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Old 12-09-2009, 01:30 AM
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Removing Body Deadener

Hi all, i am kind of stuck here. I am rebuilding my Falcon (Aussie XY, 71 model) and I am looking for an easier way to remove the old factory spray in tar / body deadener from my inner door skins. As room in there is restricted, does anyone have any ideas of any products that i can possibly spray in there to be able to soften it and then either easily scrape it out or just wash it out? I am only getting into the nitty gritty of the rebuild like this as i will be sealing the skins inside and out with EPOTEC, a primer specifically formulated to seal all areas from any moisture thus removing the risk of future rust problems. The whole outer skins have been done including the shell, completely sealed. (thought i will let you know about this product as from what i have been told about it, it was originally formulated for swimming pools, wet areas, etc and now adapted for automotive use but you only have around 48 hours before it becomes rock hard yet flexible without and shrinkage) Please let me know. Cheers Frank.


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I'm sure there must be a better way, but the only sure fire way I've found is to use a hand held Porpane torch, heat the stuff and use a putty knife-time comsuming for sure, but it does work (eventurally)-after I get if off I use Paint Thinner to get the residue, then a Wax and Grease Remover to prep for Primer-hope the helps-
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Try making the surface as horizontal as possible and put some dry ice on it. The sound deadener should become brittle from the cold and become easier to chip off. I've seen it come off in large pieces.
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in a door... whew... tight spaces... makes working with a putty knife no fun!

acid dipping? No guarantees, but it might work.
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