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Old 03-07-2002, 03:08 PM
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Default Gasket removal: tricks?

Ok, Someone has got to have a good way to remove them. I have tried many different ways and none make it easy. The pro's can't take this long to clean these things.

Lets hear your tricks

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Default Re: Gasket removal: tricks?

Depends what kidn of gasket you're removing, and from where.

No substitute for good gasket scraper for getting the majority off, then follow with a die-grinder and roloc disc.


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Default Re: Gasket removal: tricks?

Which gaskets? I use a whiz wheel on diff covers and valve covers, cleans them in no time flat.

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Default Re: Gasket removal: tricks?

I should point out though never to use roloc on a head or block deck, or anywhere that the dust can get into bearings, as the dust will immediately score them. (I've seen more than one junk motor because someone used a roloc for a head job and the dust wiped out the rod and main bearings in less than 50 miles).

I have had some success with spray on gasket remover, but it usually takes longer to break down the gasket than I want to wait.

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Default Re: Gasket removal: tricks?

Roloc disc, whiz wheel - same difference! Pissah, as we say here in NH (but more so in Maine!)

I never knew they were called roloc discs!

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Default Re: Gasket removal: tricks?

I use scrapers and 3m pads mostly. So my arm gets sore[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

What is this roloc stuff? Sounds like it is the hot set up. Is it availble at the local auto parts store? If so How much?

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Default Re: Gasket removal: tricks?

A nice sharp set of wood chisels works for me.


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Good sharp gasket scraper. I use old wood chisels. Work great and you can tap on 'em if need be plus resharpen as needed. For really stubborn baked on gaskets a propane torch used carefully can soften them up or burn them off. Spray gasket remover will work, but don't use it in an area where it can reach inside an engine. I've even used spray carb cleaner (the nasty stuff, Berrymans works good) to help soften the gasket then scrape it off. Nickmil

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Default Re: Gasket removal: tricks?

I found what I have been missing. The roloc stuff is the way to go. It cost me 14.00 for the 2" attachment and .74 for the pad. Hooked it up to the die grinder and cleaned a 15 year (seemed like it anyway [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]) old diff gasket off in minutes. Made one hell of a mess. A dust mask is mandatory. But it sure worked good!

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Default Re: Gasket removal: tricks?

I didn't have the luxury of a whiz wheel when I removed the gasket off an oilpan I picked up at a local yard. Instead I bought a spray can of gasket remover. I just sprayed it on, THICK, let it sit for 10 minutes, then took a razor and scraped it off. Worked great! Had to do it a few times as this gasket was caked on there good!

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