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Postby mint » 14 Apr 2004, 09:37

I just painted the floor of my car with underbody seal and 3 days later it's still sticky. Should I have used somthing else or is this going to dry eventually?
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Postby Neilyman » 15 Apr 2004, 07:45

It prob. won`t dry, just `skin` over.
Throw some sand on it, should help.
I use Hammerite, the stuff with rust inhbitor in it.
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Postby mint » 15 Apr 2004, 16:20

trouble is it's only sticky when you dig somthing in it (like your heels) so I don't think sand will be much use. Maybe i'll slap some hammerite over the top and hope the concoction of chemicals eventually dries!
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Postby shuvit-tim » 15 Apr 2004, 18:50

or explodes! hehe. good luck though! sounds like a bit of a nightmare though.....i tak eit stripping the sealant out isnt an option?
when all else fails, rivets, cable ties and bodge tape will see you through

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Postby Doive » 16 Apr 2004, 17:56

Oh man, I feel for ya! I have spent the last few weeks under my Chevette undersealing the whole thing. Its the black waxoyl stuff, just to make your day a whole lot more special is this. I slapped it on the arches of my astra over a year ago and its still soft and sticky to the touch, so don't really know what the options are. Hair dryer and paint scraper? Then red oxide the life out of it!
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Postby flexbuttcheck1 » 16 Apr 2004, 18:25

dude dont put hamerite on it ,youll be entering a whole world of pain, the 2 will react with each other best thing is like doive says scrape it of with heat and scraper then hammerite the bare metal or paint with gravi tex then paint with your regular body colour out of an aerosol the gravi tex is the paint most front valences on modern cars are painted with it drys a little rubbery so it dosnt chip so easily!
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Postby shuvit-tim » 16 Apr 2004, 19:17

perhaps a long shot but is there a 'contact details' on the can of sealant you used? you could try cntacting them and asking their advice. Failing that you could plug it as the worlds first laminated chevette!
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Postby mint » 16 Apr 2004, 19:20

F#*% C&$£ BO!!*@%$
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Postby mint » 16 Apr 2004, 19:21

I mean, thanks for the advice
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Postby Chevette Girl » 18 Apr 2004, 17:14

In a fit of pique one day, I pulled up the carpet and tarred the inside floor of the driver's side of my Chevette... when it wasn't dry in a few days, I just said #@&* it, and stuck the cruddy carpet underlay into the tar before I put the carpet back down, figuring if I ever needed to go back in there, I'd have to scrape off a mess of tarred fuzz... but it did eventually harden after a few months...
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Postby mint » 22 Apr 2004, 14:06

Okay i'm putting my faith in you CG. I think it's hardening a little but i'm worried that as the weather gets hotter it might go soft again... and the same goes for the underseal.
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Postby shawnexley » 30 Apr 2004, 04:28

if its not to late go to wallmart and pick up a can of pick up bed liner it hardens up like rock and will keep it frum rusting a spray can will do all the floor and its only six bucks
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Postby mint » 30 Apr 2004, 09:00

Do you think Asda-Walmart sells it? :)
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Postby Neilyman » 30 Apr 2004, 09:56

John, Have you thought of `Ready mix Concrete`??
A nice 2" slab should be OK.
....Only asking !!

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Postby mint » 30 Apr 2004, 13:06

heheh now there's an idea. I could lay a patio, maybe a barbeque in the back, and some plastic chairs...
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Postby shawnexley » 30 Apr 2004, 22:15

well if there is a parts store around you then get it there
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Postby shawnexley » 30 Apr 2004, 22:17

allso if you get a hold of a jc whitney catalog i know they sell it. se ya going to the drive in with my wife
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Postby mint » 01 May 2004, 10:08

okay, thanks for the tip shawn.

ps. when did you see me going to the drive in with your wife?
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Postby Neilyman » 02 May 2004, 08:14

ROFL.... :)
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Postby Chevette Girl » 02 May 2004, 17:50

I think this is just a good example of why we need proper punctuation... :P
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