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Old 11-23-2010, 01:59 PM
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block cleaning for head job

What is the fastest and safest (for the block) way to clean the head gasket surface when doing a head job. My compressor can't keep up with the air tool to use the small disc to do it.
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:18 PM
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That's probably a good thing. If you were trying to use a small disk to prep the surface, you'd likely end up with an uneven (not 100%, completely, absolutely flat) surface. Which is essential to keeping the head gaskets from blowing.

But I don't know the best way of getting the job done....
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:23 PM
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I normaly use a razor blade to scrape the old gasket away. then use a scotch bright pad to clean it up
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:24 PM
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Gasket scraper and carb cleaner. A little time consuming, maybe an hour or so per head, but it won't hurt the block.
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:38 PM
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I use 3M Roloc scotchbrite 2" discs in either an airtool or drill after scraping all the large pieces with a standard gasket scraper.
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scotchbrite and a brass scraper/carb cleaner. it's slow and tedious but it works. also, keep the scotchbrite from getting down in the lifter valley
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I was actually using the roloc system and did not know it. I may get a adapeter to use them in a drill. Thanks for the help!
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Old 11-25-2010, 04:39 AM
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got my block all cleaned up. Thanks guys. Just waiting on a lower valve cover gasket and can start putting it back together.
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LOL at the thread title!!!!!
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:34 AM
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LOL at the thread title!!!!!
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