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Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:15 pm 
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Any hints on how to remove those last bits of gasket on a surface without scraping with a screwdriver?

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:24 pm 
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Use a paint scraper, or something ridiculously sharp! The trick is not to go too deep, and dont touch the housing itself. It needs to be flat and level, but residue from the gasket should be fine. Some solvents may also help to soften the gasket, maybe eucalyptus oil or something, and then you could rub it off with a finger nail. Just go slowly and take care.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:25 pm 
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our freezer came with a paint scraper.. only it was made of plastic, that would probably do a good job? ;)

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:43 pm 
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wire brush on an angle grinder or drill does a good job, dont use it on alloy though
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Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 7:07 pm 
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a single sided razer blade will do the trick.
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Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 7:21 pm 
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i used a big paint scraper. wire brush on a drill or grinder sounded far too rough fior my liking!

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 7:57 pm 
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i dont see how a wire brush is ever gonna hurt a cast iron block!
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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:36 am 
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just my input,

NEVER use a wire attachment on a drill or a angle grinder on a cast iron block, this will rounden the oil galleries and water jacket holes and any other hole.
think about it... even if its a ticks d**k rounder fluid will have more of a chance to get under the gasket.

many people use wire brushes and have no problems, be my guest.

pay me out all you want but... my suggestion is CRC gasket stripper and a nice sharp steel scraper.

PS: we are talking about a head gasket arent we? there are many gaskets!

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:13 am 
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The best gasket scrapers are cheap wood chisels.
Then do the final clean up with a scotchbrite pad, buy the good ones not the cheap ones.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:13 am 
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Krytox wrote:
just my input,

NEVER use a wire attachment on a drill or a angle grinder on a cast iron block, this will rounden the oil galleries and water jacket holes and any other hole.
think about it... even if its a ticks d**k rounder fluid will have more of a chance to get under the gasket.

many people use wire brushes and have no problems, be my guest.

pay me out all you want but... my suggestion is CRC gasket stripper and a nice sharp steel scraper.

PS: we are talking about a head gasket arent we? there are many gaskets!

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I see your point. However I have aways used a very fine wire brush on cast iron not a course one that may damage the any of the holes. On alloy I always use a scraper only.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:43 am 
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i used a hand held wire brush, and diesel, if that dosent work usually try a sharp scraper or the dremil with one of the sanding attachments.. never had any dramas..

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:55 am 
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Krytox wrote:
pay me out all you want but... my suggestion is CRC gasket stripper and a nice sharp steel scraper.



I'll second this notion. CRC gasket stripper is gold in a can, should make the scraping process easy, with a little patience....

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:51 am 
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[quote="Krytox"]just my input,

NEVER use a wire attachment on a drill or a angle grinder on a cast iron block, this will rounden the oil galleries and water jacket holes and any other hole.
think about it... even if its a ticks d**k rounder fluid will have more of a chance to get under the gasket.

many people use wire brushes and have no problems, be my guest.

pay me out all you want but... my suggestion is CRC gasket stripper and a nice sharp steel scraper.

PS: we are talking about a head gasket arent we? there are many gaskets!
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Nearly all automotive shops I have been to over the years use wire brush..Done carefully it would be o/k.. All presure faces should be re- faced any way...Like heads and block decks [if engine is out] I use a sharpened broken steel cutting blade.. Like a big hacksaw blade..
Some common sense though some emery paper can be used but DON'T let abrasive material into engine and DON'T grind the crap out of one area...

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 4:16 pm 
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if it is a head gasket and your cleaning the block follow what EBXR8380 said crc gasket stripper is very effective but dont get it on your skin it burns. if you are trying to do the head take it to a head rebuilder and get it milled (alloy head) or plained (cast iron head) if this is not done you run a risk of your head gasket leaking, which would make replacing the gasket pointless. A head rebuilder will acid dip the head and clean it entirely and does'nt cost stuff all

 

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