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I've had this question for a Long time... Its the question of:
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Asbestos in the headliner. White Crysotile Asbestos in appearance looks like fiberglass. As seen here: it appears to look like a fiberglass type material in the headliner of my 71 Satellite. It is Also the same in my 70 GTX and in the 71 Charger of my dads ( in the 71 charger it is still rolled tight as it was released from the factory... ) Heres the kicker: the material looks different in the 70 Charger. The 70 Charger didn't have a vinyl roof. While im not sure if its Asbestos in the 70 charger or not because it appears to be some type of fibers there too and im not sure if mopars having vinyl roofs have anything to do with it, but... The other 3 Mopars Did receive vinyl roofs. The 2 Plymouths Both receiving Full vinyl roofs... This question has been on my mind for So Long and ive spoken over comment to 2 guys over the years in a youtube comment section who said they sent a partial to the lab and it came back negative and assured me that it Wasn't Asbestos. Im more nervous than a cat in a room full of rocking chairs over this situation... Any Advice and thoughts about this Mopar Members? Thank You!
 

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I know of NO asbestos in your car
Brake Pads did carry asbestos at one time (maybe some still do?)

NO ASBESTOS In my opinion

BUT: Taken from the Mesothelioma.com website:

Automotive Parts Containing Asbestos
Brakes
Perhaps the most common automotive part known to contain asbestos are brake constructions. Asbestos was used in brake shoes, pads, and rotors. Brakes rely on the forces of friction to function properly. Friction releases a great deal of heat, which asbestos insulates against.

Clutches
Clutches, like brakes, are built to withstand a great deal of friction and grinding. Asbestos was used to protect against corrosion and wear.

Heat Seals
Heat seals were used to protect against heat transfer among many different engine and automotive body parts.

Gaskets
Gaskets were used in automobile hoses and engine parts. Asbestos was used to increase durability and prevent heat transfer for this purpose.

Hood Liners
Hood liners protected the underside of the car’s hood from damage due to engine heat. Asbestos was used in hood liners and other automotive parts that were required to withstand heat damage.

Body Construction
While asbestos was adept at insulation and prevention of heat transfer, it was also durable, making it attractive for inclusion in fiberglass or plastic compounds from which auto body parts were made. Body parts that were modified or repaired could potentially release asbestos fibers, endangering those in the vicinity.

Engine Components
The internal combustion engine used in the great majority of all automobiles releases a great deal of heat. Engine components must be protected against that heat to function properly. In many instances, asbestos was used in the engine part components and compounds to serve this purpose.

Insulation
The same asbestos that was used in engine components to protect against heat transfer could be used in body insulation materials to keep a car’s inhabitants warm or cool depending on the outside temperature.
 

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So they sent a partial piece of yours to a lab?

I have not heard of asbestos in the headliner, carpet, under dash, package tray jute.....
 

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If you like to drive fast with the windows down blowing at the headliner, then carry on . . .
. . . just wear one of these

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I know of NO asbestos in your car
Brake Pads did carry asbestos at one time (maybe some still do?)

NO ASBESTOS In my opinion

BUT: Taken from the Mesothelioma.com website:

Automotive Parts Containing Asbestos
Brakes
Perhaps the most common automotive part known to contain asbestos are brake constructions. Asbestos was used in brake shoes, pads, and rotors. Brakes rely on the forces of friction to function properly. Friction releases a great deal of heat, which asbestos insulates against.

Clutches
Clutches, like brakes, are built to withstand a great deal of friction and grinding. Asbestos was used to protect against corrosion and wear.

Heat Seals
Heat seals were used to protect against heat transfer among many different engine and automotive body parts.

Gaskets
Gaskets were used in automobile hoses and engine parts. Asbestos was used to increase durability and prevent heat transfer for this purpose.

Hood Liners
Hood liners protected the underside of the car’s hood from damage due to engine heat. Asbestos was used in hood liners and other automotive parts that were required to withstand heat damage.

Body Construction
While asbestos was adept at insulation and prevention of heat transfer, it was also durable, making it attractive for inclusion in fiberglass or plastic compounds from which auto body parts were made. Body parts that were modified or repaired could potentially release asbestos fibers, endangering those in the vicinity.

Engine Components
The internal combustion engine used in the great majority of all automobiles releases a great deal of heat. Engine components must be protected against that heat to function properly. In many instances, asbestos was used in the engine part components and compounds to serve this purpose.

Insulation
The same asbestos that was used in engine components to protect against heat transfer could be used in body insulation materials to keep a car’s inhabitants warm or cool depending on the outside temperature.
Thank you for the information Friends! Its a Big help!
 

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So they sent a partial piece of yours to a lab?

I have not heard of asbestos in the headliner, carpet, under dash, package tray jute.....
They sent some of theirs to a lab and flat foot out said: No, there is no asbestos. Kind of like they were Ordering it to me like someone had asked them many times before and they were sick of it. Thank you for the Advice Friend!
 

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They sent some of theirs to a lab and flat foot out said: No, there is no asbestos. Kind of like they were Ordering it to me like someone had asked them many times before and they were sick of it. Thank you for the Advice Friend!
Send a piece of yours to the lab and be done with your worries...
 

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Send a piece of yours to the lab and be done with your worries...
Amen to that Friend! I found a site thatll test them for $30 bucks a piece. I've got a line on another 70 Charger that i can hopefully get so im going to get $200 bucks up cause i also want to test the liner in that 63 merc. Thanks, Oh and one more question: if it is Asbestos and i have to remove it myself do i need some kind of clothing equipment? Like a hazmat suit and one of those masks like in the picture above?
 

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Amen to that Friend! I found a site thatll test them for $30 bucks a piece. I've got a line on another 70 Charger that i can hopefully get so im going to get $200 bucks up cause i also want to test the liner in that 63 merc. Thanks, Oh and one more question: if it is Asbestos and i have to remove it myself do i need some kind of clothing equipment? Like a hazmat suit and one of those masks like in the picture above?
My friend my advise is to call a professional.....
 

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A proper style respirator & proper disposable clothing
if you deal with exposed asbestos, is highly recommended

this should probably been posted in the
General Disc. or Interior forum section

good luck with the 71 & your Merc. projects too
 

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Asbestos is harmless unless it's friable.
2ndly I agree with Nation, never heard of it being in jute...if it were I believe there would have been numerous PSA's sent out...much like they did with old pads and shoes...
 
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A proper style respirator & proper disposable clothing
if you deal with exposed asbestos, is highly recommended

this should probably been posted in the
General Disc. or Interior forum section

good luck with the 71 & your Merc. projects too
Thanks for the Advice!!! This is Very Helpful, Yep: sorry about that, i didn't even think about it. I've still got lots to learn, Thanks Again! Thumbs Up!
 

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Asbestos is harmless unless it's friable.
2ndly I agree with Nation, never heard of it being in jute...if it were I believe there would have been numerous Lisa's sent out...much like they did with old pads and shoes...
Yep, i would sit it them No problem: asbestos can just sit there and it isnt harmful... But when i first found out asbestos could be a factor to the insides of the car... 9 stage paranoia kicked in, Oh: What's Lisa's Friend?
 

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If you find that the test are positive for asbestos then you should have a professional remove it. It's a very extensive process and not recommended for someone that hasn't had the proper training or have the proper equipment.

I'm doubtful that insulation would contain asbestos but you never know. It was normally used in high heat applications like the exhaust manifold gaskets and used in brake lining.

The thing dealing with asbestos is that once it is disturbed, one particle is so light that it can remain suspended for years. One particle is harder than a diamond and that's why once it enters the body (lungs), it cannot be broken down and dissolved.

As a mechanic a good part of my life, and hearing about this health hazard way into my profession, I became very concerned. When doing a brake job, we just grabbed the air hose and blew the brake parts off before removing them.

Working as a maintenance tech in a hospital, we had to have asbestos removal training. An outside professional crew was hired to remove asbestos from some of the older areas, mainly boiler pipe insulation. Very extensive training we had to go through just in case we had to enter any of these areas during the removal. There's so much involved in order to do this properly you wouldn't believe it.
 

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Yep, i would sit it them No problem: asbestos can just sit there and it isnt harmful... But when i first found out asbestos could be a factor to the insides of the car... 9 stage paranoia kicked in, Oh: What's Lisa's Friend?
Damm auto correct... PSA...Public Serv Announcement
Removal requires encapsulation and air scrubbers... a small job like a liner I'm not sure how they would do it. Federal law requires ownership of it too....
 

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Now what's my lawyer's phone number?! I go along with KK and the others. If you dealt with it inadvertently you have problems.
 

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If you find that the test are positive for asbestos then you should have a professional remove it. It's a very extensive process and not recommended for someone that hasn't had the proper training or have the proper equipment.

I'm doubtful that insulation would contain asbestos but you never know. It was normally used in high heat applications like the exhaust manifold gaskets and used in brake lining.

The thing dealing with asbestos is that once it is disturbed, one particle is so light that it can remain suspended for years. One particle is harder than a diamond and that's why once it enters the body (lungs), it cannot be broken down and dissolved.

As a mechanic a good part of my life, and hearing about this health hazard way into my profession, I became very concerned. When doing a brake job, we just grabbed the air hose and blew the brake parts off before removing them.

Working as a maintenance tech in a hospital, we had to have asbestos removal training. An outside professional crew was hired to remove asbestos from some of the older areas, mainly boiler pipe insulation. Very extensive training we had to go through just in case we had to enter any of these areas during the removal. There's so much involved in order to do this properly you wouldn't believe it.
Thanks a Million Sir! Yep, i was worried about messing with this stuff myself. Wow! Yes-Sir, Ill remember this Advice, Thank You!
 

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If you find that the test are positive for asbestos then you should have a professional remove it. It's a very extensive process and not recommended for someone that hasn't had the proper training or have the proper equipment.

I'm doubtful that insulation would contain asbestos but you never know. It was normally used in high heat applications like the exhaust manifold gaskets and used in brake lining.

The thing dealing with asbestos is that once it is disturbed, one particle is so light that it can remain suspended for years. One particle is harder than a diamond and that's why once it enters the body (lungs), it cannot be broken down and dissolved.

As a mechanic a good part of my life, and hearing about this health hazard way into my profession, I became very concerned. When doing a brake job, we just grabbed the air hose and blew the brake parts off before removing them.

Working as a maintenance tech in a hospital, we had to have asbestos removal training. An outside professional crew was hired to remove asbestos from some of the older areas, mainly boiler pipe insulation. Very extensive training we had to go through just in case we had to enter any of these areas during the removal. There's so much involved in order to do this properly you wouldn't believe it.
Thanks a Million Sir! Yep, i was worried about messing with this stuff myself. Wow! Yes-Sir, Ill remember this Advice, Thank You!
 
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