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Gasket question

I had a quick question for all out there that have replaced a gasket. I remember a while back someone using a rough disk to clean the remains of their gasket off. Please see the picture below and let me know if this is what was used. I picked it up this morning but it seems very stiff. Just don't want to mess up the grill using something that is too abrasive. Thanks
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  • fljoemonfljoemon Posts: 670
    Take a look at the Rutland Gsket replacement write up by naked Whiz

    He recommends the 3M paint stripper disc.

    LBGE & Mini
    Orlando, FL
  • EggucatorEggucator Posts: 185
    I used my oscillating tool with 80 grit sandpaper and then cleaned it off with some alcohol.  I haven't had an issue.  Don't over think it. 

    Zionsville, IN
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 2,868
    I used nothing but a pumice stone and got it cleaned.  Worked like a charm. 

    One trick I did though is I used an old shipping tape dispenser to spread the permatex once I put a bead on the Egg.  The metal grooves that you would normally use to cut the tape worked perfectly as a tiny trough to spread the glue around.
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 17,178
    That'll work fine.  Sandpaper also works.  I've done it both ways.  Heat up the egg and bulk remove the majority of gasket with a putty knife first.  As a last step, try to degrease the gasket surface with some rubbing alcohol or acetone.
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  • FiremanyzFiremanyz Posts: 663
    All of the old gasket was scraped off last week after a pizza cook. There is very little gasket left. I just want to get it very clean as I am going to replace it with the free gasket from BGE. Next time it goes I will use the Rutland method. Thanks to every one for their input.
  • EggucatorEggucator Posts: 185
    I replaced with the free and it looks like it is going to hold up for some time.  I have done two pizza cooks and it still looks brand new.  It is much better than the old felt gasket. 
    Zionsville, IN
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