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Old 07-06-2010, 06:22 PM
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It's a 3 step process for me. I use a good sharp gasket scraper tool first to get off as much of the big stuff as possible. Then I use a single edge razor blade to get off the next layer. Then I use an abrasive wheel like jeff recommended to finsih it off and get everything shiny.

The only reason I don't go straight to the abrasive wheel is, I have seen times when a chunk of gasket is really stuck on and the abrasive wheel is starting to wear it down but the gasket piece starts to look the same color/texture as the rest of the head and you end up missing it. This inevitably results in a head gasket leak, I also had the same thing happen to me on a differential gasket. Just my .02.
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