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Gasket removal

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by RoadScholar, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. RoadScholar

    RoadScholar VIP MEMBER

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    Is there a chemical solution to removing old gaskets?

    I ask because the gasket I'm trying to remover is in a virtually impossible place to get at and has been there for 48 years. I got most of it the hard way but here is a section that begs to have the motorcycle turned upside down to get at it.
     
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  2. rvich

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    CRC makes a spray on gasket remover. I've not used it but like CRC products. Permatex makes a gasket remover that I have used for a gasket that was put on with some kind of tacky goo. It softened the goo enough to easily remove the gasket. It foams on and has a brush applicator attached to the bottle.

     
  3. rvich

    rvich VIP MEMBER

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    Additionally, paint stripper might work, but I would check compatibility with aluminum before applying it.
     
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  5. Danno

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    The caustic stuff works best, but don't get it on polished alloy or your fingers.
     
  6. texasSlick

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    Easy Off oven cleaner will eat organic material, but do not let it sit on aluminum too long, and rinse well after using.

    Slick
     
  7. RoadScholar

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    I wanted to try the oven cleaner, but didn't have the brass...

    The only option I could find locally was the Permatex, foaming, brush included stuff. I can't recommend it. 4 coats, with waiting, as described by the instructions and still a lot of laborious scrapping.

    So the search goes on.

    Thanks for the leads.
     
  8. Brooking 850

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    Yes the CRC Gasket Stripper is really good, I use it all the time, although as pointed out pretty caustic .
    It may take a couple of applications to get the old gasket all off
    Regards Mike
     
  9. peter12

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    Loctite 7200 is a gasket remover, no experience of it but loctite stuff is good!
     

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