[Mgs] Got the shag carpet ripped out of the trunk...

Barney Gaylord barneymg at mgaguru.com
Mon Jun 3 21:59:48 MDT 2013

Andrew, --

Try Goof-Off, which will likely work, but may require a fair amount 
of the stuff at a premium price to do a large area.

If you don't mind messing with the stuff, I have found that gasoline 
makes a pretty good solvent for carpet adhesive.  Let it soak, scrape 
gently with a putty knife, finish by rubbing with wire wool.  If you 
have enough elbow grease it gets there eventually.  Apply all 
admonitinos, advice and safety precautions for working with flamable 
solvents.  I did this one successfully: 

If youi don't klike gasoline, then mineral spirits may work, just 
slower, more time consuming (lots of time).  Try a spritz od WD-40 
(which is mostly mineral spirits).

Barney Gaylord
1958 MGA with an attitude

At 01:57 PM 6/3/2013 -0600, Andrew Lundgren wrote:
>  Now what to do about the hardened old nasty glue residue?
>I would like to get the glue remnants off the paint w/o damaging the 
>paint.  Is there any hope in that?  I have 2 teenage boys that get 
>to drive this car and can supply plenty of elbow grease!

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