Originally Posted by moparjohn
Speaking or prep for a new gasket, what is the best way? Remove old gasket, glue, clean door edge, seems logical. What do most people use to achive a clean smooth surface? MPJ
I tried the gentle approach at first, as has been suggested elsewhere, scraped off the old gasket with a scraper as best I could, then a razor and dremel. Too slow.
I ended up using a razor to cut the gasket off, held the razor firmly at a 45 degree angle to the gasket, but horizontal to the glued edge, slid/cut the razor under the edge and then pulled it towards me, cutting off the gasket from the frame. Then I took a 41/2 inch grinder with a wire brush attachment and cleaned the residue. Went from about an hour for the first window frame to 10 minutes for the worst frame. When I had prepped one, I applied glue, prepped a second, applied gasket to the first and so on until I was finished. I got so "into" it, I forgot to take photos
By the way, the small razor blades can be bought in a pack of 100 for real cheap from a janitorial or paint supply (I pay $14.00) rather than a pack of 5 from Co-Op for $5.50. Just FYI
I also wore gloves and eye protection.
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