-My first post this morning, so just a word be mindful of courage and dedication of those prompting today's holiday.
I searched a batch recently when recovering my pillar bolsters. Common vein of thinking is heat for removal and a variety of common solvents for the "typically used" spray adhesive. I shied away from heat, preferring just to lay parts in the sun a bit. Getting the carpets and pads off was not as much a trick as using paper towels laid on top and a spray bottle for the solvent (Acri-Solv in my case) to soak and pre-soften the glue.
As far as any power tool I'd be afraid that anything effective to tackle the usual nylon carpet backing might tear into the console plastic too.
For new adhesive I found 3M Super 99 is downright strong.
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