to disolve the glue. I would start with lighter fluid or naptha.

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Old 10-24-2007, 10:57 PM   #3
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Thank you Brian for the suggestion. I've gone to Homedepot and they suggested paint thinner, Lacquer thinner, turpentine, truegreen and the glue has laughed at all of them. I even called Airstream and they said they havent found anything that removes the glue.
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Try the lighter fluid (naptha) first. Let it sit for a minute on the glue. If that doesn't work, try, Goof Off. It's stronger that the Naptha. The stuff that you mention is for paint, and wouldn't have much affect on glue.

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Old 10-24-2007, 11:18 PM   #5
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I'll let you know how it works. I'll get some this weeked (Both)

Thanks a million!
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hi joeF

the 3m adhesive used to attach the mouse fur ISN'T gonna come off easily...

it at all.

3m does make an adhesive remover which might work, but i doubt it.

none of these other water, oil or solvent based products will loosen it....

a heat gun, and a scraper and elbow grease, a LOT of elbow grease, but the results will NOT be pretty.

not to change your efforts (many simply don't like the mouse fur) but the fur should have NO effect on allergy sufferers...

it's a polyester fiber and a non allergen, called ozite rib fabric.

Hytex - Ozite Rib Acoustical Fabrics

details in the attached pdf...

yes dust or pollen or animal dander could get on it but the fabric itself is inert.

it can be cleaned with solvents, water or dilute surfactants. wet, blot, blot, blot dry.

vacuuming will pull black alum dust to the surface (it is NOT mold) and badly discolor.

the carpet was a piece of cake to remove/replace.

this stuff is really attached and the skin under it ISN't gonna look like the shinny skinned interiors, no matter what.

it is a major effort to remove, like trying to skin a bear...

a LIVING bear....

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all of these products are just gonna make a nasty mess IN the fabric (i guess it's a chance to practice their cleaning tips)...

http://www.hytex.com/pdf/ozite_spec.pdf

i've got a link to the actual adhesive somewhere, this one is the fabric.
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Possibilities...

On the factory tour, that glue is FOUL stuff....

I'm not sure if this will be any help, but many glues are incompatible with vegetable or mineral oils.

Try putting some olive oil or other salad oil on a small spot of the glue and leaving it for 5 to 10 minutes. If it's going to work, the glue should soften and sort of ball up as you push it around. Use the edge of a credit card or an acrylic razor blade to nudge it off the aluminum. If the veggie oil doesn't work, try mineral oil or WD-40. Again let it sit for about 5 to 10 minutes before you test it.

Good luck. Unfortunately the aluminum underneath might not look as nice as the CCD or SE Safaris - they use slightly damaged pieces on the ones they know will be covered by "the rag".

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