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Old 10-06-2017, 07:10 PM
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I picked up a footrest as an LKQ (pick n pull) $4.63

I can paint the plastic fairly easily but I need to change the carpet. The carpet came off but the glue that's beneath it carpet won't let go. Sand paper take it off but there has to be a better way. I tried thinner, acetone and denatured alcohol. The acetone smears the plastic.

Does anyone know anything that will remove the glue used by MB in the 1980s.
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:00 PM
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Try Goo Gone, Goof Off, Krud Kutter, or the like and a plastic razor blade.
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:32 PM
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I think I have a can of Goo Gone. I'll give that a whirl.
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:38 AM
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It turns out the quickest way to get the glue off a plastic part is with a harbor freight sanding wheel on a drill. It skinned the plastic a bit but that's easily smoothed with a slurry of ABS plastic and acetone.

This is like construction. When you learn the tricks it's quite a bit of fun.
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