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    Hello all,
    I finally pulled my headliner. This brought a torrential downpour of mouse pellets and improvised bedding raining from the skies. However, it did end a smell that had probably lingered since the late 70s. Before I start in on removing the headliner insulation adhesive... does anyone have a best practice for removing it? I'm guessing the usual barrage of solvents will help, but any advice is appreciated! Cheers, Ben

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    Mineral turps is likely the cheapest thing to use, even if a bit sticky and messy. Probably try an auto paint/body repair place over your way and ask them, as the States always seem to have some you-beaut stuff that makes things easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Mineral turps is likely the cheapest thing to use, even if a bit sticky and messy. Probably try an auto paint/body repair place over your way and ask them, as the States always seem to have some you-beaut stuff that makes things easier.
    I would use a rag soaked in turps to dab on the remains of the glue and then use a two inch paint scraper to remove the glue.

    If there is seat and carpet left in the car I would also cover them with a drop sheet to help protect them from the turps and the glue which will inevitably drop thanks to gravity.
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    I would try white spirit/dry cleaning fluid (sold as Shellite). I don't have a lot of success with mineral turps (except perhaps for cleaning paint brushes)...

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    There is a product , sold in Australia under the Diggers brand , that is a contact adhesive remover.
    It really does work!! I think it is mostly toluene.
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    Read health and Safety of Toluene
    Dangerous stuff

    https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/toluene/health_hazards.html

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