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Gasket Removal

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Last year I rebuild my CB 450. I spent days trying to get the old gaskets off. I finally used a putty knife that I honed the end to a nice sharp endge. Razor blades will dig into the aluminum. I came across a product in the cabinet called Goo Gone. I assume it is available in the grocery store. I was scrapping off the clutch cover gasket and having my usual amount of difficulty. I put some of this stuff on and let it sit for 20 minutes. The removal effort was reduced by 50%.

Your wife may have some also. Give it a try. Helps out a nasty job.
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Being in Oz we probably don't have access to that particular product,- by brand name anyway.

I had a CX motor stripped down lastweek and god knows what sort af gasket compound {or maybe even glue} this one had been put together with but it refused to budge.

Being alloy faces I didn't want to have to get too violent with it so applied acrylic thinner ahead of the scraper with a cotton bud. This softened whatever this stuff was up enough to allow removal without damage to the case faces.

Go the 450,- another one of Honda's better ideas.
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