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Removing seam sealer....


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Pretty straight foward question...

Whats best way (eaisest) to remove seam sealer?

I googled it and someone mentioned flap discs...but those can damage metal.

Then i read a torch or heat gun?

What do you guys think?
 


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Plastic gasket scrapers maybe? If you aren't worried about damaging paint, modified steak knives make excellent sealant scrapers for desealing in an aircraft fuel tank.
 

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What until its cold and then hammer it. Or use ice cubes.
I'm trying to remember what I did in my race truck but its been too long. But I think it was cold outside...
 

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Plastic gasket scrapers maybe? If you aren't worried about damaging paint, modified steak knives make excellent sealant scrapers for desealing in an aircraft fuel tank.
What you mean modified steak knife? Lol. No not concerned much about paint. Its on my B2 so i can get the ass welded.

What until its cold and then hammer it. Or use ice cubes.
I'm trying to remember what I did in my race truck but its been too long. But I think it was cold outside...
Id like to get this done by end of summer.

Dry ice maybe?
 

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What you mean modified steak knife? Lol. No not concerned much about paint. Its on my B2 so i can get the ass welded.
Get some cheap steak knives from Walmart or wherever, cut the blade to the profile you want and sharpen them up. Old, sharpened, flat bladed screwdrivers work too if you need to put some more uuumph or leverage to the area you are working. Like in between fasteners or in corners.
 

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Dry ice. Make it brittle.
 

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Dry ice. Make it brittle.
Thatll work better then getting it hot?

Get some cheap steak knives from Walmart or wherever, cut the blade to the profile you want and sharpen them up. Old, sharpened, flat bladed screwdrivers work too if you need to put some more uuumph or leverage to the area you are working. Like in between fasteners or in corners.
The area isnt super hard to access. Its where the rear floor meets the rear sill. But if those will work better then a scraper ill try it
 

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I'd use scrapers you can get in the paint section of DYI stores. And wire wheel on angle grinder works very well for these types of things.
 

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Cold usually makes less of a mess. Heat tends to make things runny. If you have access, dry ice (standard safety warning here), then compressed air from a pistol grip style air nozzle.
 

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Wire wheel. Round for harder to reach places, cup for more open areas.
Just rips it out.
 

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