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    Morning all,

    Anybody got any ninja tips for removing baked on gaskets without damaging the metalwork?

    Was wondering if there was a particularly good spray/gel that people have had success with or any decent tools?

    Cheers folks

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    I've always used a Stanley knife blade held between both fingers and thumbs and gone very carefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Badger View Post
    I've always used a Stanley knife blade held between both fingers and thumbs and gone very carefully.
    So have I, dragging the flat of the blade across the mating surfaces, not using the pointy ends that dig in, being extra careful if it's on alloy.

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    Loctite Gasket remover and plastic scrapers.

    The gasket remover will take engine paint off btw.

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    Hammer n chisel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Loctite Gasket remover and plastic scrapers.

    The gasket remover will take engine paint off btw.
    Certainly will- it’s paint stripper.

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    I use a mixture of Personna single edged blades and a wooden spatula (won't damage the metal and you can fashion a reasonably sharp edge on it)>

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNAFU View Post
    I have a similar snap on one...but it Will damage ally. A bucket of patience is the best tool.

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    Always found a window scraper and patience to be the way to go.

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    chunk of copper pipe with the end hammered flat, then filed/sanded to a good edge. it's softer that the gasket faces but hard enough to scape gaskets off with. Resharpen as necessary.

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