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Tar coating behind headliner #358693 Thu Jan 10 2008 01:26 AM
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wahoo40 Offline OP
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Does anyone know a good way to remove the black tar coating on the ceiling of the cab? Apparantly it was used to adhear insulation-sound deadener. thanks, Jeff


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Re: Tar coating behind headliner [Re: wahoo40] #358726 Thu Jan 10 2008 02:12 AM
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I used one of those citrus based cleaners, forget the name, found it at a local farm store. It worked fairly well. I would suppose that brake or carb cleaner would work, too.
For putting in the new one, 3M Super 777 spray adheasive works extremely well.


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Re: Tar coating behind headliner [Re: LONGBOX55] #358743 Thu Jan 10 2008 02:44 AM
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tclederman Offline
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I agree with everything Bill suggest above.

You could also try any paint remover, perhaps applied AFTER you heat up the tar-surface with a heat gun.

That tar/adhesive is extremely difficult to remove.

Tim


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Re: Tar coating behind headliner [Re: tclederman] #358829 Thu Jan 10 2008 05:00 AM
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I wouldn't bother removing it unless the top of your cab is rusting out. It keeps condensation from forming under the headliner.


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Re: Tar coating behind headliner [Re: 4ontheFloor] #358994 Thu Jan 10 2008 06:05 PM
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Unless you plan on repainting it, leave it. If you chose to heat and scrape, be careful or you may be painting it to cover gouge marks from scraping.

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Re: Tar coating behind headliner [Re: Hankdogg] #359131 Thu Jan 10 2008 11:30 PM
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I agree, why remove it? If anything it is somewhat useful as a sound deadener and like 4ontheFloor it resists moisture.


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Re: Tar coating behind headliner [Re: BIG CHEVY 3600] #359190 Fri Jan 11 2008 01:12 AM
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wahoo40 Offline OP
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I sure don't want to make any more work for myself, but I have a ton of dents in the roof. I thought it would be better to remove the tar before I started with hammer and dolly.


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Re: Tar coating behind headliner [Re: wahoo40] #359444 Fri Jan 11 2008 03:36 PM
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I would try hammering the dents out with the tar attached. If it works you haven't made extra work, if not well...


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Modern ‘science’: the wonder of a
pre-determined mind…

The ‘baseline belief’ of astronomy:
“Any day now, we’ll pick up a tiny,
coded signal from outer space. Then
we’ll know for certain that there is
intelligence out there, because coded
information does not arise by chance”

The ‘baseline belief’ of biology:
The precisely coded genetic information in
every cell would fill many books…
but we know for certain that no intelligence
could have created life.”


Re: Tar coating behind headliner [Re: BIG CHEVY 3600] #359472 Fri Jan 11 2008 04:41 PM
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Chev4t6 Offline
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The dolly will most likely get gummed up. If the cab is gutted you could try an oven cleaner, such as Mr. Muscle, to soften tar up. It's some pretty nasty stuff so gloves,face and nose protection is needed. Spray it on, scrape or power wash off. Good luck
Dan

Re: Tar coating behind headliner [Re: Chev4t6] #360197 Sun Jan 13 2008 03:23 PM
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Dave Giorgi
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Laquer Thinner in a spray bottle with a scraper works well. Be sure it is well ventilated and go easy with the scraper.

Dave


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