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Removing old gasket

East Cobb EggyEast Cobb Eggy Posts: 1,162
edited 2:39PM in EggHead Forum
Does anyone have pics of an EGG after the gasket has been removed?

I have been cleaning mine for about 2 hours.



  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Hey Greg,here's a pic of my 5 yr. old medium after a lot of scrubbing :pinch:

  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    I didn't take a pic when I cleaned mine, just figured when the rag was clean after wiping with 91% alcohol
    and the place where the old gasket came off from still had some dark places on it . . . figured it was as good as I could get it. That was month and a 1/2 ago and all is well.
  • East Cobb EggyEast Cobb Eggy Posts: 1,162
    Thanks, I was wondring, too, if I could get off all of the dark spots.

  • East Cobb EggyEast Cobb Eggy Posts: 1,162
    Wow, Doug!! How did you get it that clean??

  • Sauced UpSauced Up Posts: 23
    Just been down that road twice. I have a relatively new XL and have experienced the adhesive issues. I had replaced with the felt and super 77 adhesive. Tried cleaning the super 77 with acetone. (What a job) Had some Xylol and gave it a try. Much better at removing the adhesive. Would suggest using it for the removal of your old adhesive.
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Hey Greg,I used a putty knife to remove the old gasket,then acetone,a razorblade and a few rags.No powertools were used,but it was alot of work :pinch:
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    Power tools???...who uses power tools to clean their EGG?

    :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    With the dome off & using 91% alcohol and a 2" wide stiff putty knife it should take about 20 to 30 minutes to clean top & bottom of a large. Not much work at all.

    I have posted the steps I use 3 or 4 times this last few weeks.

    Different stages are shown in this picture


    Whenever I use acetone it takes a lot of work.

    Heat also works well in removal.

  • East Cobb EggyEast Cobb Eggy Posts: 1,162

    For some reason, I can not see the pics.

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