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Old 02-28-2003, 11:39 PM   #1
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Question Removing Tar paper (GC6) where is it all, and what paint to cover the floor with???

I decided its time to start removing my tar paper on the floor. I know there is some, actually alot under the rear seat cusion, in the trunk around the spare, but where else is it, I am assuming it is on the front and rear footwells, Any place else. Most important though is what pait do i need to cover up the metal underneath to avoid rust?

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Old 03-01-2003, 04:36 AM   #2
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its everywhere. I know on mine, the whole entire floor was covered. If you really are serious about it take your carpet and seats out and all trim from the trunk. Thats the bulk of it. As for paint when I took mine off the floor. It wasn't bare metal, it might have been primer but it look like it was painted with something. Hope that helps.

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Old 03-01-2003, 11:55 PM   #3
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the best method to remove the tar is to use dry ice. place a hunk on the paper for a few minutes then whack it with a plastic hammer. it just falls off.

NOTE make sure to wear safety goggles and leather gloves when doing this kind of work. We need you to be safe.. so we can sell you more parts

have fun. save all the scrap and weigh it for us and post the results. i'm guessing at least 30 pounds

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Old 03-02-2003, 08:12 PM   #4
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ooh, more weight redux...

*runs away to buy drie ice*
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Old 03-03-2003, 07:24 PM   #5
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Yeah I would recommend either using dry ice so the tar chips off, or use a heat gun so it peels off. I used neither and chipped away with a flathead screwdriver and a paint scraper. This method took me a LONG time. Seriously consider the first two methods.

I scraped just about everything out of the interior of my car. There was a really thin layer on the central console, around the e-brake and there's a little more behind the rear seat I didn't get to. I left the trunk for now too.

I filled a trashbag with the tar and estimated it to weigh between 20 - 25 lbs. And your car will not be louder or vibrate more after taking out the sound deadening, don't worry. It's a lot of effort for a little weight savings though.
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Old 03-04-2003, 12:16 AM   #6
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I'm going to be scraping my tar out of my 03 wrx.

What do you guys think about putting a line-x spray on the inside and leave the carpet out?
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Old 03-04-2003, 03:37 PM   #7
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What is line-x? I'm looking for a solution other than carpet.

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Old 03-04-2003, 06:29 PM   #8
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probably something like truck liner... I've thought of this, tho I think it probably weighs more than carpet+tar paper... nice thing is that it won't stain and would be easy to clean...
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