Removing Factory VW Sound Dampener by Using Dry Ice VIDEO
Hey folk, it is FINALLY Friday!
Today’s update on Luv a Dub is the video I promised a while ago. I had the chance to test drive removing the factory sound dampener by using dry ice. The other methods that I tried were, chiseling, and using a heat gun and scraper. The chisel didn’t work at all. The heat gun worked awesome. You can see the video of the heat gun method at Removing VW Sound dampener with a heat gun.
The theroy behind using dry ice is that it will “freeze” the dampener and make it really easy to remove. That would mean much less clean up. The issue with heat is, it leaves the tar residue behind. Lets find out if dry ice is the solution.
As you can see in the video, dry ice didn’t work at all. I left it on for almost 30 minutes and it was no easier to remove than with the chisel. It looks like the heat gun was the way to go.
Here is the floor after removing the sound dampener. I still have to do a final cleaning.
This took me about 10 minutes of work. The dry ice took about a hour when you factor in going to get it. To me, dry ice was a waste of time. 🙂
I am actually off work until Wednesday of next week. That means I should have plenty of time to work on the Cabby. MY rust treatment came yesterday, so I will have a video up for that soon. While I am out of the shop, hit me up on Twitter or Facebook OR instagram!
What does everyone have planned for the weekend? If you got a cool project happening, share what you are doing..
I have an air tool I got off my Matco guy that works really well for removing that stuff. I think it’s called an air scraper, it cost around 70 bucks. It’s inline, compact and comes with 4 or blades. It kinda works like an air hammer but not as violent. Here’s a link to it: http://www.matcotools.com/catalog/product/SE752K/6-PIECE-AIR-SCRAPER-KIT/
i thought about getting something like that. That looks like it would have been perfect!