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  • Engine: Gasket remover

    Have you found anything effective for softening an old gasket that's stuck to a cast iron block like chrome to a trailer hitch?

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    Hi Tom, long time no hear! Did ya find anything out there besides CORN?

    How about Studebakers, got any left?

    I usually just scrape them off with a putty knife or hard ones a chisel like gasket Scraper and the worst cases a Wire brush or Power Wire Wheel. All Studebaker Gaskets are available New, so no need to save them.
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      I also use a putty knife or razor blade. A couple years ago I cleaned up an engine with oven cleaner from the Dollar Tree store. 2 cans did a great job of removing old oil, dirt, most of the paint, and some of the rust. It would likely do a good job on softening the old gasket. I've used a propane torch in the past to burn off stubborn gaskets.

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        HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

        Jeff


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        Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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          https://www.amazon.com/CRC-05021-Tec.../dp/B000M8IE6W


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          Jeff


          Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



          Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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          • #6
            I knew I'd seen a can of gasket remover someplace! Thanks, Jeff. I wound up using an old pocket knife and kept rubbing the stubborn paper with an acetone dipped rag.

            Rich, we've loved living in Iowa - thanks to a good furnace and a/c - but we're planning a move back to Kent, WA due to family reasons.

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