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Prepping for new gasket

BuxwheatBuxwheat Posts: 727
edited 9:32AM in EggHead Forum
Gasket prep techniques are as varied gasket material choice and everyone has their favorite. Today I prepped mine w/ what I feel is the quickest and easiest: the 3M Rust and Paint remover on a drill. I scraped off what remained of my dome gasket w/ razor blade. Figured it looked pretty clean so maybe some solvent would do the trick. Fail. Stinks and just made a sticky mess. Didn't waste any more time and got out my drill and 3M wheel. 15 minutes later and it's clean as a hound's tooth!

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While the dome was off and getting ready for new gasket, I decided to clean the inside of the dome. First time in about 10 years. Scraped w/ putty knife, balled up aluminum foil, and finally with a metal mesh scouring pad. Stuff must have been over an 1/8 inch thick. Here's the pile of "Dome Leavin's":

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Comments

  • Nice job, looks really clean. I have been taking whats left of my gaskets off with a weed burner lately. They burn right up, and then I scrape and acetone the remainder from there.

    John - SLC, UT

     Webers, Eggs, Bubba Keg, Smokin-It #3, Blackstones

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