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Gasket removal question

TonyATonyA Posts: 566
Anyone ever consider hitting the residue with a torch after scraping as opposed to the acetone?
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,934
    I used the 3M Paint & Rust Remover that The Naked Whiz recommended.

    My large was burnt off, but my small had silicone residue after I peeled off the gasket and the sander are it up. Very very easy and no need to use acetone.

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,964
    I recently changed the gasket on my small Ordered the Rutland, but as fate would have it, the replacement from the mothership arrived first so I put it on. After I scraped the the last cinders of the gasket off, I wish I had the paint stripper wheel. Oh well, tried to get off as much as i could with isopropyl alcohol then applied the gasket. If it doesn't last then i'll just apply the Rutland, but the gasket looks like it went on ok. 

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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191

    I never opened the "Scouring Stick", the 3M Stripper removed the stubborn areas right down to bare ceramic surface.  The factory gasket was GONE completely, the "stubborn" areas was burnt adhiesive from the original gasket.  Prep work was done in less than an hour.

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,934

    I never opened the "Scouring Stick", the 3M Stripper removed the stubborn areas right down to bare ceramic surface.  The factory gasket was GONE completely, the "stubborn" areas was burnt adhiesive from the original gasket.  Prep work was done in less than an hour.

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    I didn't buy the scouring stick. The 3M wheel did a great job getting everything off so I didn't see a need to run to the store to get a stick. I also didn't remove my domes.
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,758

    I used the paint stripper only.  No need for acetone or any nasty remover like that.
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    I did mine while the egg was warm. The gasket pulled right off. The tough spots came off with a putty knife.
    After I used fine sandpaper and sanded smooth as a baby bottom. Just make sure you remove all the dust with a damp rag.
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