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rubber stripping on bottom of drywall


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03-14-04, 11:12 AM   #1  
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rubber stripping on bottom of drywall

What is the best and quickest way to remove the rubber stripping on bottom of drywall, without having to peel off any drywall?
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03-14-04, 06:03 PM   #2  
Drywall doesn't have any rubber stripping on it. Do you mean the flat rubber commercial base board?? I'm not sure.

 
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03-14-04, 06:41 PM   #3  
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Originally posted by coops28
Drywall doesn't have any rubber stripping on it. Do you mean the flat rubber commercial base board?? I'm not sure.
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03-14-04, 07:20 PM   #4  
That stuff is usually put on with either mastic or liquid nails, both are pretty hard to remove w/o damaging the drywall. You could try a heat gun, but can't vouch for the results. I generally use an old drywall blade & just figure on some low skim work to smooth things back out. Good luck!

 
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03-14-04, 07:43 PM   #5  
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Thank you I'll try that. I figured a drywall blade would probably do it and I also figured on trying a heat gun. I was just checking to see if there is an easier more technological method. Oh well....

 
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03-15-04, 06:51 AM   #6  
Everytime time we pull this type of base, it brings part of the wall with it. I tried using a heatgun once, found it would take about 30 minutes per linear foot to loosen the mastic. And the base started melting way before that. I wish there was a better way, but haven't found one yet.

 
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