Removing air duct Mastic from carpet.

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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

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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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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




use a comb to lift and to act as a platform to scrub against.

damn good suggestion Swabby!!

Afro combs would be perfect for cut piles




Afro+Comb+and+lighter.jpg






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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



Afro+Comb+and+lighter.jpg






y'all be cool...right on

..L.T.A.
 

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