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Gasket replacement

Just bought a new gasket for a large egg, any advice for removal of the old adhesive?
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,985
    I tried acetone...no luck. Used a palm sander, med grit being careful not to roll over onto the exterior finish.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,985
    Oh yeah...a razor scraper is good to start with.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • AFEGGAFEGG Posts: 3
    I just replaced my gasket with a new one.. acetone will work, just takes some patience and plan to go through a couple of razor blades.

    anyone have any tips on dome alignment after gastket replacement? in the front there is a 8th of an inch difference. i cant seem to get the top to sit flush...
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  • DonWWDonWW Posts: 259
    I used acetone as well with good luck.  Preceded by scraping off old gasket remnants using a paint scraper.  It does not have to be perfect.  Allow to dry for about 30 minutes or so.  Keep your first couple of cooks under 450 to help set the new gasket.  
    XL BGE.  Dallas, Texas.
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  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,142
    Try scraping it off while it is still warm. The last one I did after a clean burn and the gasket came off and left almost no residue. I did use acetone in case there was any grease on the ceramics.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,679
    Try scraping it off while it is still warm. The last one I did after a clean burn and the gasket came off and left almost no residue. I did use acetone in case there was any grease on the ceramics.
    Yep - start a fire and warm it up to 300 or so.  I've heard numerous reports this makes it easy.  Unfortunately, I didn't hear about this trick until after I used the elbow-grease technique (and a die grinder).
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  • @AFEGG, check out TastyLicks BBQ on YouTube. If you watch their gasket replacement videos, they show you how to adjust your dome.
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  • AFEGGAFEGG Posts: 3
    Thanks!
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  • palm sander works great after scraping with a razor blade

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