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Old 12-21-2022, 12:36 PM   #1
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Carpet Glue removal

I am trying to remove carpet glue on my steel deck and and glue residue off of the plywood from the original peel and stick vinyl flooring. Anyone come across a good solvent for glue removal from steel and plywood? This is nasty stuff.
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Use a wallpaper steamer.
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The Steamer is a great idea .

When removing the adhesive in our MH , I used a heat gun .

Either way , you will still need a scraper to remove the majority of the adhesive .

Personally , I don't recommend using a solvent due to the fumes and potential fire risk .

After I removed the adhesive , there still remained a sticky residue .

I sprinkled talcum powder over the surface . This removed any remaining tackiness .

It takes a considerable amount of time , but it's well worth the effort .
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I too have used a steamer to remove carpet glue and other adhesives. I've also used the "boiling water method" and that worked surprisingly well:

How to Remove Carpet Glue Quickly and Easily
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Thanks for the ideas. I have tired a heat gun, the glue they used on the carpet on the steal cab area is in gobs, its thick like pine sap and real sticky. I tried sanding the glue off the plywood and it just rolled up in sticky balls. I will try the above and keep at it.
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you may want to contact a flooring company for hints and suggestions
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you may want to contact a flooring company for hints and suggestions
Great Idea, someone who has tried to find the right solution.
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As I replied to your question on a different RVing forum, the dry ice method and floor scraper method sounds like the easiest and quickest way to remove dried carpet glue.
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I thought I would update what has been working for me. On Plywood i had glue residue from the peel and stick tiles, Low odor mineral sprites worked well. For the glue used over the steel deck in the cab area of the coach, I used a scraper blade on my multi-tool. it worked great.

I bought this multi-tool for this project and it has turned out to be money well spent.
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