Removing air duct Mastic from carpet.

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  1. Matt Wood
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    Any options besides cutting out and replacing? I got a call from an A/C company needing to fix a little mess for their customer that they caused. I've never had that problem, until now
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    complete WAG ( wild azz guess) Matt, based on using the stuff occasionally to seal asbestos duct tape on old house ductwork , I'd try the same stuff you've found effective on paint, caulk and adhesives ...cause it's kind of like all three

    L.T.A.
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    I would offer to give it a try. With no promises. How old. ? already cured?

    Funny, same thing with caulk. customer thinks it is no big deal -- usually maint in apts. Water clean up . But not after it is cured. ! ? Not So Much!!!
    I have tried caulk remover in the past. Knowing however it is meant for the surfaces caaulk is supposed to be on!!
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    Rub some fels on it?
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    Matt, use a comb to lift and to act as a platform to scrub against.

    Lift the fibers and try things in an ascending order of solvency. I recently got adhesive off a carpet for someone using Citrazov (sp?) and it came right out. The comb will help prevent delaminating the backing.
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    Matt, don't know what different kinds of mastic are used .
    I've only used latex (as mentioned, they're not water soluble when cured)
    Which it surely is by now

    The stuff we've used is more "brittle/hard " than paint and caulk and somewhat "chip offable".
    again another WAG, but maybe try to break/crack off as much as possible first by crushing with plirs or vise grips before going for strong solvents/strippers





    damn good suggestion Swabby!!

    Afro combs would be perfect for cut piles




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    y'all be cool...right on

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