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Old 05-03-2007, 10:18 AM
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Cleaning Floorboards

In the process of interior project, I have my floorboards stripped to the sheet metal. During my stripping, I removed plenty of grime and grease, and in some of the areas a thick black gunk on some corners and joining of metal.
I plan to seal the floorboard with POR 15 (rust preventive), and also install
a sound reducing pad under the carpet.

Question ?
1. Is it necessary to replace this "gunk/tar" sealer, if so, what is it called and
what product is recommended.

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Old 05-03-2007, 10:42 AM
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If you're going to seal the floorboard and put a sound deadener like Dynamat under the carpet, you don't need to replace the "gunk". Check out the sound deadening and heat reducing products from B-Quiet. www.b-quiet.com.
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Old 05-03-2007, 11:00 AM
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That black gunk is a near cousin to roofing tar and does not need to be replaced..Just a miserable task getting it off is all..Use a heat gun to soften it and scrape a lot, then paint thinner to remove the residue and then wax and grease remover before you paint..

The heat gun I use is a turbo version of your wife's hair blower and keep a fire extinguisher handy or a charged water hose ready when doing this..

This question should have been in body exterior..Just an FYI..

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Old 05-03-2007, 01:11 PM
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Thanks, Sam. I was going to move it until I noticed he mentioned sound deadening material under his carpet. That's why I left it in interior.

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when i first started my VW under the carpet was this hardened (used to be flexible ) material that was coming out in sheets.. i later found out that they were tar insulation boards.. i promise you they are NOT going back in that car.. ha-ha i had to scrape a lot of it off with a putty knife and a small hammer... to tap it out.. but i wouldn't ever dream of putting it back in

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Old 05-04-2007, 07:49 AM
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Mr Photographer: Sounds like a real mess! Please check your private messages.

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