Solvent for orange headliner foam?

DeWitt Harrison six-rs at
Sun Aug 27 11:53:18 EDT 2006

I've had good luck in general with 3M adhesive remover. See:
and also with any of the pre-painting prep type solvents as found at
autobody supply stores or online at Eastwood Co., etc.
These all seem to be aggressive but not so aggressive as to
remove cured paint.

I suggest the use of painters' cloths to protect the interior
and good ventilation and nitrile gloves to protect you.

I'm looking at the same job within a month or two. Please
let us know how it goes. Oh, did you get the liner out in one
piece alright?

DeWitt Harrison
'88 5kcstq

On Sat, 26 Aug 2006 17:49:40 -0400
        "E. Roy Wendell IV" <erwendell at> wrote:

> In the process of removing my sagging headliner I got orange foam
> bits everywhere. I vacuumed up what I can but some of the foam has
> returned to it's original state as some kind of hydrocarbon based
> polymer that can only be described as orange goo. Can anyone
> recommend an effective solvent for this stuff so that I can sit on
> the seats and not ruin clothing?

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