head gasket remover

Technical information and Q&A applicable to all years and models of Goldwings
Post Reply
Posts: 119
Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:24 am
Location: lakewood,wa
Motorcycle: 1984 honda goldwing

head gasket remover

Post by SAILOR »

Any one have any hits, tricks, or suggestions on how to remove the head gasket material without scarring the soft aluminum head? Is there any gasket remover stuff I can buy, or solvent that will make it easier. Also what kind of scrapper can I user. Is there any kind of plastic scaper that I can put in my electric drill that is safe to mechanically remove the old head gasket material?

User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 23733
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (sold)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2012 Suzuki Burgman 400 (wife's!)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: head gasket remover

Post by WingAdmin »

You can buy chemical foam gasket remover that you put on the gasket, let sit, and it helps remove it - you can see it being used here on a front engine cover:


Plastic scrapers can get large chunks of gasket off, and I find Scotchbrite sponges work really well at getting remnants off without doing any damage to the surface:

Post Reply