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Another Gasket Question

OnegrecookOnegrecook Posts: 121
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
I'm going to replace my gasket today with the high-heat, self adhesive replacement from BGE. I know I've seen several posts suggesting to use Acetone to help clean the old adhesive off. Does it seep into the ceramic, or cause problems? Don't want to screw it up.

Thanks for your help.


  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,778
    Never had any issues-it's very volitile so I wouldn't worry.  Just make sure the surfaces are clean and dry then go for it. 
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • OnegrecookOnegrecook Posts: 121
    Thank you.
  • smaschsmasch Posts: 115
    I sanded with electric sander and 120 grit, cleaned with rubbing alcohol and used gold permatex.  Applied the high heat gasket and it has been wonderful.  
    Owner of LBGE, Antique Komodo Green in Color. Proud Career Firefighter. Johns Creek / South Forsyth GA
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,347
    Used a small paint brush, just painted the acetone on, then a razor scraper. Came off quite nicely. My first replacement, also my only, the egg was slightly warm, everything came off very easy - not sure if the heat helped or not. 
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
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