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Gasket removal

loxley007

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Hi all, I’m working on removing baked on gasket and want to check whether I need 100% removed or whether a tiny bit left is ok? Any thoughts?
 

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Old paper gasket absolutely needs to be removed. Leaving it on can cause a new paper gasket to leak.

Razor blades are a good idea, though be careful as you can actually shave off pieces of aluminum with them. Scrubbing at them with a rag or a sponge dampened with mineral spirits or acetone will usually get rid of the stuck-on bits if you want to keep the factory machined surface perfect. Make sure to wear gloves.
 
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